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    Going rate for a headset installation from an LBS

    I called a couple of bike shops (here in Minneapolis) for a quote on a headset installation. I've heard everything from $60-$25

    What's the going rate in your area and what should I pay. I've outlined that these are newish bikes and I'm just wanted to get rid of the stock headset for something better.

    On that note, anyone in the Twin Cities interested in helping me (no I won't pay you $60)

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    I think the last time I had one installed it was 15-20 bucks.

    Give Hollywood a call details at www.hwoodcycles.com

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    Thanks Spyder Venom. I've never even heard of Hollywood Cycles. I'll give them ago.

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    A piece of threaded rod, two nuts, and a handful of washers from home depot will be cheaper then any LBS.

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    I install my own. Now if the frame's headtube needs facing or reaming, then I'd take it to an LBS cuz those tools are just silly expensive. Is it possible the upper end quotes include that service? Otherwise DIY solutions are good (I have my own headset removal and installation tools, do it on enough of my bikes to justify the expense). I've done the bang the headset in with a 2x4 and a hammer with a friend's help, too, but the threaded rod/washer/nut method is better.
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    60 bucks is 40 bucks out of line.

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    I shopped this around too because I needed my headtube faced, most wanted 50 bucks, but one shop did it for 30. If they are just going to press it in should be 10-20 bucks, but I just spent 7 bucks at the hardware store and made my own headset press, and another 6 for brass tubing to make a headset remover.

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    I bought a $40 HS press off Price point and do my own. I've used 10 times or so, it has more than paid for itself.
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    My LBS charged me $12 once, and did the next one for free (+$10 tip).

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    Just had one installed at Performance over the weekend for $18.

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    Could somebody point me to some instructions on how to make my own setter/remover with homedepot parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    60 bucks is 40 bucks out of line.
    I'd like to echo this. 15-20 bucks unless its a weird job, 1.5 HT etc, but basically 15-20 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooljavy
    Could somebody point me to some instructions on how to make my own setter/remover with homedepot parts?
    http://forums.mtbr.com/tooltime/mkiii-homemade-headset-tools-130069.html#post1190007
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    Thank you for the link!!

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