2018 Labor Menu
*all prices are for labor only, cost of components and accessories are additional.
Estimates, opinions and unsolicited advice are always free!
*While there is no obligation to have the suggested services done we strongly recommend it for best functioning and most attractive results!
*All of our work comes with a 30 day warranty and any adjustments during this time are always free!
What we do:
Build custom bicycle frames, forks, racks, and stems from 4130 special tubing.
We also modify vintage high end and other builders’ handmade bikes.
What we do not do:
Free or discount work
Drop what we're doing to do something for you on the spot
Save you money at our expense
Base our prices on the cost of your bike, income, or what you want to spend
Work on carbon, aluminum or, low end bikes, or anything with a motor “E” or otherwise
Mess with bikes with internal hubs
Build or modify for the latest greatest new fad or “standards”
Magically make bent, scruffy, mismatched or worn out used parts work
Turn your bike into a Rene Herse or Alex Singer
Anything wing nut or dangerous
Let you treat our valuable work time like a message board or Google search (we know this is your hobby and you love it, we do too, but we’re at work)
Care what the internet, or a buddy said is “legit/will work fine/totally compatible”
Entertain any conversations about anything other than work you want, and are ready for, us to do to your bike
Repair bikes that are/have been neglected
*We also don’t currently practice black magic and can’t make your bike do something it wasn’t meant to do (unless we can, Please ask, don’t tell/demand).
*We don’t discriminate based on any immutable characteristics, but we do against rude or entitled people, and yelpers.
*If we don’t want to work on your bike it doesn’t mean you’re not a lovely person, it’s just not a project we want to work on. It’s not you, it’s us.
Up righting your bike:
*One of our most popular services! We remove your old handlebars, stem, brake levers, grips, and cable system. Then we install a new upright handlebar, stem, brake levers, grips, shifters, and cables/housing.
*We strongly recommend replacing any worn parts, or just having a tune up done with this service.
Check Up/Mini Tune Up:
*This is what many shops refer to as a tune up.
*Mini tune ups are a “peace of mind service” for low miles, or low miles since the last tune up, bikes in good shape that just need a minor bit of lubing and adjusting before starting the riding season. We will spend up to an hour going over your bike making sure everything is tight and adjusted correctly to make your bike function as best it can.
Checkups are $69
*Tune ups are fully comprehensive services that include servicing all systems: lube, grease, and adjust all serviceable bearings, braking and shifting systems, safety check, and thorough testing to make sure you bike works as well as possible and won’t prematurely wear. Replacing worn parts, or installing accessories can have an additional labor charge, usually at a discounted rate of up to half off our a la cart prices.
$155 (geared bikes).
*The goal of this service is to return your bike to “like new” condition.
*Overhauls include: stripping the bike to the frame, cleaning the frame and fork, cleaning/adjusting and/or replacing all drivetrain parts, overhauling or replacing all the bearing systems, adding all new cables and housing and brake pads. Essentially making your bike like new!
$325 (geared bikes).
*This would be a great time to get a fresh color coat and getting some frame modifications done! See our sections on custom modifications/addition of braze-ons for pricing. See additional costs related to powder coating/painting below.
Full overhaul with paint/powder coat prep:
$299 (single speeds).
$399 (geared bikes).
*Includes full overhaul, listed above, and full paint clean up package, listed below.
*Customer is responsible for transportation to and from the painter/powder coater, and all associated costs.
Full paint clean up package: $120 (frame prep).
*Prior to assembling your bike, paint, powder, rust, distortions and burrs must be removed from any threads and press fit surfaces. Service Includes reaming, facing and chasing all surfaces of your frame to ensure proper assembly. Highly recommended on all rebuilds/overhauls, mandatory for freshly powder-coated, or painted bikes.
A la carte frame prep:
$75 Ream and face head tube to ISO
$45 Cut crown race to ISO (26.4)
$75 Chase and face bottom bracket threads
$55 Ream and or hone seat tube. (27.2 only)
$65 Chase steerer threads.
$45 Cut new steerer threads, (first inch, $25 each additional inch).
Stripping a bike to the bare frame for paint:
*This does not include frame prep or assembly after paint.
Build a bike up from a bare frame:
*without overhauling old parts
$299 (geared bikes).
Assembling a bike in a box:
*New in the box bikes don't come assembled correctly, often missing grease and with the bearings out of adjustment. This causes premature failure. Bikes in the box need full tune ups, if not full overhauls with frame alignment! Many new bikes/frames have explicitly state that their warranty is voided if you don't have this done before ridding. When you buy a bike from a shop this has already been done and that price is factored in. Buying bikes online only seems like a good deal, but the savings come at your expense. We don’t ever recommend buying bikes online.
$120 to slap it together as is from box with no warranty.(not recommended).
$299 fully gone through to make it as good as possible (single-speeds).
$399 fully gone through to make it as good as possible (geared bikes).
$55 Align fork (not attached to frame)
$110 Align fork (remove and reinstall in bike).
$75+ Align and re-space a bare frame (additional charge to strip and rebuild a frame, see overhaul pricing).
$35+ Align dropouts, per pair.
$25 Align derailleur hanger.
A la carte repair and installation:
Flat fix: $12 (+new tube).
$15 Installation of a new tire, tube, or front wheel (includes swapping tire).
$20 Installation rear wheel (includes swapping gear cluster and tube/tire).
$35 Wheel true/replace spoke.
*For wheel building pricing please see Stoic Wheels Pricing.
If it spins, it has bearings
$45 Any single loose bearing assembly.
*Overhauls include opening up your bearing system, recycling old bearings, cleaning and inspecting all surfaces that come into contact with the bearings, repacking the system with grease and replacing all the bearings.
Replacing bearing systems:
$35 bottom bracket.
*Replacing a bearing system means removing the dead part from your bike completely and replacing it with a new part.
$20 Lube and adjust front hub, or headset.
$30 Lube and adjust rear hub, or bottom bracket.
*Bearing systems need to be perfectly adjusted, if they are out of adjustment the bearings can grind into the races essentially destroying the nice smooth surface they are trying to spin on and causing lots of friction.
$20 Lube and adjust single brake system.
$25 Install single set of brake pads. (Includes lubing and adjusting the system).
$35 Replace/install a single cable/housing system.
$45 Install a single lever or caliper plus cable/housing.
$20 Lube and adjust single shifting system.
$35 Install a single cable/housing system.
$45 Install a new single shifter or derailleur plus cable/housing.
$5 Pedals, grips, seat, other small parts.
$12 Gear cluster, chain, seatpost.
$20 Cork handlebar tape.
$120 Cloth bar tape with twine and 6 coats of Shellac.
$30 Stem, handlebars, brake lever hoods, crank set, chainring.
$5 Locks, bells, bottle cages, cup holders.
$15 Lift off baskets, kick stand.
$35 Front/rear racks, bolt on baskets, plastic fenders.
$65 V/O fenders.
$100 Honjo fenders.
$50+ Generator light/wire/lighting.