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 spin the spokes of life with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a tune-up at Bicycle Pro Shop (a $110 value). This Groupon is good for the Alexandria location only; call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Bicycle Pro Shop's service team of old pros and master bike whisperers can repair everything from penny-farthing velocipedes to a 30-year-old Sturmey-Archer 3-speed to Campy Record 11-speed Ergo shifters. They can even work on purely theoretical makes of bicycle such as the Gary Fischer Anti-Grav Road Bike and the Star-Trek. During your tune-up, the Pro Shop will thoroughly tune and cleanse every single component of your self-propelled wheel pony, including brakes, wheels, headset, hubs, drivetrain, and derailleurs. In the process, they'll also diagnose and fix any issues or damage before they cause your bike to burst into rock-munching flames when it hits a patch of loose gravel. After a tune-up from Bicycle Pro Shop, you can finally burn that box of photos and letters and prove to your car that you're totally over it.
Four Google Mappers give Bicycle Pro Shop an average of four stars:
- They have really everything you could want in the store and when they didn't have something in particular, they just order it for you…there are mostly college and high school aged kids working there who are friendly, helpful and just genuinely like bikes. – dominic, Google Maps
- The Bicycle pro shop is great. Their service is excellent, they take great pains to not overcharge you, and explain everything they are doing. Very refreshing, particularly for novice cyclists trying to get into the sport. They have a ton of knowledge and are more than willing to share it. – Grey
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.