Update to the page on 26-inch tires

Update to the page on “26-inch” tires — there are actually 5 common tire sizes called 26-inch and if that isn’t enough one is also called “27.5” The updates cover new developments in availability, naming and tire widths.

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New tire sizes in Gear Calculator

Several tire sizes have been added to the Gear Calculator:

Fatbike sizes: 26 inch tires, 26 x 3.8, 4.0, 4.25, 4.7

Wide 29ers: 29 x 2.7 and 3.0

32 inch and 36 inch (common on unicycles).

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ShelBroCo Magic Green Paint

Here’s a high-tech product which deserves to be used in every new bicycle infrastructure project. The linked page gives a thorough description and videos!

An example from one of the videos

An example from one of the videos


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Chirridos, Crujidos y Chasquidos…Creaks, Clicks & Clunks

Ahora también en español:

Chirridos, Crujidos y Chasquidos

¿Tu bici hace ruidos extraños cuando montas? ¡Este artículo intentará ayudarte a hacer que se calle! Traduccción de Pablo Zumárraga.

And also revised in English:

Creaks, Clicks & Clunks

Does your bike make strange noises when you ride it? This article will try to help you make it shut up!

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Postings from Carapace Completed Umber

Sheldon enjoying winter cycling

Alter ego or umber one?

Need a bit of fun to brighten up a cold winter day? Give this a try: Postings from Carapace Completed Umber.

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Added information on headsets on the Raleigh Twenty page

Raleigh Twenty with threadless headset

Raleigh Twenty with threadless headset

You can use a threadless headset with the Twenty’s threaded front fork! http://sheldonbrown.com/raleigh-twenty.html

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Ajuste de conos

Thanks to Pablo Zumárraga, the article on “Cone Adjustment” (http://sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html) is now available in Spanish: “Ajuste de Conos” (http://sheldonbrown.com/spanish/cone-adjustment-Spanish.html).

Gracias á Pablo Zumárraga, el artí­culo “Cone Adjustment” (http://sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html) ahora está disponible en español: “Ajuste de Conos” (http://sheldonbrown.com/spanish/cone-adjustment-Spanish.html).

ajuste de conos...

ajuste de conos…

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Shimano 8-speed Internal-Gear Hubs

Major revision to the page about Shimano 8-speed hubs:

Shimano Nexus hub

Shimano Nexus hub

— Added information on new hub models and fixed the many links which Shimano broke when it went to its new organization of technical Web pages.

— Linked to a number of documents Shimano abandoned. They’re available in the Internet Archive.

— Located other orphaned information where I could find it elsewhere on the Internet.

All in all, I’ve brought the information on each model of hub together in one place, to the degree possible with what I could find. Please let me know about errors and omissions.

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Shimano 7-speed Hubs

Major revision to the page about Shimano 7-speed hubs:

Shimano Nexus hub

Shimano Nexus hub

— Added information on new hub models and fixed the many links which Shimano broke when it went to its new organization of technical Web pages

— Linked to a number of documents Shimano abandoned. They’re available in the Internet Archive.

— Located other orphaned information where I could find it elsewhere on the Internet.

All in all, I’ve brought the information on each model of hub together in one place, to the degree possible with what I could find. Please let me know about errors and omissions.

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Derailerless drivetrains

New article, derailerless drivetrainswhite_hub250: How to choose frame and rear hub for a happy combination on a bicycle without derailers: a fixed gear, singlespeed, internal-gear hub, coaster brake bicycle — and how to adjust the chain tension. This article compiles information from the articles on fixed-gear and singlespeed bicycles. but adds to it and puts it in one place. Most issues with all derailerless drivetrains are the same, but there are important differences to note, there is new equipment to cover, and there are additional techniques to describe.

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