I am about to move offices at the end of next month. My new office is located in downtown Oakland, CA. It is part of a multi-story office building. Rough guess: 800 employees spread out over 10 floors, of with my company will occupy 1.5 floors. No bikes are allowed inside the building; instead, they offer free bike parking in a "bike cage" within an underground parking lot. The bike cage has a simple pad-lock on the outside, and there are racks inside the cage for locking up your bike. In theory, only employees at the building will have access to the bike cage, but it is a big building. There is an attendant at the entrance/ext to the parking lot, but I can't rely on him to constantly keep an eye on the bike cage. It is probably unlikely that a bike thief would wander into the underground lot, but other employees with bike cage access may have relatively secluded access to the rest of the bikes within the cage. Anyone have experience with similar "bike cages"? How comfortable would you feel with this arrangement? I'm concerned about both theft and incidental damage.
I have quite a few vintage bikes which I like to rotate. None of my potential commuter bikes are exceedingly expensive by modern standards, but they are attractive IMHO and dear to me. This is a sample of the type of bike I might leave in the cage:
Cilo Pacer (Campy & TA drivetrain)
Nishiki Competition (recently restored. not too valuable, but in excellent condition)
Park Pre Road bike (teenage race bike; Full Dura-Ace 7400, so probably best left at home)
'74 Peugeot UE-8 with upgrades: