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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:08 am 
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for fitting all new cables fitting brack blocks and fitting new bar tape on a road bike..............all parts supplied.......so just labour


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:46 am 
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id pay up too £25 an hour plus vat no more as that is the average labour charge for most area's of the country plus if id provided the parts id expect to get no discount unless the shop was a very regular haunt and labour of about 1.5hr's poss too if they lolly gaggle but i do my own so i dont pay :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:16 am 
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greenstiles wrote:
for fitting all new cables fitting brack blocks and fitting new bar tape on a road bike..............all parts supplied.......so just labour

Nothing.

I'd do it myself.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:22 am 
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I'm an ex mechanic, and a chap asked me to do this for him.......i've asked for a tenner......as he insisted on paying me this time...as last time i fiddled with his bike and didn't charge........i just don't know what things cost these days


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:32 am 
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greenstiles wrote:
I'm an ex mechanic, and a chap asked me to do this for him.......i've asked for a tenner......as he insisted on paying me this time...as last time i fiddled with his bike and didn't charge........i just don't know what things cost these days

Seems a perfectly reasonable sum to ask for the job. Shops may charge more (and probably do) but then there's more expectations in terms of them being accountable.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:34 pm 
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If that includes fiddling with gears and brakes after fitting cables (of course it does), then in some shops £30 or so. If done by per item type thing rather than by time taken.
Your pal is very lucky to get it for that price.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:02 pm 
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You would pay at least £35 for that in Central London.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:59 pm 
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Seems like i didn't over charge then :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:06 pm 
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greenstiles wrote:
Seems like i didn't over charge then :D


No! And its a pity your not closer :wink:


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