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what to look for when a shop builds up a bike?(3 posts)

what to look for when a shop builds up a bike?namir in SoCal
May 27, 2002 7:01 PM
Hi, I've got a '96 Trek Team Saturn frameset which has 8-speed chorus on it. This week I'm going to order a new group for the bike-- what kinds of things should I look for if a shop is going to build up the bike? I'm not doing anything with the headset/fork. Just the drivetrain/shifters, basically. I don't want any surprises or anything down the road.
Not many worries!!Quack
May 28, 2002 6:42 AM
Changing out a group is really no different than normal adjustments and maintenance. They probably adjust a couple hundred derailleurs and brakes every month. If they have to change your hubs out and you decide to reuse your rims, make sure that the guy building your wheels has built wheels before and that he uses new spokes.

Enjoy the new group!
re: You know..jrm
May 28, 2002 11:57 AM
This may present an opportunity for you to do the work yourself. That is if you have the space and the time to do so.

It's sure not rocket science and you can allways ask the shop to look the work over in the end.