Remember. Restore. Relive.
CBE is getting a new website that will include an online eStore to include both select (and proven) stuff we like as well as close outs from our inventory. We also want to have more focus on "self help", kits, etc. to make your projects more enjoyable. Got some ideas? Let us know!! The new site will be done by late January/early Feb 2014. Take a minute and drop us a note with your ideas @ CONTACT US. Thanks!
Essex , VT
General: At CBE we expect our relationships with our customers to be a bit customized. Whether you need parts, service or want to take advantage of working with us on your machine, we’ll strive to make the experience fun for you and for us. The following rates are indicative of the flexibility we can provide you in enjoying your classic bike. As you will see, the approach is a bit novel and we expect our customers to work with us on keeping our shop safe, fun and, yes, profitable. You will need to sign a liability release to work in the shop and, in special cases, a note from your mother stating you work well in the sandbox with the other kids. Keep in mind that scheduling of available shop time will be at the discretion of CBE as we are all part time, but evenings and weekends should be in play regularly.
CBE Service & Restorations: We do all the work and are responsible for the overall quality of the final work product.
We use Junior mechanics (apprentices) to do basic disassembly, cleaning, sorting, etc. Many of these mechanics are retirees looking for some time away from home and have terrific skills.
Relationship Customer: You work on your bike in our shop. You have an ongoing relationship with CBE as a customer and would like access to the shop to work on your bike for either service, special help or complete restoration. We expect you to source a large percentage of your parts and special services through CBE. In this case, you are responsible for the overall quality of the work product. You will likely buy some labor hours from CBE mechanics to assist from time to time. We will limit the number of relationship customers if necessary to make sure there is adequate shop time available.
You will need to sign a liability release to work in our shop, natch.
Fixed Price Labor packages for restoration work:
We quote fixed price labor for major restorations. Too hard to keep track of all the hours otherwise. You will get this quote and funding profile in your SOW/Spec. There will only be additional charges if there is work needed outside of the agreed to spec.
Before and after shots of a "barn fresh" 1969 BSA 441 restoration. CBE can let you get your hands dirty in our shop wrenching away during those long winter months!
Essex , VT