While it’s true that people never forget how to ride a bike, elephants, despite their storied memories, must be retrained before every circus performance. Show off your superior memory with today’s Groupon to Spearhead Bicycle Excellence in San Rafael. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a pro bike tune-up (a $75 value).
- For $50, you get a comprehensive bike tune-up that includes a drive-train cleaning (a $105 value).<p>
Spearhead Bicycle Excellence’s eponymous owner, Rob Spear, runs the full-service shop, where he tightens bolts and trues wheels with techniques honed during 25 years of bike-tending. During a pro bike tune-up, the mechanic checks over clients’ mountain, road, or commuter bikes, inspecting bolts and adjusting brakes and derailleurs to ensure cyclists can rely on their velocipedes to smoothly coast down open roads or nimbly navigate the corridors of their neighbor’s kitchen. For the comprehensive tune-up, Spear includes all the tinkering of the pro tune-up and goes a step further, cleaning out the drive train to ensure optimal efficiency. During both tune-up variations, Spear finishes up with a wash, waxing, and polish for the entire frame, purging bikes of any unsightly rust or misplaced snacks.
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 30 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 professional repair.