WHAT DOES FLAT-REPAIR COST, AND WHAT MAINTENANCE NEEDED?
May 3, 2006
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I would like to know how much
it would cost to repair a flat rear tire on my bicycle.
I have never done any repairs on my own, and I need to bring
it to a bike shop.
Do you have to have any maintenance
done on a bike? I ride my bike ocassionally. Thank you very
Many bike shops in the U.S. charge
about $10 to fix a flat tire, front or rear. Some shops
charge as little as $5, and some as much as $20. Most dont
actually repair the puncture in the tires inner tube;
instead they replace the tube completely.
All bikes need maintenance. At some
point (depending on how much you ride) the bikes chain
will need lubrication, as will other moving parts. For a
quick guide to the things that most often need maintenance
on your bike, and how to check them, see Chapter 2, "Maintenance
Basics," of my book, Urban
Bikers Tricks & Tips.