Q: Does anyone have any good bike shop recommendations?
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- June 5, 2007 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #125621
Yeah, I could use a tuneup on mine as well. If B1 does that sort of thing I’d gladly take it to them.
I took my bike in to B1 for a tune-up and was very happy with the experience – 40 bucks.January 19, 2010 12:58 am at 12:58 am #125622
Forgive my lack of ‘bike-speak’ if I’m using the wrong terms here, but I need to find chain rings for the Shimano 4-taper bottom bracket. Currently it has a “TruVatiV Isoflow, 28/38/48”. The outer and middle ring bent out when the chain dropped between them on a hill climb. Think of the curve of a Pringle, only not as pronounced.
Regardless, I’ve tried to bend them back into shape with no luck. Now I can’t find chain rings that fit the 4-hole design. I’m not opposed to a different brand, but wanted to swap just the rings if possible.
Here are the complete specs – any leads would be appreciated.January 19, 2010 1:08 am at 1:08 am #125623
I’d take it to one of the shops and ask the mechanics. They’d be able to order what you needed and install it if you aren’t planning on doing the work.
Do you want to replace the chain rings or the entire crankset?January 19, 2010 1:50 am at 1:50 am #125624
I’d prefer the chain rings only, but would replace the whole crankset if that was cost effective. I’ve got a friend who can do the work, but we couldn’t find the parts. I assume it doesn’t matter where it goes for service, since the parts are pretty interchangeable from bike to bike, correct? Thanks for the links, I’ll dig into them, looks like Sheldon has a method that I may be able to bend them back.January 19, 2010 2:01 am at 2:01 am #125625
For the most part things are pretty standard. I did a search and the crankset is running around $40 on line.
I’m still learning my way around the mechanical side, so I’m not sure if any of the modern cranksets can simply have new rings swapped in. I know the old stuff you typically can.January 19, 2010 2:07 am at 2:07 am #125626
D’Oh! I have a wholesale catalogue sitting in front of me. Even if you can buy the new chain rings separate, the ones listed are priced, wholesale, between $15-93 depending on the type-at least in my book.
ETAJanuary 22, 2010 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #125627
Pixel DollParticipantJanuary 22, 2010 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #125628
Pixel Doll wrote >>
Third Hand Bike Coop[/url]
Great staff and they have done great work :)
For anyone not familiar, Third Hand is supervised DIY. The volunteers are wonderful, just be prepared that it’s not a drop it off and leave bike shop. It also gets crazy busy at times, so arrive early and prepared to be patient.January 22, 2010 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #125629
+1 for Third Hand Bike Co-op
Not only will you get your bike fixed you will learn a lot about it and it won’t cost an arm and a leg. Awesome Columbus resource!May 25, 2012 3:20 am at 3:20 am #125630
B1 Bicycles has new hours:
will be open 10-7 everyday except for Sundays.
(Current as of May 2012)
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