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Saturday
Jan082011

Bicycle Repair, Assembly and Maintenance

We are a full service shop specializing in professional assembly, minor and major repairs and boxing bikes to be shipped.

Our base labor rate is $50 per hour for work not listed below. Replacement part costs are separate and will be estimated up front.

Safety Check – $20

- Check gear adjustments
- Check brake adjustments
- General tightening of nuts and bolts on handlebars, stem, seatpost, pedals and wheels
- Inspect frame, fork and tire tread
- Lube chain
- Air tires

Basic Tune-Up – $50

- Align and adjust derailleurs and hanger
- Align and adjust brakes
- Buff and clean brake pads
- General tightening of nuts and bolts on handlebars, stem, seatpost, pedals and wheels
- Inspect frame, fork and tire tread
- True wheels
- Lube drivetrain
- Wipe down frame
- Air tires
- Test ride

Advanced Tune-Up – $60
- Align and adjust derailleurs and hanger
- Align and adjust brakes
- Buff and clean brake pads
- General tightening of nuts and bolts on handlebars, stem, seatpost, pedals and wheels
- Inspect frame, fork and tire tread
- True wheels
- Lube drivetrain
- Adjust bearings in hubs, headset and bottom bracket
- Lube and buff all cables
- Lube all pivot points
- Wipe down frame
- Air tires
- Test ride

Drivetrain Cleaning – $40

- Degrease and lube chain
- Clean and lube derailleurs
- Clean and lube cassette or freewheel
- Clean chainrings
- Minor gear adjustment

"The Big Ernst"
Complete Tune-Up – $90

- Advanced Tune-Up
- Drivetrain Cleaning

Major Overhaul – $160
- Advanced Tune-Up
- Drivetrain Cleaning
- Remove and clean all components
- Clean and repack all bearings (parts extra)

Assembly
We offer a professional assembly service for in-house cutom build-ups at the shop's regular labor rate of $50/hour. Assembly of outsourced bikes starts at $89.99 with extra time beyond the initial hour at $50 per hour.

Packing Bikes
We pack bikes to ship based on our regular $50/hour rate. The process usually takes an hour or less, and we provide the box and packing materials.

Shipping will be the customer's responsibility. You can take the box to the local shipping center or arrange for a pickup from the shop. Bike boxes average 52" x 31" x 8" and usually weigh around 40 lbs.

For shipping estimates, visit:
UPS @ UPS.com (1-800-Pick-UPS)
or FedEx @ FedEx.com (1-800-Go-FedEx)

Monday
Jan102011

Shoe Fitting and Recommendation

Unlike large department and chain shoe stores, we take a hands-on approach and a careful look at your feet. We won’t leave you with a box a shoes to fend for yourself, unless you absolutely insist on it.

There’s much more to a shoe than its exterior appearance – in fact, quality shoes are made to fit different types of feet, and no one shoe will work for everyone. Our staff has years of experience and knowledge to help runners, walkers, cyclist, and even the nonathletic, find the most comfortable shoes for their feet. A lot of our shoe customers are hard-working people who need relief from foot and back pain. The most common problem we see is Plantar Fasciitis.

Note: We are not a licensed podiatrist, but we do come recommended by a few. Podiatrists often send patients to us with shoe and insole prescriptions.