For everyone who lives in an apartment, and has a reasonably expensive bike (or at least one that looks expensive), where do you store it? Can you keep it safe in your apartment, or do you put it in a common bike room?
I live in a 4th floor walk up, and the stairs are somewhat narrow for lugging a bike up and down. It's even technically not allowed to keep a bike in your apartment. There is a bike rack in the basement next to the laundry room, and there's one rather expensive mountain bike that's been gathering dust down there ever since I moved in, among others.
Anyway, after someone tried to break into my car in what I thought was a safe area, I'm wary of storing my new bike down there. The doors lock automatically, but only if you pull the door closed, which not everyone does. I'll ask the landlord to fix the door, but even then I'm still a bit worried. I use a kryptonite cable lock to lock my current bike to the rack (it's only got small loops sticking up from the floor, so a U-Lock won't reach from the bike frame to the rack). Many of the bikes just have a U-Lock securing the back wheel to the frame, and could easily be carrief off, but most of those are old cheap bikes. If push comes to shove, I may just bite the bullet and keep my new bike in my apartment with me, but do you have any suggestions?