Much like robots, children, and robotic children, bikes need to be regularly recalibrated to keep them from developing human emotions. Keep your bike performing at its functional, unfeeling best with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a premium bike tune-up at Indian Cycle Fitness & Outdoor in Ridgeland (a $75 value).
Indian Cycle’s bicycle-repair artists funnel more than 40 years of training and experience into tuning up and adjusting needy cycles. The premium bike tune-up features a nonhydraulic brake adjustment that tightens brakes, centers the wheel, and lightly lubricates pivots. Gear adjustments keep vitals in check, and a bearing adjustment reduces friction and significantly increases the chances of bearing-related compliments. Technicians then true crooked wheels, tighten components, and inspect tires for leaks and illegally stowed cargo. For a finishing touch, cycle doctors perform an external lubrication and take two-wheeled transports out for a test-ride and a waffle cone.
Today’s Groupon can also be used toward the cost of an ultra tune-up, which tacks on an ultrasonic cleaning of the drive train and brake calibers, plus a frame cleaning and polish for upcoming bicycle debutante balls ($120). Indian Cycle services all brands of bikes, and its technicians have been trained from Park Tool Co., Shimano, Trek, Felt, and others.