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    Parts installation

    So I just picked up a new wheelset, cassette, chain, rear derailleur, and shifters I ordered online for a great price. I'm looking to install these on my bike. I don't have much bike mechanic experience, or all the tools necessary. I'm also afraid I'll screw something up. I'm interested in learning, but right now just don't have the tools/knowledge and need to get my bike up and running with the new parts. Where is the best place to go locally to get this stuff put on cheap? Where can I get the best deal? Some shops charge an arm and a leg to install the new parts. I live in Thornton and work in Broomfield.

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    I'll do it for a 100

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    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Yeah, I could do it myself, but I don't have a workstand, cassette tool, etc. Depending on the cost that the shop will charge, I might just go buy the tools I need and do it myself via tutorials. The only thing I'm really worried about is proper adjustment of the front and rear derailleur.

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    Don't need a workstand.

    Get yourself a cassette tool. They come in handy.

    Derailleurs can be a giant PITA to adjust.

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    If you feel like taking a little drive I work over at Westside Cycling in Lakewood. We would do all that stuff for about $55 or all that and complete tune for $85 plus a little service fee of $3.
    six pack cooler coming soon!

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    Wholly rusted bike Batman...Ty, you're still alive?

    Anyway, I'd recommend West Side bike, good bunch of guys who always helped me out

    Or get the tools, you can't really brake anything putting a cassette, shifters or derailuer on. You might as well learn how to do it.

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    I'm out of work, and have a bike stand and all required tools. I'll beat all these other fools prices, and time frames, too.
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    Yep still kicking all the way. Saw you and some others in a blue snow glow last Friday.
    six pack cooler coming soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    I'm out of work, and have a bike stand and all required tools. I'll beat all these other fools prices, and time frames, too.
    Hell, bring over the bike to Babusers! I'll bring some PBR and we can BS while Babuser tunes and creates the machine!

    he does need the work

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Hell, bring over the bike to Babusers! I'll bring some PBR


    Economic downturn hit Golden too?

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    PM me a price and the general area you live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycrusierhasabottleopener
    Yep still kicking all the way. Saw you and some others in a blue snow glow last Friday.
    Yeah, those Fly DH pants worked pretty good in the snow.

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    With GCB so close, IE should be bringing a growler of GCB IPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles


    Economic downturn hit Golden too?
    That's fancy for Golden.

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    The Fort Collins Bike Coop can help you - advice and use of tools free while you do the work (open 10-2 Sundays for the winter). The Derailer Bicycle Collective in Denver looks like they offer the same sort of help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optiman
    The Fort Collins Bike Coop can help you - advice and use of tools free while you do the work (open 10-2 Sundays for the winter). The Derailer Bicycle Collective in Denver looks like they offer the same sort of help.
    community cycles in boulder won't do it, but they will provide all the tools and instruction.

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