Look like I might try my oven and shop vac!
I bought them pretty cheap on ebay and the R200 on another on-line vendor.Dave Hickey said:Even if you buy from them?
Both. The R200 has a moldable heel cup and foot bed. Basically same time I am told. The R300 whole upper is moldable. I won't use the insoles either way. I just the heel on the R200 fitted and the R300 uppers only. $50 will cover both shoes.MR_GRUMPY said:For the R300's or the R220's.?
The R300's take much more time. The R220's only have a heat moldable sole.
The guy "thinks"they will do 2 shoes for $50. But 100 for 2 shoes or $50 for each is still a lot of money whether I boughty them there or not. They wanted $349.99 for the R300 and $249.99 for the R220.MR_GRUMPY said:$50 for two shoes is a reasonable amount.
If you would have bought both shoes from them, I would have expected a lessor amount.
It's like bringing rims, spokes, and hubs into a shop and saying "build 'em.....and can I have a discount"
Bobke on VS yesterday said it's 8 min in the oven and 5(?) to mold.Rubber Lizard said:$50 seems perfectly reasonable especially if you didn't buy the shoes from them. It takes me about 35-45 minutes to heat fit a pair of ski boots, I would assume that its roughly the same for the shoes. Most shops labor rates are 60-90 dollars an hour for odd things like that so in the end, $50 doesn't seem that bad.
Its not reasonable if they charge you to mold them when you purchased them there. The owner sounds like a total chode if he thinks thats a good business practice. Practices such as that are what give local bike shops a bad name.
If you lived in my neck of the woods Dirt Boy I would gladly mold them for you for the modest price of two 12 packs of high quality beer. But you live in Florida...blah.