Labor Rates & Services

  • General:  At CBE, we are getting old enough we don’t like to remember things, so we make our rates and billing as transparent as possible.  All estimates and invoices have sufficient detail for our customers to understand where they are spending their hard earned “discretionary income.”
  • Estimating costs:  You can use our project estimating calculator to do some budgetary what-ifs.  Click on Repairs and Restorations Page.
  • In House Labor Rates:  Work performed at CBE is billed out as follows:
    • Senior Mechanic (Nick or  Jack)                                       $85/Hr
      • Sr. Mechanics manage an entire project and interface directly with the customer regarding technical, cost and schedule elements.
    • Junior Mechanic (RATs)                                                     $45/Hr
      • Support various projects would routine workscope under guidance from Sr. Mechanics.  Disassembly, cleaning, refinishing, subassembly rebuilds, etc.
    • Customer                                                                            $25/Hr
      • Customers are allowed to work at CBE under the supervision of a Sr. Mechanic
      • Sr. Mechanic’s time is charged separately
    • Detailing                                                                              $15/Hr
      • We often have high school or college kids needing some pocket change come into detail bikes
  • Process Services:  CBE uses a number of trusted subcontractors for various services.  In many cases, like paint and polishing, there is fixed catalog pricing.  In other cases CBE’s mark up for managing the vendor and assuring a quality deliverable is 35%.
    • Paint:  Brent Budgor at The Vintage Vendor in Burlington, VT is our exclusive painter.  Please click to go to the PAINT webpage for details and pricing.
    • Polishing:  John Coolidge at JCool Polishing in Essex, VT is our exclusive polisher.  Please click to go to the POLISHING webpage for details and pricing.
    • Tumbling:  CBE uses RP Abrasives in Milton, NH for our media tumbling of castings.  Please click to go to the TUMBLING webpage for details and pricing.
    • Tank Derusting:  Nick has developed an environmentally friendly solution to derusting tanks by using reverse electrolosis as featured on Café Racer TV.  Please click to go to the TANK DERUSTING webpage for details and pricing.
    • Powder Coating:  CBE uses Mile Hubert at Motofab in Hinsebugh VT for powder coating.  Please click to go to the POWDER COATING  webpage for details and pricing.
  • Rebuild Services  CBE offers a range of rebuilding services, many of which have FIXED PRICE labor.  Please click on the various Marques to see what we offer in each.