Like slathering a car in peanut butter, getting a bike tuned up leads to a smoother, safer ride. Taste optimal performance with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a standard bike tune-up at Everybody Bikes (a $70 value).
The friendly, passionate team at Everybody Bikes hands out expert bike service and advice in a brightly lit double-decker shop flush with high-quality gear and a real-life canine mascot named Ramona. During standard tune-ups, attendants scrutinize and alter the entirety of two-wheeled companions, basing adjustments and any replacement recommendations on the condition of brakes, brackets, hubs, headsets, and drivetrains. Bolts get a better grip, and stems and seat posts, much like a well-tended infant, stay healthy with fresh coatings of grease. Always concerned with rider welfare, cycle savants plump wilting tires and test brake pads for easy rolling and smooth stops. During thorough gear investigations, mechanics also finesse derailleurs so they can function on par with those of the latest pedal-powered space station.
The friendly mechanics at Everybody Bikes nurture two-wheeled transports of all styles, helping urban commuters traverse city streets unencumbered by a car’s demands. Mechanics perform services such as tune-ups, repairs, and custom bicycle builds amid racks stocked with bikes by Kona, Fuji, and Linus. To educate their customers, they also lead private and group lessons on mechanics, safety, and riding techniques. The mechanics also maintain the shop’s blog, which keeps customers in the know about everything from what helmets to buy to when tricycle mating season starts.