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$ for overhaul ?

Old 03-03-07, 03:27 PM
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$ for overhaul ?

Wondering what is usual price at LBS for beginning of the season road bike 'overhaul' and what it includes?

Let's say:
1. thorough cleaning
2 wheel truing, check hubs
3. cable check+/-replacement
4. remove/clean freewheel + crank
5. check headset.
6. adjust derailleurs

Not including replacement costs ( chain, tires, etc )

I was quoted $125. Is this typical?
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Old 03-03-07, 03:34 PM
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I can't give you a price, but all of that is pretty easy to do yourself if you wanted. If you need a new chain or tires, that could get pricey fast.
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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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Depend on the bike condition I guess, could be a breeze (like if it was to be done on mine, since I do check ups every so often, like every 2 weeks) or take forever.. A bike that was left as is since it's purchase, untouched..

125$ doesn't seem too bad for such a job though. You really should try to do it yourself if you can't spare the cash. (but can spare the time) There's nothing magical about bikes.. Everyone can do basic maintenances (or overhaul).
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Originally Posted by ernestocolnago
I was quoted $125. Is this typical?
yes.
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If you have loose ball bearings in your headset, hubs, and/or bottom bracket, will they replace and relube the bearings? If so, the price is reasonable. If not, the price sounds high.
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I just paid $90 for a full tune up, not including parts. Through cleaning, wheel truing, new cables all around ($2.50 a cable), cable adjustment, new brake pads ($10.99 each), new chain ($23.00). Came out to about $145. Could have done it myself, but I don't work on my cars either. Better ways to spend my time.
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Its a typical price. I think my shop's price is $100, with new balls and grease in the overhaul. Price is going to go up a little though. Also we are a smaller market so our labor rates are slightly lower.
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Originally Posted by ernestocolnago
Wondering what is usual price at LBS for beginning of the season road bike 'overhaul' and what it includes?

Let's say:
1. thorough cleaning
2 wheel truing, check hubs
3. cable check+/-replacement
4. remove/clean freewheel + crank
5. check headset.
6. adjust derailleurs

Not including replacement costs ( chain, tires, etc )

I was quoted $125. Is this typical?
My lbs had a sale in jan where they did this for $29 + parts (cables, pads etc.) Usually $59 + parts. Such a deal that I brought in my road, mountain, and the misses mountain, if the kid would ride more I would have brought in his 16inch as well....
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