Starting at $375.
Did you save money by buying a recumbent bike or trike on-line? But when you took it out of the box there was something wrong?
Yes, we repair, maintain and do quality control on “new” bikes and trikes you’ve bought on-line.
We get a large number of requests to build, repair or maintain recumbent bikes and trikes that customers have bought on-line. It’s no problem. We’re happy to do the quality control work for you as long as it’s a bike or trike from an established manufacturer.
If you’d like us to accept delivery of your new recumbent trike or bike and do the quality control and repair of “new” builds, just call for our commercial shipping address.
Prices start at $375 for quality control of new trikes and bikes. The total cost for the work depends on the equipment, the extent of any deficiencies, the cost for replacement parts and labor.
Whereas you and I are likely to run into each other many times over the years on the bike paths, on club rides, in campgrounds and on tours, on-line retailers have no equivalent “face-to-face” relationship with you. I give a damn at a very real level, in a way that they do not. It is common for on-line dealers to ship sub-standard, poorly assembled and damaged equipment and riders are unaware of the extent of the sub-standard work until it is too late.
Prices for our quality control and repair of “new” bikes and trikes are based purely on our hourly rate for mechanical work and how long it takes to bring a bike or trike up to the manufacturer’s spec plus any replacement parts. We are happy to help you. But we do not work to a “cap” because it is impossible to know what sort of damage an on-line retailer has hidden inside a build.