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When you guys take your bikes in for service (ie. tune-up) what's included in that service? What areas do they look/work on, breaks, gears, suspension? I'm sure it varies shop to shop but a general idea would help.

The bike is a Santa Cruz Blur LT

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I am looking forward hearing the following responses...

My recent experience was not noteworthy... I wanted my bike to be tuned up so it would be in top condition for riding (since I had taken a few years off)...

I paid the flat rate of $32 for the tune up at my LBS.... basically I had to describe what I needed checked/worked on... Their idea of a tune up is checking tire pressure and making sure the gears shift properly...

Should truency be done in a tune up? I don't know... but I thought my 32 dollars was not well spent.

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Shad6Bones said:
I am looking forward hearing the following responses...

My recent experience was not noteworthy... I wanted my bike to be tuned up so it would be in top condition for riding (since I had taken a few years off)...

I paid the flat rate of $32 for the tune up at my LBS.... basically I had to describe what I needed checked/worked on... Their idea of a tune up is checking tire pressure and making sure the gears shift properly...

Should truency be done in a tune up? I don't know... but I thought my 32 dollars was not well spent.

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You got that right!!! I dont work at a bike shop but have been in a few in my day and ALL do much more than check tire pressure and make sure it shifts properly before you pay 30dollars. Im not sure what else to tell you since I do most of my own maint, but Im sure others will chime in really soon.
 

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My local shop does the following for $40:

* Derailleur Adjustment
* Brake Adjutment
* Wheel Truing
* Lube Chain
* Lube Suspension Fork
* Minor Cleaning


I've never had them work on my bike, but I've refered many folks to the shop and they've been consistantly happy. The one odd thing about that shop is they charge a small fortune to replace brake and derailluer cables and housings. I think that's like another $40 for just basic cables which I could understand if you weren't already having the cables adjusted...

I have a local guy that used to work as a mech at another shop and for $20, he adjusts brakes and derailleurs, trues the wheels, lubes pretty much everything. So I save $20 and I have to clean it myself.
 

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My local shop does the following for $39:

* Derailleur Adjustment
* Brake Adjutment
* Wheel Truing
* Lube Chain
* Lube Suspension Fork

And for ten dollars more, they completely dissamble the drivetrain (cassette, bottom bracket, hubs, etc.) and thoroughly clean everything.
 
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