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We repair any bike regardless off brand or where you purchased it!

STARTING LABOR FOR COMMON SERVICES

FREE

Estimates!

 

Tune Up (Bikes purchased at Snitger's): $45

Tune Up (All Other Bikes): $55-75

Brake Adjustment: $10

Shifting Adjustment: $10

True Wheel: $15

Suspension Service: $45

Replace Inner-tube: $7.50-$10

Clean & Lube Drive Train: $20

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.

The photos at the bottom of the page will 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!

What is a bike tune-up?
How Often Should I Maintain My Bicycle?

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 Each 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 Each 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!

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 drive-train overhauls more often than complete overhauls...If your bike is tired, dirty and sad looking...an over haul will breath new life into it!

Some Typical Things Done During a Tune-up:
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We do FREE estimates anytime...If you are in doubt...get your bike down to the shop and we will inspect it for you!
 

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