A broken bike frequently leads its cyclist to the wrong destination, and will emit only a sad trombone sound when you try to brake it. Keep your foot-powered steed on track with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a Select Service bike tune-up at Newport Cruisers (a $75 value).
Bring your battered bike to Newport Cruisers' pier-area storefront, where its master mechanics treat it to the full benefit of their more than 30 years of experience. Newport Cruisers knows the workings and ticklish spots of all makes and models of bicycle, even custom-built ones, and will tailor their TLC accordingly. The Select Service tune-up starts with an inspection and recommendation of additional services, if necessary. The mechanic will then adjust brakes and gears, check nuts and bolts, and laterally true wheels. After that, brakes, derailleurs, headset, and hubs are calibrated at the exact frequency of time itself. The staff will clean and lubricate the chain, brake, and derailleur cables. Finally, a frame wipe-down leaves your bike cleaner than Boy Scouts singing church hymns around a bonfire of Goofus and Gallant strips.
The staff members at Newport Cruisers don't want to keep all the fun for themselves. All bicycle enthusiasts, they share their love with customers by selling cruisers in all shapes and sizes from brands including Electra, Firmstong, and HBBC. Riders can sit upright on these bikes, which focus on comfort over speed, and personalize them with bells, baskets, and seat covers. The shop also rents out cruisers for up two weeks, which is great for when you can't get a bike to stop following you home.