What You'll Get
Though many people get their first bikes from department stores, no one there can tell your bike frame is bent, your brakes are loose, and your front tire has been stabbed repeatedly with a 16-inch serrated knife. Show your bike you're glad that it's alive with today's Groupon: for $39, you get an on-site complete bike tune-up (a $70 value), including travel fee (a $10 value), from Pedal to the People, valid between Rogers Park and 63rd Street and between the lakefront and Pulaski Road (an $80 total value). Groupon customers also receive a 25 percent discount on any follow-up service. This Groupon is valid through April, and makes a great holiday gift.
Drawing on an inventive business model that captured the attentions of Fox Chicago and CBS Chicago, Pedal to the People's master pedaler Adam Clark tows a mobile workshop to cyclists' homes to keep two-wheeled steeds safely and reliably rolling down the road. During the course of a complete tune-up, novice and experienced riders are welcome to watch the repairs and to ask questions about mechanics, components, or Victorian table etiquette.
At appointments scheduled between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Adam trues both wheels, adjusts front and rear brakes, and calibrates derailleurs before fresh lube coats the chains, cables, and rear derailleur pulleys. Finally, a light cleaning plants a squeaky kiss on bikes that leaves handlebars singing and spokes ruffling their baseball cards with glee.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only within Rogers Park to S 63rd St., E to the lake and W to Pulaski. Extra fee for parts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.