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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a standard tune-up, which includes brake adjustments, an inspection of cables, chains, wheels, and pedals, tire inflation, minor wheel truing, headset tightening, and a final test drive (a $45 value)
- $40 for a major tune-up, which includes everything in the standard tune-up plus a bike clean and polish, chain and cable lube, and crank cleaning (an $80 value)
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.