How to Store your Bicycle this Winter

As the weather starts to turn we need to start making the necessary preparations for winter. This may include renting a self-storage unit at Mini Safe Storage in San Leandro, CA for all of your summer gear. When it comes to storing away your bicycle there are some preparations you will need to take to make sure it stays in tip-top shape throughout the winter.

 

Check your Tires

Thoroughly inspect your tires for any holes or tears. These should be repaired before placing your bike in storage. Make sure your 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 of 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.

 

Keeping your summer items safe and ready for use is easy when you have a self-storage unit at Mini Safe Storage in San Leandro, CA. For more storage tips and tricks make sure you check out our website.

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