Having decided not to buy a car because of the expense of operating and maintaining the thing, I was slightly distressed to hear that my bike needed to go into the shop for work. Just as with a car, I have absolutely no idea whether it actually needed the front hub realignment they gave me along with the replaced spoke I came in for. The nice thing is, though, that at worst my ignorance cost me $15, rather than the $1400 I was taken for the last time I went to see a mechanic.

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