's Forum Archives - General

Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )

Campy owners in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky(3 posts)

Campy owners in Cincinnati/Northern KentuckyPaulCL
Jun 12, 2003 1:47 PM
My ergolever needed a rebuild. I looked to do it myself, but once I opened it up, I realized that it was a job for a professional. Most of our LBS's want to ship to job out of town (to Branford???). I didn't have time for that. Besides, the extra $20 shipping was overkill.

A new shop in town, called "Soul Ride" offered to do it for me. He had rebuilt a few when he worked in California. Rick (the owner) rebuilt the lever the same day I brought it to him. He charged me $28 for labor plus one new cable. I had the spare parts bought from Branford. He did a great job - it shifts better than when new.

His shop is in Taylor Mill, KY just off the 275 exit. He's about 5 minutes from downtown. Phone number is in the book.

I don't know him. I don't get anything out of this post except promoting a good, new, LBS that did good work for me. I owe him this much.

re: Campy owners in Cincinnati/Northern Kentuckyxxl
Jun 13, 2003 7:51 AM
Had you tried the wrenches at Jim's Bicycle Shop, over in Deer Park?
Jun 14, 2003 8:11 AM
Jims is too far away to be convenient. I live in NKY. When I needed my ergolever rebuilt, nobody wanted to do it. I called about five shops - all of whom wanted to ship it somewhere.

I needed some tubes ASAP so I stopped in the Soul Ride shop to see if they carried my size. I always thought of the shop as a MTB shop. He had my tubes. Then I asked him about the rebuild - thinking I'd do it myself. He commented that he'd done a few - but didn't offer to do mine. I called him the next day to do it after I realized I was in over my head. He said yes and apologized for not offering in the first place (his wife got on his case). So now, I 've found a shop within 4 miles of home, on a cycling route, that does great work. Life is good. Paul