Category Archives: Updates

A brief history of bicycle lighting

Updated and expanded: a brief history of bicycle lighting, from candle lamps to LEDs.

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Updates to chainline and frame-spacing pages.

As of 2018, fatbikes and disk brakes have led to several new axle-length standards. The problem of disk brakes’ pulling the hub out of the front dropouts  has been addressed with through axles, which insert into a fork with a … 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’s bicycle pages

Harriet has neatly reformatted Sheldon’s bicycle page. Read all about ’em. I find the page about his Greenspeed recumbent especially interesting. Who but Sheldon would be extolling the advantages of a low-rider tadpole recumbent tricycle for off-road riding?

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Gear Calculator updated!

Our gear calculator is now updated to cover the newest cassettes from Shimano, SRAM and SunRace. — Still to update: the French- and German-language versions.

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Video interview!

Melanie Morris from Somerville (Massachusetts, USA) Community Television will interview Harriet Fell and John Allen about Sheldon Brown — and it will be available over the Internet. Go to https://www.somervillemedia.org at 7 PM EST Monday February 5 (00:00 Tuesday February … Continue reading

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Video of aluminum bicycle frame presentation

Now, a video to go with Harriet Fell’s article recently published on sheldonbrown.com: her presentation on the MIT aluminum bicycle frame project at the 2016 International Cycle History Conference.

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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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Update to Shimano 7-speed hub gear page

  Our Shimano 7-speed hub page is now updated to fix the links which broke when Shimano redid its Web site. We have also added information about new models, and made a few improvements in the text. All of our … Continue reading

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Sturmey-Archer 4, 5 and 7-speed hubs

We have updated our article about Sturmey-Archer 4, 5 and 7-speed internal-gear hubs to reflect changes in hub availability and new documentation.

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