Update on used FS bike per LBS and your advice
I took the Giant VT1, 2003, to the LBS as you suggested since it is almost 10 yrs old and is complicated enough for a novice like me that i can't tell what is good vs. bad.
Here is what he said...the bike is excellent, it is of very good quality with top notch components. I can tell the guy didn't ride it very much based on the condition but I can also see that it has been sitting around.
He went on to give me a list of the things that need to be done and I'd like to know if you think this makes sense and the prices are reasonable.
Chain is stretched and if not replaced, could soon begin damage to the teeth and/or gears, cost is $40 w/ labor
Rear hydr brake shot, can rebuild but cheaper or equal to replace entire asssembly for $90 plus $30 labor, shimano brand.
Full tune up for $60 where he goes over entire bike and makes adjustments but I have no idea what that includes.
Any reaction to this and the related cost? It adds up to $250 w/ tax and he said it will be in top shape. I think i'll be into the entire bike for $700 incl all of this svc which i think if "fair" to "good". Edited to fix date