I agree if the LBS cannot open their catalog and order the special part you need then you are on your own. Mechanical or electrical.
Maybe $25 for the brake bleed? Given the rear hub I can see a $25 surcharge on anything requiring removal of the rear wheel. So add that to parts and labor if you need pads or a rotor. Similarly $25 for spoke replacement/truing and $25 for wheel removal is reasonable.I have a quote from Velofix to come to the house and fix the rear brake on my Espin Sport (brake bleed?) and the price is 100. Does that sound reasonable? Also, I have a broken spoke on rear wheel. I have the replacement spokes but how much would you expect to be charged for them to remove and replace the broken spoke? Thanks in advance. T57
Gotta add the travel feeMaybe $25 for the brake bleed? Given the rear hub I can see a $25 surcharge on anything requiring removal of the rear wheel. So add that to parts and labor if you need pads or a rotor. Similarly $25 for spoke replacement/truing and $25 for wheel removal is reasonable.
Yeah, I guess the 100 covers the brake bleed and installing one of the spokes I purchased. I agree, the convenience of them coming to the house is worth it in my case. The other option was wait until Dec 16th when the LBS had a repair opening. Then I would have to lug it 3 or 4 miles. (or ride it with only front brake) I will report on the Velofix visit after he comes next Tuesday...Gotta add the travel fee
I just installed a $20 shift cable on a bike last night. I ran it through new premium housing with gun oil. Most internet bikes come with the fifty-cent grade cables. The $6.00 ones are ten-times better. I did this when I installed a new 11-50 cassette and derailleur on an electric cargo bike.Timely thread. I recently bought two Lectric XP 2.0s and one of the things that made me feel comfortable is they list two local bike shops in my area on their website that are supposedly in their "network." Turns out it's not quite that simple. One of them is pretty far from me. The other is a mobile service and they don't respond to emails or voicemails and don't answer their phone so I've found myself pretty much SOL as far as getting any warranty work done.
I've had to resort to DIY. I guess that's not too bad since I've been forced to learn basic maintenance and adjustments like disc brakes, derailleur adjustments, etc, but now I need to replace the derailleur cable on one of the bikes and I'm on my own. I've found a couple of local shops that will work on mechanical components of bikes they don't sell but I'd have to pay out of pocket and hope Lectric reimburses me. Not to mention they are booked out up to 3 weeks.
Bottom line, ebikes purchased online are fine if you're comfortable with DIY. Otherwise, consider spending more and buying from a local shop.
Better yet, Costco sells some lower-end Sondor bikes for about the same cost as Lectric XPs. Anything goes wrong, you can return it anytime. They use full-size wheels though so aren't as portable as the Lectrics.
What I'm not seeing is how to open the shifter housing to pull the old cable out.I just installed a $20 shift cable on a bike last night. I ran it through new premium housing with gun oil. Most internet bikes come with the fifty-cent grade cables. The $6.00 ones are ten-times better. I did this when I installed a new 11-50 cassette and derailleur on an electric cargo bike.
the cable pushes out so there may only be a hole covered in a plug.What I'm not seeing is how to open the shifter housing to pull the old cable out.
Thanks. That's the one. I'll have to take a closer look at it over the weekend. I didn't see any screws on it so like you said, it may just be a plug that pops out.the cable pushes out so there may only be a hole covered in a plug.
The SHIMANO TOURNEY TY SL-FT55-7R is a thumb shifter for mountain bikes that features SHIMANO's OPTICAL GEAR DISPLAY, which tells riders what gear position is selected while riding.bike.shimano.com
or its lost the first time you remove itProbably not even a plug. Often, if you undo the shifter cable on the other end and rotate the thumb lever. it will expose the mechanism where the ball on the end of the cable can be seen. Then if you push the cable up, the ball moves out. In other words, move the lever to the cable removal position.
ection to turn them, I realized her shifter cable was probably bent somewhere, and sure enough, it had hung up on the frame hinge.
a lot of it is those really cheap bikes are a pain to work on. it costs the same to work on them but the parts are so cheap its hard to make them right. and if you buy a cheap bike are you willing to pay to have it repaired? working on cheap bikes can be very frustrating and actually cost more because so many things can be wrong with it.I suppose if you own your own bicycle shop you are free to take or refuse any work you wish. I can understand them not wanting to do electrical because there are so many variations of systems out there. The run of the mill bikes except the frame are made of pretty common components that are brand names that the majority of bikes use. Why any shop would refuse to work on those things is a puzzle to me. Maybe they are just mad because you bought a bicycle somewhere else? If that is the case they need an attitude adjustment and it is best to let them stew in their own pot. Maybe this kind of attitude is becoming normal, case in point. The rear quarter panel of my SUV got dinged so I took it to the brand dealer and was told that they only do body work on cars you bought from us. I bought cars from them in the past but not the one that got dinged. Will I buy another car from them. NO.
Why any shop would refuse to work on those things is a puzzle to me.