TUNE UPS
 



















A bike tune-up 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

The photos below give you an idea of what we do when your bike is here for a tune up.  Each bike we work on is a unique case, so many times we'll do more than what is pictured to a bike while performing a tune up.

 

Brake Adjustment Gear Adjustment Tire Inflation Bottom Bracket Adjustment
Hanger Alignment Headset Adjustment Lock Ring Check Chain Lube
Check Chain Length Crankarm Tightening Hub Cone Adjustment Wheel Truing

 

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.

We also offer a lower cost option to a tune-up that we call a Check Over.  The price is $55.  It is about 2/3 of a full tune and the mechanic decides where to spend his time based on the bike's immediate, obvious needs. 

Tuneups do not include extensive cleaning of any part of your bike.  If your bike is slimy and grimy, read on...

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 breathe 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.

WHEN 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.  Store Service Dept. 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.


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