A bicycle relies on the finely tuned interactions of many parts, much like synchronized auditing teams and rollerblading casino-heist crews. Ensure mechanical harmony with today's Groupon to Handy Bikes, with locations on West Fifth Avenue and North High Street. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a complete bicycle tune-up and safety inspection (a $50 value).
- For $35, you get a complete bicycle tune-up, safety inspection, and home pick-up and delivery (a $70 value).
Handy Bikes' thorough tune-up service and safety check leaves two-wheeled wonders in peak performing condition and protects riders from unnecessary peril. A complete tune-up begins with adjustments to brake pads and cables, followed by a methodical fine-tuning of gears and other moving parts, ensuring that they do not secede to nearby vehicles. An air-pressure assessment may improve pedal power, handling, and reduce the risk of tire blowouts. Handy Bikes' mechanics then perform basic cleaning before beginning their safety inspection, scrutinizing spokes and cables, straightening wheels, and ensuring the integrity of the seat.
A timesaving home-pickup-and-delivery option ($20) chauffeurs cycles to their proper habitat in style, and saves bike owners from becoming characters in sappy stories about two-wheeled companions crossing thousands of miles to return home.
Handy Bikes has been featured in the Short North Gazette.
At Handy Bikes, sunlight pours through floor-to-ceiling windows, ricocheting between the glistening spokes, frames, and handlebars that hang suspended in neatly aligned rows. For the past 30 years, the privately owned bicycle shop has helped bikers keep on bikin’, filling its racks and display cases with everything from new parts to hard-to-find accessories. Brands such as Raleigh, Haro, and Torker stand out from the store's extensive inventory, which cycles through a variety of interests with kids' bikes, tandems, unicycles, and more. While riders graze the healthy harvest of wheeled products, Handy Bikes' friendly, knowledge-packed staff chomps at the bit to answer questions and demonstrate the proper technique for feeding oats to baby mountain bikes.