What You'll Get
Before 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. Celebrate the resurgence of spring with today's deal: for $14, your metal steed gets a standard tune-up from Bike City, a $45 value. An appointment with these doctors of derailleurs at their Castle Hills clinic is required.
Once your energetic ride has been anesthetized, Bike City's experienced pit crew will get to work with an arsenal of wrenches, oil cans, pumps, and a single eagle eye on loan from a museum. They'll pop the hood and pore over every inch of your bipedaler, adjusting the brakes, the front and rear derailleurs, and anything that rattles, shakes, or hums. With your wheels trued and tires inflated, they'll check to make sure your bike is fully tuned by plucking the chain for resonation while striking a tuning fork against the fame, and then comparing the results.
If your bike has been suffering from the measles or meteors, you can apply the value of this Groupon toward the more extensive full tune-up, which is the standard tune-up plus full clean and polish of all parts both moving and stationary (regularly $80), or a complete overhaul which pulls apart and repacks your bike into a totally new cruiser (regularly $140). Check out the entire breakdown of each service here. All services are handled by professional mechanics with the tenderness of Elvis and the precision of a dear Watson.
This Groupon does not cover the cost of any parts needed for repairs.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per bike. By appointment only. Replacement parts not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bike City
At Luis Gallardo's Bike City, the walls have nearly disappeared behind row after double-decker row of bicycles. Though his shop is packed with road bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers, hybrids, and children's bikes, Gallardo—a 40-year veteran of the bike industry—has also managed to find room for accessories and parts from brands such as Shimano, SRAM, and Louis Garneau. His team of mechanics repairs and maintains every make and model of velocipede, drawing on experience gleaned from years spent living with two-wheelers in their natural habitat.