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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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Frayed cable

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

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John Allen’s updates to the site 12/2010-3/2011

March 13-22-25 headsets.html – major updates including instructions on adjustment of threaded headsets; added exploded diagrams; resized photos and added a photo of a “brinelled” bearing race. More to come — photos of disassembly/reassembly. March 12 velos.html — added comments … Continue reading