I only recently got into cycling (initially out of need for a cheap, green commuting option) and by that I mean I just learned to ride this summer (I'm 22 years old...about time I guess).
So I bought my first used road bike today (Early 1990's Bianchi Forza, Shimano Exage Group, Weinnman Brakes) and it's in typical used bike condition: untuned and very dirty. The LBS's in Ann Arbor charge about 70-80 bucks for a complete tune-up and cleaning (sonication as opposed to just a degreasing).
I was wondering if I should try to do all this myself (no sonicate of course) for less dough. I would also be gaining lots of bike knowledge in the process. Problem is, I am an absolute noobie and I'm not sure it would be reasonable to try and teach myself this stuff with internet resources. Can this realistically be done? Or am I better off leaving it to the pros this first time around?