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Old 02-27-16, 10:18 PM
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Not sastify from bike shop

I take my bike in bike shop because i cant install the bottom bracket. The mechanic refacing the threads is do good job i feel to say that but after finish is put the crank the wrong angle the left crank arm. After i came home i fix that mistake. Is was not big deal mistake but i feel as bike mechanic is should more attention in what is do and stop talk so much like is can take the bike apart in minute and put back. Other bike shop i have buy pump used is shrader and prest. presta valve is working fine the shrader side is not working. i take the pump in bike shop for see if is can be fixed. The bike shop is tried help me but is cant fixed is show me what part is was bad. But in the end is lost one rubber small piece from the pump. is tried found the piece for 10 minutes in the end put one rubber from other pump but is not fit good, That two mistakes make me i think what have go happens if i take my bikes in this two different bike shops for repair or tune up. I fix my bikes my self i go in bike shop for the bottom bracket facing because no have that tool but if i needed go in that bike shops i feel no go is not give attention. Do you have similar experience from bike shops?
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Old 02-28-16, 01:39 PM
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I'm not sure what language that post was in, but I gather that you're not happy with two shops right now. That's why I tend to do my own work whenever I can.

Pump heads can be changed.
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Old 02-28-16, 02:40 PM
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So, what happened with the cranks? Something like an octalink, and the mechanic got it off a notch.

I suppose most of my work is with square taper, and it is pretty obvious when the cranks aren't on right. But, it sounds like sloppy work. Time to look for a new mechanic.

Pumps with missing parts are a pain, and unfortunately, parts that should be "stock" often aren't, in part because there is no one-size fits all. If it is only a $10 pump, buy a new one, or replace the whole pump head as BlazingPedals suggested. Perhaps even get an upgraded pump head. I like the Presta-specific pump heads today, but that is only recent, where all the old pumps used to be Schrader with an adapter.
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Old 02-28-16, 03:59 PM
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A wise person once said: "Why pay someone else to mess up your stuff when you can mess it up yourself for free?" It makes sense to let the shop do refacing (expensive tool needed), but everything else sounds like do-it-yourself tasks. (Although I've never repaired a pump.) I have had some very bad experiences with car repair shops, inspiring me to learn how to destroy my own cars.
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Old 02-28-16, 04:01 PM
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the crank is was square taper. because the mechanic talked much happens that no give attention in what is doing. I fix my bikes my self just sometimes i have to go in bike mechanic if no have the tool for the job. The pump is blackburn i think is worth to try fixed.
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Old 02-28-16, 04:40 PM
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I'm OK with My LBS, it has its limitations because the town and region is not full of people with tastes for High end Gear .

They even Hire me to work there in the Busy Summer season .. part time , in my Retired Years.



Even before then, the last Owner (he has since died) , in the winter , let me work on my Own bike
to do more sophisticated work myself.



Like, I used their adjustable reamer and shaved out 0.1mm of steel from the inside of my RB-1 Frame
a 27.0 to 27.2mm.
to use more common seat posts

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Old 02-28-16, 08:10 PM
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Last time I talked with an LBS about frame repair, the doofus dropped a brand new Cannondale Slice frame on bare concrete from a counter 4ish feet high. Finding an LBS worth taking your bike to is very difficult...seems the only people that keep shops in business these days are either wealthy enough that they can sneeze at $8,000 full MSRP bike with a full service, or people with so little know-how that they are incompetent at finding something for less on their own.
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Old 02-28-16, 10:09 PM
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When you pick up your bike, you should check it ... if the cranks are not aligned ... how would you not notice in the shop?

I understand they do work yuo could not do .... but you know you need to check up on them.

Hope you can find a new shop.
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Old 02-29-16, 10:39 PM
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There is just no reason for a mechanic to make a mistake like that, and to not even catch it before the bike fet his shop. If he screws up a simple thing like that, imagine if he were working on something delicate or complicated? I wouldn't use that shop anymore.

I live by the old saying: If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

I've never met a bike shop that I liked. (Which I guess is why I haven't set foot in one in over 25 years)
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Find a better shop. I'm lucky.. the best and only shop I go to is the one that's been around for more than a quarter century (almost 40 years, actually). I buy tools and parts there, get a few fixes, and buy them beer. I think the newest employee has about 10 years experience. If they installed my crank arms out of alignment, they'd fix it, repack my bearings for free, and buy me a beer. So, yeah... find a better shop.
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Old 03-01-16, 06:20 AM
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Maybe it's just the clerk's fault
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Originally Posted by habilis View Post
A wise person once said: "Why pay someone else to mess up your stuff when you can mess it up yourself for free?"
Now that's funny.
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Old 03-01-16, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
the crank is was square taper. because the mechanic talked much happens that no give attention in what is doing. I fix my bikes my self just sometimes i have to go in bike mechanic if no have the tool for the job. The pump is blackburn i think is worth to try fixed.
Not that I ever take my bike to the shop for repairs, but IF I did, I *think* I might have noticed a square taper crank arm being mounted 90 degrees off when I picked up the bike. But then I'm sober and straight *most* of the time.
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Old 03-01-16, 09:12 AM
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You can buy the pump head from any number of online vendors https://www.google.com/search?q=Blac...utf-8&oe=utf-8 Seems pretty expensive for such a simple part. Or you could buy one like this from an international seller Bicycle Tyre Tube Replacement Track Pump Dual Head Valve Adaptor Foot Hose Spare | eBay for $2.59 postpaid
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Old 03-01-16, 04:14 PM
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because is was bike shop i trust the mechanic for the crank put back correct. I nitice is was wrong when i come back home. Because no have facing tool i go in the bike shop do that job. BUt i have the tool for the crank i straighten the crank my self.
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Old 03-01-16, 05:32 PM
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Thank you for the help.
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