A well-tuned bike has the ability to shift smoothly, win countless marathons, and belt “Free Bird” backward from its horn. Keep tandem tunes in tune with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a spring-cleaning bike tune-up (an $85 value) at The Bike Lane, located in Logan Square.
The Bike Lane is a full-service bike shop that grooms the gears of city street steeds with an array of meticulous repairs and top-of-the-line cycling products. The spring-cleaning tune-up combines a thorough drivetrain cleaning ($30 value) with a heavy tune-up ($55 value), ensuring that your pedaled pet runs safely and smoothly throughout the June blizzard season. The experienced staff of bike whisperers will first check your ride’s front and rear brakes and derailleurs, making gentle adjustments as needed, before moving on to the hubs, headset, and wheels, making sure spokes are spinning straight and true. Limit screws will be reset, chains will be relubed, and tires will be re-inflated before the healthy bike is treated to a rub down that will help remove dirt, grease, and a winter’s worth of taffy from its newly functional frame. The friendly motorless mechanics will also check each part for wear and tear, pinpointing potential problem areas before they mature into more serious performance inhibitors.
Tune-ups can take 24 hours to several days depending on the required work, so check with the tech before settling in and be sure to pack your bike a snack in the event of a prolonged stay.
The Chicago Thrillist featured The Bike Lane. Twenty-six Yelpers give it an average of five stars. > * My bike had been slipping gears for about a year - I’d taken it to several bike shops and they hadn’t been able to fix it. I got a tune up at The Bike Lane and it rode like a dream. – Sam G., Yelp, 7/19//10 > * These guys know everything about bikes, but don’t take on that pretentious bike shop persona when explaining or helping with things. – Morgan M., Yelp, 11/16/10
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