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    Show off your home shop!

    Just wondering what other people's HOME shops look like. We all got a good look at the basement shop of that guy who spent 23 minutes changing cassettes, so let me offer up my basement shop:
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    A bit cluttered, yes. I also have to share with the cats, as well as my auto tool and home plumbing/painting/electrical tools. The wooden box on the counter holds most of my bike tools, and the plastic drawers hold extra components, hardware, etc. The old kitchen cabinets hold more stuff, and tires mostly hang from the rafters and walls, along with extra wheels and rims. The red box is mostly automotive tools. Bikes hang from the rafters and the walls. The workstand was a $50 Bike Hand I got on Amazon. An old stereo in the next room gives me music, and the laundry room is connected, as is my wine cellar.
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Basement eh? Pity

    Missing are a couple more Merckx's. And the gravel bike. The Colnago is my buddy's.





    Plus there's a guard dog

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    Back then I thought “well there'll be other days”
    I didn’t realize that was the only day
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    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?
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    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
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    I see you actually have space to work. My shop feels like the machinist's room on a submarine sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjulio View Post
    Basement eh? Pity

    Missing are a couple more Merckx's. And the gravel bike. The Colnago is my buddy's.





    Plus there's a guard dog

    That's REALLY nice!!!

    I recently got mine looking the way I want, but alas like No Time, I too am in the basement.

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    BTW, I have a guard CAT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    BTW, I have a guard CAT!
    Yes, I noticed the litterbox but not about to say anything, what with you being in the basement. I thought that was enough.
    We just don’t realize the most significant moments of our lives when they’re happening
    Back then I thought “well there'll be other days”
    I didn’t realize that was the only day
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yrupye7B0

    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?
    One.
    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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    At least I got the garage (probably because we have no basement). I do have to share it with two cats though.Show off your home shop!-img_20170802_120254.jpg

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    Glad I'm single, I can't imagine being relegated to the litter-box room. I get to make the call on where I work on/store the bikes as well as pet choices so no cat and everything is in the living room. I'd post a picture of it but it's a dump. With the bikes and bike related crap and camping/ backpacking crap I resolve every year to never see a horizontal surface in the living room until winter. I don't know the last time I saw my couches let alone sat on them for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craiger_ny View Post
    Glad I'm single, I can't imagine being relegated to the litter-box room. I get to make the call on where I work on/store the bikes as well as pet choices so no cat and everything is in the living room. I'd post a picture of it but it's a dump. With the bikes and bike related crap and camping/ backpacking crap I resolve every year to never see a horizontal surface in the living room until winter. I don't know the last time I saw my couches let alone sat on them for that matter.
    As per the cats: I use the strongest stench-suppressing litter I can find, but still there are times when I just have to turn the fan on...

    And, FWIW, my shop was a mess before I tidied it up and snapped this pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetworks View Post
    That's REALLY nice!!!

    I recently got mine looking the way I want, but alas like No Time, I too am in the basement.

    Does your "better half" require that you keep your jerseys in the basement as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Does your "better half" require that you keep your jerseys in the basement as well?
    Nah, I just like having everything together. Besides, no way would I be able to fit all my cycling apparel upstairs with the rest of my clothing.

    My better half fully endorses all my cycling habits/eccentricities/purchases, though. Well, maybe not all the purchases.

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    Wow, you guys are hardcore.

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    Show off your home shop!-img_1764.jpg

    This is the left side of a garage. Somehow I've managed to get by without a proper workbench. Incidentally, I don't have a thing for neon green bikes, they all just ended up that way.

    If you're battling litter odors, I recommend building a forced ventilation system. This is on my main floor:

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    No smell. It's so effective I have to clean the box on a schedule or I'll forget to do it. The Litter Genie next to it also works, though it's small for clumping litter and the silly refills cost too much.
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    Wow. That is a lot of trouble to go though for a cat. My solution would have involved not having a cat

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    It took about an hour to build, then I plugged it in. That was eight months ago.

    I would also point out: these cats are very cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
    It took about an hour to build, then I plugged it in. That was eight months ago.
    Next door neighbor hasn't complained so far?

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