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Cost of getting wheels trued?

Old 11-06-08, 10:43 PM
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Cost of getting wheels trued?

I bought a bike tonight and realized the front wheel is out of true. How much should I be looking at --per wheel-- to get it trued at my lbs?

Also, how much is a brake adjustment?

I do realize every lbs will have slightly different prices, but I am looking for an approx. price.
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Old 11-06-08, 10:47 PM
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like, maybe 10 bucks. for a spoke wrench.

but it is a tedious process. I just never had it done professionally.
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Old 11-06-08, 10:52 PM
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The LBS here says 15-50 depending on how badly it is out of true..
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Old 11-06-08, 10:54 PM
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that's about right, if it's visibly out of true have them do it, they do it everyday.
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5 bucks per wheel
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Old 11-07-08, 12:10 AM
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We charge $8 for a wheel true, $12 for a major true. Major usually means we are replacing a spoke. Brake adjustment is $5.
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Old 11-07-08, 12:58 AM
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Thank you for the ball park figures. It is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-07-08, 08:15 AM
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eh, $12. Or just buy a spoke wrench and do it yourself
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do it yourself, its a great skill to have
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yup. it is a good skill.
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the shop i go to charges 8-20 bucks.
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i paid $20 for two wheels at Bike Habitat NYC
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seriously... do you not own a telephone? call a ****ing shop and ask.
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seriously... do you not own a telephone? call a ****ing shop and ask.
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seriously... do you not own a telephone? call a ****ing shop and ask.
or by arrospok.
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"seriously... do you not own a telephone? call a ****ing shop and ask. "

If you could read the time I posted this, you would notice no bike shops are open at that time. Ignorance at its finest.
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Originally Posted by bkowa092 View Post
I bought a bike tonight and realized the front wheel is out of true. How much should I be looking at --per wheel-- to get it trued at my lbs?

Also, how much is a brake adjustment?

I do realize every lbs will have slightly different prices, but I am looking for an approx. price.
Depending on how bad it's out $10-$20. Brake adjust? Probably $10-$15 depending on

a) what brakes
b) current condition
c) if any cables/pads need to be replaced

Seriously bring your bike to a real shop and get a real estimate. This is the kind of thing that is impossible to tell over the internet.
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7 per at my lbs. 12 for both
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12 for side to side, 25 for tensioning/spoke replacement/vertical truing.
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$7 per wheel at my fav LBS, the elitest "little too much carbon" shop costs $25 per. so it varies pretty widely.
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do it yourself, make sure you get both lateral and horizontal trueness though, alot of people just true a wheel horizontally and say done,
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