Tune Ups

Tune Ups

Priority is given to bike dependent customers. The typical turn around on most tune ups can be 2 full weeks, though early completion is common.

The “chain speed?”

Count the gears on your back wheel, don’t multiply them by the rings on your crank, just count those cogs in the back! That’s your “chain speed.” The only caveat is 3 speed bicycles. While only one gear is visible, you do have some to fool around with, requiring little more work from me. They’re hidden inside your rear hub!

Basic Tune

$40 – 1 speed chains

$45 – 3-9 speed chains

$50 – 10-11 speed chains


– Gear work & brake work (resurfacing and lubing of cables/resurfacing of brake pads as well)

– Bearing adjustments

– All hardware corrections

– Install fees waived for up to 2 parts
after the first two new parts installed, each one following is accompanied by a $5 added labor charge

– Wheel and frame cleaning

– Frame polishing

– Minor lateral wheel truing (on the bike)

– Drivetrain cleaning and lubing

– Tires inflated

Dirty Tune

This is not usually recommended, as the cleaning work is often mechanically beneficial, but is an option if you’re on a very tight budget!

$30 – all drive trains

– Gear and brake work

– No cleaning!

– Chain lubed

– Tires inflated

– Hardware corrections

Major Tune
(or Boxed Bike Assembly)

$60 – 1 speed chains

$65 – 3-9 speed chains

$70– 10-11 speed chains

Includes the Basic Tune plus:

EITHER full wheel truing & balancing

OR full bearing overhaul of the bottom bracket, hubs, and headset

Deluxe Tune

$90 – 1 speed chains

$95 – 3-9 speed chains

$100 – 10-11 speed chains

Includes the Basic Tune plus:

BOTH full wheel truing & balancing

AND full bearing overhaul on bottom bracket, hubs, and headset

Full refurbish (designed for “vintage” bikes)

Cost: $350 + parts where needed, and all install fees waived.
Like I said above, this is intended for vintage bikes, your old ten speed, say, or even the occasional Stingray.

Includes the Deluxe Tune plus:

-Wheel building labor!

(wheels get disassembled, the rims and hubs are cleaned, polished, and the bearings serviced. Then I rebuild the wheels to my standards, using new fresh spokes. This alone is 3-1/2 hours of work.

– All piece meal tasks needed including surface rust removal & component polishing

-Seized stem, bottom bracket, seat post removal

– Frame & fork clear enamel topcoat & wax (brings back the shine bikes have out of the factory and greatly slows the return of oxydation)

– All needed tapping, chasing, milling, and drilling

– All needed frame corrections (steel only)

No less than 10 hours of dedicated work is involved in this package. If I’m dealing with a lot of seized components, I could easily spend 15 hours of my life fixing your bike. Because there will never be a full 10 – 15 straight hours to spend on one bike, I do these projects in small portions paced out over time, so as not to badly wreck my ongoing commuter repair schedule.

You should not get this package if you have any kind of due date in mind. This is not for active commuter bikes. This is intended to make an old bike better than new which then can become your commuter bike or just a nostalgic callback to your youth! Remember: if the first thing out of your mouth is “this has been in my basement/garage for 30 years” you don’t get to give me a due date on this repair package!

Call or email to inquire!

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Holding Fee

This is a very small shop, and my time and attention is in high demand.
Once work is completed, prompt pick up is most appreciated.

Applied 5 working days following the verbal or email notification of the completion of your ticket, you will be charged an additional $5/day your bike is left in my little shop.

Therefore a working telephone or email address is necessary to leave your bike for work with me. Paying up front for work does not protect you from late fees or rush my labor.

After 30 days in storage, the bicycle is considered abandoned and will be recycled or given to someone who will use it. You will not get refunded.

Tasks I Do Not Do

– Put motors on bicycles

– Assemble tricycles or service them due to space

– Work on strollers, wheel chairs, electric scooters, skateboards, or “onewheels.”

– I work on e-bikes on a case by case basis

You will notice that none of my tune ups include any parts, not even cables or bar tape etc.. That is because while the sale of labor is not taxed, product is, so for ease of my accounting, I steer clear of “bundling” parts up with labor.