Like potatoes, unattended bicycles decompose, but unlike potatoes, alcohol made from distilled bicycles remains illegal after Prohibition's repeal. Pay bicycles much-needed attention with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a King of the Mountain tune-up at Upgrade Cycle Works in West Town (a $79 value).
Upgrade Cycle Works fully serves cyclists and their chosen velocipedes with tune-ups, repairs, parts, accessories, and more. The King of the Mountain tune-up gets two wheelers running smoothly for the warmer months, as well as stopping smoothly with a brake adjustment in the front and rear, including pad replacement if needed, at extra cost. Technicians lovingly fine-tune derailleurs and perform a multipoint safety check with crash-test dummies made of brie. The cycle shamans also lube chains, clean lights, and apply multicolored nail polish to tire treads. Upgrade Cycle Works prides itself on the fast turnaround of its tune-ups, freeing time in its clients' schedules for one of its city-tour bike rides.
Upgrade Cycle Works
In a shop lined with more than 100 bikes models from all around the world, Upgrade Cycle Works' pro mechanics channel their love of cycling whether they are aligning the frame on an old single speed or fitting guests for a brand new road bike. During the fit process, staffers employ the same computerized system used at the Olympic training center as opposed to tracing your body outline on a large piece of construction paper. Next, they’ll help guests choose from bike brands such as Felt, Masi, and Raleigh, and an in-store selection of rides that includes road bikes, single speeds, and hybrids.
In Upgrade's workshop, pro mechanics perform comprehensive tune-ups and repairs, revitalize faded paint jobs, replace punctured wheels, and align frames. The staff also hosts repair clinics to teach cyclists how to fix flat tires and adjust brakes.
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