After years of unsuccessful attempts at inventing a two-wheeled form of propulsion, Wilbur and Orville Bike finally realized the problem was that their prototypes were all screwed to the gymnasium floor. Achieve functional mobility with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a regular bike tune-up (a $44 value) at San Diego Bike Shop, located on C Street.
The down-to-earth cycle savants at San Diego Bike Shop help mend the weary wheels and sore spokes of their customers' two-wheelers. Infused with the tender care most people reserve for friends, pets, and lonely mail carriers, the comprehensive regular tune-up includes a wipe-down cleaning as well as lubrication of all moving parts. Bikes also receive truing—a balancing of both wheels and the inflation of both tires to an appropriate pressure. In addition, derailleurs, brakes, the headset, and the bottom bracket are all the beneficiaries of judicious adjustments, leaving each pedal-powered street pony safe for lending to elderly relatives and elderly bike couriers. Most repairs are performed while you wait, and if the bicycle pros find a problem, they can fix it within 1–3 business days, using the high-end parts they stock (at an additional cost).
San Diego Bike Shop
In a way, Mo Karimi stumbled upon the idea for San Diego Bike Shop. In early 1998, Mo opened a pedi-cab business. At the time, pedi-cabs were starting to be seen as an alternative to cars, buses, and pogo sticks for getting around congested downtown streets. However, as Mo soon found out, there was an even greater demand for bicycle services and parts. So he quickly converted his space into San Diego Bike Shop, connecting with a neighborhood that needed a bicycling business. Ever since then, Mo and his staff have set customers into motion with bicycle sales and rentals, as well as tune-ups, repairs, and friendly, expert advice.