Bike Repair

At Human Power Planet Earth we take pride in attention to detail. We tune, adjust, and test ride each bike, not just for the owner, but as if it were our own. And remember, these are by no means the only options available. Quite often your bicycle only needs adjustment or repair in one or a few places. Please bring your bike by with any questions and we can give you a free estimate.

Common Repairs
These cover a lot of the repairs we see daily.

  • Tube Installation (Plus Tube) …………………………………………..$10.00
  • Tubeless Tire setup (with compatible rims/tire) ……………….$15.00
  • Hydraulic Brake Bleed (mineral or DOT fluid) ………………….$30.00 per brake.
  • Wheel building ………………………………………………………………..$40.00-$80.00 ea.
  • Rack and Fender Installation……………………………………………$10.00-$50.00 ea.
  • Quick Derailleur Adjustment……………………………………………$10.00
  • Quick Brake Adjustment………………………………………………….$10.00

 

Basic Tune-Up
The Basic Tune Up is a great way to start your riding season by assuring your bicycle is completely adjusted and in tip top shape.

  • Basic Clean
  • Safety Check
  • Adjust Gears
  • Adjust Brakes
  • True Wheels
  • Adjust Bearings
  • Lube Chain
  • Inflate Tires
$50.00 plus parts (1 Hour)

 

Major Tune-Up
The Complete Tune Up is for a bike that has been ridden a lot and just hasn’t had a chance to be tuned, sometimes for several years.

  • Safety Check.
  • Full Component Cleaning.
  • Precision Wheel Truing.
  • Fine Tune Derailleur and Shifting Adjustment.
  • Fine Tune Brake Adjustment.
  • Fine Tune Wheel Adjustment.
  • Fine Tune Headset Adjustment.
  • Fine Tune Hub Adjustment.
  • Fine Tune Bottom Bracket Adjustment.
  • Inflate Tires.
  • Clean & Polish Frame.
  • Parts replaced as necessary.
$75.00 – $150.00 plus parts (1.5 – 3 Hours)

 

“Barn Rescue” Tune Up
The Complete “Barn Rescue” Tune Up is for those who want to get back on their trusty steed. You know the story. It has been in the barn…or in the cellar…or outside under the eves for years. We want you to ride it again! But there is usually corrosion to deal with, even on alloy parts. We wire brush and grease rusty bolts, take the corrosion off the rims, clean and polish pivot points. Basically we clean, lube, polish everything, and replace what is necessary to make your bicycle rideable again. It is worth it…for you…and the Planet.

  • Same as Complete Tune plus…
  • Rust removed from steel parts (Handlebars, Stem, Seat Post, Derailleur Cages, Pulley Wheel Bushings, Rims, Bolts, etc.)
  • Corrosion removed from alloy parts (Same as above depending on bike model).
  • Parts replaced as neccessary.
$250.00 and up,  plus parts

 

Complete Overhaul
  • Bicycle completely dis-assembled.
  • All components removed and cleaned.
  • Clean, lube, and adjust Headset, Bottom Bracket, Hubs, Brakes, Drive Train, Derailleurs and Shifting.
  • Precision Wheel Truing.
  • Inflate Tires.
  • Clean and Polish Frame.
  • Safety Check.
  • Replace parts as neccessary.
$200.00 plus parts (4 Hours)

 

Suspension Rebuild
Call for Pricing

 

Additional Charges
These charges apply rarely but are still worth listing.  Please consider them before bringing your bike in so that you’re not surprised by any of them.

  • Job Assessment……………………………………………………….$50.00/Hr (1Hr Min Charge)
    • If we do a full assessment and you decide not to have us do the rest of the work, that’s okay,  we understand. However, we do need to charge you for the time we spent.  This charge is included in almost all completed tune-ups and basic repairs.
  • Consultation……………………………………………………………$80.00/Hr (1Hr Min Charge)
    • Bikes are fun to custom build, but parts manufacturers are NOT often compatible.  We have years of experience that help us know what works together.  We’re happy to help with simple questions, but if you’re building a whole bike, we have to charge you for our time/knowledge.
  • Extremely Dirty Bikes…………………………………………………$20.00
    • We can’t fix what we can’t see! 
  • Dog Poop in Tires……………………………………………………….$20.00 per tire
    • We don’t wanna accidentally fling it around the shop!  Think: quickly spinning tire with poop in your house.  Doesn’t sound fun, does it?
  • Removing Tar From Various Parts………………………………$50.00/Hr
    • That’s more cleaning than just a tune up.  If they’re actively paving the road, consider avoiding it!
  • Pick Up and Delivery…………………………………………………$50.00/Hr (1 Hr Min Charge)
    • We’re happy to help you get your bike here and back, please call for arrangements.
  • Bicycle Assembly………………………………………………………$50.00 ($50.00/Hr)
    • Most bikes will be $50.00, some require more work at which point it’s our regular rate.
  • Bicycle Fitting…………………………………………………………..$50.00
    • Takes about an hour for a complete measurement and fit. 
  • Bicycle Disposal………………………………………………………..$75.00
    • There are times when the repair costs more than the bike is worth.  Yes, we can dispose of it for you.  No, your broken bike is not a donation.
  • Bicycle Packaging……………………………………………………..$50.00
    • Not including shipping charges or special boxes.  We have cardboard bike boxes available most times.