Refried Cycles: A Resource for Cycling Knowledge and Gear

Refried Cycles is your go-to resource for all things cycling. We provide comprehensive information on bike knowledge, handlebars, racks and bags, tools and maintenance, locks, seats, and helmets. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, we have something for everyone. Now, grab your bike and explore the world of cycling with Refried Cycles.

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How Much is a Nishiki Bike Worth?

When it comes to the world of bicycles, Nishiki holds a special place. Known for their durability and quality, Nishiki bikes have carved out a niche in the cycling community. But what determines their value? …
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About Refried Cycles

Refried Cycles was a favorite bike place in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro district, known for bike love for fixing up old bikes from the golden eras of the ’80s and ’90s. Started by Aubrey, an ex-bike messenger crazy about bikes, Refried Cycles quickly became a hangout for bikers of all levels, from everyday commuters to seasoned enthusiasts.

Beyond its impressive collection of used bikes and parts, Refried Cycles was a biker meetup spot, fostering a lively bike scene through group rides, bike events and classes. The shop’s really good at fixing and bike care was legendary, with its expert fixers earning a reputation for super careful fixing and dedication to keeping San Francisco’s bikes on the road.

While Refried Cycles closed its physical doors in 2017 due to the rising cost of rent and the increasing popularity of online bike sales, its memory still kicks in the hearts of countless cyclists who loved its vibe and all about bikers. Today, Heyden Camden continues to create blogs and share knowledge about bicycles, carrying on the torch ignited by Refried Cycles and making sure that the passion for cycling remains alive and well.

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Bike Tools & Maintenance

Whether you’re a recreational cyclist or a serious competitor, having the needed gear and must-know stuff to keep your bike up is super important. Our BIKE TOOLS & MAINTENANCE category is loaded with tips on everything from simple upkeep tricks to pro fixes. So whether you’re fixing a tire or swapping brake pads, we got you.

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How to find the master link on a bike chain

Biking enthusiasts understand the importance of a well-maintained bike chain. It’s not just a super important …

Bike Helmets and Protection

Biking is awesome for fitness and you’ll totally love being outside. But it’s important to remember that cycling can also be dangerous. That’s why it’s important to wear a bike helmet and other protective gear. Our Bike Helmets and Protection section is loaded with cool reads here on everything from picking the best helmet to protecting yourself from the elements.

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How long do bike helmets last? Things to consider

Bike helmets are super important safety gear for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. They …

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Wear bike helmet with ponytail: Ultimate Guide

Cycling is a thrilling and healthy activity, enjoyed by millions worldwide. Whether you’re navigating city …

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Bike Helmet vs Skate Helmet: Which One is Right For You?

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner skateboarder, wearing a helmet is super important for …