do any of you all's LBS install for free parts that you buy from them?
this would seem a reasonable service to the customer in my opinion...but, maybe 's just not common practice at all, and I'm buggin'
I went into a shop a while back and bought a new tube (~$4), and asked if they could install it for me because I was wearing all white, and didn't want to get dirty (there was like 1 other person in the shop...they were NOT busy). They said that installing it would cost me $10. I said, "what?!". So, asked if I could borrow a set of tire levers, and their pump, and was outta there in 10 minutes (took me a little longer , as I was trying to maintain my freshness). Thankfully they let me use their stuff, but...was I the one bugging? I mean...I might even have paid another 2-4 dollars for them to throw it in....maybe...but no way I was paying $10 for these cats to install a TUBE for me...no way
I usually like to do everything myself, but...sometimes, for conviencience, bike shops can be of help
do yall get stuff installed for free? or do they let you use their tools to do it yourself?