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Quick advice on initial bike assembly please

Old 07-15-05, 11:11 PM
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Quick advice on initial bike assembly please

I stumbled on to this great site just now because I just had my first bike delivered yesterday. I'm a very active upper twenties guy livin in NYC and choose Felt's SR91 as, what I hope it to be, a great bike to get around in the city. It's essentially a road bike with flat bars and for what I was told, a lot of bang-for-the-buck until I graduate to getting a high end carbon...

I completed the assembly (remember I'm new to cycling and it's my first bike) yet I assume I should probably have it looked at first by a shop in my area before riding. How much should I expect to pay and what exactly am I asking for? Assembly? Tune-Up? Test? [I've got a lot to learn but I learn quick and would prefer taking care of my bike myself in the future but although it looks and feels fine to me, I'm sure there is something I've adjusted incorrectly, etc...]

Your help and time is appreciated... Steve (Username: BlueFire)
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Old 07-16-05, 12:40 AM
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If it's all pieced together then probably just a tune-up should suffice. Basically adjust the gears, brakes, and bearings. Around here that'd run about $40.
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Thats a decent bike. Enjoy.I took my bike toa shop and they finished putting it together and tunes it for about $50. That was 2 years ago. Was worth the $$$.
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Tell them what you've done and ask them for guidance. Worth the $$$$
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BlueFire says, Big Thanks to all! Great Advice! - Looks like I'm entering into a great group of people. I look forward to meeting more of you guys out on the road as well as online. Take care...
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Originally Posted by BlueFire
BlueFire says, Big Thanks to all! Great Advice! - Looks like I'm entering into a great group of people. I look forward to meeting more of you guys out on the road as well as online. Take care...
I'll keep an eye out for you on the road
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