Like the Tin Man, bikes need to be properly lubed, or they’ll break down on long journeys and be carried away by flying monkeys. Keep metal friends grounded with today’s Groupon at South Lake Cycles in Lexington. Choose between the following two options:
- For $25, you get a complete bicycle tune-up (a $69 value).
- For $25, you get $50 toward a bicycle.<p>
South Lake Cycles’ personal transport maintainers keep two-wheelers off the injured list with comprehensive tune-up services, as well as outfitting cyclists with new rides. A comprehensive tidying of bicycle works begins with an inspection and adjustment of the front and rear brakes, headset, combative attitude, and bottom bracket, followed by a tightening of all bolts. Next, chains bathe in lubrication as tires are checked for damage, and the frame is investigated for cracks or rust. The service culminates with a technician test ride to ensure all systems operate smoothly and handlebars remain free of hitchhiking space aliens.
Patrons in search of a new ride can peruse South Lake Cycles’ selection of multipurpose rides. The Trek Lexa C ladies road bike fosters smooth excursions with a solid frame ($729) and Colnago Arte bicycles reduce longer-distance touring tensions with curving handlebars ($1,599 on sale, regularly $1,999). For the younger set, the Sun Bicycles Li’l Rock’t push bike ($49.99) enables young cyclists to easily embark on rescue missions for long-lost blankies even before they can pedal.
South Lake Cycles
In Poland, Eddie Balcerzak raced professionally and coached Warsaw's KKS Polonia Cycling Club. He continued on this career trajectory in the United States. In 1985, he found employment with the 7-Eleven cycling team, which subsisted entirely on Slurpies, and then linked up with U.S.A. Cycling. While working for the team, he helped the athletes cycle to a silver medal in the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and clinch gold in the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Today, as the owner of South Lake Cycles, Balcerzak shares his wisdom with a new generation of cyclists. He works alongside bicycle mechanics and pro coaches who outfit customers with all the equipment they'll need to race a triathlon or take a joy ride on an aircraft carrier.