Just realised that someone has just posted the same question about the cost of bikes.

I was cleaning all our bike yesterday and realised my 10 year olds front brakes weren't working. Took it in to a local bike shop this morning to be told it would cost around 65 inc parts and labour. Apaprently needs total new disc brakes as he has somehow snapped something off that would need replacing. The bike cost 135, so not worth repairing. So just wondered whether to buy one here and take it with us or buy when we get there?

TIP: No matter how many times I cleaned the tyres, they still looked dirty. So I sprayed them with some back to black that was in the garage and they came up great.