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I was cleaning out the drawer in my office where I keep bike things that I might need for my commute and came upon a tire tube, in its original box, that has been in the drawer for anywhere from 3-6 years. Should I throw it away, or is it still good to use?
 

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They should be fine as long as they were not exposed to sunlight (which would have been impossible). From my experience when tubes get a dry white cake power substance on them then don't use them, they are dried up.
 

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I'd try it. Tubes & tires should last for years if stored properly. I usually buy tires/tubes 6 - 10 at a time when they're on sale. I keep them in the original packaging, in a dark, cool place away from any electric motors. Electric motors like thore on your furnace, dehumidifier, AC, etc. put ozone into the air. This greatly accelerates decomposition of ribber.
 
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