|The BEST Assembly! Ever!|
At JRABS, our bicycle assembly process is the most comprehensive in the industry. I can guarantee you that the the bicycle that you purchase from me will last longer, ride smoother, be more efficient, and cost you less in the long run. Here's why:
"Grease failure could come at any time. Factory original greases are often of the lowest quality and applied in very limited or erratic quantities. Frames are often inadequately cleaned at the factory, so bottom bracket and headset grease often has been contaminated with abrasive particles even before the bike has been ridden. For these reasons it is difficult to project the normal calendar time or elapsed miles that should occur between bearing overhauls. As a rule of thumb, 2,000-3,000 miles or two to three years of generally fair-weather riding should make a bike ready for an overhaul. The best method to determine whether grease has become due for replacement is inspection." - John Barnett, Barnett's Manual DX - This is why, JRABS overhuals EACH bicycle before you ever ride it. We replace the factory grease with genuine Phil Wood grease.
Bikes are shipped to bike shops in the same manner, no matter the brand. What the bike shop does from there will make a huge difference in the bike's performance and longevity. Here are the approximate times to assemble a new adult bicycle:
We completely disassemble your new bike, check the frame alignment, spoke tension, overhaul the hubs & headset, remove the cranks and bottom bracket to make sure the frame is properly prepped, and then re-assemble it. Here are some images of our assembly process for a $500 mountain bike.
- Durable CrMo construction with 4-pawl internal engagement system - Fits left-hand (LH) threaded hubs only (allows mounting drivetrain on left side of bike for grinding on the right side) - Maintain with petroleum based lubricant (no wax/Teflon)
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