hese crooks are the epitome of mechanics! I was warned not to bring my bike to Chuckhouse, but being that they are the only mechanics that repair Italian bikes, I was left with no other choice. I felt out the mechanics. They were very nice. And convinced me that the parts + service would equall a certain ammount. Throughout the course of the service I remained in contact with the mechanic. At this point, he knows where I work and how much money I make and that I am in a financial bind just as well as every other New Orleanian. He told me that he ran into a few complications, but reassured me that it was not going to cost me "much more". After the work was done and I came in to pick up my bike, I asked the mechanic how much is was. the mechanic wouldn't even look me in the eye and directed me to take the financial issues up with the owner. THE FINAL BILL WAS 60% MORE THAN I WAS QUOTED! Beware, the owner is a smooth talker. He will make you feel guilty by pointing out that he has rent and insurance to pay and that you are trying to free load off his generosity- which is that- he did you a favor by repairing your bike when there is no one else in the city that can work on foreign bikes. The mechanics bend the truth to the end of the world. The owner's job is then to educate you in shop policy. You question the mechanics quote but he will not take responsibility for the half-lies the mechanics told you. Instead, he will reinforce the policy that he just explained to you, challenging you with questions that are after the fact, like: "Didn't you stop and think that it would take this long?" I am an idiot for not listening to those who have already been burned by Chuck House. You are an idiot if you go there after reading this.