Like a centipede or the judicial system, a bicycle relies on the synchronicity of its many parts. Ensure smooth sidewalk sailing with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a full bike overhaul at Harpeth Bicycles in Franklin (a $275 value).
Harpeth Bicycles' road-tested mechanics prepare two-wheelers for seasonal elements during full bike overhauls. First, the crew disassembles the bike, making it easier to clean, wax, and spell out subsequent steps in bike parts on the floor. Sparkling frames then embrace a full overhaul of the headset, hubs, and bottom bracket before a cable change enhances the bike’s braking and shifting capabilities. Following the thorough tune-up and drivetrain cleaning, the staff caps off the service overhaul by re-gripping the handlebars with new tape or the customer’s favorite set of flytraps. In addition, the shop offers bike owners 10% off any parts and accessories.
Harpeth Bicycles owner Jonathan Woody’s philosophy about bikes can be boiled down to one simple idea: “put more people on bikes and the world will be a better place.” His staff of mechanics and cycling enthusiasts works toward that goal by selling bikes from brands such as Giant Bicycles, Electra Bikes, and Seven Cycles and performing tune-ups and repairs. Once patrons catch the cycling bug inside the empty pickle jar that is their soul, they can join in social activities planned by the shop such as group rides and spinning classes.