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. Ward away thieving simians with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a full bicycle tune-up at Spin Bike Shop in Lakewood (a $70 value).
Spin Bike Shop's enthusiastic technicians keep two-wheeled steeds healthy with thorough tune-up services that address damaged parts and physical wear and tear. The bicycle makeover begins with a wipe down of all system surfaces and a meticulous adjustment of the headset, cranks, hubs, brakes, and gallbladder. Mechanics examine and rebuff the front and rear derailleurs before truing the wheels to increase momentum retention. Cycling savants conclude the bike rejuvenation by lubricating the brakes, chain, and derailleurs; tightening all nuts and bolts; checking the tire pressure; and conducting a safety inspection to ensure that all hyperdrive rods are securely affixed in their coolant tanks.
Spin Bike Shop
An avid cyclist, the owner of Spin Bike Shop helms a staff of certified mechanics and professional racers. Together, they keep their shelves stocked with bikes for all seasons and activities: cyclocross races, road riding, triathlons, mountain trails, and moon jumping. Inside, shoppers can peruse cycles from big-name brands such as Specialized, BMC, Ridley, and Santa Cruz. Mechanics perform a slew of services—such as fittings, repairs, demo-bike rides, and rentals. Staff members also teach classes on how to make basic roadside repairs, perform complete tune-ups, or use a bike frame to fend off an agitated mountain lion. When the staffers aren’t wrenching on bikes, they’re hosting events and welcoming cyclists and triathletes to join their teams and clubs.