For $25, today's side deal gets you a bicycle tune-up and cleaning at Chain Reaction (a $50 value) on West University Avenue. Chain Reaction tunes and trues cruisers for campus commuters, recreational cyclers, and experienced racers, performing thorough tune-ups and scrubdowns to adjust a ride’s pivotal points, clean dirty drivetrains, and wax foggy frames. Afterward, two-wheelers will look as clean and fresh as an angel bathing in a pool of stardust. This Groupon also gets bike-less bodies $100 off the purchase of a $300+ bicycle.
Chain Reaction Bike Shop
Spokes have populated the space around 1630 West University Avenue for 65 years, turning stoically as numerous bike shops have come and gone. The spot’s newest cycling incarnation, Chain Reaction Bike Shop, owes its staying power to owner Raleigh Faust and his staff of experts who cater to collegiate commuters, recreational cyclists, and serious athletes alike. Inside the unvarnished wooden storefront, rows of rides from Scott, Jamis Bicycles, and Surly await ownership. Every bike purchased at the shop comes with a lifetime of free service adjustments, making owning a bike as hassle-free as combing a hairless cat. Technicians see to these new rides, taking more than a dozen measurements for individualized fittingsand performing maintenance services that range from spot repairs to comprehensive tune-ups.