Picked up bike from shop. No charge on the repair. But the new crank is grey instead of black. I guess I'll have to start wearing mismatched socks now.
These guys always have treated me good.
Probably partly due to all the repairs I've had done and the two expensive bikes I've bought from them. But I've lost track of how many times they didn't charge me for a repair.
Often they get things replaced by the manufacturer. A case in point are the Velocity NoBS wheels which are replacements for the prior 4 Velocity Cliffhanger wheels that had fatigue failures. 4 wheel failures in less than 8000 miles. The tires on the bike now have more miles on them than any of the prior 4 failed wheels.
I was averaging 2000 miles per wheel which probably translates into a wheel replacement somewhere in Texas. But I have confidence in these wheels. I've got at least 1000 miles on them and they run as true as the day I got them.
I have new tires that will go on the bike when I put it together in San Diego.
Tomorrow I'll have to do a fully laden ride to see how things work and then maybe another on Sunday followed by packing the bike for the trip and another lazy week of driving to work.