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Bike Service - Advice Needed 3 years 5 months ago #4142


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I need some advice. Took my bike in for a service today, at Evans Cycles, mainly becasue the bottom bracket was beginning to grind. So, they've had a look at it and recmmended new bottom bracket (expected), new chain, new cassette, new outer ring (all worn), new cables. It'll cost about £200, like for like replacements, which is a third of what the whole bike cost 10 months ago, new, from Evans. I do about 150 miles a week. I clean the drive mechanism every week. Is it reasonable to get that much wear in 10 months?
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Re:Bike Service - Advice Needed 3 years 5 months ago #4143


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Yes


Lupo - He's not the messiah.....
An idiot pretending to be a cyclist
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Re:Bike Service - Advice Needed 3 years 5 months ago #4144

Unfortunately like Lupo it is a yes.
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Re:Bike Service - Advice Needed 3 years 5 months ago #4145

It's probably about right in terms of what needs doing because I know you've ridden in all weathers and the level of equipment on the bike. However, what I would suggest is trying sett valley cycles, johnsons in staly Vegas or freeride in disley. Get a second opinion and it's always better to use a local shop and probably cheaper.

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Re:Bike Service - Advice Needed 3 years 5 months ago #4147

And just to add you can do everything but the cables very easily yourself.

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Re:Bike Service - Advice Needed 3 years 5 months ago #4148


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Thanks fellas, that's reassuring (in a perverse way !) and helpful.

Al, presumably there's a basic set of tools that I'd need for diy repairs. What would you recommend?
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