With twice as many wheels as a unicycle and two-thirds as many as a tricycle, a bicycle is elegantly equipped with as many tires as a half car. Today’s Groupon keeps your wheel-count stable and your ride smooth with a standard bike tune-up for $45 at Calmar Bicycles in Santa Clara (an $85 value). The expert bike physicians at Calmar dig deep into a bike’s musculature to tighten and adjust your jogger-disperser to its most efficient potential.
A bicycle is like any metallic organism whose parts come loose and whose chains decay under the stress of the outside world. Calmar Bicycles is staffed by friendly and highly knowledgeable cycle pros who are certified when it comes to massaging a peddler to a state of road-ready confidence. A standard tune-up entails a complete inspection and adjustment of a bike’s derailleurs, a brake adjustment for quicker and easier stopping, and a scrutinous look at all critical fasteners. Then a bike’s bearing assemblies go under the knife to crispen crucial connections before wheels are removed for a true truing, cables are lubricated to achieve minimal resistance, and a light cleaning makes the curious creature blue-ribbon ready.
The end result is a ride that emits fewer carbon emissions than an outmoded velocipede or penny-farthing. A well-tuned bike shines brightly against the sun’s welcoming springtime rays as it sends a clear message to all feeble roadsters that cycling is the handsomest way to ride without insurance.
- This shop has an extensive range of reasonably priced mountain and road bikes. Its friendly, helpful staff provides excellent post-sale service and great repairs. – Robin H., Insider Pages
- Hands down the bike shop in the South Bay. Calmar always provides dynamite service. Their staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging of all riders. – Coby Z., Yelp
- Each time I brought my bike in, whether it be a minor or major problem, they got to it and got me back on the road in no time. – Jason G., Yelp
2236 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California 95050Get Directions