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$220 for a service, or put that towards a new bicycle?

I have an 18 month old Trek 7.1FX hybrid bike ($450 new) that I use to commute 5 days, 120km per week. Should I spend half the cost of a new bike on a service, or put that towards a new bike? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on May 16, 2014 - 15 answers

New bike or upgrade the frame with old components?

I ride a single speed (flip flop hub) here in NYC and am at a bit of a crossroads - my bike is at the shop and the diagnosis is grim - the worn out seat post is corroded into the frame. If it doesn't come out easy the repairs might be more than the original cost of the bike. Should I strip the components off the bike and get a new frame? Or a new bike entirely? Bike fiends I'd love some tips/pointers on this one. Specific details inside... [more inside]
posted by cristinacristinacristina on Aug 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Can my mountain bike frame be repaired?

Can my mountain bike frame be repaired? [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Sep 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Fix My Chain, Please!

I need to fix a stiff and twisted bicycle chain. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Apr 2, 2011 - 12 answers

maintenance for 2 yr old bike

My bike is going to get its last free tuneup from the shop where I bought it. What in particular should I ask them to check or do? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on May 13, 2010 - 15 answers

"It's gonna be clamp this, clamp that. Bada-climp, bada-clamp!"

Hardware question: is there a common sort of clamp for holding a round/tubular object? [more inside]
posted by supercres on May 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Fixed gear or not, in NYC? a) No. b) Yes. c) Yes, but with THREE SPEEDS...

Fixed gear or not, in NYC? a) No. b) Yes. c) Yes, but with THREE SPEEDS... [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Mar 27, 2010 - 13 answers

What bike tools do I need?

A good all-in-one bicycle tool set? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Mar 12, 2010 - 18 answers

DIY bike repair?

I just bought a mountain bike on the cheap and want to make some changes, namely adjust the shifters (or perhaps change them altogether), and replace the handlebars. Is this a rookie-doable project or should I take it to a shop? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 6, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I learn NYC's street repair status?

How can I learn NYC's street repair status? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Sep 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Ducar 124cc (125cc) engine rebuild

I want to rebuild my 125cc dirt bike engine, never done it before but I want to learn. [more inside]
posted by jakubsnm on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

bicycle repair - DIY or get an expert?

Should I take my cheap bike in for a professional tune up, or try to do it myself? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Aug 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Have I ruined my rim?

Hit a big pot hole with my new (to me) Raleigh 3-speed. Cleared the front wheel okay, but the rear rim has a dent from the impact. Still seems ride-able. How worried do I need to be? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember on Jul 9, 2009 - 10 answers

What are the toughest tubes I can get for my (most likely) inappropriate bike tires?

What are the toughest tubes I can get for my (most likely) inappropriate bike tires? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Sep 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Can I Fix My Indexed Shifter?

My new-to-me Schwinn Frontier mountain bike's indexed shifter for the rear gears is unwell. Help me nurse it back to health. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jul 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Bike Repair

Help me fix my classic Schwinn beach cruiser bike! [more inside]
posted by LoopyG on Jul 3, 2007 - 12 answers

Any Bike Repair Classes in the S.F. Bay Area Peninsula?

Any Bike Repair Classes in the S.F. Bay Area Peninsula? [more inside]
posted by Pasa la bola chetu on Jan 7, 2007 - 3 answers

You Said You Wouldn't Let go 'Til I Was Ready!!!

Gots me a bike, and now I gots me some questions(Repair cost estimates and what kind of freakin' bike it is, to be precise). [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Apr 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Why does my back wheel sound like it is rubbing when it is not?

Mysterious bicycle problem: When I'm on my road bike it sounds like the rear brakes are rubbing, but if I get off the bike and spin the wheel, I can see there is plenty of clearance, the wheel is true, and there's no sound. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by teg on Jul 22, 2004 - 21 answers

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