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What do bikeshops charge for hub replacement?

Old 12-08-08, 07:45 AM
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What do bikeshops charge for hub replacement?

So like if I took my wheels into a shop and wanted to replace the hubs... What is the going price assuming I had the replacement hubs already?
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I don't know if it makes a difference but I am just trying to see if it would be cheaper to buy the hubs and replace them. Other option is just buying some cxp22s with formulas from wheel warehouse. Those still need to be trued though? Oh these would be replacing the stock kilo TT pro wheelset.
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Old 12-08-08, 08:14 AM
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Its going to cost you the price of new hubs and new spokes, plus labor charges. Its effectively a complete wheel-build. I don't know what your shop charges for a full wheelbuild, but its almost certainly going to cost you the same or more than a new set of wheels.

Alternatively, you could learn to build and true your own...its not that difficult (sort of like tuning a musical instrument) and will save you money in the long run because LBS labor charges can add up to a lot over time.

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Old 12-08-08, 08:16 AM
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dependin on the current condition of your wheels...u should just sell ur wheelset complete...

then use that money and build the other hubs. it's not cost effective to go to a shop to swap out your hubs because your current wheelset will need to be taken apart completely
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It's not a hub replacement, it's two wheelbuilds. It's about $1/spoke&nipple, so, figure about $64. And then shops charge between $30 and $50 for building each wheel.

Of course, since prices vary, this is a question that is best answered not by the internet (oh my gosh!) but by CALLING YOUR LOCAL BIKE SHOP.
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And, what is wrong with your current hubs?

If you got new hubs then you will be re-lacing to your stock rims, which are probably ok, but cheaper than the labour cost of actually having the wheel built.

If they still have lide left in them, just save up a bit more and have your local shop custom build a set. That way you can choose your rims, hubs and spoke colours if you want. Dura-Ace hubs are pretty sweet and don't cost that much.

I think the going rate to build a wheel is about $40 per wheel. Throw in some Deep-V's $65 each(or even H+Sons) and nice hubs ($200-$300) and you are looking at a wheelset you will love and last a life time.
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Old 12-08-08, 08:33 AM
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Hang on, Eastspur mentioned new wheels would need truing too.

Is it just that your rims are not true?

If so, then get a spoke tool and true them! it is easy, go to sheldon brown's site for guidance.
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I think the going rate to build a wheel is about $40 per wheel.
Depends on where you are. Around here, its more like $60-70 per wheel at some shops, possibly higher. I once paid $50 in labor to have the bearings replaced in one wheel, and thats why I do everything myself if possible.
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call the shop and ask
jesus christ
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I am also worried about this because I have a new Kilo TT Pro and I have heard about how terrible the stock hubs are. I am already planning on buying a new hub to replace the stock rear one because I think the front one should be fine for a while.
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what is so terrible about the hubs on the new TT PROS? are they failing catastrophically or do you just "THINK" they're bad cause they're not branded? Have they actually broken on you or are you just worried they will?
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Nothing wrong with the hubs, I just have some extra cash and was wondering what my options were as far as rims and hubs. Why does anyone want better components on a bike? I have just read that the hubs are the poorest component on the TT pro (well besides the tires).

Why didn't I call the bike shop? I wanted to know the going rate. The shop in my town is hit and miss on labor prices. Maybe I also wanted some suggestions... Which I got. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by houdini logic View Post
call the shop and ask
jesus christ
I'm scared.... Call for me.
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Old 12-08-08, 02:37 PM
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as everyone has already said its gonna cost pretty much what its gonna cost to build a wheel from scratch.
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it's much more cost effective to ride the wheels you have while you save up a bit more, and then have a whole wheelset built. you'll want new spokes anyway, plus the hubs and labor required, at which point you may as well get new rims as well.
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Originally Posted by houdini logic View Post
call the shop and ask
jesus christ
Why would he know? He's a carpenter, not a wrench.
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Old 12-08-08, 04:31 PM
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he'd probably turn your shiny new hubs into bread or some **** like that.
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Why would he know? He's a carpenter, not a wrench.
Because he's asking the forum for quotes from bike shops in his area.
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Why would he know? He's a carpenter, not a wrench.
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Originally Posted by Eastspur View Post
Nothing wrong with the hubs, I just have some extra cash and was wondering what my options were as far as rims and hubs. Why does anyone want better components on a bike? I have just read that the hubs are the poorest component on the TT pro (well besides the tires).

Why didn't I call the bike shop? I wanted to know the going rate. The shop in my town is hit and miss on labor prices. Maybe I also wanted some suggestions... Which I got. Thanks.

If you're looking to upgrade just get a whole wheelset instead of dealing with redoing the stock wheels. As far as quality on those hubs I don't know since I don't own that bike . . .yet but I wouldn't hang on every word people spew around here. Lots of misinformation in this forum passing off as fact and its getting really ridiculous telling who is for real and who is just talking out their @$$ !
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Originally Posted by kringle View Post
Because he's asking the forum for quotes from bike shops in his area.
Again, people miss the point. If I wanted my shops quote I would have called them. I am not an idiot. They would have tried to sell me on some wheelset in the shop and I would still be wondering what to do. Because I asked on here I now know a lot of new information. To be honest there are some great people on here. I get a bad feeling from peeps at the shop. They really don't seem to like you unless your a pro rider or walk in with a bag of cash.
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welcome to the world of riding Fixed. Most shops consider us a plague unless they're near a high enough concentration of people who ride fixed that they'll finally stock parts for our bikes.
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Kilo TT pro hubs will most likely explode in the next 100 miles. Get Phils now.
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Originally Posted by Eastspur View Post
Again, people miss the point. If I wanted my shops quote I would have called them. I am not an idiot. They would have tried to sell me on some wheelset in the shop and I would still be wondering what to do. Because I asked on here I now know a lot of new information. To be honest there are some great people on here. I get a bad feeling from peeps at the shop. They really don't seem to like you unless your a pro rider or walk in with a bag of cash.
the guys at my closest LBS also seem to hate SS or FG. Lol, they're all roadies.
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They're infected! Only one thing left to do, sneak in after hours and perform a mass derailercide!
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