Videos and articles about Paris-Brest-Paris

Harriet Fell, owner of this site, was one of the first Americans to finish the iconic 1200km Paris-Brest-Paris ride, and was one ammong several people to give talks about PBP at an event run by the Charles River Wheelers bicycle club in February, 2019.

Here is a video of her talk. You may click on the link to YouTube in the video to view it in HD resolution and with closed captions. (We are still looking for someone to clean up the Google translation into French…interested?)

Several other people also spoke at the February event. We have a new page linking to all the videos and to our articles about PBP.

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Harriet Fell’s 1975 Paris-Brest-Paris ride

Harriet Fell tells the story of her 1975 Paris-Brest-Paris ride. She was one of the first Americans to complete PBP. The story is online at sheldonbrown.com, and her illustrated talk is on Youtube.

Harriet Fell riding PBP in 1975

Harriet Fell riding PBP in 1975

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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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