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$ 80
Aug 2006
Tucson, AZ
high-end steel racing bike
New rear tire, trued wheel and frame adjustment  more... close row
$ 45
Oct 2007
Seattle, Washington
1964 Schwinn Hollywood
Replacement gooseneck  more... close row

Description of service

I went to a bike shop to replace the gooseneck on my 1964 schwinn hollywood bike, because the old one had rusted out and could not be turned for shipping. I wanted to purchase a new gooseneck and have the shop workers install it.

Review of Service

They found what appeared to be a good part, and they installed it, and i went on my way. Unfortunately i later discovered the part did not actually fit safely in my frame- it was about half a centimeter too long, as indicated by the grooves around the edge, which are supposed to be covered by the frame. The part was able to turn, so i was still able to ship the bike, but i need to go to a different shop to try to purchase a gooseneck that meets safety standards and will allow me to use the bike again without the risk of handlebars and front wheel misaligning.


Make sure you test out the bike before you even leave the shop. Examine it very carefully and perhaps even push or pull (carefully) at the affected part to make sure it is actually as secure as it needs to be. It is far better to discover any flaws before leaving the store so you can be refunded or have the problem fixed immediately.

$ 65
Mar 2008
East Lansing, MI
2004 Haro
Shock repair and new chain  more... close row
$ 200
Sep 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
Mountain Bike, 6 months old.
Expensive bike needs to be taken care of  more... close row
$ 30
May 2008
Catonville, MD
Huffy Mountain Bike. Christmas Gift
Great service and very fair prices  more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2008
Baltimore. MD
A mongoose bike
Repair and maintenance made bike shine  more... close row
$ 25
Apr 2008
Columbus, OH
Huffy 20 inch bicycle
Expensive flat tire repair  more... close row
$ 65
Jul 2007
Midland, MI
Mountain bike 4 years old
Bike fixed after falling off of a truck  more... close row
$ 22
Oct 2007
Seattle, WA
Novarra '06 flat-bar road bike; 24 speeds, 700mm x 23 slick tires
Spoke replacement part and service  more... close row
$ 70
Aug 2007
Lansing, MI
8 year old Pacific
New tire and innertube  more... close row
$ 45
Apr 2008
City bicycle
I recently had a small accident with my bike, when  more... close row