When the revolutions of your Skip-It become dull and exhausting, whirl your bike’s rusty spoked wheel and tired chain around anew after today’s Groupon to Family Bicycles. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of bicycle products and accessories.
- For $35, you get a complete bicycle tune-up (a $75 value).<p>
Family Bicycle’s bike physicians help customers outfit their two-wheeled steeds in the latest cycling gear, and they also mend weary wheels, connect broken chains, and clear gunky build up on brakes during thorough tune-ups. With today’s first option, riders can glam out their transports with a Wald front basket ($24.99), which makes hauling groceries as easy as beating a Swiss pacifist in Battleship. Cyclists can increase their visibility with a Planet Bike Superflash rear light ($24.99) or coddle their pedal-pushers with a pair of Swiftkick merino-wool socks ($19.99). Alternatively, Groupon holders can choose a staff-led tune-up that commences with an inspection of the tires, tubes, wheels, rims, and brackets. Family Bicycle’s ten-speed titans then adjust and tighten brakes, true wheels, and cleanse the drive train before dousing the chain in lubricant. The service culminates in a final wipe-down of the frame to remove all grease smudges and temporary flaming-skull tattoos.
Additional charges may apply to any necessary replacement parts, though Family Bicycles will consult you before any services are performed.
Theresa Van Ackeren grew up riding her bike on her afternoon paper route along the streets of Omaha, Nebraska. On her 40th birthday, she decided to return to that simple happiness by quitting her day job and opening Family Bicycles. She strives to make biking accessible to all who want to try by hosting rides, special events, and classes to bring newbies into the fold. In the shop, tools sing a tinny song as mechanics true wheels and spruce up soiled drivetrains. Family Bicycles also hosts a winter film series, showing bike-centric Hollywood dramas, documentaries, and the one where the Three Stooges lose their driver’s license.