Category Archives: New pages

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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Measuring hub and rim for spoke-length calculation

New page on how to measure a hub and rim to get the numbers to enter into a spoke-length calculator.

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Kryptonite history

Just posted — an article on the invention and early history of the Kryptonite bicycle lock — including numerous illustrations, and interviews with Stan Kaplan, the inventor, and Michael Zane, who commercialized the product.

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ShelBroCo Dent Removal System

A prized, classic steel bicycle frame with butted tubing (thick-walled at the ends for strength, thin-walled in the middle for light weight)  is easily dented, but ShelBroCo has a fix — it’s quick, effective and easy to use! http://sheldonbrown.com/dent-removal.html

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