The top three most efficient modes of human-powered transportation are (in no particular order): Flintstone cars, bicycles, and a palanquin carried by the various monarchs you've conquered and overthrown. Make sure the most feasible of these is in perfect working order with today's Groupon Silent Sports in Thornhill. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a minor bike tune-up (a $60 value) that includes:
- Adjustment of front and rear shifters and derailleurs
- Adjustment of brake system or pad replacement
- Tightening of all components and bearings
- Truing of both wheels
- Basic cleaning
- Overall safety check
- For $25, you get $50 worth of bike services or merchandise.
Silent Sports’ staff of cycling enthusiasts services bikes with expert repairs and an extensive stock of components and accessories. During the minor tune-up, an experienced mechanic trues wheels, inspects brakes, and cross-examines gears before a jury of peer crankshafts. Mechanics then either affirm each bike is in proper working order or alert owners of any needed repairs along with supplying an estimate should cyclists schedule any further service. Silent Sports liberates its staff from commission pay, meaning pedallers need not worry about superfluous repairs such as installing a soft-serve ice-cream dispenser beneath the seat.
Further services and repairs include a drive-train cleaning ($30), which can prolong drive-train life by de-gunking the crank, cassette, and chain in a solvent bath. The fork overhaul ($50) disassembles, cleans, lubricates, and reassembles suspension forks. Silent Sports also offers merchandise for aquatic or aviation enthusiasts: opt for a 2010 Brent L skimboard ($140) or sleekly stash kiteboarding equipment in a Dakine kite compression bag ($59.99). For noggin protection, the Giro Indicator Ti helmet ($49.99) keeps brain thieves from stealing trivia knowledge while comfortably adhering to almost any head thanks to an Acu-Loc fit system and 20 air vents. Boeshield Drip Lube ($14.99/4 oz.), developed by Boeing Aviation, displaces moisture and dries to a wax film, protecting bike metals from corrosion and curious porcupines.