Like road trips or games of roulette, bicycles are more fun without a missing wheel. Keep two-wheeled rides intact with today's Groupon: for $44, you get a 15-circuit tune-up at Devil Mountain Cyclery in Walnut Creek (an $89.99 value).
Devil Mountain Cyclery's bike enthusiasts, Mike Saucier and Patrick Ruggles, ensure functioning two-wheelers inside the Retul-certified fit shop. The duo begins each 15-circuit tune-up by inspecting the bicycle's frame, fork, tires, and brakes for discernible problems to ensure riders can stop on a dime, pick it up, and buy a Chiclet without ever dismounting. Next, they adjust derailleurs and lubricate shifter cables to help riders smoothly transition between gears, before they apply a tech's magic touch to the bottom bracket, headset, and front and rear hubs. After pausing to apply a fresh layer of elbow grease, the mechanics tighten the chain ring, crank the bolts, and true the wheels, before cleaning the spruced-up ride with a wash and streamer shampoo.