||[Apr. 3rd, 2008|12:14 pm]
A community for biking afficianados in DC
Hello everyone. I hope you're all enjoying the increasingly warm weather! It's nice enough for me to start riding to school and work, which is why I'm here...|
A couple months ago I purchased a 1980s Peugeot road bike. It's in good shape, as the previous owner obviously never rode it and stored it indoors, but it's at least 20 years old and needs a major tune-up. The brake pads need replaced, cables adjusted, the stem shifters are incredibly sticky, the tires are totally slick, and the toeclips (which I hate and want removed) are practically welded into place.
Is there somewhere in the area that can do this degree of tune-up without charging me an arm and a leg? Or an individual who will do it for cost, plus a couple bucks and a 12-pack of beer? My friend's boyfriend was going to do it for cost, but they broke up before he could get to it. Damnit.
I'll go anywhere Metro accessible, seeing as I can't ride the bike there.