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Old 08-13-19, 07:14 AM
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New Bike, tweaks & adjustments

Love my new Giant roadie. I'm close to 200 miles on it. Is there a rule of thumb to when and if I should take it back to the LBS from where I purchased to tighten cables, do minor adjustments, etc? It's shifting and braking fine, the fit is good too....no weird aches and pains on my body.

My LBS does offer 2 yearly check-ups & adjustments a year too, for the life of the bike.


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If it's working fine I would give it maybe another 200 miles.

BTW....Get rid of the dork disc.
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If everything is working properly and aligned I'd just take a couple of allen keys to it and make sure everything's snugged down. But, if they're offering a checkup for free and you have the time... why not take it in and have an experts eye inspect everything? 200 miles seems like enough of a shakedown period in order to have them take a look a it.
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(Im not a roadie but thats a fine looking machine!) I see not reason to take it in, especially after only 200mi. They may fix something that aint broke!
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
If everything is working properly and aligned I'd just take a couple of allen keys to it and make sure everything's snugged down...
In some cases, this can be counterproductive, especially with light components. Heck, I ruined a Thomson Masterpiece by tightening my seat clamp too much. If the bolts were within the manufacturer's torque specs, there shouldn't be a need to tighten them just in case. Most of the components on the bike aren't super light, but it does come with a carbon seatpost and a fork with a carbon steerer.

So, I respectfully dissent. I'd generally check if anything has come loose, but if it did, it would be a knock on the shop.
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