Much like robots, children, and robotic children, bikes need to be regularly recalibrated to keep them from developing human emotions. Keep your bike performing at its functional, unfeeling best with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a complete tune-up (a $60 value) at Peloton Cyclery in St. Charles.
Peloton Cyclery's thoroughly credentialed technicians treat clients' wheels with the tender-loving care normally reserved for newborns and kittens. Concerned cyclists drop off their bikes for 48-hour stays at the shop, where the bikes encounter technicians whose all-consuming obsessions with two-wheeled vehicles rival only Evil Evel Knievel. These technicians adjust stubborn shifters and brakes, true and straighten wobbly wheels, and lubricate sticky chains and cables, all to make the relationship between rider and velocipede smoother and sweeter. Peleton's Cyclery is located in St. Charles near Katy's Trail, so pedalers can confirm their commitment with an après-tune-up spin on the trails. The shop also kindles enthusiasm for bi-circular transit with spinning classes, custom fittings, and mechanic clinics.
Wielding certifications as a wheel builder, race mechanic, and suspension technician, owner Sam Markovich heads up Peloton Cyclery's service department with a deep passion for all things cycling. After growing weary of businesses that hawked bikes without singing lullabies to them or servicing their parts efficiently, Sam decided to captain his own cyclery where tune-ups, fittings, and classes take priority over inventory. Sam personally presides over fittings, determining the specific needs of athletes atop a fitting cycle or adjusting bikes while mounted in the trainer to enhance safety and riding comfort. Patrons interested in at-home adjustments can attend a wheel-building course or free maintenance class that demystifies two-wheelers and separates them from their single-wheeled ancestors.
Though its main focus is service, Peloton Cyclery does outfit budding exercisers with a huge selection of rides from top industry manufacturers. Cycles by Bianchi, an Italian company more than a century old, cater to specific types of excursions, and affordable KHS bikes tackle myriad terrain.