Where should i get my bike built in melbourne?
And what price should/would i be looking for.
If anyone has the right tools, they could Pm me and do it themselves (I’d like to learn how to build it aswell)
I know most of it, but wouldn’t want to stuff anything up.
Thanks in Advance.
Also, if there is a thread like this (couldn’t find) could you please pm the url and delete this thread, thanks.
It’s all in the name perhaps?
more experience and stuff, more you can charge.
Not saying that Nick from saint cloud isn’t experienced, he seems to know his shit.
Lbs built a bike for me for $40 once. But that’s prolly cos they love me.
But you should have a go at it yourself. You can’t stuff it up that bad, and you wont need that many tools, which are a good investment anyway. Basic tools needed, bb tool, cable cutters, crank/pedal spanner, crank puller, chain tool, misc allen keys, tub of grease. Plus, you’ll love your bike that much more knowing that you put it together yourself.
Only thing I didn’t do is install headset cups because I cbf building my own press and that is prob the most expensive tool to buy.
Ponybikes are really good. sasha’s very helpful and will be straight up with you in regards to what you do and don’t need. she’s actually passed on opportunities to sell me things because I’ve not needed them…yet.
You found a place to build it yet sash at pony bikes is good and well priced but I have to say $125 is a fair price for the years of knowledge Dan has as a mechanic. You could just get the bb and the headset done and work out the rest you will learn a lot that way.
So true, I had a bike built for me once and rode it a few times compared to the one I have built and am still in some ways building. Just wear dirty clothes, I underestimated the dirtiness of it until I got out the grease and ruined a shirt in the process.
The hardest bits for me were the cranks (I felt like I was re threading everything but it all fitted fine with a help of a hammer and a screwdriver). I still have A LOT to learn and it’s much better if you have a willing friend by your side or someone whom you can ask the worst questions without getting an awkward laugh and a strange look!