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. Pedal down yellow brick roads with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a basic bike tune-up at Bicycle Center in Clarksville (a $50 value).
Bicycle Center's band of experienced spoke doctors repairs a full spectrum of rides, from sturdy mountain bikes to lithe, road-worthy frames. Basic bike tune-ups help sleepy cycles get back in motion after grueling voyages or off-seasons spent hibernating in dark basement caves. The shop's meticulous mechanics make the necessary adjustments, beginning with a general frame inspection and hardware check. Then cycle shamans scope out front and back derailleurs to provide riders with smooth shifting from gear to gear, and they also ensure brakes are working properly. A quick trip to the truing stand knocks wobbling wheels back into alignment before a relaxing sponge bath and spritz of Chanel No. 5 prepares frames for romantic dates with the road.