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How often should bike be "tuned up"?(5 posts)

How often should bike be "tuned up"?willy2351
Jul 13, 2003 10:10 AM
I do a good job in regularly cleaning and lubing drivetrain, but am otherwise mechanically inept. My bike is working great, so there is no obvious reason to bring it into the LBS. Still, I assume that, like with a car, it makes sense to have a bike "tuned up" periodically. Does that make sense and, if so, how many miles do you experts recommend between tune-ups?

Thanks very much.
re: For me, as needed...others may differ.. nmRusty Coggs
Jul 13, 2003 11:17 AM
Depends on if you have Shimano or Campy!the bull
Jul 13, 2003 12:43 PM
If you have Shimano - Never It almost tunes itself!
If you have Campy like I do then you might want to make an adjustment after every ride.
re: How often should bike be "tuned up"?wookieontherun
Jul 13, 2003 1:15 PM
Here's what I do with my 5200...

I bought the bicycling mag. guide to bike maintenance and I check my bike before and after every single ride for the basics. About every 90-120 days I take it by my LBS (who I've established a great and expensive relationship with) and they almost always will go over everything on the bike for free.

I do this not so much because anything is neccesarily wrong, but because it's nice to have an extra set of eyes who know what they are doing looking over my bike for anything I might be missing.

So there's my .02

Just don't forget to get a new chain every 3000miles nmandy02
Jul 14, 2003 5:23 AM