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     tomlevell updated 11 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 13 Posts
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  • grant

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Took my bike wheel to local cycle shop to get my 3 spokes replaced and wheel

    truing charge is 12.50 robbing tw-ts . 😯

  • Gunner

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 6:49 pm

    RUDDY NORAH. 😯 😯

  • HarryB

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Personally I don’t think that’s bad

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 7:00 pm

    is that including spokes? if not then its a pritty shody price…

    my lbs charges us a fiver…

  • HarryB

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Having said that, last year on the Tour D’Arry (a two-day epic) in North Yorkshire one of my rowing mates broke a couple of spokes on his Cervelo. He got to Westbrooks and Jason did the job for free.

    PS This year’s TDH is in the Alps for a week. Let’s hope nowt breaks

  • grant

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 7:09 pm

    yeah spokes included but the spokes are 75 pence each

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 7:14 pm

    must be fun up the alps harry… well, hard work…

    im going to do a training week this winter in italy, ma auntie has a villa over there so its only costing the flight tickets…

    me and a few lads want to do spain aswell in the winter, not sure if that wil come of tho 😕 ( older m8’s, just just a load of teenages 😆 )

  • Gunner

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Personally I don’t think that’s bad

    I do given that I am assuming which possible bike shops Grant has taken it to.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 7:20 pm

    yeah what shop was it grant???

  • grant

    Member
    26 May 2009 at 8:22 pm

    where i took it was the new skinnergate cycles where i bought my gt from .

  • tomlevell

    Member
    27 May 2009 at 8:06 am

    £12.50 is bloody cheap. Just think how far £10 doesn’t go nowadays!

    How much do you want to pay!

    They need a fully equipped workshop with qualified mechanics and stock of spokes for many different size wheels. Are they supposed to not make a decent living?

    Same goes if your buying new wheels the local shops can’t compete with say Merlin or Chain Reaction but I’d rather have someone I know or trust build my wheels than a nobody and pay for what is up to an hours work done properly.

    Or build and true your own wheels.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    27 May 2009 at 8:52 am

    not when my shop only charges a £5.00, then whatever the spokes cost, which isnt much…

  • tomlevell

    Member
    27 May 2009 at 11:50 am

    Marty your shop is probably trying to help you out. Your young and your into racing and they get that and pass some of the love on. Like the bloke who sold your MTB to you. If he finds you sell the bike on for a large profit I suspect he won’t be too pleased.

    £5 for adding changing spokes and truing is not the real cost of doing it.

    I always build and true my own but it’s a reasonable investment in learning time and specialist tools.

    If it was £25 for the 15minutes work I’d be with you but it’s not it’s £10.

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