I was floored at were this saga has gone. Not to long ago it was just slightly troublesome to get a tire mounted. Recently i needed to call around for some pricing and was absolutely floored with the things i'm being told now.
Keep in mind this is a dismount of one set and remount on another set....same tires but different rim sets. Already pulled off the bike with no rotors on them.
Cycle Gear........Apparently they no longer put on tires that aren't brand new.....WTF? BTW, mine have like 50 miles on them, if that much.
Xtreme Honda......They want 65 bucks per tire! Are you effing serious?
Barney's.........Was told it is 85 bucks per tire!
This sxxx is effing insane!!!!!!! Not to long ago it used to be 15 bucks a tire. WTF happened to this world and what am i missing??? Nobody in their right mind can possibly think it is anywhere in the general proximity of reasonable to think to charge anything over 15. Hell, a freaking mount and balance on a car/truck rim is like 8 bucks....and that's to pull them off the vehicle too. There is no extra work involved with doing a standard bike tire. Matter of fact on most it would be much less weight to try to carry around thus less chances of getting physically hurt during the course of the work. And yes, many tire "techs" have or will develop bad back and knee problems. As is the nature of carrying around and lifting heavy odd shaped rims/tires day in and day out for most of the day.
THIS WOLRD IS LOOSING ITS MARBLES.