Before the bicycle was domesticated, humans used tricycles to hunt elusive penny-farthings and evade predatory velocipedes lurking in the asphalt jungle. Commemorate the preeminence over pedal-driven transports with today's Groupon to Bike City. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a standard bike tune-up (a $49.99 value).
- For $25, you get $50 toward in-store bike supplies and accessories.
Bike City's freewheeling mechanics adjust and align pedal-powered transporters for smoother cruising. Just as checks to the chain, derailleur, cranks, and pedals maximize drive-train efficiency, brake and cable adjustments keep overzealous feet from spinning out of control. Once a minor wheel truing, tire tune-up, and headset tightening correct off-kilter cruising, revamped machines are taken for a test-spin to ensure sound performance.
Forgoing a tune-up in favor of upgraded accessories can protect melons with a lightweight Louis Garneau Mundial helmet ($64.99) and can protect wheels from glass-sprinkling fairies with the reptilian toughness of Continental Gatorskin tires ($64.99 each). For additional lubing, cleaning, and comprehensive overhauling, customers may also apply this Groupon toward upgraded tune-up services for an additional fee.
At Luis Gallardo's Bike City, the walls have nearly disappeared behind row after double-decker row of bicycles. Though his shop is packed with road bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers, hybrids, and children's bikes, Gallardo—a 40-year veteran of the bike industry—has also managed to find room for accessories and parts from brands such as Shimano, SRAM, and Louis Garneau. His team of mechanics repairs and maintains every make and model of velocipede, drawing on experience gleaned from years spent living with two-wheelers in their natural habitat.