A tune up is more of a get everything working properly. Cleaning the
drivetrain to a shop mechanic (and to most) involves a significant
amount more labor, and may or may not impact the performance of the
Call the shops and ask if they have a drive train cleaning option as
part of the Tune up. I've only mananged to make it in to The Hub in
terms of bike shops around here, and i'm not sure how they deal with
the drive train cleaning issue.
It may or may not be appropriate to ask them to clean your bike for
you, it would be kinda like taking your car to the local garage and
asking them to detail the car/engine for you. The service may or may
not have any impact on the perfomance/workings of the bike. I would,
like i said, ask if they have a rate for cleaning the drivetrain.
On 2/6/06, Laverty, Patrick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My chain and gears are pretty grungy from last year and a ride I took
> the other day. Is that appropriate for me to ask the bike shop to clean
> all that up? I don't expect them to clean the whole bike, I'm just
> thinking clean and grease the chain and gears.
> I ask because a few years ago, I brought my bike there for a "tuneup"
> and I thought they'd clean all that out, but when I got the bike back,
> all the dirt and sand was still there. Which made me wonder, what is a
> tuneup anyway?
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