Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Indoor parking at work

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Indoor parking at work

Old 05-17-22, 07:26 AM
  #1  
ascherer 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ascherer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Manhattan & Woodstock NY
Posts: 2,092

Bikes: 1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, early '70s Falcon San Remo, 1972 PeugeotPX-10, 1971 Raleigh International, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mk1

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
Liked 1,302 Times in 530 Posts
Indoor parking at work

Finally available! Late to the game but Iím grateful.



Whatís your work bike parking look like?
__________________
1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, 197? Falcon San Remo, 1972 Peugeot PX-10, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1971 Raleigh International, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mark I
Curator/Team Mechanic: 2016 Dawes Streetfighter, 1984 Lotus Eclair, 1975 Motobecane Jubile Mixte, 1974 Raleigh Sports, 1972 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Philips Sport



ascherer is offline  
Likes For ascherer:
Old 05-17-22, 07:45 AM
  #2  
steelbikeguy
Senior Member
 
steelbikeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 3,292
Mentioned: 72 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1259 Post(s)
Liked 1,585 Times in 800 Posts
indoor parking was a luxury for me, available only when I was at EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) lab. The bike was parked behind the large test chamber, hidden from the world, which was nice.








otherwise, at the main engineering building, I shared a bike rack with one or two other folks. On the rainy days, I'd bring a cover to put over the bike.
On the plus side, it was relatively close to an entrance and no one ever bothered it.



Steve in Peoria
steelbikeguy is offline  
Likes For steelbikeguy:
Old 05-17-22, 09:47 AM
  #3  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 4,353

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1307 Post(s)
Liked 1,196 Times in 623 Posts

Retired guy parking.
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:
Old 05-17-22, 10:08 AM
  #4  
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Posts: 21,012

Bikes: 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo; 1960 Capo Sieger (2); 1962 Carlton Franco Suisse; 1970 Peugeot UO-8; 1982 Bianchi Campione d'Italia; 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10;

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1165 Post(s)
Liked 705 Times in 496 Posts
Thank you for this thread. Secure bicycle parking can be a genuine challenge. Companies spend big bucks on car parking for employees, then too often neglect those of us who bike to work. Offices with warehouse or storage space tend to be the simplest. I did have a large private office at one jobsite and rigged up a bicycle hanging hook on the standard suspended acoustic tile ceiling -- worked like a champ, with the bike hanging vertically behind my desk.
__________________
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Carlton: 1962 Franco Suisse, S/N K7911
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline  
Likes For John E:
Old 05-17-22, 10:42 AM
  #5  
bamboobike4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 775
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 257 Post(s)
Liked 359 Times in 219 Posts
indoor parking at work

Note the area behind the bike. Perfect slot. Cubicle commando.

Last edited by bamboobike4; 05-17-22 at 02:12 PM.
bamboobike4 is offline  
Likes For bamboobike4:
Old 05-17-22, 10:46 AM
  #6  
noobinsf 
Senior Member
 
noobinsf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 3,014

Bikes: '82 Univega Competizione, '72 Motobecane Grand Record, '83 Mercian KOM Touring, '85 Univega Alpina Uno, '76 Eisentraut Limited

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 980 Post(s)
Liked 956 Times in 577 Posts
There is a bike cage at my office, but I'm still using the "remote" bike cage, aka my garage.
noobinsf is online now  
Likes For noobinsf:
Old 05-17-22, 11:12 AM
  #7  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10,404

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1146 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3920 Post(s)
Liked 3,229 Times in 1,450 Posts
My company has bike stands outside, uncovered. In the PNW. Most of us that ride to work just park it in the cubical jungle.


Dry day today
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Old 05-17-22, 11:15 AM
  #8  
merziac
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 10,102

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 200 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3129 Post(s)
Liked 2,879 Times in 1,827 Posts
Mine was awesome, plus their was a badge access cage, alas I retired unwantedly so no more commute, no more secure parking.


merziac is offline  
Likes For merziac:
Old 05-17-22, 12:15 PM
  #9  
bargo68 
Dedicated Detritus Dodger
 
bargo68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Fairfax, California
Posts: 406

Bikes: Some mighty fine ones at that!

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 154 Post(s)
Liked 426 Times in 204 Posts
Bikes in the back stock!!
I feel very lucky to be able to park inside. Weather's not the issue, downtown Berkeley is.
bargo68 is offline  
Likes For bargo68:
Old 05-17-22, 12:39 PM
  #10  
tiger1964 
Senior Member
 
tiger1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 1,662

Bikes: Drysdale/Gitane/Zeus/Masi/Falcon/Palo Alto

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 597 Post(s)
Liked 234 Times in 170 Posts
No photo yet but my wife started back to the office (Goddard Space Flight Center) yesterday, and is already talking about cycling the 2-1/4 miles each way some days. No one has ever complained about her bringing the bike right into the (oversized IMHO) office, but over the pandemic she got a new boss and a new boss's boss, so that might change.
__________________
Larry:1958 Drysdale, 1961 Gitane Gran Sport, 1974 Zeus track, 1988 Masi Gran Corsa, 1974 Falcon, 1980 Palo Alto. Susan: 1976 Windsor Profesional.
tiger1964 is offline  
Likes For tiger1964:
Old 05-17-22, 12:48 PM
  #11  
panzerwagon 
Garage tetris expert
 
panzerwagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 429

Bikes: yes

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
Liked 208 Times in 106 Posts
Originally Posted by gugie View Post
My company has bike stands outside, uncovered. In the PNW. Most of us that ride to work just park it in the cubical jungle.


Dry day today
Cube dwellers unite!

Univega day
panzerwagon is offline  
Likes For panzerwagon:
Old 05-17-22, 03:08 PM
  #12  
nlerner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 15,649
Mentioned: 401 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2939 Post(s)
Liked 3,649 Times in 1,634 Posts
I usually park at a bike rack outside, but if I forget my lock I bring my bike into my office:

nlerner is offline  
Old 05-17-22, 03:20 PM
  #13  
OldCoot
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: SANTA CRUZ
Posts: 92

Bikes: 82 Univega Specialissima, Bike Friday Pocket Rocket, Kona Wheelhouse, Rocky Mtn Thunderbolt, Viner Strada Bianca, ~73 Bob Jackson, ~75 Volkscycle Mark100.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Liked 86 Times in 41 Posts

I am fortunate to place this right outside my office. Rain not an issue here. Like Bargo68 mentioned it is all the thievery in my neck of the woods thats the concern. A note to the observant: Yes my 1982 Univega is quite a collection of eras. With the brake cables coming out the tops of the levers, indexed shifting, and most notabably the e-bike conversion. This bike has been with me 40 years, and it continues to serve me well. Think of it as B-52 that has gone through several life cycles.
OldCoot is offline  
Likes For OldCoot:
Old 05-17-22, 05:04 PM
  #14  
ascherer 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ascherer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Manhattan & Woodstock NY
Posts: 2,092

Bikes: 1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, early '70s Falcon San Remo, 1972 PeugeotPX-10, 1971 Raleigh International, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mk1

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
Liked 1,302 Times in 530 Posts
Originally Posted by gugie;[url=tel:22509818
22509818[/url]]
International commuters unite! But, no fenders? Is this a dedicated ďdry dayĒ bike?
ascherer is offline  
Old 05-17-22, 05:10 PM
  #15  
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 13,792

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 446 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2605 Post(s)
Liked 1,942 Times in 825 Posts
Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
International commuters unite! But, no fenders? Is this a dedicated ďdry dayĒ bike?
The cobbler's children have no shoes.
__________________
My Bikes
Andy_K is online now  
Likes For Andy_K:
Old 05-17-22, 05:12 PM
  #16  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10,404

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1146 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3920 Post(s)
Liked 3,229 Times in 1,450 Posts
Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
International commuters unite! But, no fenders? Is this a dedicated ďdry dayĒ bike?
It's my "dedicated" Cino/Eroica bike, so no fenders. I tend to ride one bike for awhile, so this one has gotten a lot of love lately. It got me up the infamous Cypress wall at Eroica California without walking a few weeks ago, the first time I'd been able to do that.

In all honesty, all of my fendered bikes have a mechanical issue right now, so I ride the one that's rideable. Job, family, torch projects for other people, yada, yada, yada not enough time. Fixing that in 288 days...

But yeah, Internationals are chameleons, you can build them up many a different way, pretty much all of them are smooth riders.
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Likes For gugie:
Old 05-17-22, 05:16 PM
  #17  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10,404

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1146 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3920 Post(s)
Liked 3,229 Times in 1,450 Posts
Noting all the people bringing their bike inside at work, there's another reason to do so. People stop by and want to talk about it. I think I've talked a couple people who were on the fence about commuting to try it out. I also met @aggiegrads that way, he commutes by bike as well. We didn't know it when we met but @Andy_K is a common friend.
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

Last edited by gugie; 05-17-22 at 05:43 PM.
gugie is offline  
Likes For gugie:
Old 05-17-22, 05:17 PM
  #18  
flangehead
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 682

Bikes: 2017 Co-op ADV 1.1; ~1991 Novara Arriba; 1990 Fuji Palisade; mid-90's Moots Tandem; 1985 Performance Superbe

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 288 Post(s)
Liked 413 Times in 245 Posts

Access to cage by card key.

Been quiet with COVID-19.
flangehead is offline  
Likes For flangehead:
Old 05-17-22, 05:39 PM
  #19  
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 13,792

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 446 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2605 Post(s)
Liked 1,942 Times in 825 Posts
My bike parking at work looks like this:



There's also an outdoor covered area, but it's a much longer walk from there to my desk, so I typically park here.

Officially, we're not supposed to bring non-folding bikes into the building. I'm pretty sure right now I could bring my entire stable in and stash each one in an empty cubicle and no one would notice. It's a ghost town right now.
__________________
My Bikes
Andy_K is online now  
Likes For Andy_K:
Old 05-17-22, 07:04 PM
  #20  
ascherer 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ascherer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Manhattan & Woodstock NY
Posts: 2,092

Bikes: 1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, early '70s Falcon San Remo, 1972 PeugeotPX-10, 1971 Raleigh International, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mk1

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
Liked 1,302 Times in 530 Posts
Originally Posted by gugie View Post
It's my "dedicated" Cino/Eroica bike, so no fenders. I tend to ride one bike for awhile, so this one has gotten a lot of love lately. It got me up the infamous Cypress wall at Eroica California without walking a few weeks ago, the first time I'd been able to do that.

In all honesty, all of my fendered bikes have a mechanical issue right now, so I ride the one that's rideable. Job, family, torch projects for other people, yada, yada, yada not enough time. Fixing that in 288 days...

But yeah, Internationals are chameleons, you can build them up many a different way, pretty much all of them are smooth riders.
They sure are, mineís in itís third incarnation. Are those 650 wheels with Mafac Raids?
__________________
1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, 197? Falcon San Remo, 1972 Peugeot PX-10, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1971 Raleigh International, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mark I
Curator/Team Mechanic: 2016 Dawes Streetfighter, 1984 Lotus Eclair, 1975 Motobecane Jubile Mixte, 1974 Raleigh Sports, 1972 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Philips Sport



ascherer is offline  
Old 05-17-22, 07:38 PM
  #21  
zandoval 
Senior Member
 
zandoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bastrop Texas
Posts: 3,119

Bikes: Univega, Peu P6, Peu PR-10, Ted Williams, Peu UO-8, Peu UO-18 Mixte, Peu Dolomites

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 445 Post(s)
Liked 659 Times in 440 Posts
Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
Finally available! Late to the game but Iím grateful.



Whatís your work bike parking look like?
Bravo... Its a start. I am sure there will be more bikes soon. Bike hangers coming next. Be choosy and pick some that can be used with all type bikes. Beware the front wheel push in stands as they bend the wheel. Wall hangers are good as long as they are adjustable. Remember that E-Bikes are coming too so lifting a bike into position could be hard.

For years I have used double wall hooks not mounted to the wall but suspended from the ceiling with rope. I ride my bike in and hook it under the bars with the stem between. The bikes don't fall over and the rear wheel remains touching the ground so there is not that much weight suspended. I don't use kick stands.

__________________
No matter where your at... There you are... Δf:=f(1/2)-f(-1/2)
zandoval is offline  
Likes For zandoval:
Old 05-17-22, 07:48 PM
  #22  
Chuck M 
Butted Hi-Tensile
 
Chuck M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 976

Bikes: Hi-Ten bike boomers, a Trek Domane and some projects

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 320 Post(s)
Liked 778 Times in 400 Posts
I would gladly park my bike outside if only I could find a job locally that pays what I drive 25 miles one way for. Sadly I own a building two blocks from my house that I lease to my wife's practice where I could put my bike anywhere I pleased.
__________________
"It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels." -- Heinz StŁcke

Chuck M is offline  
Old 05-18-22, 07:48 AM
  #23  
RustyJames 
Senior Member
 
RustyJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 694

Bikes: You had me at rusty and Italian!!

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 270 Post(s)
Liked 409 Times in 223 Posts
I wish I had a picture but Nike had bike racks at the entrance to their buildings AND basic tools dangling from very sturdy cables that were free to use. Nice!
RustyJames is offline  
Old 05-18-22, 10:23 AM
  #24  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10,404

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1146 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3920 Post(s)
Liked 3,229 Times in 1,450 Posts
Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
They sure are, mineís in itís third incarnation. Are those 650 wheels with Mafac Raids?
700c x 35 with MAFAC Competitions.



The reason to go to 650b is to get 42mm wide tires in. There's an old post of mine somewhere where I detailed my first 650b conversion on an International that I ran 42s on. It was a '71 International, which as far as I can tell has slightly longer chainstays than '73 onwards. The pic I posted is a '74 built frameset, I'd have to indent the stays to get 42's on them.
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Old 05-18-22, 10:28 AM
  #25  
bamboobike4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 775
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 257 Post(s)
Liked 359 Times in 219 Posts
I just realized...

My office supply store does not stock bike hangers that work with cubicle systems.
Besides being outraged....

....I'm wondering if I could make, like, dozens of dollars. Shark Tank?
bamboobike4 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.