Before wintertime hibernation, bicycles forage and fill their inner tubes with enough sustenance to feed training-wheeled cubs come spring, a noble act that often leads to serious exhaustion. Help to spin the spokes of life with today’s Groupon to Bicycle Pro Shop in Alexandria. Choose from the following options:
- For $55, you get a complete tune-up (a $110 value).
- For $85, you get a deluxe tune-up (a $170 value).
- For $150, you get a full bicycle overhaul (a $300 value).<p>
Bicycle Pro Shop’s team of bike technicians draws on their repair expertise and extensive riding experience to refurbish road-weary bikes for safe, comfortable sojourns. The complete tune-up helps self-propelled ponies to regain total alignment, as cycling gurus calibrate brakes, derailleurs, and bearings. Trued wheels run as smooth as an R&B singer on a zamboni, and chains, cables, and pulleys gleam after a thorough lubrication. Alternatively, clients can upgrade to the deluxe tune-up, a more meticulous cleaning for bikes blemished by road gunk and crash landings into wedding cakes. During this service, techs scrub the drive train, cranks, chain cassette, and derailleurs and then inspect and clean the seat post to ensure a stable perch.
The full bike overhaul kicks off with a total disassembly of two-wheeled steeds, which allows technicians to inspect, clean, and wax every component. Mechanics also repair the headset, hugs, and bottom bracket before swapping out cables and handlebars to generate comfier grips and quicker stops.
Bicycle Pro Shop
Since 1958, Bicycle Pro Shop has helped find a matching mount for everyone from little kids just learning to pedal to United States presidents. The staff of experienced technicians—all avid cyclists themselves, including the owner, Serge, who spent 10 years as a competitive cyclist in France—oversees a stock of hybrids and road bikes from brands such as Cannondale, Scott, and Giant. In the service center, mechanics tighten up loose screws with thorough tune-ups and perform meticulous adjustments of minor yet important details such as the angle of the saddle and the crispness of the baseball cards in the spokes.