Biking is halfway between walking and driving, just as unicycling is halfway between walking and being able to pay for the other half of your bicycle. Skip the installment plan with this Groupon.
$37 for a Bicycle Tune-Up ($75 Value)
During a Paceline tune-up, technicians tweak both front and rear derailleurs to achieve proper alignment. They also adjust the headset, brakes, and brake pads, clean the braking surface on both rims, and lubricate pivot points in addition to cable systems and the chain, if necessary. A safety inspection ensures that all bolts are in place. Finally, they inflate tires to the correct pressure and true the wheels.
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.