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     grant updated 11 years, 11 months ago 7 Members · 15 Posts
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  • grant

    25 February 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Just took my road bike to bike shop today for overhaul all new cables new chain new bottom bracket re-grease everything be like bloody new

    dreading the bloody price tho 😥

    who takes there bikes to bike shop or who does everything them self ❓

  • tomlevell

    25 February 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I do everything other than rear shock services. (I might have a go at that sometime when I get sorted out)

    Not that it’s saved me any money as I keep buying specialist tools :0)

  • HarryB

    25 February 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Where did you take it Grant?

  • grant

    25 February 2009 at 7:27 pm

    harry i took it to glg cycles in thornaby , i have know gary for a long time

    he allways does a good job

    he too is a scott dealer .

  • Gunner

    25 February 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Well I do most things myself………….. 😉

    However, I will not do any maintenance to my suspension.

    The only reason I take my bike to a shop for any jobs is when I don’t have the time to do it myself.

    I would not use GLG though after a bad experience there with a wheel re-build, certainly put me off.

  • hugo15

    25 February 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I do bits and bobs myself.

    I went on a one day course at Edinburgh Bike Co-Op in Newcastle, which I thought was excellent (lots of other good feedback on other forums too). Cost is £50 but for that you get shown how to service your bike whilst working on your own bike so it gets a full service while you learn. Lunch was thrown in too! The things it covered were;

    Headset strip down and re-build

    Hub strip and re-build

    Crank removal, bottom bracket removal and re-build

    Cassette removal

    Gear set up

    Brake set up

    Chain breaking and replacement

    Think that was it. Link below if anyone is interested.

  • Gunner

    25 February 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I was just looking at the Hayes Bike Manual in Smiths the other day, very good, quite comprehensive and very up to date.

    Thing is, if you’ve now got the internet, there are a plethora of excellent sites that you can view maintenance instructional guides, Park Tools being one very good example.

    Doing bits and bobs yourself has never been easier 😉

  • hugo15

    25 February 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I quite like this site too

  • Gunner

    25 February 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I quite like this site too

    Very good, just registered 😉


  • Steve Kish

    25 February 2009 at 8:58 pm

    TBH, I don’t trust mechanics at bike shops ( 👿 👿 👿 ) I’ve seen them work on other peoples bikes and shiver – I was working on bikes before most of their parents ever met!

    I do all stuff myself apart from one or two specialist bits, like TIG welding. Just bought my first bike with front suspension forks (nothing special, Marzocchi MZ Comp) so may have to follow the trend here and go to a shop. That having been said, I may just upgrade them if they go funny. 😛

  • mr-marty-martin

    25 February 2009 at 10:00 pm

    i do everything myself apart from suspension stuuff ( mine are cheap ones so you dont need to even look at them…)

    and as steve says, not tig welding…

    think i may have to take my cross frame in as we cant get the cross bike out at al… and we no what were doing…

    think they’ll probalys have to blow torch it to loosen it up abit…

  • grant

    28 February 2009 at 2:31 pm

    well got my bike back today

    like bloody new gears sweet as a sticky toffee pudding

    didn’t need the bottom bracket doing gary said i would be wasting my money getting one fitted, new head set tho and new cables gears and brakes gears re-setting .

    not bad price neither 40.00 😀 😀

    well happy 😀

  • mr-marty-martin

    28 February 2009 at 2:39 pm

    bet you could of done it yourself alot cheaper 😉

  • HarryB

    28 February 2009 at 2:55 pm

    That sounds a very fair price to me

  • grant

    28 February 2009 at 2:59 pm

    yep quite happy with the price he charged me cosidering he put a new head set in .

    allright alot of folk could do it themselves i dont think i am up to that standard yet after all i have to ride it 🙂

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