Bike shops fix everything from rusty bike chains to frames bent by the hooves of vengeful, unemployed horses. Spruce up your mechanical steed with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for a basic bicycle tune-up (a $79.99 value)
- $59 for a basic bicycle tune-up and a drivetrain cleaning (a $149.99 value)
- $20 for $40 worth of bicycle gear <p>
During the basic tune-up, technicians adjust brakes, align derailleur hangers, lube shift levers, and secure handlebars to foster smooth rides. Customers can equip their bikes with Avid Rim Wrangler brake pads ($15.99) and a Polar CS-series cadence sensor ($32.99) or equip themselves with a Bellwether skull cap ($17.99).
Parker Jones worked his way from the ground up to helm Capital Bicycle, which first opened in 1970. He started his career at Capital in 1996 as a once-a-week employee looking to get a good deal on parts and escape the mournful howls of his neglected sedan, but within months he became a store mechanic. A year, he later took control of the entire store, and ultimately, he became its sole owner.
Jones set out to expand the shop’s services in both scope and size, and today, Capital resides in a 4,000-square-foot shop and is one of the region’s first concept stores for California-based bicycle manufacturer Specialized. Customers flock to the shop to purchase Specialized bikes and Bellwether apparel, and they can find their ideal bicycle fit with the help of an in-house certified body-geometry technician. Capital also fosters its own cycling community with a schedule of group rides and helps cyclists to keep tabs on other local events.