Recommended Bicycle Maintenance Schedule
Owning a bike means you get to ride it until your heart is full and your legs can’t pedal any longer. It also means you need to take care of it to keep it running in optimal condition. The more you ride, the more maintenance it typically needs because you wear out parts faster. I made a document that details common issues you might have with your bike, how often they should be fixed, what you can expect to pay, and how long it takes. Don’t let not knowing about bikes keep you from visiting our repair department. Local Hub wants to make bike ownership approachable and fun. You don’t have to be the expert…let us take care of that. Check out our website for a full list of services. We’ll probably need to see your bike before we can give you a firm estimate. Appointments aren’t necessary and we give free estimates before any work is done on the bike. Call the shop at 214-484-1019 with any questions or bring your bike in for service.
|Maintenance issue||How often you should have it fixed||What you can expect to pay||How long it takes|
|Low tire pressure||Pump your tires weekly if you ride a lot. Every time your ride if you don’t ride often. Pumping your tires to the recommended PSI can prevent flats and will keep you riding more efficiently.||Quality floor pumps start around $30. Worth the investment unless you like to visit us every week.||A few minutes|
|Keep getting flats||If you have more than 2 flats in month, there might be an issue. There might be a piece of debris still in your tire, your rim strip tape needs to be changed, or you need a new tire.||Flat fixes are $8 for labor $8-$10 for the tube. Rim strip tape is $5. New tires start at $20.||10-15 minutes with no interruptions|
|Chain needs lubricant||Lube your chain monthly/anytime your group ride buddy complains about the noise your chain makes. Lubricating your chain adds life to all your drive train components.||Lubricant costs around $10
We charge $5 to lubricate your chain.
|50-hour suspension maintenance||After 50 hours of riding your MTB.||We charge $50 not including seals.||Drop off bike at shop. 3-5 day lead time.|
|Tune up||Once a year. Click here to see what that covers.||Starts at $75.||Drop off bike 3-5 days depending on back log.|
|Gears aren’t shifting like they did when the bike was new and you need a derailleur adjustment||Bring it in when you start having issue. This is typically a very easy fix. A lot of cyclists wait until they can’t take it anymore. It is possible to use all your gears without hearing a grinding noise when you shift.||We charge $10 per derailleur.||5-15 minutes with no interruptions.|
|Brakes are squishy or your braking power isn’t like it was when the bike was new.
|Bring in it anytime you notice a difference in braking power. This is another one that’s usually an easy fix. Brakes are important. Get them fixed.||Depends on the issue. If your bike just needs a brake adjustment $10-$15.
New brake pads $10-$50. Brake pad install $10-$15.
Brake bleed for hydraulic disc brakes $25 per side.
|15-30 minutes with no interruptions.
Sometimes you need to drop it off.
Brake bleeds always need to be dropped off. Lead time 3-5 days.
|You are still having issues with your gears or brakes after they have been adjusted||Bring it by whenever you notice you are still having the issue. Your cables and housing might need to be replaced. If your cables were recently replaced, they may need readjustment due naturally breaking in.||Labor is $20 to install cables and housing. Housing costs $2/foot and cables are $5/each. You’ll also need new bar tape if you have a road bike with dual control shifters. Tape ranges from $15-$50. If you need more than 1 shifter or brake cable replaced, you might as well get a full tune up because labor charges add up and they are included in the tune up.||Needs to be dropped off. 3-5 days lead time.|
|Your disc brakes squeak louder than a baby crying||Fix Immediately. Why do you want to hear that awful noise?||It depends on what’s going on with the rotor or if your brake pads need to be changed. If your rotor is contaminated, your brake pads probably are too. Brake pads are $7-$35 and install is $15. We include cleaning the rotor in that price. If your rotor needs to be replaced, they range from $14-$80 and a $10 install.||Most of the time can be done the same day. If dropped off, 3-5 days lead time.|
|Creaky bottom bracket||Bring it by when it starts creaking. Sounds like metallic popcorn.||Bottom brackets range $15-$400 (there’s some fancy af bike stuff)
Labor to change out a bottom bracket is $25
|Needs to be dropped off 3-5 days lead time.|
|Wheel true||If your wheel wobbles or you broke a spoke.||We charge $20 and includes up to 3 spokes if they need to be replaced||15-30 minutes with no interruptions. Sometimes you need to drop it off.|
|Your bar tape is ripped, smells bad, or got really sweaty during the summer.||If it smells bad, immediately. After the summer is a good time because It’s probably dirty anyway and all that sweat you dripped on your handlebars can corrode them.||Tape ranges between $15-$50. Install is $10.||Depends on how busy we are. Usually takes 15-30 mins with no interruptions.|
Owner, Local Hub Bicycle Company