As spring spreads like spilled gravy over the land, hibernating bicycles slowly awaken and emerge from the undergrowth, shy and stiff with sleep. Plan for your bike’s rise and shine with today's deal: for $37, you get a Pace Line bicycle tune-up at Iron Cycles (a $75 value).
Iron Cycles’ skilled staffers embody equal parts wrencher and rider, matching years in the saddle with countless hours fine-tuning their machines in the workshop. Rouse your sleepy wheels from their winter slumber with a Pace Line tune-up, designed for cyclists who take good care of their bi-wheeled babies, but lack the time or anatomical knowledge required to operate on their bikes. Detail-oriented technicians will bolster your bike’s breaks, de-tangle its derailleurs, and polish pivot points with a silky coat of lubrication. Perspicacious hands promote wheel wellness through pressure adjustments, tire truing—laterally and radially—and tensioning, assuring that both wheels play nice with each other despite their shifting zodiac signs.
In all, the Pace Line bicycle tune-up leaves few loose bolts behind and fewer systems unchecked. This fast, yet thorough service can be handily administered before a big race or bright sunny day, or after a few friendly run-ins with the city’s beloved car doors.
The exposed-brick walls of Iron Cycles speak to the straightforwardness of its employees, who prefer to focus on riding, not attitude. This judgment-free approach leads to unbiased treatment for every cycle. The staffers treat well-worn heirlooms with the same degree of care and dignity as they do snazzy titanium builds or a custom-crafted commuter. Perhaps their respect for bike diversity stems in part from their disparate cycling backgrounds: founder Brandon is an off-road racer, Ben was a bike messenger, and Steve has more than 25 years of both pedaling and mechanic experience.
Regardless of the bike brand or model, each of the shop’s services adheres to the mission of safer, savvier trips. Repairs address basic adjustments as well as complete overhauls, furnishing customers with new saddles, kickstands, and even handmade tires imported from overseas. The staffers oversee fitting sessions that fine-tune parts to suit the bike's function and the owner's body type. They can also build custom cycles that correspond to clients' goals, whether they want a frame that can hit high speeds or wheels that can store several decks of playing cards at once.