A friend hired a road bike for the triathalon season, I didnt think it was the best deal but she could not afford to buy one.
As the 'season' has ended, its gone back, she got the below email this morning with the following charges applied. The costs seems a bit excessive to me especially the paint chips which feel like they should be just part of normal wear and tear which are allowed. The bike probably only did ~250 miles the whole time she had it and it wasnt crashed. the bar tape was torn upon receipt although she never reported it.
- Excessive buckle of the rear wheel £20
- Buckle front wheel £15
- Tear in bar tape £12.99
- Two chips in frame £30
- Bottle cage bolts missing £1.50
- Shifters scratched £15
- Total £94.49