Moonlighting Rates

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Jack Kierk, Jun 25, 2003.

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  1. Jack Kierk

    Jack Kierk Guest

    Can any mechanics out there give me an idea of what I should expect to pay a qualified mechanic to
    do some moonlighting for me?

    I'm interested in having someone help me build up a bike and do some normal maintenance
    stuff. Thanks...

    Jack
     
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  2. Jack Kierk <[email protected]> wrote:
    : Can any mechanics out there give me an idea of what I should expect to pay a qualified mechanic to
    : do some moonlighting for me?

    : I'm interested in having someone help me build up a bike and do some normal maintenance stuff.
    : Thanks...

    Over here, auto mechanic rates are $85 per hour but the mechanics only see about $15 of that.
    Capitalism, ya gotta love it!!!

    Cheerz, Lynzz
     
  3. Trevor

    Trevor Guest

    Somebody has to pay for that mechanic's health insurance. Socialism, ya gotta love it! ;-)

    "Lindsay Rowlands" <[email protected].une.edu.au> wrote in message
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    > Jack Kierk <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : Can any mechanics out there give me an idea of what I should expect to pay a qualified mechanic
    > : to do some moonlighting for me?
    >
    > : I'm interested in having someone help me build up a bike and do some normal maintenance stuff.
    > : Thanks...
    >
    > Over here, auto mechanic rates are $85 per hour but the mechanics only see about $15 of that.
    > Capitalism, ya gotta love it!!!
    >
    > Cheerz, Lynzz
     
  4. Mike S.

    Mike S. Guest

    "Trevor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Somebody has to pay for that mechanic's health insurance. Socialism, ya gotta love it! ;-)
    >
    ...and social security, and taxes, and...

    Mike
     
  5. Kurd

    Kurd Guest

    Health insur-wha?

    Maybe I should learn to fix the bikes instead of just selling them.

    -josh

    "Trevor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Somebody has to pay for that mechanic's health insurance. Socialism, ya gotta love it! ;-)
    >
    > "Lindsay Rowlands" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Jack Kierk <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > : Can any mechanics out there give me an idea of what I should expect to pay a qualified
    > > : mechanic to do some moonlighting for me?
    > >
    > > : I'm interested in having someone help me build up a bike and do some normal maintenance stuff.
    > > : Thanks...
    > >
    > > Over here, auto mechanic rates are $85 per hour but the mechanics only see about $15 of that.
    > > Capitalism, ya gotta love it!!!
    > >
    > > Cheerz, Lynzz
    > >
    >
     
  6. Jay Beattie

    Jay Beattie Guest

    "Jack Kierk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Can any mechanics out there give me an idea of what I should expect to pay a qualified mechanic to
    > do some moonlighting for me?
    >
    > I'm interested in having someone help me build up a bike and do some normal maintenance stuff.
    > Thanks...

    Negotiate. I would think $10 an hour would do, plus some beer -- or you could spend $20 on a book
    and do it yourself. Assembling a new bike these days is basically plug-n-play. Even better, see if
    you have a local bicycle cooperative that has all the tools. -- Jay Beattie.
     
  7. Free mechanics and free healthcare. Communism, ya gotta love it!.... I'll get my coat ;-)

    On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 04:25:14 GMT, "Trevor" <[email protected].com> wrote...

    >Somebody has to pay for that mechanic's health insurance. Socialism, ya gotta love it! ;-)
    >
    >"Lindsay Rowlands" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> Jack Kierk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> : Can any mechanics out there give me an idea of what I should expect to pay a qualified mechanic
    >> : to do some moonlighting for me?
    >>
    >> : I'm interested in having someone help me build up a bike and do some normal maintenance stuff.
    >> : Thanks...
    >>
    >> Over here, auto mechanic rates are $85 per hour but the mechanics only see about $15 of that.
    >> Capitalism, ya gotta love it!!!
    >>
    >> Cheerz, Lynzz
    >>
    >
     
  8. Paul Kopit

    Paul Kopit Guest

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 22:03:07 -0400, Jack Kierk <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Can any mechanics out there give me an idea of what I should expect to pay a qualified mechanic to
    >do some moonlighting for me?
    >
    >I'm interested in having someone help me build up a bike and do some normal maintenance stuff.
    >Thanks...
    >
    $85-$100 to build up a bicycle from components. Plus cost of components. That is not much different
    than a local shop but I'd expect a slower and more precise build from an independant.
     
  9. Me

    Me Guest

    i've never heard of such a place but it sounds interesting, do you know of a link to such a
    cooperative? I'd like to know more...

    cheers

    "Jay Beattie" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Jack Kierk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Can any mechanics out there give me an idea of what I should expect to pay a qualified mechanic
    > > to do some moonlighting for me?
    > >
    > > I'm interested in having someone help me build up a bike and do some normal maintenance stuff.
    > > Thanks...
    >
    > Negotiate. I would think $10 an hour would do, plus some beer -- or you could spend $20 on a book
    > and do it yourself. Assembling a new bike these days is basically plug-n-play. Even better, see if
    > you have a local bicycle cooperative that has all the tools. -- Jay Beattie.
     
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