misses the city
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Rockville, MD
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista
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n00b needs help with mechanics
I got home last night late and found that my Pista had arrived. So shiny, so pretty. I put it together the best I could and put it in my bedroom so I could stare at it.
Anyway. The problems I am having are:
1. It doesn't have a brake. Any recommendations on what I should get? Is going to my LBS a jerk move since I didn't buy the bike from them? Or should I order it online and take it to them to put it together? Or would that be worse?
2. How do I know if I have the back wheel on correctly? I could go to the local DIY-with-help bike shop, but it's a few miles away and I don't want to, you know, die on my way. Again, is it a jerk move to go to my LBS and ask them for help with learning this? (Assuming, of course, I'd pay for the time.)
I tried to do some searching but I wasn't sure exactly how to search for these specific things.