Introduction: DON'T TIRE OUT !
HOW TO HANG and STORE A BIKE TIRE ! !
Getting my bike Ready for Burning Man,
My front tire blew out and my spare tire was dead by neglect :-(
Don't worry about the 9 steps, They are Quick and Short...
Step 1: Make a Proper HANGER
Looking around, I found a used 8' length of 3/8" copper pipe that I bent up as you see.
Bending copper pipe is easy but tight curves are not, here is a video if you want perfect.
- The main thing is the first bend, it needs to match the tire radius (see the third pic).
- Then make the second and third bends at an angle away from where the tire will hang.
- And the last sharp Hook bends are hard to do without crinkling the tube.
- Finally put two 1/4" leg tips to avoid copper scratches where hung up.
Step 2: My BM Bike
Step 3: Steam Clean Bike Chain
Need some preventive maintenance on the bike
IF I'm going to use it for my favorite Burning Man mid morning pastime.
FAVORITE PASTIME :
Start at 10 am
Get on the bike and cross the center plya to the other side stopping at the first Bar with customers.
Then the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth and the sixth bars ( see the detailed blue map ).
By the seventh Bar, I look into activity at Center camp.
Then on to visit Bar 8, Bar 9, Bar 10, and the eleventh Bar is my last great stop before returning to my RV.
End at 3 pm..
Arriving amused and sober from peddling in the hot sun and ready for the comming nights activities after a nice
AC ( air conditioned ) afternoon nap.
Step 4: A Lighter Tire Hanger
I thought a tire hanger could be made cheaper and lighter.
iceng agreed, copper price being what it is these days.
Specifically out of 3/4" thick cardboard.
Step 5: IT Fits and Balances on a Coke
Yes..... it was cut correctly so it fits the tire and now is balancing on a Coke bottle top.
Step 6: Make a Metal Hook
Step 7: Insert Hook to Cardboard
The hook was force fully pressed, by hand, into the balance point of the cardboard.
And that is the low cost, low weight tire hanger version.
Step 8: Wrong !
Showing a WRONG method of long term tire storage !
You do not want to let the wight of the tire deform itself
hooked over a convenient stick, iron hook, metal beam or 2x4 wood bar.
Step 9: Tire Hanging Around
Here we see some of the many CORRECT ways you can store a Tire.
Collaborating for your instructable,
ICeng and Grengate.