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Inner tubes/tyres - life span

themoogthemoog Posts: 22
edited October 2010 in The workshop
Over the last couple of years I've amassed a fair collection of inner tubes with a hole in (I usually just replace the whole tube when I puncture then put the used tube to one side to repair on a rainy day - as yet that rainy day hasn't happened).

Do inner tubes have a lifespan over which they naturally deteriorate? If so, am I better off just chucking the old ones now or would they still be ok to repair and re-use? Is a repaired tyre as good as new anyway?

I also have the same question for tyres - I have a few that are still in good nick (just been used for a few races) and been stored for a year or so. Would they still be ok to use?

thanks for your help.

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