Indoor Workspace

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“Bicycle Restoration” Cedar Park, 2021

There are a few possible locations around our house that I could use as a workspace for my bicycle restoration project, but I’ve decided to use our home office for the task. Since I am in the office for much of the day, it’s easily accessible, so I can work on it a few minutes at a time.

One benefit is that the computer is right here so I can easily watch YouTube videos on how to restore certain parts of the bicycle, or easily refer to “before” pics to make re-assembly easier. Also, the summer is approaching and it’s already getting pretty hot outside so being able to work in an air-conditioned room means I will actually do it. If I had to go to the hot garage, my motivation to work on the bike would be very low.

That being said, a lot of the work will have to be done outside due to the mess. Fortunately, the home office room is right next to the front door so access to outside is quick and easy. I can pop outside to work on a section of the wheel for a few minutes and not worry about getting steel wool all over the house.

My goal is to have the bicycle road-ready in a couple of months, and then we’ll see if I keep it in the garage or maybe it stays put in the office. I think it’s a beautiful bike, so I wouldn’t mind it. 😀

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