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Old 07-01-10, 03:15 AM   #1
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new apartment ~ decorate or turn into bike shop?

so should I make it a warm welcoming living space for friends and family to visit or just throw a mattress in a corner an make it my very own bike shop?
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Depends on the size I'd say. I have a 2/3 ratio. Two rooms for living and comfort, one room dedicated to cycling with tools, clothes, ... plus kitchen.

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you don't really want to be sniffing all the fumes coming off the grease, lube and rubber... or do you?
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hmmm... bike fumes ... interesting
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you don't really want to be sniffing all the fumes coming off the grease, lube and rubber... or do you?
His family probably won't be there all the time.......... I say bike shop too though, just to be safe
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well whether or not if I have guests - I might not want those fumes my self. my kids might visit for a sleepover, and well ... maybe an adult female of interest from time to time.
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bike shop.

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i am suffering from sarcasm fail this AM. I meant to imply that your family smells of lube and rubber and grease.
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you don't really want to be sniffing all the fumes coming off the grease, lube and rubber... or do you?
AEO I think your priorities are misplaced.

op - what do you value most in life? Apartment should reflect that.

edit - I see the OP is an adult who might be looking to establish a relationship. The bike shop would tend to be an effective way to weed out female acquaintances who might have designs on changing him, however, it might serve to damage his "chances". Obviously, his call in the end.
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My mother is a hamster and my father smells of elderberries.
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To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
I hope he has a big apartment, multi story even. Driving your enemies before you in an efficiency is just asking for trouble. And don't get me started on the possible hearing damage that prolonged exposurue to lamentations in a confined space can bring about.
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Bike shop. If she's worth holding on to, she'll embrace the bicycles in your life.
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what the hell is this random post all about?

just bragging?
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Actually, he was doing Conan. The giant head of ginger hair should have tipped you off. Well that and the poster of Leno with glasses, moustache and missing teeth drawn on in grease pencil.
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what the hell is this random post all about?

just bragging?
are you taunting me? are you french? do you have a grail perchance?
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one day i might get a non-cyclist to take a look at this thread and watch the expression of incredulity on his face.


Followed by the look of fear when he looks at me.
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one day i might get a non-cyclist to take a look at this thread and watch the expression of incredulity on his face.


Followed by the look of fear when he looks at me.
so you are french! I always thought so.
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Bike shop. You need to find out if your potential soul mate knows one end of a wrench from the other. That way you no longer have to take the time to fix your own bike.
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so you are french! I always thought so.
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Actually, he was doing Conan. The giant head of ginger hair should have tipped you off. Well that and the poster of Leno with glasses, moustache and missing teeth drawn on in grease pencil.
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