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 Service Rates and Repair Packages

The Bicycle Fixer

Renton - Bothell - Seattle

Basic Adjustment Tune-up package $70

Derailleur/Brake Adjustment
Inspect Cables
Inspect Brake Shoes
Minor Wheel True
Check Hub Bearing Adjustment
Bottom Bracket Inspection
Headset Inspection
Clean/Lube Chain
Wipe Frame/Fork
Inflate Tires
Test Ride

Professional Mobile Bicycle Repair Solutions


Bicycle repair service packages and many component adjustments performed by The Bicycle Fixer mobile bike shop are listed below. I'll bring my mobile bicycle repair shop at a time convenient for you and based on my current schedule. If you do not see a bike repair service that you need, please call or email for a quote.  These are base rates and could be more depending on the extent of the service required.  Whether you need a flat tire fix, brake or derailleur adjustment, tune-up or minor repairs to carbon frames call Joe or use the contact form so we can discuss your needs.

With a varied assortment of repair small parts and components, most bike repairs are completed on the same day. Special order parts are exempt but would be done ASAP. Special builds, some overhauls, minor carbon frame repairs, suspension service and hand-built wheels generally require multi-day service.

Tune-ups are bike shops most popular service package. How often do bikes need a tune-up and what is a tune-up? Most multi-speed bicycles sold have 2-3 front sprockets and anywhere from 6-11 rear sprockets, rim brakes with integrated brake/shift levers (though we are seeing more disc-brakes at price points under $1000), sealed cartridge bottom brackets, sealed headsets, and loose ball bearing hubs. Once all these components are properly adjusted, a tune-up is no longer required. This doesn't mean the bike no longer needs service, just that the adjusted loose-ball hubs no longer need an adjustment (most shops DO NOT consistently adjust these hubs when the bike is new!). This is something The Bicycle Fixer recognizes and treats accordingly. Below is a full description of a Tune-up and it's cost. The Bicycle Fixer's recommended package after a proper tune-up has been performed is the Basic Adjustment Tune-up package. Bikes used year round and/or in less than ideal conditions require an overhaul approximately every two years.

The Bicycle Fixer takes a traditional approach to Tune ups that includes but not limited to; shifting/derailleur adjustments, brake adjustments, hub bearing adjustment, wheel truing, headset(steering) adjustment and bottom bracket (crank bearing) adjustment for a base cost of $90. If the bicycles hubs are outfitted with cartridge bearings and there's no adjustment needed, then the cost of the tuneup is the same as the Basic Adjustment package. If more extensive bicycle repairs are required, I offer other bike maintenance service packages to fit anyone's needs. The costs of tune ups, overhauls and the popular Basic Adjustment Tune-up package are listed below. Regularly scheduled bicycle maintenance is suggested for frequently used bicycles (racers, commuters and other year round riders).
Compare others costs of a "basic tune-up" in which they "check hub bearings" to our Basic Adjustment package. I'm sure you'll agree there are similarities except in the cost!

    Derailleur/Brake Adjustment                   $45 (parts not included) 
     Peformance Evaluation
  •  Adjust brakes
  •  Adjust derailleurs
  •  Clean/lube chain
  •  Inspect bicycle 
  •  Inflate tires
  •  Test Ride
     (Basic Adjustment) Tune-up                     $70  (parts not included)
  • Frame/Fork/Component Inspection
  • Adjust F/R Brakes       
  • Adjust F/R Derailleurs
  • Minor Wheel Truing (on bike) 
  • Adjust Headset (Steering) Bearings
  • Check Hub (Wheel) Bearings
  • Adjust Bottom Bracket (Crank) Bearings  
  • Lube Chain
  • Lube Brake/Derailleur Pivots
  • Safety Check
  • Inflate Tires
  • Torque Bolts to Spec
  • Wipe down bike
  • Test Ride

     (Traditional) Tune Up                                  $90  (parts not included)*
  • Frame/Fork Inspection 
  • Adjust F/R Brakes       
  • Adjust F/R Derailleurs
  • Minor Wheel Truing (On bike)
  • Adjust Headset Bearings
  • Adjust Hub Bearings
  • Adjust/Inspect Bottom Bracket (Crank Bearings)
  • Replace Rear Derailleur Frame Housing** 
  • Clean/Lube Chain
  • Clean Bike and Wheels (Wipe down/Polish)
  • Safety Check
  • Inflate Tires
  • Torque Bolts
  • Test Ride  


     (Everything that can be done) Tune-up         $115 (parts not included)*

  • Tune-up
  • Major Wheel Truing (lateral, roundness and dish)     
  • Drivetrain / Parts cleaning / Frame and Fork Polish (Excess dirt surcharge)        

            *New Cables, housing, brake shoes and a chain are installed on many Tune-Ups. Average parts cost $55 for  
           most derailleur equipped bikes. Cables, housing and brake shoes start around $30.  Disc-brake equipped
           bikes add $10/wheel+ for brake shoes. 

      **Note:  Tune Ups include rear derailleur frame housing replacement at n/c 
                   If your rear derailleur frame housing is full run housing, add $5+ for derailleur housing.
Housing is the fastest wearing part of a “click-shift” or index shifting system. 




     Overhaul       Road /Tri / Hydrid                   $230 (parts not included)**
                        Bikes w/ Hyd disc brakes       $250 (brake bleed included)


  • Includes complete breakdown and reassembly
  • frame and fork inspection
  • Advanced Tune Up plus   
  • Overhaul Bottom Bracket            
  • Overhaul Headset            
  • Overhaul Hubs

On all of the bicycle maintenance packages listed involving bicycle chain cleaning, the chain is never placed in anything resembling a cleaning tank.  The factory lube deep inside the rollers or bushings can't be easily replaced. Eliminating this chain lube can lead to poor performance, accelerated component wear and a squeaky chain.  Plus lubrication of the chain every few days isn't generally needed.  Do not be misled by any claim that the practice of placing a chain in a tank is the preferred method of cleaning.  It's just the easiest way. And if the chain requires that much cleaning it's probably time for a new one. Chain wear is measured on all bikes no matter the job being performed. It's a habit. If your chain wear measures as fully worn (greater than 1%) expect the cassette or freewheel will need replacement. A common symptom of a worn gear is skipping or a feeling of a '"jumping" chain under load. This is especially true with today's modern 10-11 speed cassettes as the tooth profile is short and the sprockets are very thin compared to freewheels thicker cogs.

All components purchased from The Bicycle Fixer for installation during an Overhaul will incur no extra labor charge. Did you purchase parts online or at a swap meet? I'd be happy to install and/or adjust that for you. 

 A la Carte' Pricing

Adjust Brake $13            
Install Brake Cable $5 ($10 internal routing)
Brake Bleed $25 per wheel (includes fluid)
Install Brake shoes $10 per wheel 
Adjust Derailleur $13            
Install Derailleur Cable $5 ($10 internal routing)
True Wheel $10-$30
Replace Broken Spoke $25-$40 (includes spoke and wheel true)
Wheel Build                               $70
Install Tire or tube $10
Install Tubeless Tire
Refresh Tubeless Tire
$20  (includes sealant) 
$15  (includes sealant)
Glue Sew-up $70 (on a clean rim)           
Remove Sew-up/Clean rim  $35-$50          
Install Chain $15
$25 tandem, recumbent         
Install Cassette $15
Tape Handlebars $20 ($30 w/ removal of old tape)
Box Bike for shipping
Complete Build
$170 (Does not include wheel builds)
Partial Build  Call or email
Boxed Bike Assembly
Bicycle Cleaning
(Preventative Maintenance) 
Excessive Dirt and Grease

Hourly rate  $70/hr
Noise evaluation  $70/hr $15 minimum
Diagnostics  $20/bike (deducted from invoice upon service of bike)

Boxed Bicycle Assembly

Have you ordered a bicycle online from or Amazon? I provide full assembly and adjustment of boxed bikes. I'll even recycle the box for you! Though they come with instructions, all online sellers leave out how to properly adjust bearings and the proper torque specs of bolts ("just tighten the part" leads to failure and/or safety issues). Bicycles require more than Allen wrenches and a screwdriver for proper bicycle assembly. Call or email and I'll be happy to help you out. 

Complete Bike Build

A complete bicycle build requires good to new condition brand name parts and a functional frame/fork.

Gluing and repairing  sew-up tires (tubulars)

Without getting into the how to of mounting sew-ups I'll leave it at this, in almost 40 yrs of working as a mechanic (we didn't have high-performance clinchers in the 70's or early 80's) I've glued up somewhere around 600+ tubulars for professional racers and amateurs alike. Many were team riders but a good number were folks having me glue tires in a shop environment. There's no magical elixir, just tried and true application. Experience and good mentors were the best teachers for gluing tubular tires. I also perform minor tubular repairs. 
A note about removal of sew-ups as prep for a new application, it takes approximately 1/2-3/4 hour to remove old glue/residue. A clean rim is best to mount a tire unless the current tire was mounted recently. It's common practice to remove a tire after one season of use and reglue it a few weeks to a month before the next season. Keep this in mind as a rolled sewup is no fun. (Note some shops do not offer this service).

Wheel Building   (generally multi-day service)  

Wheels take a lot of abuse considering they support a rider’s weight, encounter road hazards and deal with a wet environment, so for these reasons, I use DT and Sapim stainless spokes for wheel builds.  Wheels built for riding in the Puget Sound region or in salty environments, I use brass nipples. Alloy nipples and steel spokes have a tendency to galvanize which makes wheel truing difficult after a few years of regular exposure to the elements. Leave the alloy nipples for high performance wheels used for road racing, track, time trial and tri bikes. For high-performance after-market wheels using aero blades in their construction, I use DT Aerolite or Sapim spokes w/ Alloy nipples.*

Costs for spokes are as follows;

  • DT Champion 14g  SS                                                                   $1.10/spoke
  • DT Champion 14g Blk/blk brass nipples                                           $1.40/spoke
  • DT Comp db  14/15g  SS                                                               $1.50/spoke
  • DT Comp db  14/15g Blk/blk alloy nipples                                        $1.80/spoke
  • DT Aerolite Blk/silver alloy nipples                                                   $5/spoke (special order and prepay)

* I use Sapim spokes for aftermarket wheels spec'd with such spokes as needed and some special applications. 


Many other bike repair services are available as well as Group and Senior Discounts. 
For Corporate rates go to 
Corporate Partners page. 
For further information email or call 253-486-7468

If it rolls on two wheels and powered solely by your legs.......... my bicycle repair shop can fix it!
I'm not qualified to service the motors and electronics on electric bicycles but would be happy to recommend a qualified bike shop.

Did you purchase your component online or at a swap?  That's OK! We'll happily install and/or adjust it for you.


  • Tandem/Recmbent:                                  $40
  • Internal Cable Routing:                             $30 or less
  • Di2/EPS Installation                                  $40
  • Shop Supplies:                                         1% or $2 (whichever is greater)
  • Service Charge is mileage based:     up to 5                     $6
  • (Kent based office)                         min 6-20                  $12           
  •                                                      21+                        $18
  •                                                      35 miles           call me

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