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Properly Storing your Bicycle

Written by  Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:00
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Winter months really put a damper on the ability to freely ride your bicycle whenever you please. Instead of having it take up space in your garage, you can easily store it in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. We can keep your bike safe as long as you make the necessary preparations to your bike before its stay. Below are some of the things you can to do prep your bike for storage.

 

Check your Tires

Thoroughly inspect your tires for any holes or tears. These should be repaired before placing your bike in storage. Make sure you tires area fully inflated as well. In order to have your bike remain in pristine condition during its time in storage you will want to make sure the tires stay inflated throughout its duration in the storage unit. The best way to do this is by hanging your bike off the ground. This will relieve any pressure put on the bike tire and keep it from warping if the tire does in fact go flat.

 

Avoid Rust

Storing a bike for a long period time does come with the potential hazard of rust. To fight against rust build up make sure your bike is clean and dry before placing it in storage. When in the storage unit you may cover your bike to protect it from any outside moisture. Keeping it up off the floor is another added measure to ensure your bike will be protected from any unexpected spills or water damage. You can easily do this by setting it on top of a pallet or on a tarp.

 

Inspect

Take the time to inspect all parts of your bike. You can do this when cleaning and preparing your bike for storage. You will want to make sure the bike is in working condition before you place it into your unit. This includes doing some of the routine maintenance on it such as lubricating the chain and inflating the tires. Having your bike go into storage in pristine shape will help it to be ready and available for use when you can take it out and put it to use again.

 

Instead of having your bicycle take up room in your home or garage, you can free up some extra storage space by keeping it in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. Our facility has a variety of sizes available when it comes to storage units. We can find the right space for all of your storage needs. Call or stop by today!

Last modified on Monday, 30 January 2017 15:16