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 Groupon: for $30, you get a standard bicycle tune-up at Charleston Bicycle Company (a $65 value).
Charleston Bicycle Company equips the helmeted masses with their two-wheeled counterparts thanks to the shop staff's more than 45 years of combined cycling experience. The standard tune-up primes spoked speedsters for the riding months ahead. A specialized technician will assess your bike's mechanical operation, inspecting for damages and receding hairlines along its frame. Lubrication of the pivot points and shift components optimize agility, and a bracket tweaking facilitates smooth spinning. In addition to a thorough tightening of levers, shifts, seat posts, derailleurs, and more, a road-warrior mechanic inspects brake-pad surfaces, ensuring they are still as sturdy as a celebrity gladiator’s redwood treehouse. Once completed, your entire bike receives a mild cleaning of frame, parts, and wheels before conquering the concrete with milder modesty. Charleston Bicycle Company can usually primp your ride and turn it around within two to three days—sometimes on the same day.
Cycling professionals recommend tuning up your bike at least once per year as form of preventive maintenance. A healthy bike succumbs to less roadway damage, thereby ensuring longer, more enjoyable joy rides and unfettered wheelie popping. In case the need arises, full lines of standard, replacement, and regenerative parts are available for most rides (though not covered by this Groupon).
Six Google Mappers give Charleston Bicycle Company an average of four stars:
Parkwood / Farmfield
1319 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, South Carolina 29407Get Directions