How to Store your Bike this Winter

Now that the cold winter weather is upon us we won’t be needing our bicycle for the next few months. Instead of having your bike taking up space in your home or garage, you can easily store it and keep it safe at Safegard Mini Storage in Lake Oswego. There are some steps listed below that you should take to make sure your bike stays in pristine shape during its stay over 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 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.

 

Inspect it Thoroughly

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 storage. 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 bike in a storage unit at Safegard Mini Storage in Lake Oswego is the best way to ensure its quality without having to take up space in your home or garage. For more information regarding our facility and the storage unit sizes we have available make sure you check out our website.