Without bicycles, people would be forced to travel by outdated modes of transportation, such as mechanical bulls, horse-drawn shopping carts, and walking. Commute conveniently instead with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a bicycle tune-up at Revolution Cycles (a $60 value).
Revolution Cycles specializes in the upkeep of two-wheeled vehicles utilized by urban commuters and urbane wheelie-poppers alike. Each tune-up includes a brake adjustment, gear adjustment, wheel truing, tire inflation, component tightening, and removal of post-collision mailbox bits. Additionally, the cables and drivetrain are lubed, bikes are cleaned, and a list of recommended replacement parts is provided (available for an additional charge). Owner Jared Cavileer oversees a compact crew of wheel whisperers and gearshift gurus skilled at restoring each bike’s balance to that of a naturally asphalt-conquering, pedal-propelled pavement pony. Riders can head to Revolution Cycles for thorough tune-ups that spiff up cycles while picking embarrassing spinach pieces out of their toothy sprockets.
Owner Jared Cavileer and his crew roll a cherry-red Leader 722TS outside the shop, lean it against a brick pillar, and snap a picture. The keepsake signals the end of another bike restoration, but serves as a tangible memento for another job well done. Technicians repeat this process every day at Revolution Cycles, where their bike tune-ups help to keep two-wheelers from being ridden by the Grim Reaper. Their shop's exposed-brick walls backdrop a selection of stylish parts and accessories, including Gorilla frames, Soma Major Taylor track bars, and Brooks saddles and cycling bags.