I just bought a used 1999 Trek 520 Touring Bike and I'm noticing very weak braking, and the front derailleur is either shifting to first and second or to second and third depending on how I adjust it. I don't know if it is broken or if it is the cable or housing.
Also, on every right stride, I hear a sqeaking noise from the cranks.
I don't know much about bikes so I'm hesitant to fix it myself. I really want to be able to though.
My LBS quoted me around $140 to do their "Peak Performance Tune-Up", should I go for that, or try to do it myself.
I'm a college student without a car and a 17 mile ride to school, it is important for my bike to be in good shape.
So should I be overcharged or risk fixing it myself.
P.S. Can any one recomend any good books for someone in my condition.