Much like robots, children, and robotic children, bikes need to be regularly recalibrated to keep them from developing human emotions. Keep your bike performing at its functional, unfeeling best with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a basic-service bike tune-up at Windsor Bicycle Center (a $59.99 value). Groupon-holders also receive a 15% discount on the purchase of any bicycle from the shop's collection.
At Windsor Bicycle Center, recognized among the Top 100 Retailers of 2011 by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, staffers cull a collection of people movers from brands such as Giant, Cannondale, and Electra and preserve aluminum steeds with repair and maintenance services.
A basic service brings velocipedes up to speed with a series of routine tunes and checks that begins with an adjustment of the derailleurs to ensure clean shifts and an adjustment of the brakes for maximum stopping power. The technician then pumps up depressed tires with air or pictures of kittens, lubricates the chain, and tightens the crank and key bolts. A final test ride verifies that the bike is in complete working order.
Windsor Bicycle Center
The staff at Windsor Bicycle Center is composed almost entirely of avid cyclists of all backgrounds, from a sales guru with more than 20 years of industry experience to several members of the local racing circuit. As such, the team helps customers navigate the wide assortment of bikes and parts by Cannondale, Electra, Giant, Pearl Izumi, Shimano, and Giro to find the perfect fit for their stature and style. To keep existing bikes in shape, Windsor's mechanics perform services such as complete tune-ups and repairs, which include everything from complete drivetrain cleanings to installing new tires to replace worn-out 12" pizzas.