I know the local dealer back in the States would charge me like a few hundred bucks for brakes for my old air conditioned car, so $50 is a drop in the basket comparatively.
My exhausting folding bike is falling apart, as my brakes are frozen from salt air and I am also missing some parts for the brake handles. I will go back down to the store later this afternoon when they open again, this is Spain and we have to deal with siesta time, and maybe the child there can help me piece this thing back together. I just need a couple little pieces for my brake handle and he could have them in stock, in which case I would have brand new working brakes once again. The guy at the local dealer is genuinely nice and tries to help me as much as possible in the weather conditions controlled shop near me. I know this will set me back about $50, but that is not a bad price for new brakes compared to how much I had to pay for brakes for my car. I know the local dealer back in the States would charge me like a few hundred bucks for brakes for my old air conditioned car, so $50 is a drop in the basket comparatively. I could go now because they are still open although I want to get my writing done first and then I will go after they open again in the later afternoon. The heating and A/C system in the location is superb because when I go in there on a hot day my body is cooling down as soon as I set foot in the freezing air. I plan on having new brakes on the bike by the time the sunshine sets tonight.