How much does it cost to rebuild a mountain bike?

How much does it cost to rebuild a mountain bike?

Expect at around $150 for a basic rebuild with new seals, o-rings, oil, nitrogen, charge, bushings, etc, few dollars more for a custom tune, which is usually a good investment. Looks like it’s around $180 for the same fork treatment, new bushings, seals, oil service, replacement of any other worn parts, etc.

How often should you overhaul a bike?

Your drivetrain will take its share of wear and tear as well. Frequent drivetrain cleanings will help improve performance and increase the lifespan of your components. Plan on getting the bike overhauled every 3-5000 miles or so.

What is needed to maintain a mountain bike?

How To Maintain your Mountain Bike

  • Don’t use a high pressure washer, but lather the bike instead.
  • Check the brake pads of your disc- or V-brakes regularly.
  • Regularly check the tyre pressure.
  • Regularly check the bolts on your bike.

How much should a bike overhaul cost?

Depending on how often the bike is used and under what conditions, an overhaul could be required once a year, every other year, or every 3000 miles. Unfortunately, an overhaul is not cheap. Costing around $200 labor (or more), add parts and this service can be tough on the pocket book.

Is it worth rebuilding an old mountain bike?

If you liked the bike, can afford to restore it and want to do it, it’s worth it. It will probably never give you the thrill of the original, but it can still be fun.

Is it worth it to rebuild a bike?

A department store quality bike is almost never a good repair investment. If the integrity of the frame is compromised, it’s time for a new bike. If the frame is bent, cracked, rusted through, has broken welds, a stuck seatpost or bottom bracket, it’s time for it to be retired.

How long does it take to service a bicycle?

One to two days, in most cases. We know you’d rather be riding your bike than have it sitting in the workshop for days.

What’s the best way to overhaul mountain bike pedals?

Make sure you get all that old grease off, then take each bearing, one by one, out of the containers and clean them with the cloth, then put them in a new container, do each container of bearings separately and put them in two new, clean containers, and set them aside.

How to overhaul the hub of a rear bike wheel?

I show how to overhaul the hub on a rear bike wheel (disassemble, clean, lubricate, and reassemble). Overhauling the the front wheel is pretty much the same, but simpler as you don’t have to mess with the freewheel or spacers. There were nine 1/4 inch ball bearings on each side which is the most common for a rear wheel.

How to change the bearings on a mountain bike?

Use plenty of grease here as this is what will seat the bearings. Then replace the bearing seal onto the axle from the last step and grease the seal and the cone on the axle, then grease the cone and the threads on the other end of the axle.

Why did I want to rebuild my mountain bike?

One of the reasons I wanted to do this rebuild myself was for my education. Rebuilding a bike will teach you a lot about basic bicycle mechanics and once you do it you will feel a lot more confident about making a roadside repair when your bike breaks down 40 miles away from home. I purchased all the parts for this rebuild from the local bike shop.