Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix, Lemond Poprad. Retired: Jamis Sputnik, Centurion LeMans Fixed, Diamond Back ascent ex
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I am quite proficient at most typical tune up repairs (brakes, shifters, etc.).
My LBS give a 1-yr. free tune ups as needed when needed on a new Lemond bike. I made comment that I felt bad bringing bike in just to tune up derailer alignment (via in line barrel) and the mechanic told me they would much rather do it themselves than have me mess it up as once I messed it up they couldn't cover any warantee repairs. In a year they tuned up half dozen time or more, walk up, no wait and in process provided under warranttee for parts that broke, not wore out: new rear wheel, new chain and beyond brake/derailer adjustment also did F/R hubs, crank, headset, re-wrapped bars, re-fit, etc. Keep in mind LBS gets replacement parts free from bike manufacturer warantee and reimbursed for time spent on repair, so it is good business for them too.