Much like robots, children, and robotic children, bikes need to be regularly recalibrated to keep them from developing human emotions. Keep your bike performing at its functional, unfeeling best with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a basic bike tune-up (a $65 value) at Spearhead Bicycle Excellence in Corte Madera. Cable installs, including parts and labor, can be purchased for an additional $20 (a $30 value).
Spearhead Bicycle Excellence is a one-man show starring Rob, who spins more than 23 years of experience into a wheeling series of bi-pedaled services right in his garage. A skilled bike whisperer, Rob is adept at fixing up two-wheeled transporters and taming chains and cables, promising a smooth ride and keeping cycles from bucking riders from their saddles. With the basic tune-up, the wily velocipede is first washed and then waxed and polished for a healthy glow. After truing the wheels, inspecting the bolts, and adjusting the brakes and derailleurs, Rob ensures that the twin-tired driving machine is properly tuned by taking the bike for a test spin to the East Coast.
Spearhead Bicycle Excellence
Rob Spear's love affair with bikes began at the age of 13. Since that sunny day in the 1980s, he’s spent 23 years learning the ins and outs of bikes, having worked with Discovery Masters National Cycling Team and with the University of Washington’s aerodynamic laboratory. At the one-man shop known as Spearhead Bicycle Excellence, he channels those skills into building and repairing bikes so that they function as a seamless extension of their rider, whether through proper fittings that allow for correct posture or tune-ups that keep parts working together correctly. Rob doesn’t keep any bikes in stock, instead opting to build custom bikes for clients who want an impartial expert or require a comically large front wheel.
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