If you can learn the basic servicing yourself it is good insurance.
Best value would depend in what you want.
Basic but reliable or better than many new bikes?
I like Tailwind, you might be lucky to get anything done this side of christmas and the new year.
Theres a couple of mobile mechs around, one of them can be found at La Musette in Glenelg (0418847211) some time over the weekend. Give them a call for more details.
Upfront do a good job.
And they have carbon wheels in the shop....so you can ask 'Are those Carbon wheels?!?'
i found the Bike Station on Brighton road excellent. i was very happy with their service
Dave runs a mobile service - look up Derailed bike repairs on facebook - he's local to me (Flagstaff Hill)l, serviced our bikes, and amended the fit of my road bike which has eliminated hand, foot and back issues! he's also really reasonable for pricing. quick turn around too.