Behind a rough-hewn wooden façade, walls embellished with wheels and cycles surround Apex Cycles & Services' solo employee, Aaron Curtin. While stocking the store with quality bikes and parts from brands such as Kona, Continental, and De Rosa, Aaron builds an excellent rapport with customers by executing thorough cycle services for almost all makes and models. Bike treatments range from basic tune-ups to comprehensive overhauls that include the installation of fresh parts and a deep cleansing. Aaron also constructs bikes from custom components and works with clients to accommodate all budgets by utilizing prviously used parts and allowing patrons to whittle down debts by volunteering at the shop. Aaron can pick up and drop off two-wheelers himself or welcome them into his store with more delight than a BMX rider moving to a neighborhood filled with drained pools.
The experienced bike mechanics at Rex Cycles tick off 16 tasks as they complete major tune-ups. After scrutinizing bikes for wear and tear, mechanics adjust components, tighten bolts, and check spoke tension, which usually skyrockets during construction season. Cables enjoy a thorough lube treatment, and wheels straighten under mechanics’ expert truing. Finally, mechanics wipe down revived cycles and hop on for a test ride, ensuring that all the gears, chains, and handlebar pompoms flow effortlessly for a smooth, pleasant ride.
For nearly 40 years, The Bicycle Business has saddled up those serious about street steeds with a variety of products and services for fixed-gear, touring, transportation, and road bikes. Customers can dust off a forgotten velocipede pal and hand it over to the shop's savvy techs for an in-depth resuscitation of wheels, brakes, cables, hubs, and handlebars, as well as a lubrication of essential moving parts. The basic tune-up ensures sturdiness and safety for easy pedaling through a town's main drag or house of mirrors.
At Mad Cat Bicycles, customers can maintain their muscle-powered two-wheelers, ensuring no malfunctions flare up as they cruise the skies with the power of telekinesis. Thanks to a skilled staff of spoke soothsayers and pedaling professionals, Mad Cat wraps squeaky and jittery cycles in a lubricating cocoon that nurtures the moving parts of pavement-traversing vessels. Each tune-up adjusts the brakes, derailleur, hubs, headset, bottom bracket, and afterburner rockets. Wheels are trued into wind-cutting straightness, and the drive train is cleaned and lubed to provide optimal pedal-propelled efficiency. Additionally, the bicycle is wiped down and undergoes a test ride to check for any kinks and clingy barnacles hampering a smooth ride.