We true and dish the wheels, clean the chain completely, inspect all the components and the frame for warranty concerns. Then we adjust your brakes, dérailleurs, hubs, bottom bracket and headset. We re-lube the chain and cables, and recommend any replacements. Of course we will give it a good cleaning. Perfect way to get ready for the next season, epic ride, or big trip.
Note: Clean bikes ride better!
The actual checklist:
] Hubs adjusted to not be tight or loose.
] All hubs locknuts secured.
] Hubs inspected for bent axles and external evidence of internal problems.
] Rims trued laterally to .5mm tolerance or better.
] Rims inspected for damaged or other work needed.
] Tires checked for proper wear and damage, proper mounting, and inflation.
] Wheels mounted in proper alignment and secure.
*Drive Train System*
] Bottom Bracket fixed cup secured.
] Bottom Bracket adjusted to not be tight or loose.
] Bottom Bracket inspected for external evidence of internal problems.
] Crank arms securely mounted.
] Chainrings bolts secured.
] Wobbling chainrings aligned.
] Pedals securely mounted.
] Chain inspected for stretch ([ ] 0.5%, [ ] 0.75%), wear and lubricated if necessary.
] Freewheel inspected for wear and lubricated if necessary.
] Headset adjusted to not be tight or loose.
] Headset locknut secured.
] Headset inspected for external evidence of damage, wear, or loose cups.
] Fork inspected for damage.
] Stem inspected for proper depth insertion, alignment, and secure.
] Handlebars inspected for damage, proper alignment, and secure.
] Brake calipers checked for mounting security.
] Caliper arms and pivot/mounting bolts checked for damage.
] Adjustable brake pivots adjusted for no play or binding.
] Pivot nut/bolts checked for secure.
] Brake caliper lubricated at pivots, springs, and cable adjuster barrels.
] Brake pads checked for wear and replaced if more than 50% worn.
] Brake pad height set so as not to rub tire or hit partially below rim.
] Pads set tangent [parallel] to rim.
] New pads set with .5mm to 1.5mm toe to reduce squeal.
] Pads clearance set to 1mm -2mm per side [except MTB type].
] MTB pad clearance set so that when the pads contact the rim the lever clears the handlebar by a minimum of 1 inch.
] Brake levers set to proper alignment and secure.
] Brake level pivots, cable anchor pivots, and cable adjusters lubricated.
] Cable removed and inspected for rust, frays, and kinks in the inner wire and housing.
] Housings sized to proper length and ends finished with filing and end caps where fit.
] Cables lubricated wherever they pass through housings.
] Cable system stress tested by pulling the brake lever fully to handlebar a minimum of ten times.
] Cable end finished with cap or soldering.
] Rims cleaned of lubricants and road grime.
] Rear derailleur removed and hanger checked for proper alignment.
] Rear derailleur pivots, cable adjusters, and jockey wheels lubricated.
] Rear derailleur inspected for damage and worn jockey wheels.
] Rear derailleur mounted securely.
] Front derailleur checked for proper mounting height and rotation.
] Front derailleur checked for proper secure mounting.
] Front derailleur pivots lubricated.
] Derailleur cables removed and inspected for rust, frays, and kinks in the inner wires and housings.
] Housings sized to proper length and ends finished with filing and end caps wherever they improve fit.
] Cables lubricated wherever they pass through housings when appropriate.
] Cables pre-stressed.
] Chain length checked.
] Rear derailleur limit screws set to allow shift to largest and smallest sprockets.
] Rear derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
] Front derailleur limit screws set for minimum clearance of the derailleur cage to the chain in high and low gear.
] Front derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
] Clean & wipe down frame and wheels
] Frame checked for damage.
] Seat post checked for allowable minimum depth of insertion.
] Seat post secure mounting checked.
] Seat checked for proper alignment and secure mounting.
] Accessories checked for mounting security and interference with moving parts or safety hazards.
] Oil folding hinges and latches
] Lubricate Bike Friday quick release tabs
] Inspect latch mechanisms
*e-Pedal Assist Bike*
] All connectors solid and clean
] Battery holds charge
] All console functions work
] Brake cutout switch works (Class 2 throttle)
] Check front-end alignment (tadpole trike)
] Boom assembly secure
] Seat assembly secure
] Brakes checked for stopping power and squeal.
] Bicycle checked for tracking problems.
] Derailleurs checked for performance and over shift.
] Chain and freewheel cogs checked for skipping under load.
] Bicycle checked for unusual noises.
] Copy of this worksheet given to customer