Category Archives: Updates

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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Update on direct-pull brakes (“V brakes”)

Sheldonbrown.com makes a point of providing information which is hard to find elsewhere and which will help keep older bicycles working like new — or better. Shimano Parallel-Push V-brakes have a very nice feature in that the brake shoes approach … Continue reading

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Raleigh Twenty page expanded

Our page about Raleigh Twenty bicycles has been expanded with two new sections, about the hinge and the rear rack. Find out why the humble and disdained Pletscher rear rack works great on a Twenty, and how to make a … Continue reading

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New coverage of Shimano 3-speed

The Shimano 3-speed hub page has been updated with coverage of the SG-3R75 pulley-shifting hub including drive ratios. The gear calculator pages also have been updated.

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