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Old 08-19-2011, 09:33 AM   #81
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Yea, a tire change is a set price. They bill it by the hour but the time and fee is fixed.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:55 AM   #82
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For that price I'd go buy the tools needed and do it myself.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:01 AM   #83
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For that price I'd go buy the tools needed and do it myself.
Been there, already done...


Let me rephrase... I don't mind paying for a good job, but 4 bikes and multiple wheels and the only shop I use is across town..
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:05 AM   #84
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there have been tires i changed that i wished they charged $190 for. I had a victory once that took me an hour to take the saddle bags off just to get to the rear tire. he had some hard bags that did not seem to be made for ease of service, and all the hardware was slightly corroded/frozen. talk about a mess. Ended up taking me about 20 minutes to change the front tire, and nearly 2.5 hours for the rear...
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:16 AM   #85
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:22 AM   #86
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No I bought the tires online. All labor charges.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:27 AM   #87
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Well just got a quote from the big sponsor for $385 that included buying the tires from them. $37 dollars cheaper.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:38 AM   #88
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That's absolute horseshit. If they get it done under the "book" time, they charge you the book time. If it takes longer, they charge you more? them. Its not your responsibility to pay for their slow mechanics.
That's how shops make money though.

If the book says they can do it in 2.5 hours, bu they know that they can really do it in 1.5...they make LOADS of money.

Total rip off.
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That's how shops make money though.

If the book says they can do it in 2.5 hours, bu they know that they can really do it in 1.5...they make LOADS of money.

Total rip off.
Yeah definitely, punish a mechanic who gets good at his job!!
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:56 PM   #90
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So I had a set of tires put on the bike today. Does $190 to pull both front and back wheels install tires and reinstall wheels sound high?
Thats some brutal rape with no lube... I went to 2 wheel toys, Got me in an out with in an hour and half max and did an awesome job, i love my Q2 set.

You probably have MH sponors going WTF , we need to get this guy in our shop lol
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Well just got a quote from the big sponsor for $385 that included buying the tires from them. $37 dollars cheaper.
i'd seek out other sponsors then.... 385 for a set of tires installed seems way crazy. what kind of tire?
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:20 PM   #94
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So I had a set of tires put on the bike today. Does $190 to pull both front and back wheels install tires and reinstall wheels sound high?
Sounds like you got mounted and violated! too high for that price.
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