Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tune Ups Bike Wash

C.K. Bicycle Mechanic is no longer in business.

(All work comes with a full 30-day guarantee.)
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Please read " A note about tune ups on the bottom of this page before ordering a tune up."

***BIKE WASH & DRIVE TRAIN DEGREASE/LUBE PLUS GEAR & BRAKE CHECK/ ADJUSTMENT For modern road bikes..............................................................................

The bike wash & drive train (Chain, Cranks, Cassette, and a detail cleaning of the derailleurs) degrease/ cleaning comes with a thorough inspection (relube) and a brake and gear adjustment's, which might be all your bike needs. If you decide you want more, you can apply the cost to a more extensive tune up. 

*Bronze Tune-Up....................................................................

  • Brake Adjustments
  • Shifter and Derailleur Adjustments
  • Full Lubrication of Chain, Derailleur, and Brakes
  • Drive train Inspection
  • True Wheels
  • Security Check on all Accessories
  • ****Plus derailleur hanger check and alignment [a C.K. Bicycle Mechanic exclusive] (If needed)


A note about tune ups.

To be totally honest, most "well kept"  road bikes don't need a very  extensive tune up. They just might need to have one or two  issue improved, such as shifting performance, or  have their handlebars re-wrapped, and having their chain and drive train cleaned, and re-lubed.

Unfortunately, that's not always the case. As even some brand new bike shop quality bikes were never set up correctly from the start. And a full tune up is needed. And when it comes to neglected road bikes, well of course they need an extensive tune up. :)

Other times, the problem might be due to some worn out parts or components ( worn out  chain rings are a main cause for poor up shifts to the big chain ring) bad chainline even on new bikes, or something like a compatibility issue,  as lot's of parts are made proprietary (so you have to stick with the same brand and exact size), and are not mixable. Therefore no amount of tuning or adjusting will solve the problem.

And lastly, if your not exactly sure what wrong with your bike, ordering a tune up is a big waste of money and time. Instead of requesting a tune up, tell the mechanic what symptoms the bike is presenting and let the mechanic try and figure it out- if the problem is not solved, no money should ever change hands.

24 to 48 Hour Turnaround.

 Notice: I Schedule maintenance with the sole goal of being able to ensure each customer gets the full attention they deserve.