Tag Archives: bicycle

Remembering Sheldon

Sheldon Brown would have been 77 years old today. We miss him very much. In this picture his big brother Richard is reading to him. And at the right is the cover of the book Richard was reading. “Run, run … Continue reading

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Cable installation

John added photos and a quite a lot of additional information to our page about cables, and the page got too long — so we have split it into two pages. The original cables page now includes more background information … Continue reading

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First cyclecomputer?

Our cyclecomputer database goes deep. We have found, scanned and posted a PDF of the manual for what is probably the first cyclecomputer, the Veltec Pacer 2000. We also have manuals for early Cateye, Avocet and Vetta computers, and rare … Continue reading

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On-Road Repairs update

We have added to our page about on-road repairs. There is now a quick list so you can check which particular tools you might need for your bicycle, and we have covered some additional tools. The basic on-road repairs will … Continue reading

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Derailer adjustment — and maintenance

We have added new sections on derailer maintenance to the derailer adjustment page, including how to cannibalize rear derailers, being careful about compatibility, and how to check cables,

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Modeling bicycle dynamics

We publish another paper by Osman Isvan. He uses a simplified model with only 3 degrees of freedom and simulates system frequency response under steady-state and transient conditions. He investigates the effects on vibration isolation of several key parameters including … Continue reading

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Extensive revision of chainwheel bolt-circle information

A few months ago, a reader prompted us to make some updates to our chainwheel bolt circle cribsheet. But now we have followed up on that effort, greatly expanding our coverage, and we have added a set of templates which … Continue reading

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Update to Bolt Circle Diameter Cribsheet

We have reviewed the bolt circle diameter cribsheet, checked bolt-hole spacings using trigonometry and made some corrections. Apparently, the spacings were measured rather than calculated based on angles — and measurement is never exact! We have also added entries for … Continue reading

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Osman Isvan on Hills, Winds — and Data

Osman Isvan takes a deeper look into hills and winds. Do you (or should you) work harder when climbing a hill? How hard do you (or should you) work on a given hill? Does it depend on your gearing? The … Continue reading

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Osman Isvan on Ride Data

Osman analyzes data from over 1000 of his own bicycle rides to see what they show, and describes what might be discovered by mining the huge troves of data held by Strava, RidewithGPS and other GPS-based mapping services. Osman makes … Continue reading

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