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the Cost of Maintenance for Road Bikes

Price 
Location 
Submitted by  
Description
$ 150
Feb 2008
Tempe, AZ
high-end racing bike
Preseason tune-up and replacement parts  more... close row
$ 72
Apr 2008
Burlington, MA
24 speed Road Bike
Annual spring tune up  more... close row
$ 26
Dec 2007
Seattle, WA
Novarra '06 flat-bar road bike; 24 speeds, 700mm x 23 slick tires
Installing new fenders at the local shop  more... close row
$ 12
Aug 2007
Flagstaff, AZ
Cannondale R2000, two and a half years old
Wheel truing on road bike went well  more... close row
$ 67
Oct 2007
Seattle, WA
Novarra '06 flat-bar road bike; 24 speeds, 700mm x 23 slick tires
90 minute bike fitting  more... close row

Description of service

My bike is less than a year old, Novarra flat bar road bike, that I purchased used about 6 months ago. It's got a 52" top tube, 700cc tires, and 24 speeds.

Most of my riding is errands around the neighborhood and long weekend adventures, so this commuter bike is perfect.


Review of Service

The service was excellent. The tech was obviously very knowledgeable and experienced.

Because I bought the bike used, and this is my first bike as an adult, I really didn't know what to look for as far as fit goes. It turns out that the one I got is okay, but because my legs are so long, a larger one would have been better. The tech made all the adjustments he could to help the bike fit better, and even made recommendations as to what else I could do, if I found I was having problems and was willing to pay for the upgrades.


Tips

Based on my experience, I would have a similar appointment BEFORE I purchased a bike. If you're someone who rides more than a few miles a week, it can make a huge difference on your body and your conditioning if you have a bike that doesn't fit you properly. Now I know...


$ 40
Oct 2007
Marietta, Ohio
Bridgestone 100th Anniversary Road Bike
25 point inspection for road bike  more... close row
$ 40
Oct 2007
Minneapolis, MN
pugeot 21 speed
Replaced chain on bike  more... close row
$ 75
Oct 2007
Phoenix, Az
Selvino 990
Yearly bike tuneup preventative maintenance  more... close row
$ 32
Mar 2008
Minneapolis
Fuji Supreme, 1974
New rear wheel installed  more... close row