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Topic: Where to assemble my online purchased bike?

Posted on: 16th Aug 2013 10:41 PM    Quote and Reply

May i know if there are any recommended shop or place i can go for bike assembly? I may be buying bikes online and need someone to fix it up. What is the market rate for such services anyway? Thanks!
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Posted on: 16th Aug 2013 11:50 PM    Quote and Reply


Depends ba if your bike is to assemble from scratch... Woots can expect 100+ but if easy easy maybe 20 bucks. either way its quite expensive.

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Posted on: 17th Aug 2013 2:29 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by pinabutter: Depends ba if your bike is to assemble from scratch... Woots can expect 100+ but if easy easy maybe 20 bucks. either way its quite expensive."


I may be buying a road bike as the price is really attractive. I guess I will need some specialised person to help me fix it up from scratch and tuning. $100 is still ok. Do you have any recommended person or place to do so? Thanks!

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Posted on: 17th Aug 2013 4:12 PM    Quote and Reply


My usual suggestion is to try fix it up yourself first. YouTube is a good learning platform on how to fix your bike. Only go to the bike shop when you encounter difficulties.  

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Posted on: 17th Aug 2013 10:22 PM    Quote and Reply


don think when u buy bike online u need to build from scratch. at least it willbe half assembled, you just need to fix in the fork and handle bar, then the cables. also the pedals and wheels.

which site u buying from? 

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Posted on: 18th Aug 2013 12:05 AM    Quote and Reply


Watching youtube might not be a good idea if you are a begginer.... cos if you dont know any thing about asembling you will face alot of problem, then you end up keep going to the bike shop and paying more in the process. Rodalink got such service right? 

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Posted on: 18th Aug 2013 3:34 AM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by Velomobile: My usual suggestion is to try fix it up yourself first. YouTube is a good learning platform on how to fix your bike. Only go to the bike shop when you encounter difficulties.  "
+1.

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Posted on: 18th Aug 2013 1:15 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by tofushop193: don think when u buy bike online u need to build from scratch. at least it willbe half assembled, you just need to fix in the fork and handle bar, then the cables. also the pedals and wheels.

which site u buying from? "


i may be buying from csc. From what i've seen in youtube video, those bikes comes half assembled. If thats the case i dont forsee much problem.. If built from scratch then it will be headache. Ive saked csc on whether their bikes come half assembled or raw. Waiting for them to reply. 

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Posted on: 18th Aug 2013 1:41 PM    Quote and Reply


Of course they come pre assembled. do you think they send you a box of parts?! sometimes i dont understand the questions....

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Posted on: 18th Aug 2013 3:26 PM    Quote and Reply


csc or crc? confirm is come half build one. even those bike that the manufacture send to bike shops are pre assembled.

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Posted on: 20th Aug 2013 11:34 AM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by Shemster: May i know if there are any recommended shop or place i can go for bike assembly? I may be buying bikes online and need someone to fix it up. What is the market rate for such services anyway? Thanks!"


The bikes are usually pre-assembled for testing and then dis-assembled for easy shipping. It's a matter of putting the handle, seatpost, saddle, wheels, chain and pedals. Only basic tools are needed. I've bought a road bike from Planet X and it came this way. Minimal fuss in re-assembling the bike. Even the derailleurs were properly tuned by Planet X.

I say try to assemble the bike yourself and take a ride. If not smooth, bring bike to LBS for tuning.

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