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What price Bike shop labour?

comsensecomsense Posts: 245
edited February 2008 in The bottom bracket
Anyone know what I should be charging per hour for labour as a qualified bike mechanic
working out of a real shop?

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  • Whatever you can get someone for!
    Whatever it is, you'll probbaly not recoup the expense, a shop owner I know, many years back, had to say goodbye to his highly experienced mechanic (He would quite merrily strip & reassemble 3-speed hubs) and keep the young lad instead.
    Remember that you are an Englishman and thus have won first prize in the lottery of life.
  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    comsense wrote:
    Anyone know what I should be charging per hour for labour as a qualified bike mechanic
    working out of a real shop?

    Find out what your nearest rivals charge. Then undercut them and make a big deal of it.
    Or work out how much minimum you need to charge and then bump it up a bit and see at what price most customers are comfortable at (requires negotiating hourly rates)
    Do Nellyphants count?

    Commuter: FCN 9
    Cheapo Roadie: FCN 5
    Off Road: FCN 11

    +1 when I don't get round to shaving for x days
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