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these are general service guidelines for road and mountain bikes
service
every ride
monthly
(<>500 miles)
six months
(<> 2,500 miles)
yearly
(<> 6,000 miles)
check tire pressure & add air if needed
clean the bike with a rag (or soap and water if it's real dirty) and inspect the frame and components for signs of wear such as cracks
clean and wax the frame to protect the paint/finish (not necessary on bare titanium frames); once it's clean, inspect the frame and fork for any cracks or damage
check all bearing systems: hubs, bottom bracket, headset and pedals: adjust and/or overhaul as needed
check the tire tread for wear and embedded debris that could cause a flat
wipe the chain and cassette cogs clean with a rag and earth-friendly degreaser and relube
check and replace tires if needed; also check your spare tube and patch kit to make sure the spare holds air and the kit has glue & patches
check all cables and housings for fraying, breaks, rust and corrosion and replace if necessary
check that the wheel quick releases are tight and that the wheels are secure
check the wheels for loose spokes
check the hubs, bottom bracket, headset: adjust and/or overhaul as needed
replace brake pads, rubber brake hoods and handlebar tape if necessary
spin wheels looking for wobbles, which indicate you should have your wheel trued
test with a wrench, the tightness of the: crankarms, pedals, chainring bolts, seat bolt, seatpost bolt, stem bolts, handlebar bolts and all accessory mounting bolts/screws
check all cables and housings for fraying, breaks, rust and corrosion and replace if necessary
clean and check wheels carefully for signs of wear such as worn sidewalls (braking surface) or cracks at the spoke nipples
squeeze brakes to make sure they're grabbing and check to see that the brake pads are in good condition and that they strike the rims (not the tires!)
lube the brake, derailleur and clipless-pedal pivot points
check for worn brake pads and replace if needed; also replace worn handlebar tape or grips
check the hubs, bottom bracket, headset: adjust and/or overhaul as needed
compress and release the suspension to check that it's working properly
lube the cables to prevent binding and check the cables for fraying and rusting and replace if necessary;
check for chain, cassette cog and chainring wear and replace worn parts as required
overhaul the pedals to check the bearings and add fresh grease; if you're using toe straps, check them for wear and replace if needed
check chain & add lube if it looks dry
check clipless pedals and cleats for loose screws/bolts
clean the drivetrain (chain, chainrings, cassette, front and rear derailleurs) with biodegradable solvent and rags
maintain and lube your suspension components according to the advice in the owner's manual

Capp's Services

 

Fit Kit $100.00

Proper bike position is a key but commonly underestimated element in cycling. It improves balance, power, comfort, and bio-mechanical efficiency: all important factors in making you faster. But more than the performance gains—and considering cycling's repetitive motion and fixed position—a good fit is crucial in preventing injury.

Furthermore, the optimal position can fluctuate. It changes as you age and get in or out of shape. It is swayed by what you ride, where you ride, and how you ride. So in order to get the most out of your pedal stroke, it is important to stay on top of your bike fit

Personalized Fit from Chris Armstrong, Trek Precission Fit certified and Specialized
Body Geometery fit certified. The Fit Kit is a 1 hour service, call Chris for more details: 785-266-5900

 

Flat Repair $10.00 - $15.00


Install new tube in standard wheel (includes tube)
Thorn resistant, Slime tubes and other special tubes available at extra cost.
Coaster Brake - add $10.00
3-speed hub - add $10.00

 

Basic Tune Up $65.00

Adjust brakes
Adjust gears
Adjust wheel bearings
Adjust headset bearings
Adjust bottom bracket
True wheels
Lubricate chain

 

Standard Tune Up $95.00

Adjust brakes
Adjust gears
Adjust wheel bearings
Adjust headset bearings
Adjust bottom bracket
True wheels
Lubricate chain

We adjust all the working parts on the bike PLUS complete cleaning of bike and drivetrain.

 

Overhaul $120.00

"Tune Up Plus"

PLUS
Complete teardown and rebuild
Installation of new headset and bottom bracket bearings
Installation of new wheel bearings


Does not include the cost of headset, bottom bracket, hub bearings, cables or any parts.

 

Packing

Going on vacation and want to take your bike? Maybe your moving? Capp's offers professional bike packing for shipping as well as reassembling of bikes that have been shipped or when you return from vacation.
pack bicycle for shipping (customer responsible for shipping) - $45.00
unpack and assemble used bike (includes tune-up) - starting at $84.99