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    Need some advice for my new bike

    I purchased a Mongoose Vinson and it's due to arrive next Friday at which point I will be taking it to Sports Authority for a free assembly. So, what can I ask their bike person to do for the bike that they might not do without me requesting it? Such as lube for any specific areas, etc.

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    There's nothing I can think of they should do that they routinely don't but YOU should do a thorough check before leaving the store so as to save a trip back later if you're not a mechanic. Spin the tires and watch carefully to see the rim is true and not wobbling at all. Listen to the brakes and make sure they aren't rubbing and check to see the brakes engage reasonably well. Shift the gears up and down in the rear and in front if it's 2x or 3x. Gears should shift without a lot of hesitation or grinding. If the wheels are true and the brakes and gears work you should be good to go. If, however, you live where it gets down well below freezing the one thing you might ask them to do is to winterize your bike if they can or will do so by putting different grease into the hub and bb bearings.

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    Thanks for the fast reply and good info.
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