A non-cyclist friend of mine rented a bike from a bike/camping shop and got a flat tire. She was charged $9 extra for the flat. To me this seems out of control. It wasn't abuse of the bike that caused the flat, it was normal wear. A patch to fix the problem costs something like 10 cents.
Do you think this is reasonable? Keep in mind that this is Latvia where the minimum monthly wage is $150, so $9 is a bit more money to us in real terms. Thanks.