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    cost to swap components

    how much should it cost for a bike shop to swap out a drive train, shifters and gear cables on a road bike. two places told me about 200 dollars. to me that seems high.

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    120 In my area.

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    I'd just do it myself. Only takes a couple of hours to do.
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    Just the shifting stuff? Depends on how long it takes but probably $120-150 at the shop I'm at in the bay area.
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    Cables and bar tape alone are $$75 alone if you do the easy route and buy the prepackaged cable set. Then at least an hour labor ?, so $150 - $200 seems reasonable.

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    $150 here
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    I paid $125 a few years ago for an entire groupset (NYC suburb). That didn't include bar tape, a braze-on adapter, and truing the wheels. $200 is probably a fair price if it's "out the door."

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    Quote Originally Posted by by666 View Post
    how much should it cost for a bike shop to swap out a drive train, shifters and gear cables on a road bike. two places told me about 200 dollars. to me that seems high.
    That's what I'd expect to pay around Boston from the better/more qualified shops in the area.
    Boston is a really pricey area and doesn't lack people that are not price sensitive so I'd expect to pay less nearly anywhere else.

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    $150-200 in the NY-NJ Metro area.
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