Any sydney siders need tyres?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by remedy, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. remedy

    remedy Active Member

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    I live within walking distance of 4 bike shops. If I'm feeling extra keen I will take the wheels off and take them in with the tyres. Otherwise ride the bike in, walk home, return with tyres, go home have a coffee, walk back an hour later and pick up bike.

    By the way, tyres arrived in Australia yesterday morning, cleared customs last night and should be delivered today. Unless I go to one of the big dealers that charge through the nose I would have had to wait longer for a local shop to order them.

    Even if I was only saving $20 I'd still consider doing it my way. The fact I'm saving $150 makes it a no-brainer for me.
     
  2. Backmarker

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    But seriously, $100 to mount tyres ?? FARK !!
     
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  3. JNO

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    Methinks they're extracting the urine.

    >EDIT< Was this for wheels on the bike, or off?
     
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  4. lindsaymac

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    I'd be surprised to see many of the Metro workshops charging < $100/h, JNO, and he said he dropped the bike off, then went back an hour later and picked it up. So there's yer hourly rate, more or less. A competent mech would have the job done in 30 - 40mins, yielding a better rate again.
     
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  5. saaz

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    I have been changing my own tyres (and some mates) for the last few years. Needed to get some gear to do it (all manual stuff), but I save $250 or more a time (including freight). Since I am doing 35,000kms or more a year lately, 2 1/2 sets of tyres a year makes up some saving. Cost is not the only reason as I prefer to do things myself if possible and do other maintenance while I am at it.
     

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