More about bicycling video

A table of contents page for our articles about bicycling video, and some new articles too — camera reviews, articles about technique and video-editing software.

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Anniversaire de Sheldon

Sheldon would have been 73 years old on July 14, 2018. And, yes, also, it’s Bastille Day. Vive la France !

Sheldon in French Foreign Legion képi

Sheldon in French Foreign Legion képi

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Band brakes

A band brake, common in Japan and occasionally seen in the USA, is an inside-out drum brake. Instead of brake shoes which press outward against the inside of a brake drum, a band brake has a flexible band which wraps around the outside of the drum. A band brake is easy to install and adjust, and we show how. While a band brake can be very effective for flatland cycling, it is not good for downhills and should never be used on a front wheel. Read why in our new article.

a bicycle band brake

a bicycle band brake

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Tricycles for Grown-ups

New article describes the various kinds of tricycles, their features, advantages and disadvantages. Tricycles are especially useful for carrying heavy loads and for people who for one reason or another cannot balance a bicycle. Tricycles can also be sporty and fast.

Sheldon Brown takes his Greenspeed tricycle off-road

Sheldon Brown takes his Greenspeed tricycle off-road

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Update to saddle-repair page

Major upgrade to our page on repair of leather saddles – Complete do-it-yourself information.

Installing rivets to replace a saddle top or undercarriage

Installing rivets to replace a saddle top or undercarriage

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Bicycle generators

Shimano Alfine hub generator

Shimano Alfine hub generator

Generators for bicycle lighting — new article by guest author Frank Krygowski. Advantages and disadvantages compared with batteries; types, history, installation.
Busch & Müller Dymotec tire-sidewall generator

Busch & Müller Dymotec tire-sidewall generator

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A brief history of bicycle lighting

Updated and expanded: a brief history of bicycle lighting, from candle lamps to LEDs.

Kerosene bicycle lamp from around 1895

Kerosene bicycle lamp from around 1895

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Updates to chainline and frame-spacing pages.

As of 2018, fatbikes and disk brakes have led to several new axle-length standards. The problem of disk brakes’ pulling the hub out of the front dropouts  has been addressed with through axles, which insert into a fork with a hole rather than a slot at the end of each blade. Our chainline page and cribsheet as well as our frame spacing page and cribsheet  are now updated to cover these developments.

Chainline diagram

Chainline diagram

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ShelBroCo Power Powder

Shelbroco Power Powder packets

ShelBroCo Power Powder packets

Boost your energy for early-season training with ShelBroCo Power Powder.

Well, OK, if you are down under, it works for late-season training too.

Just pour ShelBroCo Power Powder into your water bottle, add water, shake, then go!

We have special  prices for Sunday of  Easter and Passover. Hurry, don’t miss this special holiday offer!

Don’t delay. Supplies are limited!

ShelBroCo Power Powder in bulk

ShelBroCo Power Powder in bulk

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Sheldon’s bicycle pages

Harriet has neatly reformatted Sheldon’s bicycle page. Read all about ’em. I find the page about his Greenspeed recumbent especially interesting. Who but Sheldon would be extolling the advantages of a low-rider tadpole recumbent tricycle for off-road riding?

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