Ditch the Itch!

Heart monitor belt a bother? Ditch the itch and breathe free! ShelBroCo has a better way.

Just say no to itchy, uncomfortable heart-rate monitor belts!

Just say no to itchy, uncomfortable heart-rate monitor belts!

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Sturmey-Archer indicator spindles

Major revision to our article about Sturmey-Archer indicator spindles — which ones fit which hubs. Also a new article on how to measure for an indicator spindle in case you can’t identify the hub. Many thanks to Bruce Dance for suggestions, corrections and new material!

Measuring an indicator spindle
Measuring an indicator spindle
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Sheldon Brown, July 14, 1944 – February 4, 2008

While devoted to building his site on technical bicycle information, Sheldon also documented his other interests and activities and his family history.   Links to these pages are at https://www.sheldonbrown.com/SheldonMemory2019.html  and most have been recently updated to display properly in modern browsers.

Sheldon Brown
Sheldon Brown
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Build a tandem crankset using solo-bike parts

Article about how to build up a tandem crankset using solo-bike parts. Save money, try different ideas, enjoy…

Quad chainwheels with synchronizing chainwheel on the outside, for a single-side drive tandem setup

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Tubeless tires

We have a new page about tubeless tires for bicycles. We aren’t great tubeless-tire fans and we’ll tell you why!

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Cyclecomputer and GPS database updated

A bicycle computer

A bicycle computer

Sheldonbrown.com has compiled links to more cyclecomputer and bicycle GPS manuals, old and new, than you will find anywhere else on the Internet. We have once again added information on new models and re-linked when a brand has discontinued support, left the cyclecomputer business (Blackburn, Cannondale, Pro, Topeak…), or gone out of business entirely (Avocet, Vetta…). And … if you have a manual which is not in our database, please feel free to scan it for us , or send it to us!

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Drum brakes

New article about drum brakes — how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, installation, maintenance, safety considerations.

Bicycle drum brake, partially disassembled

Bicycle drum brake, partially disassembled

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Sachs and SRAM internal-gear hubs update

We have updated all of our pages about Sachs and SRAM internal-gear hubs, fixing broken links and, regretfully, indicating that SRAM is now no longer making internal-gear hubs. But many of you are using these hubs, and we are maintaining information on them. Main page with links to others.

The Elan 12-speed -- biggest, baddest internal-gear hub of them all

The Elan 12-speed — biggest, baddest internal-gear hub of them all

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Fixed gear, singlespeed

All of our pages about fixed-gear and singlespeed bicycles have been updated. Information about derailerless drivetrains including workarounds for frames with vertical dropouts has been consolidated in a single article and expanded. Table of contents for these articles.

One of Sheldon's fixed-gear bicycles

One of Sheldon’s fixed-gear bicycles

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Tandem Updates

Pages about tandems and tandeming Sheldon Brown and family on home-built tandems[/caption] have been updated. We have more about disc brakes, brake levers, Gates synchronizing belts, and details about upgrading a cheap beach-resort tandem to ride with a child.

Sheldon Brown and family on home-built tandems

Sheldon Brown and family on home-built tandems

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