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No one at a department store 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. The down-to-earth bike guys at San Diego Bike Shop can, and they’ll mend the weary wheels and sore spokes with the tender care most people reserve for friends, pets, and lonely mail carriers. For your bike to perform optimally, you should have it tuned up at least once a year. This Groupon gets you a full-service premium tune-up for just $27—half off the normal $54 price.
Your tune-up includes a cleaning (complete de-greasing and wash), lubrication (of all moving parts), truing (balancing both wheels, re-packing the hubs and headset), tire inflation (tires adjusted to proper pressure and tire dressing set), and adjustments (derailleurs, brakes, and bottom bracket). Most repairs are performed while you wait, and if the bicycle pros find a problem, they can quickly fix it with the high-end parts they stock (at an additional cost). San Diego Bike Shop’s bike geniuses know how to make a rust-riddled beater ride as smoothly as a hoverboard. Customers rave about the friendly neighborhood atmosphere, helpful staff, and fast, quality repairs.
Yelpers give San Diego Bike Shop 4.5 stars; Citysearchers give it four: > * Great folks to deal with, pleasant and knowledgeable. Very helpful and price was really fair. I only needed a minor repair, but if I need service or a new bike in the future they will be my first choice. – Richard K., Yelp > * This shop is the best… the most helpful staff, and great owner… They charged a super fair price and will always be the shop that I will go to. – Clark H., Yelp > * I asked like a million questions and they were all so patient and helpful everytime I went in. Bought a bike there the other week - prices are very competitive. – MrArash, Citysearch
Basic Bike Questions
As you can read above, Citysearch user MrArash asked “like a million questions” to employees at San Diego Bike Shop. To save time during your visit to San Diego Bike Shop, here are some the million questions he asked, and their answers:
- Q: Is a fixed gear bike right for me? – A: Depends on your riding conditions.
- Q: How do I know when I need a tune up? – A: You should get a tune up once a year.
- Q: How can I tell if a girl likes me? – A: Like, like likes you?
- Q: Yea, like, has a crush on me? – A: Tough question. Girls like guys who are confident. Try just asking her out.
- Q: I’m too scared. Can I have a friend ask her out for me? – A: Probably not a good idea. Ask her yourself.
- Q: She doesn’t even know I’m alive. – A: Why not make a splash with a sharp outfit and a new ‘do?
Now that you know the answers to these basic bike questions, you’ll look like a professional bikester when you take advantage of today’s Groupon.
San Diego Bike Shop
In a way, Mo Karimi stumbled upon the idea for San Diego Bike Shop. In early 1998, Mo opened a pedi-cab business. At the time, pedi-cabs were starting to be seen as an alternative to cars and buses for getting around congested downtown streets. However, as Mo soon found out, there was an even greater demand for bicycle services and parts. So he quickly converted his space into San Diego Bike Shop, connecting with a neighborhood that needed a bicycling business. Ever since then, Mo and his staff have set customers into motion with bicycle sales and rentals, as well as tune-ups, repairs, and friendly, expert advice.