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nick67nick67 Posts: 103
edited December 2018 in Road general
I'm looking to extend my cycling season and in doing so will be changing my hand built wheels for my previous ones. What is the best way to store the wheels over winter?
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,842
    er, keep them in the garage? Difficult to suggest somewhere to put them without knowing what kind of storage space you have...
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,389
    Indoors.
  • Attic?

    A Cupboard?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • nick67nick67 Posts: 103
    Thanks for the replies, I still have the boxes the new wheels came in, I just wondered if there was a way to hang them on the wall or if the box is the best place, they will still have the cassette and tyres on.
  • Just get a plastic coated hook from screwfix and wrap a duster around it you're really bothered about the faintest possibility of a scratch.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,178
    It really won't matter. Sitting in a garage is a much nicer life for them than being out on the road.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Anywhere really. My summer wheels stay on the summer bike in the garage, just behind the winter bike. So if I get a cold but dry day I can take out the summer bike in winter.

    Just try not to put them into storage if there's any water in the rims / hubs...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    errr - they are wheels.

    just anywhere they won't get driven over, otherwise crushed or stolen really. i hang some up in the garage like others have said, others are in the loft.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • What’s with these questions on here at the moment!?

    I just got out the shower, what should I do with my wet towel?
  • nick67nick67 Posts: 103
    craigus89 wrote:
    What’s with these questions on here at the moment!?

    I just got out the shower, what should I do with my wet towel?
    TBH I thought it was a sensible question, but obviously I was wrong.

    I was hoping to find out things like:
    Don’t hang them by the rims
    Use a box if you have one
    Remove skewers and suspend that way
    Stored them horizontally or vertically

    As to your dilemma I suggest you log onto mumsnet!!!!
  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 524
    A few folk on here already have.

    They'll be fine if stored sensibly out of the way of dogs, children and other assorted censored . A suitable hanging arrangement (as suggested above) is just that.
  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,000
    They do not need any special treatment. Just keep them with the rest of your bikes. As long as its warm,dry,and kid free anywhere inside your house will do.
  • I think you need to store them in heavy water, and monitor with a scintillation counter.

    EDIT Gahh, not water, they will get wet. What am I thinking? Put them in a sealed bag filled with xenon first.
  • A display cabinet in the lounge room surely?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    nick67 wrote:
    craigus89 wrote:
    What’s with these questions on here at the moment!?

    I just got out the shower, what should I do with my wet towel?
    TBH I thought it was a sensible question, but obviously I was wrong.

    I was hoping to find out things like:
    Don’t hang them by the rims
    Use a box if you have one
    Remove skewers and suspend that way
    Stored them horizontally or vertically

    As to your dilemma I suggest you log onto mumsnet!!!!


    but why? they are bicycle wheels. Wheels for a bicycle. Why, in any shape or form, would you have to store them in any weird way?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 524
    This thread could roll and roll and roll....

    I'll get my coat.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    The arguments for different storage methods will go round in circles...
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    nah - people will soon get tyred of it.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • In a skip, they should be worn out by now.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,932
    craigus89 wrote:
    What’s with these questions on here at the moment!?

    I just got out the shower, what should I do with my wet towel?

    Leave it on the floor till you get 5 pages of suggestions from an internet forum :lol:
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • Jon TJon T Posts: 8
    I store them from the rafters in the garage using plastic-coated "J" hooks. Never had a problem with them being stored that way.
    Jon
  • nick67nick67 Posts: 103
    Jon T wrote:
    I store them from the rafters in the garage using plastic-coated "J" hooks. Never had a problem with them being stored that way.
    Jon
    Thanks for the most sensible answer
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,824
    nick67 wrote:
    Jon T wrote:
    I store them from the rafters in the garage using plastic-coated "J" hooks. Never had a problem with them being stored that way.
    Jon
    Thanks for the most sensible answer

    +1

    If wheels are going to be stored for some while with tyres on them, the tyres will lose pressure so they shouldn't be stored resting on the tyres...hence hang them up.
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    nick67 wrote:
    Jon T wrote:
    I store them from the rafters in the garage using plastic-coated "J" hooks. Never had a problem with them being stored that way.
    Jon
    Thanks for the most sensible answer

    err - wasn't this also suggested 3 times in the first 6 replies?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • my 'posh' wheels are in a wheel bag behind the sofa.....but please don't tell the wife !!!!!!!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    tyke999 wrote:
    my 'posh' wheels are in a wheel bag behind the sofa.....but please don't tell the wife !!!!!!!


    how can she not know?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 524
    tyke999 wrote:
    my 'posh' wheels are in a wheel bag behind the sofa.....but please don't tell the wife !!!!!!!


    how can she not know?

    Because she may be less than attentive to her household chores. :shock:

    Meanwhile he doesn’t know about the posh handbags and shoes in her wardrobe ...
  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 524
    drlodge wrote:
    nick67 wrote:
    Jon T wrote:
    I store them from the rafters in the garage using plastic-coated "J" hooks. Never had a problem with them being stored that way.
    Jon
    Thanks for the most sensible answer

    +1

    If wheels are going to be stored for some while with tyres on them, the tyres will lose pressure so they shouldn't be stored resting on the tyres...hence hang them up.

    Really? An unweighted lightweight wheel is going to deform a tyre? Come on..
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Big Harv wrote:
    tyke999 wrote:
    my 'posh' wheels are in a wheel bag behind the sofa.....but please don't tell the wife !!!!!!!


    how can she not know?

    Because she may be less than attentive to her household chores. :shock:

    Meanwhile he doesn’t know about the posh handbags and shoes in her wardrobe ...

    so no one cleans the house?

    urrrgghh.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,939
    tyke999 wrote:
    my 'posh' wheels are in a wheel bag behind the sofa.....but please don't tell the wife !!!!!!!


    how can she not know?
    Tyke does the vacuuming in that household :)
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
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