Before wintertime hibernation, bicycles forage and fill their inner tubes with enough sustenance to feed training-wheeled cubs come spring, a noble act that often leads to serious exhaustion. Ready a fatigued ride for garage-cave emergence with today's deal: for $18, you get one advanced tune-up from Volker Bicycles, a $40 value.
The meticulous mechanics at Volker treat all two-wheeled friends with the same restorative care given to neglected Beanie Babies. The overhaul begins with a thorough cable and drive-chain cleaning and lubing. Surgical adjustments are made to the tension of the brakes, ensuring riders can stop on a dime, pick it up, and buy a Chiclet without ever dismounting. Derailleurs are inspected and rebuffed to transform sticky gears into smooth shifters. Wobbly wheels undergo a truing process to increase pedal pumping efficiency and ease momentum retention. Be sure to bring your bike in spider-free; removal of the eight-legged stowaways is an additional $5 fee.
Volker Bicycles is committed to enhancing the rides of serious cyclists and recreational cruisers alike. As many of the staffers are avid riders themselves, they know how it feels to see proud wheels deflated in sorrow and a once pristine chain become a shade of rustic brown. While they sympathetically perform a masterful bike whispering, feel free to submit questions to a knowledge pool deeper than the hum of a mint-condition Ken Griffey Jr. card stuck in a spoke.
The cycling pros at Volker don't just sell new rigs and fix up busted wheels—they make sure their customers have a good reason to keep riding. One and all are welcome on twice-weekly group rides—Saturday morning's cruise sets an ambitious pace of 18–24 mph, while Monday evening's recovery ride takes a more relaxed pace. Bikes that need a little TLC before embarking on any adventure can be treated to such services as basic tune-ups, full overhauls, à la carte repairs, and new tires.