Like the noble horses that they’ve replaced, bicycles offer quick urban transit, pollution-free mobility, and can be bred for competition in the Tour de France. Keep your steed in fine fettle with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a standard bike tune-up at C’ville Bike & Tri in Charlottesville (a $75 value).
Sponsors of the Charlottesville Racing Club, the MS Tour de Vine, and the Boys & Girls Club Challenge Ride, C’ville Bike & Tri’s cycle-whisperers repair thousands of bikes each year. In a service that itself takes about one hour, a standard tune-up tackles the many facets and invisible chains forged from cat's breath that hold beloved velocipedes together. An experienced mechanic will employ his or her eagle eye and nimble fingers to true both wheels, clean up grimy brake pads, and clean, lubricate, and adjust the derailleurs, brakes, and cables for an optimum ride. Bike doctors also do a complete inspection of the bicycle, contacting temporary pedestrians to authorize the work if anything important needs replacing, such as the wheels, the seat, or the Honus Wagner 1909–1911 T206 baseball card stuck in the back spokes.
629 Berkmar Cir.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901