Major update to video software article

John has updated his article about video editing software to cover a new product, Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate. This version is based on Avid Studio, also covered in the article, and is very different from Pinnacle Studio versions 15 and earlier.

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Product announcement

IMG_5350-sounderShelBroCo is proud to announce ShelBroCo Sonics!

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Refinishing bicycle frames

New article on refinishing bicycle frames. How much of the work does it make sense to do yourself? With a steel frame, there are several good answers, depending on available time, your workspace, and how much the appearance of the frame matters to you.

With non-steel frames, options are more limited, but the article describes them too.

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It’s been five years…

February 4, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of the passing of Sheldon Brown, founder of and still the author of most material on the site.

As a friend of Sheldon’s once said, “After they made him, they threw away the mold.” He was unique in his knowledge of bicycles, his ability to put that information clearly into writing, his willingness to share, and his sense of humor.

We mourn his loss, and miss him.

We continue to do our best to expand and update the site, though we regret that we can never match his style!

John Allen and Harriet Fell

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Bottom-bracket spindle tapers

Photos and text have been added giving examples of different tapers, and combinations of spindle and crank that are compatible, or not. It’s here.

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Major update to cotterless crank article

John has expanded and updated the article on cotterless cranks.

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Five Ways to Produce a Picture in Picture in Avid Studio Ultimate

Sheldon’s photography and videography tradition continues! The Windows video editing application Avid Studio Ultimate has five different modules which can produce a picture-in-picture effect. Each offers somewhat different features, and it is important to known them all so as not to be stuck using one which is less convenient for your purposes.. This new article offers a table with a detailed feature-by-feature comparison.

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Sutherland’s Handbook of Coaster Brake and Internally-Geared Hubs

Sutherland’s handbook of Coaster Brake and Internally-Geared Hubs is now online on this site. Many thanks to Howard Sutherland for permission to post this! The site now covers just about any of these hubs which you might ever have to work on.

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Expanded coaster-brake coverage

Coverage of coaster brakes on has been greatly expanded, now including all the most common models, old and new.

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Video editor review

Continuing work to provide useful information to bicyclists using helmet cameras (and others editing video on home computers), John has written an extended review of Avid Studio and Pinnacle Studio video editing applications. This review contains much useful information on getting up the learning curve in Avid Studio, which is very powerful but has some serious gaps in the Help and user manual.

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