Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boulder County, CO
Bikes: '92 22" Cannondale M2000, '92 Cannondale R1000 Tandem, another modern Canndondale tandem, Two Holy Grail '86 Cannondale ST800s 27" (68.5cm) Touring bike w/Superbe Pro components and Phil Wood hubs. A bunch of other 27" ST frames & bikes.
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Originally Posted by lukeee
I'm sorry, maybe I didn't make myself clear. I'm trying to get an approximate idea of what I would have to pay for the cartridge AND the tools compared to having a shop do the work.
I stated the bike is a Giant Cypress DX
According to your first post you take pride in fixing things yourself.
Apparently that doesn't apply to doing things yourself. You're asking people here to give you a more or less detailed quote without giving them the information and parameters needed to answer your questions. C'mon, you can find that information out yourself. It doesn't matter exactly what your spindle length is, at least not to determine the dollar cost of the replacement part and tool.
However, I'm going to tell you that if you really do like working on things yourself, spending some money on a BB tool and upgrading your BB yourself is definitely worth it compared to paying someone to do it. You can't measure the value of doing it yourself in dollars.
Get a good repair book (Park Blue book) as well.