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Old 06-08-07, 05:19 PM
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LBS making my wheels true

How long does it typically take a BS to true a wheel?

I took my bike in today after my wreck on tuesday and i really want to get back on my bike. they didnt give me a time frame...
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Old 06-08-07, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Stickyrunner01
How long does it typically take a BS to true a wheel?

I took my bike in today after my wreck on tuesday and i really want to get back on my bike. they didnt give me a time frame...
Depends on how many beers he had the night before.
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Old 06-08-07, 06:00 PM
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Typically anywhere from 10 minutes to 3 weeks, depends on the shop and how much they like you.
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For a shop to not give you a time frame is not acceptable. No way to tell how long it "should" be - depends on how many ahead of you and how they prioritize. Some work by first in, first out, others put smaller jobs (like wheel trues) in a faster queue or assign specific people to do them. Just call and ask for the shop or service manager and ask how soon you can get your wheel.
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How badly was the wheel damaged in the accident? A minor truing if the rim and spokes weren't damaged should only require a few minutes. If the wheel was badly twisted and the rim and/or spokes have to be replaced it could take an hour or days if they need to get parts.

As recommended, call and ask.
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Here's what they are doing, you can make your own decision about how long it should take. Personally for anything less than multiple spoke replacement shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes.

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/tiretrue.htm
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Old 06-08-07, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by brianb
Typically anywhere from 10 minutes to 3 weeks, depends on the shop and how much they like you.
Here's your answer.
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Old 06-08-07, 08:16 PM
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It really depends on the work load of the shop. Unless its a repair only shop, they also have to build new bikes for the floor and custom orders.

At the shop I work at, its usually first in, first out but sometimes we will do smaller jobs first.
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Did you bring bagels to the mechanic?
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