Raleigh Twenty page additions

raleigh-twenty-8-01Additions to the page on Raleigh Twenty bicycles — more detail on bottom-bracket replacements, headsets, brakes, handlebars. This page gives specific ideas about customizing the Twenty, and highlights Sheldon’s do-it-yourself approach in general, taking advantage of the strong points (in this case, the frame) of a run-of-the mill bicycle to upgrade it into a one that performs, and looks great too.

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Addition to page on SRAM G8 and G9 hubs

John has added some owner comments to the page on SRAM G8 and G9 internal-gear hubs. Opinions are generally very positive.

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Quick releases

I’ve responded to a request from a reader for more information about quick-release skewer lengths by going further, with a major expansion of the article about quick releases. The article now covers wheel installation, secondary retention devices including the much-derided “lawyer lips”, and much more. — http://sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html — John Allen, for sheldonbrown.com

Effective length of a quick-release skewer

Effective length of a quick-release skewer

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Sony HDR-AS100V action camera review

We now have a review of the Sony HDR-AS100 action camera, highlighting its image stabilization feature.

Sony As-100 action camera

Sony As-100 action camera

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Jobst Brandt articles edited

Edits to a number of articles in the Jobst Brandt series, and an embedded video in the one about front-end shimmy.

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Click to re-order spindle list

The list of Sturmey-Archer indicator spindles now sorts either on the part number or on the spindle length, with a mouse click.

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More indicator spindles

David Prosser of Sturmey Archer has sent information about a couple of Sturmey-Archer indicator spindles (the chain-pull assembly which shifts the hub). It is now on our indicator spindle page. Thanks David!

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Edit to cable travel adapter cribsheet

travel-agent-br0300The cable travel adapter cribsheet has been edited to include more information, and links.

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Wandering the show floor at the Interbike trade show

It took a few days to finish — the big page about products of interest seen on the show floor at the Interbike trade show.

An electrically-assisted longail from Xtracycle

An electrically-assisted longtail from Xtracycle

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The Award Dinner at Interbike

awardlogo-smThe food was good but the sound system was overdone: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lasvegas/award-dinner.html

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