new to the forum here. i have a question that i hope isn't too silly. i used to ride a lot when i was a teenager/college student, but i've fallen away from it over the past ten/fifteen years. i just took a new job that is the right distance and has the right facilities to let me bike to work. i pulled my bike out of the garage rafters, and it clearly needs some tuning up.
i used to do this stuff myself, but i don't have the knowledge/time/tools anymore, so i'm just going to have it fixed up at a shop. question is, what would you expect as a fair price for lubing everything, new cables where necessary, new bearings where necessary, maybe some new brake pads, etc. (stuff i'm not thinking of?)
i just don't want to get ripped off or spend lots of time getting dozens of estimates.
i don't anticipate needing any new bearings -- headset, bottom bracket, and hubs all feel fine -- headset might need to be repacked. some cable ends look like they might have a bit of corrosion on them, so it would probably be a good idea to replace those, i'd guess.
1973 Raleigh Superbe, 2006 Trek 4300 with no original parts, 1984 Ciocc, Custom Keith Anderson
Shop where I help out charges $50 for a basic tune-up. That includes cleaning your bike, making sure shifting is right, checking headset/bb tension, brakes, everything but truing wheels. $79 adds in truing wheels. $109 is major tuneup plus overhauling BB, wheel bearings, headset, and replacing cables
$20 to just replace cables.
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