Category Archives: New pages

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 … Continue reading

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ShelBroCo Power Powder

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  … Continue reading

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Sheldon Brown memorial service

For the 10th anniversary of Sheldon’s death, we are posting video of his mamorial service. You may it view it here or click to view it on YouTube.

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MIT aluminum bicycle project, 1974

New post: the MIT aluminum bicycle project, 1974, where modern aluminum bicycle frames got their start as student Marc Rosenbaum’s thesis project. sheldonbrown.com site owner Harriet Fell built one of the original MIT aluminum bicycle frames, it came to be … Continue reading

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RideWithoutGPS

Technology can just get to be too much. Do you lose valuable riding time fiddling with your phone or GPS device? Bet you do. The battery will run out, sooner or later. On some unfamiliar backroad. Off-roading deep in the … Continue reading

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Why did this crash happen?

New page — why did this crash happen?

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Gear Calculator now supports 12-sprocket cassettes

Update to our gear calculator. It now supports custom 12-sprocket cassettes, and has a listing for the stock SRAM 12-sprocket cassette. Not that we really think that thin sprockets, with a flimsy chain, are a good idea!

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Chain and sprocket wear

New post on bicycle chain and sprocket wear

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Exposing and reinstalling the inner tube without removing the wheel

How to expose the inner tube for patching without removing the wheel, and how to put things back together — very useful on a bicycle where removing the wheel is difficult.  This article includes videos showing how to do it … Continue reading

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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!

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