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Cycling into work & shower/storage facilities

Post by Edroche » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:47 pm

Anyone have any tips re bike storage and shower facilities around CBD? The Bike beautique is pretty full, lockers all rented out and has only a couple of showers. Someone else mentioned getting a gym membership in the area for the facilities but is pretty pricey? Anyone have any other way of doing it?

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Post by aargon » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 1:05 pm

You could always go for a dip in the marina bay reservoir if that helps. :)
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Post by Edroche » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 2:40 pm

aargon wrote:You could always go for a dip in the marina bay reservoir if that helps. :)
I was thinking of that but the bike one.... :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 6:46 pm

Store it in your office? Install a instant hot water shower fixture in the toilet at your office? Offer to foot the bill for it's purchase and installation (easy to do actually, but you would need a plumber & electrician but it would be cheaper than renting the locker & bike storage place. That what I've done at mine. Course, it helps if your boss is understanding.
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Post by Grumpy77 » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 7:57 pm

I store the bike in the office and use a near-by gym. Buy a low-cost wardrobe from Ikea, a purpose designed hanging wardrobe, or even a large suit bag that hangs on the back of a door to hold a weeks worth of clothes. Most offices have a storage or filing room that you can use.

If you sign a bulk deal, a gym is far cheaper (~50-60/mo) that Bike Boutique. I was stunned at what they charged for a pretty rudimentary shower facility. Even without a long contract, you can bargain and get a good deal, haggle hard - play one off the other, don't cave in to the first deal they offer!

Not to slam BB, they have a good service for the crowd that rides high end bikes, but their selling point is a periodic clean and service. Do you really need to have your bike washed every week, sorry, I like my trusty old horse to look like it's been ridden hard. The local shop services it whenever I break or wear something out.

Ride safe.

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Post by beppi » Sat, 08 Jan 2011 10:02 am

When I had an office in the CBD, I parked the bike in the building's basement carpark (free of charge). Since I came pretty early, when it was still cool enough not to sweat, I didn't search for a shower, but I believe most office buildings have one somewhere - ask the janitors or security guards!

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