Bicycles are built of many simple components, with pedals providing propulsion, handlebars providing navigation, and lit roman candles providing cheap but effective turbo boosts. Keep parts performance ready with today’s Groupon to Village Cycle Center. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a preventative-maintenance service package (a $90 value), which includes:
- Braking- and shifting-system adjustment
- Wheel alignment
- Loose-part adjustment
- Drivetrain lubrication
Frame cleaning & tire inflation<p>
- For $30, you get $60 worth of bicycling accessories and merchandise<p>
With a shop chock-full of bicycling goodies and a team of stalwart mechanics, Village Cycle Center keeps cyclists well-equipped and rolling smoothly. Bikes submit for a round of diagnostic sleuthing during the multipart preventative-maintenance service package. Technicians wipe down cycles and recalibrate components, making sure that—like a barbershop quartet comprised of mice—parts work in squeak-free harmony with one another. Readjustment of the brake pads and cables improves safety and stopping power, and tools temper finicky gearshifts and tighten loose parts back into place.
Riders browse through racks of cycling swag in the extensive shopping area, which is home to bicycles, clothing, accessories, and fuel-foods. Protect fingers from frosty weather with a full-length pair of Gore WINDSTOPPER Mistral gloves ($49.99) or protect craniums from external brain freezes with a Bontrager Quantum helmet ($65).
Village Cycle Center
Village Cycle Center has more than 10,000 bikes in stock, but it's not the insane inventory that has made the shop a go-to for many of the city's cyclists—it's the service. The expert mechanics here customize every bike to fit each individual rider's comfort and safety. That means picking the correct frame size, adjusting the seat, and calibrating the brakes so they stop the wheels instead of just squealing, "STOP!"
When not readying new rides—or tuning up existing ones—Village Cycle Center's staff doles out plenty of free advice, especially when it comes to accessories, which range from helmets, pumps, and locks to hydration systems and car racks. The shop's passion for bicycles extends into the community, as well, as Village Cycle Center sponsors such popular events as the L.A.T.E. Ride and Bike to Work Week.
Near North Side
1337 N Wells St.
Chicago, Illinois 60610