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A look inside SRAMs Chicago HQ

Old 02-25-17, 07:31 PM
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A look inside SRAMs Chicago HQ

Thought this would be of interest to folks here

http://www.chicagotribune.com/g00/bl...i10c.referrer=
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Old 02-25-17, 07:42 PM
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That's awesome, Thanks for posting this! Love my SRAM.
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Old 02-25-17, 07:50 PM
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Very interesting. Thank you.
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Old 02-25-17, 08:14 PM
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I can't see it because I'm not a subscriber.
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Old 02-25-17, 08:45 PM
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I can't see it because I'm not a subscriber.
Same.
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Old 02-25-17, 08:51 PM
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Well, it is awesome. Every employee gets two bike storage and no car parking spots.
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Old 02-26-17, 08:07 AM
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Please don't post articles most people can't see!

I wanted to see SRAM....

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Old 02-26-17, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by goplutus View Post
I'm not a subscriber, but I was able to see it (chromebook/chrome browser). I like the option to hang your bike over your desk, but I would pass after a wet or snowy commute.

The reception desk reminded me of the reception desk from the GM Art and Design Center of the 50s and 60s.
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Old 02-26-17, 09:36 AM
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I could see it and I'm not a subscriber. One of my biker friends worked for them in the headquarters when I started bicycling again. I quit riding motorcycles around the time he quit working there and I never got to see their place, it looks like I missed something if the HQ was as interesting as this one.
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Old 02-26-17, 09:40 AM
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I'm not a subscriber and I had no issues seeing the gallery.

I know a bunch of people who work at SRAM. They're very involved in the local cycling community here in Chicago and very visible at most local events. I also like their work with World Bicycle Relief. I did a gravel ride last year with one of their marketing VPs and their head of road products, both super nice guys and strong riders. It's a surprisingly small company, especially for one that owns several leading global brands like Zipp and RockShox. It just goes to show that the market for high end cycling components is actually tiny despite what we believe in our enthusiast bubble. Anyway, it seems like a cool company though I know people who work there aren't paid a ton.
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Old 02-26-17, 09:52 AM
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Nice. I read the Trib online just about every day, and didn't see that.
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Old 02-26-17, 09:57 AM
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Worked for me but really slow site. Nice pictures.
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12/10 would work for SRAM in Chicago. 2 bike parking spots per person? Showers, lockers, towel service, washer and dryer? Sign me up.
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Old 02-27-17, 07:02 AM
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Kitchen area: was looking for a blender to make my smoothie.

What's interesting is how the Fulton Market area has become a kind of gentrification for corporations.
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Old 02-27-17, 08:51 AM
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12/10 would work for SRAM in Chicago. 2 bike parking spots per person? Showers, lockers, towel service, washer and dryer? Sign me up.
Yeah, but would showing up on a Shimano equipped bike be like showing up to work at Ford in a Chevy?
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Old 02-27-17, 09:30 AM
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Pretty cool.
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Friends don't let friends ride SRAM.
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Friends don't let friends ride SRAM.
Best way to become an ex-friend
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