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Old 01-07-19, 10:05 AM
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New year, new employer, new bike-storage options

My awesome office manager was kind enough to have her husband and card-carrying carpenter hang a bike hanger in my office!

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Won't those white-veneered MDF surfaces get quite dirty? And, assuming the US, won't you get scratches/holes in the plasterboard?

Also, that plasterboard doesn't looked skimmed either, sorry for the lack of texture in your office, would drive me nuts.
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You get an actual OFFICE??? Lucky you! Not to mention what an awesome boss you have!

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You get an actual OFFICE??? Lucky you! Not to mention what an awesome boss you have!

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sorry mate!
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That is really cool! But I would advocate some kind of drip tray. Do they make long/narrow drip trays for skis maybe? (or bicycles even?)
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Would they have done it for a Trek?
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You get an actual OFFICE??? Lucky you! Not to mention what an awesome boss you have!

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laughing my butt off!
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That is really cool! But I would advocate some kind of drip tray. Do they make long/narrow drip trays for skis maybe? (or bicycles even?)
I have considered but on wet days I can leave on the floor or even in the unfinished stairwell to dry for a few hours
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Would they have done it for a Trek?
hahaha I am sure. They donít know anything about bikes but consider me crazy for riding a single speed (because, you know, a 24 speed is $75 at Walmart)
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Won't those white-veneered MDF surfaces get quite dirty? And, assuming the US, won't you get scratches/holes in the plasterboard?

Also, that plasterboard doesn't looked skimmed either, sorry for the lack of texture in your office, would drive me nuts.
the dryall is textured and I let the bike dry before hanging on wet days (not many in sunny Eastern Washington).
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lucky! jealous!
i am sorry! I didnít mention we have a shower too 😂😂🤷*♂️
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the dryall is textured and I let the bike dry before hanging on wet days (not many in sunny Eastern Washington).
I guess we're different over here. Why would I want a smelly, dirty item in my office. If I was meeting with a professional (accountant in your case), I'd find it very weird.

I'm glad you're happy though as different strokes for different folks and happy new year.
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I work in IT. My bike is against the wall in my cube unless it's too wet/snowy/muddy, in which case it goes in the stairwell downstairs. My boss did give me crap for tracking road salt all the way to my cube once.
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boss did give me crap for tracking road salt all the way to my cube once.
understandable, oh well. I used to work for a cyclist. we had a loading dock & I was able to bring my snowy bike in there to drip dry on cardboard. miss that place & that guy. haven't worked there since Fall 2010 & sadly, he passed away September 2018
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I work in IT. My bike is against the wall in my cube unless it's too wet/snowy/muddy, in which case it goes in the stairwell downstairs. My boss did give me crap for tracking road salt all the way to my cube once.
I feel like IT guys get a pass on most matters of professional decorum though LOL
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I guess we're different over here. Why would I want a smelly, dirty item in my office. If I was meeting with a professional (accountant in your case), I'd find it very weird.

I'm glad you're happy though as different strokes for different folks and happy new year.
I never really thought about it - I don't have clients in my office. In the ultra-rare case clients are on-site we meet in one of the conference rooms. Since I am in the financial statement auditing practice, I travel to my client's sites rather than vice versa. We wear jeans and 1/2 zips almost every day, and I assure you my bike is fairly clean most days and does not smell at all
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I never really thought about it - I don't have clients in my office, we wear jeans and 1/2 zips almost every day, and I assure you my bike is fairly clean most days and does not smell at all
I'd be stunned if it doesn't smell like rubber/grease/sweat?
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I feel like IT guys get a pass on most matters of professional decorum though LOL
Hey, most of us wear pants in this office!
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I'd be stunned if it doesn't smell like rubber/grease/sweat?
?? Twice a year my bike smells of fresh Chain-L (sulfur), but other than that I have never noticed a bike to have a smell (unless it rode through dog crap)
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I'd be stunned if it doesn't smell like rubber/grease/sweat?
Only if the chain was lubed with Chain-L.
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?? Twice a year my bike smells of fresh Chain-L (sulfur), but other than that I have never noticed a bike to have a smell (unless it rode through dog crap)
Do you keep it in an enclosed space like a small office? Or it is usually an in open area when you undertake that analysis?
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Only if the chain was lubed with Chain-L.
I wouldn't know. I use leftover cooking grease and store it outside.
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I'd be stunned if it doesn't smell like rubber/grease/sweat?
Nope. Nope Nope. Chain is waxed :-)
What are you guys doing to your bikes to impregnate them with offensive odors? I am sure my saddle doesn't smell terrific, up close, if you have a dog's olfactory senses.... but other than that??

That said, I once put a new bottom bracket in my brother's bike, loaded it up to take it home to work on it and the whole thing smelled liked weed!
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Only if the chain was lubed with Chain-L.
Hot wax/odorless paraffin is my chain lube. Other than that the trace amounts of grease in the BB, hubs and headset give no noticeable odor.

See my reply to acidfast - I wouldn't want to smell my saddle up close but that's just weird. I wouldn't do that nor would I expect my visitors to.
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