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Repair

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

My bike is fixed! I had to drive up to the Indy Cycle Specialist in order to get it fixed, and ended up paying for stuff that I thought was covered under my service plan thingie, but it’s fixed. I thought the plan covered accidental breakage and stuff, but really, as it turns out, it’s only for free tune-ups. Which is a bummer, but at the same time means that unless there’s a part that I can’t find locally (in this case, the derailleur hanger), there’s really no point in going to Indy if something breaks.

The repairs cost about $110 and included replacing the derailleur hanger, rear derailleur (which I thought was OK, but was really broken), new chain, and adjusting everything. They only charged me $20 in labor, which I think was giving me a break. They worked on it for over an hour. I tested it around the parking lot before we left, and all the shifts were *very* smooth. It’s never exactly the same on the trail, but I tried to test shifting with some load and it did fine. I’ll try to ride tomorrow, probably at Brown County.

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