Damon Rinard pages edited, updated, reformatted

Damon Rinard, who now works for Cannondale, had to turn his Web pages about bicycling over to Sheldon Brown back in 2001 when hired by an earlier employer. Rinard’s pages contain a wealth of information on bicycle design, and the renowned Spocalc bicycle spoke length calculator. Rinard even describes how to build a carbon fiber bicycle frame at home, and it’s easier than working with steel. His pages on improving aerodynamics are a real eye-opener. We have re-translated of several articles originally written in German, checked links and reformatted the pages to make them easier to read in a modern browser.

The carbon-fiber bicycle which Damon Rinard built in his garage

The carbon-fiber bicycle which Damon Rinard built in his garage

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Creaks, Clicks and Clunks — and Rubs and Lurches and Rattles

Information has been added to the Creaks, Clicks and Clunks page to help you diagnose several more problems. The page now covers more types of cranks, the noiseless lurches and bumps which occur due to tire damage, chain too wide for the sprockets, worn-out bottom bracket bearings, chain rub on front derailer…

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Cable-pull adapters update

We do minor updates on an ongoing basis and often don’t announce them. Latest is to the cribsheet on cable-pull adapters.

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Major updates to the headsets page

Semi-integrated headest

Semi-Integrated threadless headset

The headsets page has been updated with much more information on threadless headsets, a description of the Standardized Headset Identification System, advice on mixing and matching headset types, and more!

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Update to 5-speed hub information

Our Sturmey-Archer 4, 5 and 7-speed hub page has been updated with links to newly-available information on recent 5-speed hubs.

Sturmey-Archer S5W hub

Sturmey-Archer S5W hub

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Update to the 10-speed cassette page

Major update of the 10-speed cassette page — covers new models and an additional brand. 

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Air bag helmet demo

An air bag bicycle helmet has been in the news lately, and there is an evaluation of it online, if you care for the details. However, years ago, Sheldon posted a scan of a poster for another air bag helmet on the site. Unfortunately, he had only a rather worn copy to scan from. We’ve now had the loan of a copy in fine condition and had it professionally scanned. A small copy of it is below but you may view it in its full glory elsewhere on the site.

Air bag helmet poster

Air bag helmet poster

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Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub

New article about the Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub. Thanks to Bruce Dance for most of the text, also Aaron Goss!

Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub

Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub

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Lock Strategy

Our article on locking bicycles has been updated and expanded. Don’t let your bicycle get stolen!

How to use a Kryptonite lock

How to use a Kryptonite lock

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ShelBroCo Helium!

Helium weighs only 0.13 times as much as air. Imagine what it can do for your tires! Find out about ShelBroCo Helium!

Helium tanks

Helium tanks

Helium-copter

Heliumcopter

Helium app

Helium app

Helium drop

Helium drop

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