Bike Service & Repair

Why does a bike need service?

Your spring starts with a brand new bike.  You head out on your first ride and you feel the wind through your hair and the sun on your face.  Life is great.  You carefully carve time out of your schedule to ride your bike more.  Before you know it you are doing 50, 100, 200 miles a week or more.  Sun, rain, dirt, pavement, wind and maybe even some snow.  You ride through it all.  Your bike gets dirty, you get dirty.  Longer rides require more nutrition which means you're probably going to spill some sports drink or a gel while nearing the bonk zone.  It gets all over you and your bike, you wipe it off when you get home, you keep riding.  Slowly your parts get dirtier and dirtier and stickier and stickier.  You don't notice until you jump into your big ring.....you try to jump into your big ring and chunk chunk CHUNK!  You are stuck in your middle ring or maybe even your chain falls off. 

You love your new bike but slowly it breaks down over time.  We barely notice it...until....we get it tuned up again.  Preventative maintenance on your bike is important.  It is going to get you out on your bike and down the road and back again.  Not just today but tomorrow too.  We've been serviceing bikes for over 25 years.  We see it happen on all sorts of bike rides and races.  The morning of an event someone grabs their bike and that's when they notice that tire has a cut in it, the chain isn't shifting well.  We don't want you to worry about those things when you ride.  We want you to know that your bike is ready to go when you are.

Take care of your bike before it needs.  There is a list of things at the bottom of this page that you can check yourself.  We are also willing to help you....we want you to love the ride.

What does it cost to tune up your bike?

For the most comprehensive service and the best value, we recommend choosing one of our complete tune-up packages. We also offer a la carte bike repairs if you're in need of a minor fix or adjustment. We strive to complete your bike service quickly and accurately. Learn more about our packages and visit us today for your free estimate.

Basic Tune-Up

$99.99*

  • Inspect and Adjust Brakes
  • Inspect and Adjust Gears
  • Inspect and straighten Wheels
  • Inspect and Lube Chain
  • Safety Check
  • $10 off if bike was purchased from Spoke-n-Sport

Deluxe Tune Up

$174.99*

  • Inspect and Adjust Brakes
  • Inspect and Adjust Gears
  • Align Derailleur Hanger
  • Inspect and Straighten Wheels
  • Inspect and Lube Chain
  • Precision Adjust Hubs, Headset and Bottom Braket*
  • Degrease Drive Train
  • Safety Check
  • *$20 Off if bike was purchased from Spoke-n-Sport

Complete Overhaul

$350.00*

  • Inspect and Adjust Brakes
  • Inspect and Adjust Gears
  • Inspect and straighten Wheels
  • Inspect and Lube Chain
  • Overhaul Hubs, Headset, and Bottom Bracket*
  • Degrease Drive Train
  • Clean Bike
  • Alignment of frame checked
  • *$35.00 Off if bike was purchased from Spoke-n-Sport

What do you need to do?

Every Day Ride

  • Check pressure in tires. Use tire gauge when available. Squeeze sidewalls at a minimum.
  • Check tires for tread cuts
  • Grab brake levers with force, not any differences between rides
  • Bounce bike, listening for rattles and odd noises, such as loose headset.
  • Spin pedals backwards, note any squeaky or dry chain
  • Clean/wash if very gritty and dirty

Every 100 Miles (160 Kilometers)

  • Check chain stretch
  • Inspect cable for cuts
  • Clean chain if necessary or dirty
  • Inspect brake pads for wear
  • Inspect tires for tread wear, replace as needed
  • Check hand pump for ability to create pressure
  • Check for bearing play in wheel hubs

Every 500 Miles (800 Kilometers)

  • Grab cranks and pull side-to-side checking for play
  • Lubricate pivot points
  • Lubricate brake and shifter cables
  • Check crank bolts
  • Full suspension bikes, check swing arm pivots bolts
  • Inspect frame for cracks or other anomalies

Every 1000 Miles (1,600 Kilometers)

  • Inspect rims for wear if using rim calipers
  • If ridden in muddy and hard conditions, overhaul bearings
  • Inspect shoe cleats and replace as needed
  • Remove seat post and clean. Re-grease as appropriate

Every 3000 Miles (4,800 Kilometers)

  • Grease bearings if non-cartridge
  • Remove tires and inspect rim strip
  • Install new cables and housing, especially shifting systems
  • Replace cartridge bearings if worn or play is present

Home Bike Repair 

We recommend having a few products at home to help you keep your bike in excellent working condition between your annual tune-ups. We have an excellent selection of essential tools, lubricants and cleaning products, and quality work stands. Shop online and pickup your items for free on your next shop visit.

Fizik Tempo Microtex Classic
$29.99
Fi'zi:k's line of Tempo bar tapes are designed for an unparalleled performa...
Kool-Stop V-Type 2 Brake Pad Inserts
$6.99 - $12.60
Kool-Stop's New V-Type 2 insert just got heavier with 1.5mm more pad materi...
Shimano SLX M7000 Disc Brake Kit
$119.99
- Adjustable Reach: Yes - Brake Caliper Type: Post Mount - Brake Lever Ac...
Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm Bar Tape
$41.99 - $45.99
- 2.5mm thick DuraSoft Polymer (DSP) - Micro-chevron grip pattern for sup...
Lizard Skins Danny MacAskill Lock-On Grips
$29.99
The MacAskill grip features a larger diameter in key areas of the grip to p...
ODI Troy Lee Designs Lock-On MTB Grip
$28.95 - $29.95
- Grooved channels prevent mud and water buildup - Overmolded flap gives ...
Lizard Skins Lock-On Logo Grips
$29.99
Experience what so many cyclists are using, the Logo grip. It satisfies man...
Lizard Skins DSP Bar Tape V2 2.5mm
$39.99 - $44.99
Balance is the key to optimum performance in a stage race. Experience the p...