I now there were some threads a few weeks ago about mechanics and repair shops in SoCal and I just want to say thanks to the guys at Surf City Cyclery for their work on my Cannnondale CAAD7 road bike. It need a bunch of work: chain rings, chain, cassette, shift cables. They turned it around in one day! I rode it three days later on the Fall Solvang Double on Sunday ( the staff ride) and it worked flawlessly, didn't miss a shift. It made for an awesome ride.
Now if I could just get xtort to fix his bottom bracket so I don't have to listen to all the time I'm riding with him!!!!