Category Archives: Updates

Inner tubes

New article, all about inner tubes: tire fit, the three kinds of valves, pump compatibility, tips and tricks.

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Shimano Rollerbrake page updated

Revisions to the Shimano Rollerbrake page: links to Shimano’s (finally) well-organized compilation of Rollerbrake documentation; information on installing front Rollerbrakes.

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Additions to the Shimano 8-speed IG hub page

Sheldonbrown.com reader Bruce Dance has contributed some helpful information on compatibility — or the lack of it — among different models. Read it on the 8-speed internal-gear hub page .

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Spoking for large hubs, improved

The article on special spoking patterns for use with extra-large hubs (for example, electric bicycle hub motors) has been improved with patterns which avoid twisting the hub shell for two of the hub and rim combinations. The article includes all … Continue reading

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Bicycle frame fatigue-resistance testing

The groundbreaking article about fatigue-resistance testing of bicycle frames — the results surprised even the people doing the test — now in a much-improved new translation from the original German.

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Framebuilder information from Damon Rinard

Another Rinard article updated: his page of links to information, sources of materials and software for amateur frame builders.

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Damon’s do-it-yourself carbon-fiber bicycle frame

Damon Rinard built a carbon-fiber bicycle frame in his garage! And we have just updated his pages describing how he did it, including sources for materials and tools. He points out that it’s actually much easier to build a carbon … Continue reading

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Spocalc revised

The page for Damon Rinard’s spoke calculator has been revised, with an updated list of online spoke calculators, several comments and links, and better formatting. Now also includes links to spoke-calculator apps for iOS and Android smartphones!

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SunTour Perfect, Pro-Compe and New Winner freewheels

New page on SunTour Perfect, Pro-Compe and New Winner freewheels. These are no longer made, but there are a lot of them around and they offer many options including the ability to work with older frames that have smaller overlocknut … Continue reading

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Cyclecomputer database

Our pages of cyclecomputer instructions have now been brought completely up to date, with links to user manuals for almost every make and model, including GPS. These pages are a unique resource.

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