Last time I had my bike in to the shop, my repair guy told me that I'm going to need what he said was "fairly major" work, consisting of a complete new set of cables/housings. I didn't ask, and he didn't give a price, but I got the impression from him that it would be somewhat costly. To prepare myself for sticker shock and/or negotiating my children's limbs, what should I expect to pay for this kind of work, all parts + labor. I'm aware the labor will vary significanty regionally; here everything's more expensive ?
And am I right in thinking this is something best left to a pro wrench; not a simple DIYer kind of thing?