Category Archives: Updates

Update on Shimano IG Hubs

We have updated our page on issues common to Shimano Nexus and Alfine hubs — new hub models, electronic shifting.

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The Eagle Has Landed

Sheldon would have been 73 today. On November 3, 2003 Sheldon explored another mode of transportation. This was his first time riding a horse, Walter, a large (17 hands) 9-year old draft cross. Sheldon insisted on riding in shorts and … Continue reading

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More about stuck seatposts

More details on removing a stuck seatpost. Reader Andrew Livingston has refined the information Matt Duff sent us on using caustic soda to dissolve (yes, dissolve!) a stuck aluminum seatpost in a steel frame.

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Shimano Alfine 11-speed page update

Continuing our updates of Shimano internal-gear hub pages, we have now updated our page about Shimano Alfine 11-speed hubs.

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Shimano 3-speed hubs

We have updated our page about Shimano 3-speed hubs. Shimano redid its Web site and broke all the links to technical information. We have repaired the damage and added a few more links, tips and tricks as well.

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Inner tubes

New information has been added in our article about inner tubes on how to check for installation problems which could lead to failure of an inner tube.

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More updates to the Raleigh Twenty page

More additions to the Raleigh Twenty article: how to attach fenders and the rear rack.

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Unthreaded bottom-bracket update

Major update to the unthreaded bottom bracket cribsheet: several additional ones covered, broken links repaired. yes, everything from Ashtabula one-piece crank BBs (as shown in the photo) to the Klein Team Super to eccentrics for tandems.

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LED headlight update

Additions to the page about LED headlights — lots of new information, about why lights which are well-designed for nighttime use can be good as daytime running lights, but some that are impressive in daylight don’t do so well at … Continue reading

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Sheldon’s Journal and an anniversary

Sheldon started keeping an online journal on November 8, 1998. He posted synopses of his thoughts and activities, comments on books, films, TV shows, and music both live and recorded. He wrote his final note on the day he died, … Continue reading

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