Just like cars, bikes need periodic tune-ups to balance tire pressure and ensure the seat belts aren't made of licorice. Let the professionals discern the unsavory with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a complete bike tune-up at Bike Connection in Schaumburg (a $65 value).
For nearly four decades, the meticulous bicycle caretakers at Bike Connection have kept two-wheelers of all makes and models in cruising shape with tune-ups and other maintenance services. Dilapidated velocipedes gain new life with a complete tune-up, which recalibrates brakes and adjusts gears, brackets, and headsets to ensure that steeds glide gracefully over lonely roads and steer through the narrow hallways of area elementary schools. Bike-whisperers teach wayward wheels instant discipline with tension and true treatments to both front and rear rollers; lubrication added to both the drive train and cables fosters a hitchless giddy-up. Finally, a thorough wipe down of the body, chain, and rims erases any unsightly dirt, leaving gleaming bicycles that sparkle seductively to fellow cyclists and recently divorced wheelbarrows.
Bike Connection's mechanics keep two-wheelers in road-ready shape in addition to maintaining a broad inventory of cycles, parts, and accessories. The shop stocks fully built bikes from brands such as Specialized, Giant, Haro, Kink, SE, and Fuji plus an abundant supply of wearables such as Giro and Bell helmets and Pearl Izumi gear for men and women. And in the service department, technicians tune up and clean up parts ranging from tires and brakes to headsets and clipped-on baseball cards with numerous, tiered maintenance packages.