BIKE REPAIRS
 




















  OUR SERVICE DEPTARTMENT IS LIKE A STORE IN ITSELF!

With the big box stores popping up in every community, and endless internet buying options at your fingertips, there is some wonder on how small, independent bike shops remain open.  Places like Toys R Us, Sports Authority, K-Mart, and Dick's Sporting Goods pump out huge volumes of "B" brand bikes and in some cases, even carry top-shelf name brands from the bike industry.  So how does a small neighborhood bike shop compete with the sales volume of the department stores?  Well, we like to turn that question around and ask: How do the big box stores compete with the small, specialty shops when it comes to service and knowledge?  And, a lot like the answer to the first question....they can't, don't and never will!  At Smart Cycles, we understand that bicycle repair and maintenance is not brain surgery or rocket science!   BUT.....
     
  A bike is not a toy, so don't treat it like one......We DO know that a properly assembled and tuned bike is more likely to be SAFE as well as a lot more fun to ride... and that counts for a LOT!

We take great care and pride in our mechanical work and it shows.  Our store has one of the best reputations in the region for having a superior service department.  Our mechanics are absolute professionals in their field.  Whether you need training wheels installed, or if you need your frame aligned before a race, our service department will take care of you.  This section will give you an overview of our repair services and some insight into that room in the back of the store where all the noise comes from! 

     
  A bike tuneup is a complete inspection, adjustment, and lubrication of your bicycle. We adjust gears and brakes, true wheels, adjust the headset, bottom bracket, axle cones and check all nuts and bolts during a tune up.  We will also lube your bike as needed.  During a tune-up, we perform all repairs necessary to put your bike into the best shape it can be in for safe and reliable operation.  Parts and installation labor are not included.  We recommend tune-ups once a year at a minimum for all bikes. Tuneups do not include extensive cleaning of any part of your bike.

$79 for Geared Bikes
$49 for BMX, Kids, and Freestyle Type Bikes

     
  A drivetrain overhaul is a complete disassembly, cleaning, reassembly and adjustment of your drivetrain (cranks, chain, cassette or freewheel, front derailleur and rear derailleur).  It will ensure that you get the most use out of your bicycle's drive mechanism.  We recommend DT overhauls once a year and prefer to do them in conjunction with a tune-up.   

$
85
     
  An overhaul is a complete reconditioning of your bicycle.  During an overhaul, we completely disassemble your entire bike in detail.  We hand clean all components, re-lube them, re-install them, and re-assemble your bicycle.  Then we perform a complete tune-up. An overhaul gives a dirty, well ridden bicycle a new life and greatly reduces wear and tear on all of its components.  During an overhaul, we perform all repairs necessary to put your bike into the best shape it can be in for safe and reliable operation.  Parts are not included in the price.  We recommend overhauls based on the condition of your bike.  If you ride year round, or mountain bike in all conditions...an overhaul once a year will make your bike last longer!

$200+
     
  Bring your bike in for a free safety check and inspection any time.  We will alert you of any visible safety problems and give you a free estimate for any repairs we think are necessary.


Free!




HOW OFTEN SHOULD I MAINTAIN MY BICYCLE????
A common and legit question!  The most accurate answer is that it depends on where you ride, what conditions you ride in and how much you ride!  A bicycle is a machine...all machines need some form of continuous care.  Here is a small list of things to do before and after every ride at a minimum...and a guide to how often your bike needs to visit the shop!

BEFORE EVERY RIDE
-Check Tire Pressure
-Check Shock Pressure
-Check Fork Pressure
-Inspect Tires For Cracks or Peeling
-Check and Make Sure Brakes Are Operational
-Check Critical Stem/Braking System Hardware/Bolts for Proper Torque
-Check For Loose Parts and Make Sure Bike Does Not RATTLE
-Check Chain for Tight Links or Potential Failure Points

AFTER EVERY RIDE
-Inspect Tires Again
-Clean Drivetrain of Sand and Grime
-Clean Frame and Painted Areas of Sand, Grime, and SWEAT!
-Re-lube chain properly and wipe off excess chain lube
-Hang Bike In SAFE PLACE!

TUNE UPS
We recommend a tune up once a year on every bike at a MINIMUM...if you ride more you might need more than one tune up a year!  A tune up on a bike is a lot like an OIL Change in a car...it needs to be done after a certain amount of mileage, but should always be considered every 6 months or so on a bike that is used and needs to be considered safe and reliable! Tuneups do not include extensive cleaning of any part of your bike.

OVERHAULS
Overhauls completely recondition your bike. If your bike is SO grimy and dirty that a tune up will be ineffective, then you need an OVERHAUL.  If you have premium equipment, overhauls are recommended more often, about once a year, to keep your bike and its gear in that premium class!  We do partial overhauls and Drivetrain overhauls more often than complete overhauls...If your bike is tired, dirty and sad looking...an over haul will breath new life into it!

BICYCLE ASSEMBLY
If you have purchased a bike somewhere else, we are happy to assemble it for you.  You can even have it shipped directly to us to avoid all the hassles of having a somewhat large bike box delivered to your home.  The cost to do this varies depending on the complexity of the bike.  The chart below shows you the options we offer. 

Type of Bike   Service Provided   Pricing Options
         
Typical Multi-Speed
MTB, Hybrid or
Road Bike
  Receipt of Delivery, Unpacking, Assembly, Full Tuning, Recyling of All Packing Material, Seat Height Adj. Upon Pickup   $150, includes a free follow-up tuneup* within 45 days
$220, includes free 45 day tuneup* and free120 days follow-up tuneup*
         
Commuter Bike,
Bike with Internal Gears, Fenders, Racks,
Bikes w/Accessories
  Receipt of Delivery, Unpacking, Assembly, Full Tuning, Recyling of All Packing Material, Seat Height Adj. Upon Pickup   $120, includes a free follow-up tuneup* within 45days
$165, includes free 45 day tuneup* and free 120 days follow-up tuneup*
         
Simple Singlespeed, Fixie, Cruisers
Coaster Brake Bikes
  Receipt of Delivery, Unpacking, Assembly, Full Tuning, Recyling of All Packing Material, Seat Height Adj. Upon Pickup   $89, includes a free follow-up tuneup* within 45 days
$129, includes free 45 day tuneup* and free 120 days follow-up tuneup*

* Every brand new bike will require a followup service after just a few rides.  Wires stretch, spokes loosen, bolts settle and get loose, press fit bearings need re-adjustment, and much more. This is why all bike shops offer free tune-ups with new bike purchases. Simply put, a great bike build and tune-up 'undoes itself' with just a few miles on a brand new rig.   The level of bike is unimportant. Even the finest equipment assembled by the BEST mechanic will require follow-up adjustment.

With more and more people choosing to buy their bikes through different channels these days, shops are offering consumers assembly services like the ones listed above so you can be assured that your new bike will not only initially get assembled and tuned properly, but will be re-adjusted and kept in top shape during it's break in period.

EN IN DOUBT...
We do FREE estimates and safety checks, anytime...If you are In Doubt...get your bike down to the shop and we will inspect it for you!

All rates listed are minimum.  Hourly bench rate of $80 applies to all service department work.  Repair estimates are not guaranteed unless given in writing by management.  Deposits may be required before work begins.  Service Department Policy applies to all service department transactions! Policies and costs posted in-store  hold precedence over any listed on this site. A $3.50 supply/disposal fee is added  to all repair work.





Join Our Email List Email:
 





 

 

 

 

Giant • Raleigh • Haro • Redline • Bianchi • Scott • Santa Cruz • Intense • Juliana • Transition • RSD 
Detroit Bikes • il Massimo • Ciocc • Casati • DeBernardi • Guerciotti • Barco • Time

Hours - Directions - Email

All Content © Copyright 2015 - Smart Cycles, Inc.