My bike is in the shop right now. I took it there Friday night after work. I asked them to do a complete overhaul on it. I also asked them to replace all the parts that were worn out. Based on a quick once-over, this includes the tires, the handlebar wraps, the brake pads, and the chain. The cost of the overhaul is supposed to include the cost of replacing all the cables and the ball bearings, but the guy I talked to wanted to charge me for those, too. With any luck, they’ll replace the rear tube, as well. The estimated cost of the overhaul and parts is $330. If done properly, I should only have to get an overhaul once a year, with maybe a $40 tune-up at 6 months.
The overhaul includes taking every part off the frame, and cleaning everything and replacing all the ball bearings and the cables. So, my bike should very much be in good condition when I get back to it this afternoon. Very much ridable. Very happy. Very good. Yay!