- New CTW bike…and some pics of my new home gym ;-)
My employer has finally got round to sorting the CTW scheme, so I picked up this beauty:
Brompton SL-1, only extras are mudguards and Brooks saddle. This will live at the office for the regular 3/4 mile trips between sites (I have a Pometamine to actually get to work)
While I’m here, some pics of my newly converted home gym. The garage at the back of the garden has been used as a gym for years, but always with the massive load of junk and garage crap that comes with sharing a space. It’s nice to have a dedicated gym now…
We knocked out the wall and put some triple sliders in:
Built stud walls at each end, covered one with a 6′ x 4′ mirror. Put the rack and bits back in:
Plastered the ceiling and put spots in. The little hooks you can see are for gymnastic rings, which are in one of the drawers.
Put some cheap laminate down, added a heavy duty mat and TV/DVD for Insanity/P90x
There is a fridge, bluetooth/airplay speakers, Virgin HD box, heater and a cheap Ikea unit to hide all the other crap.
…and then some pictures 😉
I am waiting for a scaffold pole to run across the ceiling – this will hold the 100lb bag and allow to me to slide it out of the way when not in use.Posted 5 years ago
Wrecker, you’re right. I used to pull up into the rafters. I can still pull up so my head touches the ceiling, but need to use a wide grip overhand to get the most out of it.
Yep, 7ft bar. I keep it out of the way up there, it’s really only Landmine press I do outside of the rack.
Timmys, not into the roids…but did used to have stinking dreadlocks….Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
haters gonna hate but i borrowed a brompton last weekend when i was in glasgow.
i was surprised.
used to sell dahon/giant/mezzo and worked on some bikefriday stuff(utter pish how they have such a following ill never know) and thought well its another folder….
it isnt , it rides really well given the wheel size , you can actually stand up and pedal without it trying to fold its self up- dahons and terns are terrible being flexy.
good choice.Posted 5 years ago
Wrecker – I have some rings, and hooks in the ceiling ready to dangle from. I’ll put them up and get a photo tomorrow.
Downgrade…I know. The bloke in the shop expressed surprise that I wasn’t buying an inappropriate mountain bike like all of my colleagues 😉
Edit. Just retread that rexated. That will be going through my head in the morning 👿Posted 5 years ago
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