Congratulations on the silk tubulars. Nice NOS silks are hard to find. Wish I could find some I could afford.
First, DO NOT use armor-all on those tires. Over time it will break down the rubber and latex.
My method for storage, since I don't have a cool basement, is to mount them on tubular rims (no glue of course), inflate to about 60 or 70 pounds, drape a large plastic trash bag over the wheels, and hang them from the clothes rod in the closet. I also like to brush a coat or two of liquid latex onto the sidewalls. Then, season until needed. Check the air pressure once in a while to keep them inflated.
You'll probably find more tips and advice in the archives.
Jay Sexton Sebastopol, CA
I've acquired some period silk tubulars in very good condition which I must maintain for some time until a restoration is finished. They were bought stored flat, uninflated, in a box. They hold air well and have no obvious signs of rot, etc. How should they be maintained, i.e. inflated? On rims? In the dark? In a plastic bag? Will Amour-all help? I've done some reading about this but I would like to get some first-hand advice, too. Thanks for any advice.
George Hollenberg MD
Westport, CT, USA