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How bicycle spokes transmit torque between hub and rim

We have a new article which describes how the spokes transmit pedaling and braking torque between the hub and rim. The spokes do it by changes in tension — but how much does the tension change? The article explains the … Continue reading

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New video about brake quick releases

A brake quick release lets you remove and replace a wheel without deflating the tire. Our new video shows how a brake quick release works. The video appears in our article about flat tires, and the glossary.

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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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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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Raleigh Twenty page additions

Additions 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 … Continue reading

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Skid patch counts

Correction to formula and additional info including a calculation spreadsheet for the number of skid patches on the rear tire from skip-stop braking on a fixed-gear bicycle.

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Rollerbrakes article expanded

Major additions to the article on Shimano Rollerbrakes — advanced instruction on maintenance, more advice about when these brakes are most suitable.

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Now in Chinese — 中国

Phil Feng has translated three articles into Chinese — more to come: Bicycle Brake Choices About Bicycle Brakes with Brazed-on Fittings Tire Sizing Systems

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Frayed cable

John has added a photo of a frayed cable to the article on cables.

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Sheldon’s Adventure Cyclist articles

John has created a table of contents page for the articles which Sheldon wrote for the Adventure Cycling Association’s magazine, Adventure Cyclist, from 1997 through 2007. Many of these articles relate to ones on this site, and John is adding … Continue reading

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