Sturmey-Archer 8-speed Cable Pull

Information the current series of Sturmey-Archer 8-speed hubs has been added to the cribsheet of internal-gear hub cable pull measurements. Not quite the same as for the earlier series! Thanks to David Choma for the measurements!

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Sturmey-Archer Pages Updated

Major update to the Sturmey-Archer pages:

* fixed links which S-A broke by redoing its Web site (that’s everything about current hubs).

* updated the list of hubs.

* Added new technical information.

Our cribsheet of hub model names and descriptions is a good place to start.

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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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Stopping and restarting

Much-expanded page on stopping and restarting, with 7 (count ‘em) embedded videos showing good and bad techniques: http://sheldonbrown.com/starting.html

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Crib sheet of internal-gear hub cable-pull measurements

Alex Wetmore's cable pull measuring tool

Alex Wetmore’s cable-pull measuring tool

NEW – Crib sheet of internal-gear hub shifter cable pull measurements

The main thing this shows is that there is very little compatibility, though there is *some* — mostly among three-speeds, though not always among them either. I thank Alex Wetmore and Jeff Bertolet for help with this page.

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Raleigh Twenty page additions

raleigh-twenty-8-01Additions to the page on Raleigh Twenty bicycles — more detail on bottom-bracket replacements, headsets, brakes, handlebars. This page gives specific ideas about customizing the Twenty, and highlights Sheldon’s do-it-yourself approach in general, taking advantage of the strong points (in this case, the frame) of a run-of-the mill bicycle to upgrade it into a one that performs, and looks great too.

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Addition to page on SRAM G8 and G9 hubs

John has added some owner comments to the page on SRAM G8 and G9 internal-gear hubs. Opinions are generally very positive.

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Quick releases

I’ve responded to a request from a reader for more information about quick-release skewer lengths by going further, with a major expansion of the article about quick releases. The article now covers wheel installation, secondary retention devices including the much-derided “lawyer lips”, and much more. — http://sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html — John Allen, for sheldonbrown.com

Effective length of a quick-release skewer

Effective length of a quick-release skewer

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Sony HDR-AS100V action camera review

We now have a review of the Sony HDR-AS100 action camera, highlighting its image stabilization feature.

Sony As-100 action camera

Sony As-100 action camera

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Jobst Brandt articles edited

Edits to a number of articles in the Jobst Brandt series, and an embedded video in the one about front-end shimmy.

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