Category Archives: New pages

Leather saddle repair

A rail on your Brooks leather saddle broke? Our new page lists repair sites around the world. Your repaired saddle will be better than new, because it is broken in. Photo: Simon Firth, of Transport cycles, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, authorized … Continue reading

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Choosing a bicycle headlight

Just in time for standard-time winter commutes — an article about choosing a headlight for your bicycle!

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Check spoke tension by ear when building a wheel

Check the level of spoke tension by ear — unless you are tone deaf, a musical pitch reference (pitch pipe, tuning fork, smartphone app etc.) is all you need to tell whether you have brought spokes up to the appropriate … Continue reading

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Cyclecomputer and GPS accuracy

New page about the history of distance and speed measurement on bicycles, and the limitations of accuracy in measurement. Did you know that GPS readings wander, so you can rack up some distance even if you are standing still?

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Measuring tricks

We have a new article on how to perform the precise measurements needed to determine whether bicycle parts fit each other, without expensive and fragile tools. There are a number of clever tricks — for example, you can test the … Continue reading

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Ajuste de conos

Thanks to Pablo Zumárraga, the article on “Cone Adjustment” (http://sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html) is now available in Spanish: “Ajuste de Conos” (http://sheldonbrown.com/spanish/cone-adjustment-Spanish.html). Gracias á Pablo Zumárraga, el artí­culo “Cone Adjustment” (http://sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html) ahora está disponible en español: “Ajuste de Conos” (http://sheldonbrown.com/spanish/cone-adjustment-Spanish.html).

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A quick quick-release lesson

New article: Osman Isvan demonstrates how to remove and replace quick-release bicycle wheels, with two videos.  Here’s one of the videos:

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The Award Dinner at Interbike

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

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Interbike bicycle trade show

I’ll be at the Interbike bicycle trade show in Las Vegas this week. I’ll be reporting on it here and on the Web page: http://sheldonbrown.com/las-vegas2014.html . — John Allen, for sheldonbrown.com.

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Spoking patterns for large hubs

New article on spoke patterns which avoid excessive spoke angles with large hubs such as electrically-assisted bike hub motors.

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