Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: DC / Maryland suburbs
Bikes: Homebuilt tourer/commuter, modified-beyond-recognition 1990 Trek 1100, reasonably stock 2002-ish Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
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Originally Posted by danch13
These are exactly the reasons I am not building it up myself...I'll save that for my "rain" bike.
Thanks for the input. How much can a good bike shop cost anyway?? I'm thinking $100-$125, does this sound reasonable?
Probably too low. Are we talking "assemble a mail order bike" (usually just involves putting on the handlebar, stem, seat, cables, and adjusting things) or "build bike up from a frame and a pile of parts". The former I would expect to be less than $100. The latter could be several hundred, and might take nearly a day's work, depending on whether certain things had to be done or not (facing and reaming, pressing headset, cutting fork, etc.)