Component upgrades at LBS?

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Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby Cooter » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:40 pm

How amenable are local bike shops at upgrading components eg. derailleurs, tyres, brakes, seats etc. at time of sale?

What are peoples experiences with this, particularly around Perth?

Thanks.
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:43 pm

When I bought my Cannondale Six Carbon 6, it had 105 spec and some crappy wheels. I took it home with full Ultegra apart from FD of Dura-Ace, and the wheelset upgraded to Mavic Krysium Elites. Good thumbs up to Glen Parker South for doing that.
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby BigVin » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:26 pm

When I bought my Six Carbon, I had the Tektro brakes swapped out for Shimano Ultegras, and have now replaced the crappy FSA BB30 set up with standard bearings and Ultegra 6700 crankset.
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby Cooter » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:32 pm

Thank you for the replies.

BigVin, which shop did your upgrades for you?

Anyone else have experience with shops that will do this?
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby Chaderotti » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:45 pm

All shops will do this if they have the parts on hand (more $$ for them)
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby BigVin » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:06 pm

Cooter - KD Cycles in Rockingham did the brakes, and Garland Cycleworks did the cranks.
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby roller » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:11 pm

Cooter wrote:How amenable are local bike shops at upgrading components eg. derailleurs, tyres, brakes, seats etc. at time of sale?

What are peoples experiences with this, particularly around Perth?

Thanks.


glen parker in nedlands said they'd be happy to put whatever components i wanted on whatever frame i wanted.

just a matter of cost.
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby Chaderotti » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:26 pm

roller wrote:
Cooter wrote:How amenable are local bike shops at upgrading components eg. derailleurs, tyres, brakes, seats etc. at time of sale?

What are peoples experiences with this, particularly around Perth?

Thanks.


glen parker in nedlands said they'd be happy to put whatever components i wanted on whatever frame i wanted.

just a matter of cost.


Eww yucky, GP in Nedlands...
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby roller » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:06 pm

Chaderotti wrote:Eww yucky, GP in Nedlands...


you've had less than good dealings with them?
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:53 am

roller wrote:you've had less than good dealings with them?


Hi

One member's experience .... http://idurx.com/?p=221

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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby roller » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:15 am

Aushiker wrote:
roller wrote:you've had less than good dealings with them?


Hi

One member's experience .... http://idurx.com/?p=221

Andrew


i've been there heaps and have never had an issue with them.

infact i've found them to be very helpful.
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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:31 am

roller wrote:
Aushiker wrote:
roller wrote:you've had less than good dealings with them?


Hi

One member's experience .... http://idurx.com/?p=221

Andrew


i've been there heaps and have never had an issue with them.

infact i've found them to be very helpful.


Hi

That is great and if you are happy with them I think you should keep using them. However, it does not change Durx's experience.

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Re: Component upgrades at LBS?

Postby roller » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:05 pm

oh ok, so not you, someone else.

not chanderotti either.

ok cool.
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