So that only took one week (or less)?! All the bike shops around here have ridiculous waits right now. I dropped off my mountain bike this afternoon for a tuneup and rear derailleur pulley repair, and their ETA is...wait for it...September 19th. I had hoped to bring my bike to Laramie, but I guess that won't be happening.
Around here they are taking bikes for a couple of days just to get around to giving you an estimate of the work needed for a tune-up, then you can take it back for a few weeks and bring it in again when you're scheduled for the tune-up. Pretty wild.
Yeah, they gave me that option of bringing it back later when they're ready to work on it, now that I have a spot in their queue, but it's really not rideable in the meantime (the cog-wheel thingy underneath the derailleur had been cracked for a while, and then yesterday a chunk of it broke off and got jammed against the chain). So I went ahead and left it at the shop. :-\
Aw man, bummer...maybe you can beg/borrow/steal someone else's bike for Laramie?
Yeah I definitely had to get an appointment, it's not that I just showed up and dropped it off. I think the wait was maybe a couple weeks or something, but it was perfectly rideable in the meantime so not a big deal to wait. And it's a simple road bike, so they only took like one day for the work (I got the bike back last Monday, just hadn't happened to ride it since) and that was the only day I was sans bike.