So.. like the name implies, I'm a total newbie at this stuff. My brother's bike doesn't run too well.
Picture 1: I am quite certain both his wheels will need truing. How much does this generally cost?
Picture 2: He has one bent spoke. Is it worth the price to replace the spoke when I get the wheel trued?
Picture 3: When he converted the Bianchi from a geared bike to a single speed, he had trouble putting the chain on and was recommended a chain tensioner. Is this necessary and does it hold any advantages?
Picture 4: The back wheel kinda rocks from side to side. Does this mean he needs spacers? Also, the back wheel is REALLY hard to pedal. It is showing resistance. A bike shop recommended looking at the bearings. Does that sounds accurate?
Picture 5: The brakes stop well, but I feel that I have to pull on them quite far before they engage. I don't have much experience with brakes on drop bars, so does this look like the normal pressure one applies for these types of brakes?
All in all, how much do you think this work will cost? The LBS' around me all price their services differently so I'm sure some of them are either overcharging or don't do very good work. Thank you so much in advance.