14 posts tagged pushy
Dropped my pushy off at the bike shop to have a valve replaced today. I expected it to cost a bit as it was the back tyre and that requires the removal of the wheel and realignment of the gears. Around ten years ago in Australia I had the same service carried out on my mountain bike. It took two hours and cost $80.00.
I left the pushy with the mechanic and started walking back to my house (only two houses away). I had no sooner reached the front door when the mechanic was wheeling my pushy up my driveway! Oh no, I thought, he’s found something else wrong and can’t fix it.
“All done!” He said.
“Finished?” I asked incredulously.
“Yes, new valve and gears adjusted, plus I steam cleaned it.”
I was speechless. He had removed my back wheel, gears and all, put a new valve in, returned the wheel, adjusted the gears, and steam cleaned my pushy all in under 5 minutes!
I reached for my wallet. “How much will that be?”
“¥500” He said proudly.
I was yet again incredulous. How can this be? It took only 5 minutes and cost only $5.70 Australian for work that in Australia takes two hours and costs $80.00!