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 Service Rates and Repair Packages


The Bicycle Fixer

Renton - Kirkland - Seattle

Basic Adjustment Tune-up package $70
Frame/Fork Inspection
Derailleur/Brake Adjustment
Inspect/Lube Cables
Inspect Brake Shoes
Minor Wheel True
Check Hub Bearing Adjustment
Bottom Bracket Inspection/Adjustment
Headset Adjustment
Clean/Lube Chain
Wipe Frame/Fork
Inflate Tires
Test Ride

Professional Mobile Bicycle Repair Shop

253-486-7468

joe@thebicyclefixer.com

The Bicycle Fixers' bicycle repair shop service packages and many component adjustments performed by The Bicycle Fixer mobile bike shop are listed below. I'll bring my bicycle shop to you at a time convenient for you and based on my current schedule. If you don't 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.

For any bike shop, the most popular service after a bicycle tire repair is the tune up. So what is involved in a tune up and what does a tune up cost? The Bicycle Fixer takes a traditional approach to tune ups that includes but not limited to; shifting/derailleur adjustments, brake adjustments, hub (wheel) bearing adjustment, bicycle wheel truing, headset (steering) adjustment, bottom bracket (crank bearing) adjustment and bicycle cleaning/lubrication for a base cost of $90. See the tune up packages beolw for more details.

On all listed bike repair service packages, I check chain wear with a chain checker tool. If you have 5-10 rear sprockets, a measurement of 0.75% indicates it's time to replace the chain. With 11 and 12 rear sprockets, 0.50% is an indication of maximum chain wear for running an efficient drivetrain system. I also check the hub bearings on the derailleur/brake adjustment bicycle service.


    Derailleur/Brake Adjustment                   $50 (parts not included) 
     Peformance Evaluation
  • Adjust Brakes
  • Adjust Shifting/Derailleurs
  • Check Hub Bearings
  • Clean/Lubricate Chain
  • Inspect bicycle 
  • Inflate tires



     (Basic Adjustment) Tune up                     $70  (parts not included)*


  • Frame/Fork Inspection
  • Adjust F/R Brakes
  • Adjust F/R Derailleurs
  • Minor Wheel Truing (on bike)
  • Adjust Headset Bearings
  • Inspect Hub Bearings
  • Adjust/Inspect Bottom Bracket (Crank Bearings)
  • Replace Rear Derailleur Frame Housing**
  • Clean/Lube Chain
  • Clean Bike and Wheels (Wipe down/Polish)
  • Performance Check
  • Inflate Tires
  • Torque Bolts
  • 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)
  • Performance Check
  • Inflate Tires
  • Torque Bolts
  • Test Ride  

          
      

     (Everything that can be done) Advanced Tune up         $125 (parts not included)*



  • Tune-up
  • Major Wheel Truing (lateral, roundness and dish)     
  • Drivetrain / Parts cleaning / Clean and polish frame/fork
  • Grease hubs       

    
            *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       $260 (brake bleed included)

 

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

                 
     

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

Far and away the most requested a la carte' service is regarding bicycle tire repair. What does bicycle tire repair really mean? Replacing a bicycle tires' tube. This involves removing the bicycle tire and bicycle tube, inspecting the tire tread to find thorns, glass or something else like a piece of wire. Once the culprit(s) are found and removed, then a new bicycle tube is installed.

         
Adjust Brake $13 ( mechanical disc brake varies )          
Install Brake Cable $5   ( internal routing extra )
Brake Bleed $25 per wheel (includes fluid )
Install Brake shoes $10 per wheel 
Adjust Derailleur $13            
Install Derailleur Cable $5  ( internal routing extra )
True Wheel $10-$35
Replace Broken Spoke $25-$40 ( includes spoke and wheel true )
Wheel Build                               $70
Install Tire or tube $10  ( ebikes extra )
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
$55-$70        
Complete Build
               
$225 ( Does not include wheel builds )
               
Partial Build  Call or email
Boxed Bike Assembly
               
$35-$120
Bicycle Cleaning
(Preventative Maintenance) 
Excessive Dirt and Grease


$35
$50
www.thebicyclefixer.com/preventative_maintenance/html
Hourly rate  $70/hr
Noise evaluation  $70/hr $15 minimum
Diagnostics  $45 ( deducted from invoice upon service of bike )
   




































Bicycle Assembly Service

Have you ordered a bicycle online from bikesdirect.com, Amazon or one of the many bicycle direct to concumer sites? I provide full bicycle assembly and adjustment of boxed bikes. Bicycles costing less than a few thousand dollars including Mountain bikes,
hybrid bicycles and road bike hubs come with just enough grease to make the overseas trip to your house. For this reason, I partially disassemble the bicycle wheel hub and add grease. Like with a bicycle tune up, I also adjust the hubs for proper operation. Each bicycle wheel is trued and spokes tensioned. Cables are greased (brake) or lubed (shift cables), pedals and seat posts are also greased. When you see the comment on a site that a bicycle comes "80% assembled", that's exactly what it means. Nothing is adjusted at the assembly factory. So for a road bike, mountain bike and hybrid bicycle, bicycle assembly service is a bike tune up plus unpacking, so the charge is simliar to a bicycle tune up. For road bikes with electronic shifting (Di2) or a mountain bike with a dropper post, expect the cost to be higher. 

YouTube diy video's, brand's included assembly instructions or a list of a few tools on the side of a box are inadequate. If it takes a bicycle repair shop at least 10-15 tools to properly assemble a boxed bicycle, how can only 5-6 tools do it? You paid at least a few hundred to a few thousand dollars for your bicycle! How long do you want it too last? Professional bicycle assembly allows your bicycle to operate without clicking, clunking and squeaky noises. And the bolts are torqued to spec. Then it gets a test ride. Any issues at this point are resolved. Then the bicycle is fitted to you for comfort, efficiency and safe operation. Kids bikes that look like miniature adult bicycles cost the same as their larger brethren. Basic kids bikes with coaster (foot) brakes cost anywhere from $30-$45. 

Complete Bike Build


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

        
Gluing and repairing tubular tires ( sewups )

Without getting into the how to of mounting tubulars 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. There are more steps required than just stretching and gluing to get the most out of your tubulars. The cost of tubulars are somewhat high compared to perforamnce clinchers so why skip steps. Have it done professionally. 
A note about removal of sew-ups as prep for a new application, it takes at least 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. The glue dries out. 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 riders and bicycle weight ( including touring loads ), 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, track, time trial and tri bikes where saving time is a goal. 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                                                                   $1.25/spoke
  • DT Champion 14g Blk/blk brass nipples                                           $1.40/spoke
  • DT Comp db  14/15g  SS                                                               $1.65/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 also use Sapim spokes for handbuilt wheels and they're as good as DT's spokes but I've used DT's so long (35 yrs) it's my default or go to spoke for custom wheelbuilding. 

  

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 
joe@thebicycler.com 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 ebikes but would be happy to recommend a qualified ebike shop.

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


Minimum Service Call $25


The Bicycle Fixer
 

Email: joe@thebicyclefixer.com

Call: 253-486-7468

Or use contact: http://www.thebicyclefixer.com/Contact.html


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