Like the Tin Man, bikes need to be properly lubed, or they’ll break down on long journeys and be carried away by flying monkeys. Protect your steely companion with this Groupon.
$59 for a Bike Overhaul and Inner Tube ($120Total Value)
- A complete bicycle overhaul (a $100 value)
- Two bicycle inner tubes (a $10 value each)
During a 60-minute overhaul, bike pros improve longevity and aerodynamics by scrubbing each part of the bicycle, including cables and chains. The staff can also perform safety inspections and accessory installation at no added cost. Overhauls are usually completed the same day, sending riders home with a complimentary inner tube that prepares them for unexpected flat tires.
Chain Reaction Bike Shop
Spokes have populated the space around 1630 West University Avenue for 65 years, turning stoically as numerous bike shops have come and gone. The spot’s newest cycling incarnation, Chain Reaction Bike Shop, owes its staying power to owner Raleigh Faust and his staff of experts who cater to collegiate commuters, recreational cyclists, and serious athletes alike. Inside the unvarnished wooden storefront, rows of rides from Scott, Jamis Bicycles, and Surly await ownership. Every bike purchased at the shop comes with a lifetime of free service adjustments, making owning a bike as hassle-free as combing a hairless cat. Technicians see to these new rides, taking more than a dozen measurements for individualized fittingsand performing maintenance services that range from spot repairs to comprehensive tune-ups.