The top three most efficient modes of human-powered transportation are (in no particular order): Flintstone cars, bicycles, and a palanquin carried by the various monarchs you've conquered and overthrown. Make sure the most feasible of these is in perfect working order with today's deal: for $29, you get a complete bike tune-up (a $70 value) at Bike World. This Groupon is valid at both the Alamo Heights and Loop 1604 locations.
The expert cycle surgeons at Bike World—one of whom was voted best bike mechanic by the San Antonio Current in 2010—are masters at nursing sick duocycles back to an optimal state of road-worthiness. The thorough tune-up involves adjusting the front and rear derailleurs and brakes, truing the wheels, lubing the cables and chain, and wiping down the frame with fancy white gloves. Once your bike is as finely tuned as an instrument made of baseball cards and spokes, feel free to blaze down trails, tracks, and undiscovered shortcuts to celebrities' houses with a renewed sense of fearlessness.
According to My San Antonio readers, Bike World is 2010’s best bike shop, and also the best place to practice extreme stunts such as speed-ringing a new rotary-action bike bell or riding on the wall. With the Tour de France in full swing, bikes across the nation are longing to receive the same care as their professionally performing counterparts. Give your ride the affection it deserves with an invigorating tune-up at Bike World.
Bike World was ranked in the Top 100 Bicycle Retailers in the United States by Boulder Sports Research and voted Best Bicycle Shop 2010 by My San Antonio readers. San Antonio Current voted Bike World's Greg Maitland "Best Bike Mechanic." Three Yelpers give the shop a three-star average, and seven Yahoo! Locals give it 3.5 stars:
- Maybe we don’t live in the Monty Python sketch in which bicycle repairmen are revered as superheroes, but you’ll appreciate Maitland’s critical-thinking skills when your high-end 10-speed starts making a weird grinding noise. – San Antonio Current
- I have brought probably 30+ bikes to him in the past for repair, and he would always let me know if these old beaters were worth saving. He has both restored some, and also saved me a bunch of money on others that had seen their best days. – JoeKenedy, Yahoo! Local