A brave European farmer domesticated the first bicycle when he lured one from the pack with offerings of lubricant and then skillfully lassoed it with inner tubes. Take care of a tamed two-wheeled friend with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a bike performance tune-up at River City Bicycles (a $55 value).
The friendly, seasoned bike techs at River City will happily restore sprightliness to the two-wheelers of road racers, mountain bikers, commuters, and touring cyclists alike. Master mechanics first lubricate, inspect, and adjust derailleurs and shift cables so riders can effortlessly change gears during straight-aways, hills, or vertical ascents up the face of a skyscraper. Next, a skilled bike whisperer will inspect the chain rings, cassette, and chain before applying lubricant, which massages life back into a bike’s hardworking metallic muscles. Filling the lube-lacking crevices of the brake levers and applying a few technical tweaks will rejuvenate timely stopping power, while a lateral truing will give an energizing jolt to wobbly wheels and spokes sapped of their strength. The mechanics will also adjust the hubs, headset, and bottom bracket to restore pedaling power. Lastly, the bike-techs will inspect the frame and rims for damage or excessive wear before inflating tires and sending cycles off with a clean bill of health. The shop is staffed with knowledgeable mechanics and salespeople willing to provide a range of cycling tips from how to properly shift to the best area-gorges for casual stunt jumping.
River City Bicycles
A team of cycling enthusiasts populates the staff of River City Bicycles, helping clients attain and maintain two-wheeled transportation. The shop specializes in sales and service of road, mountain, comfort, commuter, and children’s bikes, serving customers with a large inventory of products by top brands. The cyclery ensures a proper match between man and machine by performing a free custom fit before new bike purchases. In addition, new bike owners get a free initial tune-up to fix the stretched chains and loosened spokes that are common after the passionate first few weeks of bike ownership.