A neighbor dropped off a black Raleigh. He just wanted me to store it for a couple of days. (he broke up with his girlfriend, and she threw him and his bike out of her apartment.) He didn't want to ride the bike back to his mother's house, on account it was raining and sleeting.
I couldn't stand the fact that the bike was not working right. I put some air in the rear tire. The freewheel was sticky, making the chain go around, so I lubed it with some light teflon oil. I had a spare deraileur cable (in a crate where I keep my combat boots), so I installed a new rear deraileur cable.
Question: Should I charge the man five dollars for the new cable? since he didn't actually ask me to repair the bike , I believe he is not obligated to pay? Note: this bike is so large, I can not ride it.
Anyway, I will tell him it's a christmas present if he can't pay.
I don't want any bike leaving my shop in non-functional condition !
Cable was missing, just a piece of it tied in a knot at the rear axle.