put it this way - if my LBS charged me labour for replacing it a bit that had a lifetime warranty, I'd be less than thrilled and seeking a new LBS.
There are LBS guys on here - what's the rub here then?
I also don't equate "lifetime warranty" with "never need replacing". Two very different statements if you ask me
OK, I'm sure that's interpretation but what in proper terms do you think lifetime warranty does mean then? I'm guessing "it shouldn't need replacing, but never say never - but if it does we'll give you new ones but you'll get charged for the labour bit" wouldn't be considered much of a selling point.
Don't get me wrong, it's good service from the LBS but it's also what I'd expect. Or do I expect too much?
Would genuinely like to hear opinions, otherwise I'm going to be the bloke contesting a labour charge at some point in the future while everyone shakes their heads at me.