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How much might a lbs charge for a bike checkup?

Old 03-03-07, 08:08 PM
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How much might a lbs charge for a bike checkup?

How much might a lbs charge for a bike checkup? I bought my bike online. The chain is shifting back and forth between gears occasionally.
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Old 03-03-07, 08:23 PM
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Probably no more than $75. Ask them to check your steering tube fluid while you're in there.
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Old 03-03-07, 08:33 PM
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I guess it depends on the shop....I got both my FD and RD tuned up and it cost me $17.
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Probably a new-bike cable stretch issue. A few spins of the barrel adjuster in the right direction or a cable retensioning might even do the trick. Should not cost you more than $10 for the job if my guess is correct.
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Gear jobs at my shop is $6 for each.

Full tune ups are around $50. Flushing drivetrain and overhauls of bearings are extra
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My LBS does a full cable check, lube, derailleur adjustment, wheel truing and other small stuff for about $50...
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people really pay to have their derailleurs adjusted and chains cleaned by a LBS???? wow!!!!
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I think the shop I worked at charged like $75 for a "full tune-up". For that reason, I don't recommend it unless you just dragged the thing out of the backyard after years of storage or the seller let it rot. Otherwise, just let them know what you want fixed and they will charge you per item. I can't tell you how many "tune-ups" I did that only needed the rear derailleur adjusted, maybe the brake pads adjusted, and a little surface wipe down... and we charged them $75 because they didn't want to diagnose and just asked for a tune-up.
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Originally Posted by nitropowered
Gear jobs at my shop is $6 for each.

Full tune ups are around $50. Flushing drivetrain and overhauls of bearings are extra
Sounds like a car...........? You mean disassembly and washing it with parts cleaner? I have never seen anything on a bike that had to be "Flushed" or what in the automotive world refers to as draining the case and flushing it out and replenishing the fluid whatever fluid that may be.
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Originally Posted by Socalcycling
people really pay to have their derailleurs adjusted and chains cleaned by a LBS???? wow!!!!
Yup....and those people help keep the shops open for those few times when people like us actually need them. Beautiful isn't it?
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Originally Posted by Socalcycling
people really pay to have their derailleurs adjusted and chains cleaned by a LBS???? wow!!!!
yeah...I tried to do it myself and made it worse...the $17 nearly broke the bank...but one day, if I try real hard I'll know everything about bikes just like you.
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Heck, mine only charges $80 for a full frame to frame component swap
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Take the bike in, describe the problem, and ask for an estimate to deal with just that problem. The last time my shifting went sour I got a bike repair book at the library and fixed it with a tiny screw driver.
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Originally Posted by msheron
Sounds like a car...........? You mean disassembly and washing it with parts cleaner? I have never seen anything on a bike that had to be "Flushed" or what in the automotive world refers to as draining the case and flushing it out and replenishing the fluid whatever fluid that may be.
Ok, I should have said "taking off all the drivetrain parts and putting them into the parts cleaner to take off all the grease and grime and putting it back together"
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Originally Posted by Socalcycling
people really pay to have their derailleurs adjusted and chains cleaned by a LBS???? wow!!!!
Yeah, do people really pay to have their food cooked and drinks poured by a RESTAURANT?

Hey, not everyone wants to spend their time learning how to fix their own bikes. Heck, people that buy theirs from my shop need never learn-we do it as long as they own it for free.

I do pretty much all my own work on my cars. Everything from oil changes to clutch swaps, brakes, suspension, electronics....and I save tons of cash that way, but it isn't for everyone. And you won't find me on car forums saying stuff like "do people really pay to have their oil changed and their car washed...." Everyone's different....
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^

yep. my LBS does tons of free tweaks for me, and I didn't even buy my bike from them. Only problem is that they're +/-3,500 miles away.
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$1000 if you take it to the shop that charged the dude $50.00 for a freakin box.
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$55 at mine.
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The LBS where I bought my Sequoia gives a free basic tuneup during the winter for as long as I own the bike. I don't know because I do all my own work but I suspect their definition of "basic tuneup" is probably different than mine
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Old 03-05-07, 03:32 PM
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Turns out it only cost 30 The lbs owner said I was lucky to be alive my brakes were so non-functioning... I don't know about that, but I'm very glad to give the bike a proper checkup.
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