Author Archives: John

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Updates | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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…

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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!

Posted in Updates | Leave a comment

Cyclecomputer and GPS database updated

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, … Continue reading

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drum brakes

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

Posted in Updates | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Updates | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Updates | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Steel frame repair

Aluminum, titanium and carbon-fiber frames are fashionable, and generally lighter than steel frames. But if you are on a bicycle tour to a remote area, the ability of any small-town welder to perform an ugly but functional repair on a … Continue reading

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment