Bike Tune-Up with or without Drive-Train Cleaning at Spearhead Bicycle Excellence in San Rafael (Up to 53% Off)

San Rafael

54 Ratings

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$75 53% $40
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In a Nutshell

Mechanic with more than 25 years of experience tightens bolts, trues wheels & cleans & waxes frames

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. In-store only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 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.

Customer Reviews

54 Ratings

The owner, Rob, was very capable, pleasant and honest! will return should I need those services again and will recommend to others.
Jane B. · November 6, 2013
very thorough
Deborah M. · November 6, 2013
I had an excellent experience with Spearhead Bicycle. The owner took time to answer all my questions, and was brimming with experience and knowledge. A truly talented and wonderful guy!
Wendy V. · August 30, 2013
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    San Rafael

    4 De Luca Pl.

    San Rafael, California 94901

    415-342-7618

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