People who don't have their own bicycles often try to make one by sawing their car in half or affixing an extra wheel to their unicycle. Keep street-legal cycles in top shape with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a standard bike tune-up at The Bike Depot (a $65 value).
A nonprofit full-service bicycle shop, The Bike Depot's posse of pedaling professionals tends to cycles with a plethora of maintenance services. Standard tune-ups keep two-wheeled steeds in tip-top shape, revitalizing rides that have been ramshackled by frequent commutes and questionable conversions into penny-farthings. After being cleansed of grime, wheels are removed from frames to true spokes into their symmetrical positions before tightening each bolt and deftly greasing the drivetrain and cables. Additionally, hubs and headsets undergo adjustments, and barrel adjusters revert to original settings for optimal shifting during hilly cruises or drag races against souped-up shopping carts.
Working to keep the community bike-friendly and riders safe and savvy, The Bike Depot hosts a variety of cycle-centric programs and services, including classes and workshops. The shop also accepts bicycle and bike-accessory donations, and volunteers are always welcome.