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Storage questions, your help please.(5 posts)

Storage questions, your help please.IAM
Apr 19, 2003 7:16 AM
I have a greenhouse attached to my house. It is on the north side of the house and doesn't get enough light in the spring to start or grow any plants(we tried that), I think that the space would be perfect for bike storage except for the heat in the summer. On sunny summer days it buries the needle on a thermometer at 120F. Finally the question, can the heat harm a bikes hubs,headset or bottom bracket? Storing my bikes there would solve lots of problems but I don't want to create any new ones.

Thanks for your help.
re: Storage questions, your help please.eddie m
Apr 19, 2003 7:34 AM
My road bike spends most of the summer in the back of my car, which occasiaonally gets very hot, maybe as hot as 160F. The only damage I've noticed is two flat tires that happened when the original plastic rim strips failed. On the few real hot days we get (in upstate NY) I try to take the bike out of the car.
Possible problems as I see itfiltersweep
Apr 19, 2003 7:52 AM
Electrical tape adhesive (on bar tape) turns into gooey mess.

CO2 cartridges exploding

Thieves (bikes too visible)?

HOT SEAT!!

Lubricants are practically impossible to evaporate under normal conditions- engine oil in a car heats to MUCH hotter than what you will ever see with a bike in a greenhouse.
A greenhouse on the north side? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Apr 19, 2003 9:09 AM
A greenhouse on the north side? (nm)IAM
Apr 19, 2003 10:44 AM
Hey I thought the same thing when I bought the place. It sucks in the spring when you would really want to use it but man does it get hot in the summer when the sun gets further north.

I thought about theft but it is in my backyard and some of my bikes have been stored in the shed without any problems before so I think it would be OK. I was really just worried about the heat.