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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?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Are you sure you posted in the right forum? You might not get the reply you are looking for

    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.

    Hope this helps.
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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?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    hmmm... bike fumes ... interesting
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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.
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    bike shop.

    you can sleep when you're dead.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
    Welcome to Foo, Ghengis.
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    Bike shop. If she's worth holding on to, she'll embrace the bicycles in your life.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

    Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    My mother is a hamster and my father smells of elderberries.
    what the hell is this random post all about?

    just bragging?
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Welcome to Foo, Ghengis.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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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.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    are you taunting me? are you french? do you have a grail perchance?
    jsharr is on the war path. sound the tornado alert.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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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.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    so you are french! I always thought so.
    no call for using filthy language
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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.
    By Crom, I believe you are correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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.
    http://video.adultswim.com/robot-chi...t-in-life.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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.
    http://video.adultswim.com/robot-chi...t-in-life.html

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    I thank you x 2 Squire Allen
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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