No one at a department store can tell that your bike frame is bent, its brakes are loose, and its front tire has been stabbed repeatedly with a 16-inch serrated knife. The down-to-earth bike guys at the Dutch Bicycle Company can, and they'll mend the weary wheels and sore spokes with the tender care most people reserve for friends, pets, and lonely mail carriers. This Groupon gets you a full-service, 18-point premium tune-up for just $35, just under half the normal $65 price.
For your bike to perform optimally, you should have it tuned up at least once a year, and there's no better time to have it done than the start of bike-weather season. Your tune-up includes a total wipe-down, lubrication, truing, and tire inflation. The bike experts will check and adjust brakes, gears, bearing surfaces, hubs, bottom bracket, and headset. Plus, Dutch Bicycle warranties its work for 60 days, so save your receipt.
The Dutch Bicycle bike geniuses know how to make a rust-riddled beater ride as smoothly as a hoverboard. Whether you purchased your bike from DBC or not, the experts will make your bike a well-oiled, city-traversing machine that will never burst into flames for no reason.
The Dutch Bicycle Company's innovative designs have been featured in such publications as the New York Times, the Seattle Times, Newsweek, the Harvard Crimson, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, bostonbiker.org, Wicked Local Somerville, and weeklydig.com.
- It's housed in a big space that's shared with a used car dealer of some sort, which is ironic to be sure, but it does provide lots of great indoor space for test rides. – Andrew, Velo Fellow
- In my search for super cool Dutch bikes, I've found one more main resource in the US, The Dutch Bicycle Company, located up in Somerville, MA. Like Dutch Bikes Seattle, they stock the classic Velorbis frames, but they also have others that I'd never seen...And a number of hand built, one-off frames that go by the names of "Secret Service," "Downtown" & "The Woody." – Apartment Therapy
DBC City Bike Design
Years before Dan and Maria founded DBC City Bike design, the duo resolved to reduce their dependence on gasoline. This resolution led the couple to Europe, where they hopped aboard Dutch bicycles that redefined how they thought about comfort on two-wheeled mounts. When Dan and Maria returned stateside, they began importing and selling these revolutionary rides through their new store, The Dutch Bicycle Company (The DBC). However, the hills, long-distance commutes, and stairs that define many American cities revealed many inconveniences in the unmodified Dutch model, so DBC added City Bike design to its name and they began building their custom Swifts, calibrated to handle the rigors of urban, bike-riding lifestyles. Today, the founding couple and their design staff build these bikes to order, modify existing rides, and provide tune-ups that, like prison-gang relay races, keep chains moving smoothly and swiftly.
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