Before wintertime hibernation, bicycles forage and fill their inner tubes with enough sustenance to feed training-wheeled cubs come spring, a noble act that often leads to serious exhaustion. Help spin the spokes of life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a bike tune-up at Retro City Cycles on Orange Avenue (a $39 value).
Retro City Cycles owners Jess and Dano Kinnee are experienced and passionate about the art of keeping two-wheelers up to speed. The cycle savants will nurse fatigued velocipedes back to tip-top shape through a veritable cornucopia of rehabilitative tinkering. Tune-up services include inflating tires to a proper PSI, tightening all parts, adjusting and lubing bearings, hubs, headset, bottom bracket, brakes, and derailleurs, as well as lubricating all cables, checking bolts for tightness, and giving the frame and wheels a quick bath. The mechanics will also make recommendations if any parts need replacement.
Expert mountain-bike racer Dano is a graduate of the Bill Woodall Bicycle Mechanics School, a DT Swiss-certified wheel builder, and certified as a United States Cycling Federation bicycle mechanic, a resumé sure to impress even the surliest pudding magnate. Retro City Cycles is also an active member of many organizations, including the International Mountain Bike Association, the Ocala Mountain Bike Association, and the MS 150 Bike Tour.
Jess and Dano Kinnee love cycling, whether on mountain or road terrain. Drawing on a lifetime of work in bike shops, Dano opened Greenway Bicycles to help spread his cycling pastime deeper into central Florida. Today his shop deals in a diverse array of bikes from Mongoose to Schwinn. As a certified bicycle mechanic, he can also perform tune-ups and install modifications on any bike, from adding new chains and trueing wheels to replacing the playing cards in the spokes. When cyclists need new gear, Greenway has a selection of bike gear from sunglasses to cycling shoes to choose from. The shop is also located right on a Florida Greenway trail, making it a convenient stop for cyclists before or during scenic rides.