Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Bikes: 2010 Specialized Sirrus Sport, 2005 Specialized Dolce
Negotiating wheel truing on a new bike purchase
When I am ready to purchase a new bike from a LBS, rather than haggle on price I was considering trying to negotiate for softer expenses and/or accessory discounts. One of the things that I thought about was wheel truing. In reading I have gotten the idea that most machine made wheels will need some attention in light of Clyde status. Is there a need to go through the wheel before a new bike leaves the store? Whether yes or no, is there then a normal follow-up period or break-in period when the wheels should be looked at? I know that it depends on amount of usage and road quality, but just trying to get a feel for what the typical window is.
Would I be out of line to ask for an initial wheel setup and then a retrue within the first six months?