OCBC does not do bicycle "tune-ups" or overhauls. If you take our Repair Classes, you will learn how to tune-up a bike yourself, and can use the shop to do that. If you have a bike that you are not sure is worth tuning up, we will be glad to give it an assessment, and if it is worthwhile, we can do a $15, 30 minute, while-you-watch check-over, described below, which is enough to get most bikes at least running safely. If you just want to drop off a bike and have somebody else take care of it, we are happy to recommend a local bike shop in your area.
OCBC has always offered a free follow-up check-over for the bikes we sell -- we'd like to see the bike back after a few hundred miles of riding to make sure everything is tight and still adjusted properly, and give it some quick lubrication and a full Safety Check. We want the bike owner there to watch this process, so they can learn to do at least a bit of maintenance themselves, even if they never take their free Bicycle Basics class.
This service is free if you purchase a bike or Membership from OCBC, or $15 otherwise. We do this only while you watch, and appointments are appreciated. The work takes about 25 minutes, but allow at least 45 minutes to an hour (or more on Saturdays) as we often need to assist our members and volunteers at the same time. We'll show you how to do some cleaning and lubrication on your bike in the workstand while you wait for an experienced mechanic to check over your bike.
If your bike has a flat, we can repair that as well, for an additional $5 plus parts (tubes are $3 and tires are $10 - $25). We'll also show you how to do this, as described on our How to Fix a Flat page.
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