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 ride with this Groupon.
$28 for a Basic Bike Tune-Up ($59.99 Value)
- True wheels and adjust axle bearings
- Clean and adjust brakes
- Degrease and adjust derailleurs
- Inspect and adjust headset and bottom bracket
- Inspect and lube cables and chain
- Check lights, reflectors, and horn
- 30-day warranty (excluding wheels)
The Avenue Bicycle Station
When bikes fall ill, they can drag themselves over to The Avenue Bicycle Station, who not only sells bikes but repairs and restores young and old two-wheelers alike. Owner John Hall and his employee Roger—whose shop is an outlet for Schwinn, Mongoose, and GT velocipedes, Star Trac spinner bikes and KHS, Manhattan, Free Agent, and Sun bicycles—have the chops and tools to fix up even the most busted of bicycles while extending the legacy of former store owners, Scott and Hanna Kelsey. Their pick-up and drop-off service lends a helping hand to busy riders on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To aid home bike technicians and entrepreneurs looking to invent Bike 2.0, they’ve amassed piles and piles of hard-to-find and vintage parts in a special salvage yard.