Cycling is one of society's greenest modes of transportation, running a close fourth after walking, hang gliding, and piggybacks from Al Gore. Keep your earth-friendly person-mover in tip-top shape with today's Groupon: for $37, you get an expert bicycle tune-up at High Trails Cyclery (a $75 value).
High Trails' expert mechanics mend and maintain all makes and models of motorless mobilizers. The Expert tune-up treats loyal tandems to an annual operational overhaul, ensuring their continued health and optimal performance during joy rides, commutes, and transcontinental paper routes. Over the course of the tune-up, derailleurs are adjusted for proper shifting, wheels are trued to ensure straight rides, and the chain is lubricated for effortless acceleration. Bolts and screws are examined and tightened; brackets, brakes, and hubs are adjusted; and wheels are inflated for optimal vehicular vigor. Once its peddling parts are up to par, the bike will also receive a thorough cleaning of its frame and wheels to leave it looking fresh, and feeling the way it did before the neighborhood's sidewalks were replaced with brownie batter.
Yelpers give High Trails Cyclery five stars:
High Trails Cyclery
As a surfer and cyclist, Marcel Mijares was drawn to the Pacific Coast many years ago; since then, he’s found little reason to leave. A native of Venezuela, Mijares spoke only Spanish when he made the move, but his love of the Bay Area fueled his drive to acquire the English language and graduate with honors from the Lincoln School of Business. Now, as the owner of High Trails Cyclery, Mijares combines his passion with his determination, sharing both with riders in the heart of Russian Hill. He leads a team of cycling experts equipped to repair cycles and perform tune-ups, overhauls, and bike fittings. Team members also share their expertise during maintenance classes, in which they teach students to care for their own cycles and understand the dangers of trying to change a bicycle's transmission fluid.