Repairs

 

Repair Philosophy​

Prompt, reliable, safe and comprehensive, at affordable prices.

We regularly tear bikes down to bare frames and rebuild them to produce our refurbished masterpieces, so any repair or maintenance problem you might bring us we have mastered many times over.
 
Prompt
We will fix flat tires same day, and we guarantee every repair will be finished within 2 business days.This time guarantee does not apply to compete overhauls, powder-coating frames, or repairs which require special-order parts.
Reliable
All repairs are guaranteed to last. Except for flat tires, if any repair fails within 90 days, we will fix it again free of charge
Safe and comprehensive
While doing each repair, we thoroughly check each bike for safety of steering, stopping and security, notify the owner of any issues that we find. and provide the completed checklist when the bike is picked up.

Basic Bike Maintenance Coaching

We also value our mechanics' time and skills.

Our experienced service staff will demonstrate and coach you through  basic repair procedures. Teaching/ coaching can be customized to your needs, Fees are $15 per hour. Volunteers may use shop credits for the coaching.

 

Repair Prices ​

(Prices in black are for labor only. Prices in green are for new and used parts.)

 

TIRES (all charges are per tire):

Pump up tires yourself..........................Free
Mechanic pumps up tires for you.............$3
Fix flat tire, replace tire, install.................$8

new rim tape, any/all

 Cloth rim tape...........................................$5 Tubes................................$3 used / $6 new​

Tires ................$5-$10 used / $10-$50 new​ 

The repair jobs listed below often require cleaning the bike or parts prior to doing the repair. The customer may waive the cleaning but since parts wear is of function of use and abrasive dirt, dirty parts will have shorter life. If the customer wants to use our cleaning facility to clean the bike, we will not charge the cleaning fee.

CLEANING FEES --

Drivetrain Cleaning..........................$40

A full transmission degrease, cleaning  and re-lube of (1) chain, (2) cassette, (3) chainwheels and (4) derailleurs @$10 each.

Wheel Cleaning (per wheel)............$10

Scrubbing road grit and aluminum oxide from the tires, and rims plus lubricating each spoke nipple

Frame and Brake Cleaning.............$20

Removing road salt and grit, tar, and aluminum oxide from the frame tubes, cranks, pedals, brake calipers and pads

WHEELS (price per wheel)

True wheel (on bike) ...............................$8

True wheel (on stand)............................$17

Tension, true, & stress-relieve spokes ...$35

spokes........................................$0.50-1.00

24"-27"-700c Wheel...................................$36-52​​

BRAKES (price per brake)
Adjust one brake (Tighten caliper arms, tighten cable, center & toe-in pads) for: Sidepull brake.....................................$7.50

Cantilever brake ..............................$10.00

V-brake ............................................$12.50

Disc brake.........................................$10.00

Install new brake set.......................$15-$20

Brake shoes .......................................$5-12

CABLES

Replace any cable.................................$10

Replace cable and housing...................$20

Stainless steel Cable...............................$3

Cable housing..............................$0.50/foot

 

DERAILLEURS AND SHIFTERS

(price per derailleur)
Adjust derailleur (tighten cable, adjust stops).....................................................$10
Install derailleur......................................$20
Install shifters.........................................$20

FREEWHEEL AND CHAIN
Lube chain...............................................$5
Replace chain........................................$10

Replace cassette or freewheel..............$10

​Chains (new only).........................$9-$30

Freewheel/cassette........$5 used/$15+ new​



BOTTOM BRACKETS
Tighten cranks or chain wheel.................$5

Adjust bottom bracket............................$15

Overhaul/replace bottom bracket...........$30

HEADSETS
Adjust headset.......................................$12
Replace headset....................................$25
Overhaul headset...................................$18

HANDLEBAR/STEM
Tighten handlebar and/or stem................$5

Replace grips...........................................$7
Tape handlebars....................................$12

Inner tube handlebar tape.....................free

Comprehensive Services ​

The labor estimates below are based on what we have found that well-used bicycles typically need. We will diagnose the bike when you drop it off, so you will know exactly what it needs and what you will be paying.

 

These comprehensive services are guaranteed for 90 days, so if there are any problems that we missed, we will complete such repairs free of charge. (We expect our tune-ups to last much longer, but some people ride heir bikes often and hard enough to wear out such items as chains, tires and brake pads in 90 days).

Bare Bones Tune-up ($30)

  • Tires checked for wear & rot, seated and safe, pumped up to recommended pressure. 

  • Adjust limit screws on front and rear derailleurs, lubricate cables.

  • Adjust brakes, lubricate cables.

  • Adjust headset.

  • WD-40 clean chain and derailleur pulleys

  • Inspect and lubricate chain

  • Rims trued on bike.

  • Check torque on all fasteners.

  • Test ride to ensure quality

 

Full Tune-up ($45 + $2 per gear):

  • Tires checked for wear & rot, seated and safe & inflate tires to recommended pressure

  • Check torque on all fasteners.

  • Brake calipers, pads & cables checked, lubricated, and adjusted.

  • Full drivetrain cleaning: chain, cassette cogs, chainwheels, and derailleurs @ +$2 per gear.

  • Shifters, derailleurs and cables lubricated & adjusted.

  • Chain wear checked, chain lubricated

  • Rims tuned to true and round on jig.

  • Clean frame, handlebar and rims

  • All major bearings - Wheel hubs, bottom bracket & headset checked for wear, adjusted, and 90W oil lubricated.

Full Tune-up +1 ($10 for each of the following additional services): 

  • Replace both tires, tubes, and/or rim tapes

  • Replace both sets of brake shoes

  • Replace either brake or shift cables/bleed hydraulic lines

  • Tension, true & stress-relieve one wheel on jig

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Overhaul ($175)

A comprehensive servicing...This restores the bike to work like new - or better!

  • Hub, headset and bottom bracket bearings cleaned and re-greased (replaced if needed).

  • Brake and shift cables replaced, brake shoes replaced and derailleurs & brakes adjusted.

  • Freewheel/cassette and chain removed, completely cleaned and lubricated (replaced if needed).

  • Rims tuned to true and round on jig.

  • Handlebar, stem and seat post removed, cleaned regreased and tightened.

  • Handlebar tape replaced, loose accessories tightened.

  • Frame and all parts cleaned and de-rusted

 

ASSEMBLY

Assemble bike (except wheels) from on-line vendor, adjust to bike shop standards (pre-stretch cables, fine-tune shifting, toe-in brake pads, and safety-check bike)...........................>>$25-$60

FRAME REPAIRS (limited)

Build bike from a bare frame..........$120

Cold set rear triangle (steel only).....$20​

Straighten bent rear (steel only)......$20

Replace fork.....................................$25

ACCESSORY INSTALLATION
Rack.................................................$15

Fenders............................................$15​

Kickstand...........................................$5

Light..........................free with purchase

      

 

 

      

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Store Hours

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday-Saturday

Upcycles Bike Shop will be closed November 9 at 2pm until Wednesday November 13 at 10am.

GUARANTEED TO LAST!

All of our bikes come with an extended one year warranty. Really, it should be even longer, because when we refurbish them, we aim for perfection. Although this is a brand-new policy, it applies to any bike sold in 2018 as well! Check the Shop Policies page for warranty details and the Gallery page for examples of our gorgeous refurbished bikes. We have lots of brand-new looking bikes, and powder-coated frames waiting for custom builds, all with Upcycles reliability and durability at big box store prices.

We offer the same one-year warranty on overhauls, and on any complete system (e.g., the brake system: brake levers, calipers, cable, housing, and shoes) that we rebuild or refurbish.