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    Senior Member grossi's Avatar
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    Tune Up/Repair Costs

    Hey everyone, I have a question.

    I really don't have much knowledge regarding present mountain bikes, as I'm into road cycling.

    Anyways, a friend of mine has a mountain bike... the bike definetly needs a tune up, but it also needs some repairs. One of the cables has snapped or been cut.

    I was just wondering what a reasonable price is for a tune up + repair of one of the cables? Or just for a tune up?

    Also, if anyone is from the Toronto (GTA), can you recommend any good/shops w/reasonable prices to get the tune up and said repairs done?

    Thanks very much!

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    Cables cost about $3 which is cheap. Make sure you get the right one, either Brake, or Dérailleur cable.
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    Tell him to fix it himself. The money spent on materials and tools is much cheaper than what most shops charge for labor, and in the end you have a greater knowledge about your bike. Refer him to these sites if he has trouble.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

    http://www.parktool.com/
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    Trekies are OK by Me disandat's Avatar
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    I'm thinking labor is around $60 per hour...generally speaking

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    Thanks guys.

    I told him to try fixing it himself, but he says he'd rather take it to a shop because it needs a tune up anyways.

    What's a reasonable price for a tune up? So my buddy doesn't get ripped off!

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    It depends on exactly what will be done to the bike when calling it a "tune up." That's very non descript language. Either way, as has been mentioned, anything done during a "tune up" can be done at home, and typically without a lot of specialized tools (save maybe for a chain breaker).

    The only thing much different between mountain bike maintenance and road bike maintenance is suspension and brakes.

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