Tag Archives: Sheldon Brown

Band brakes

A band brake, common in Japan and occasionally seen in the USA, is an inside-out drum brake. Instead of brake shoes which press outward against the inside of a brake drum, a band brake has a flexible band which wraps … Continue reading

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Tricycles for Grown-ups

New article describes the various kinds of tricycles, their features, advantages and disadvantages. Tricycles are especially useful for carrying heavy loads and for people who for one reason or another cannot balance a bicycle. Tricycles can also be sporty and … Continue reading

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Update to saddle-repair page

Major upgrade to our page on repair of leather saddles – Complete do-it-yourself information.

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ShelBroCo Power Powder

Boost your energy for early-season training with ShelBroCo Power Powder. Well, OK, if you are down under, it works for late-season training too. Just pour ShelBroCo Power Powder into your water bottle, add water, shake, then go! We have special  … Continue reading

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Sheldon’s bicycle pages

Harriet has neatly reformatted Sheldon’s bicycle page. Read all about ’em. I find the page about his Greenspeed recumbent especially interesting. Who but Sheldon would be extolling the advantages of a low-rider tadpole recumbent tricycle for off-road riding?

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Gear Calculator updated!

Our gear calculator is now updated to cover the newest cassettes from Shimano, SRAM and SunRace. — Still to update: the French- and German-language versions.

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Video interview!

Melanie Morris from Somerville (Massachusetts, USA) Community Television will interview Harriet Fell and John Allen about Sheldon Brown — and it will be available over the Internet. Go to https://www.somervillemedia.org at 7 PM EST Monday February 5 (00:00 Tuesday February … Continue reading

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Sheldon Brown memorial service

For the 10th anniversary of Sheldon’s death, we are posting video of his mamorial service. You may it view it here or click to view it on YouTube.

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Video of aluminum bicycle frame presentation

Now, a video to go with Harriet Fell’s article recently published on sheldonbrown.com: her presentation on the MIT aluminum bicycle frame project at the 2016 International Cycle History Conference.

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MIT aluminum bicycle project, 1974

New post: the MIT aluminum bicycle project, 1974, where modern aluminum bicycle frames got their start as student Marc Rosenbaum’s thesis project. sheldonbrown.com site owner Harriet Fell built one of the original MIT aluminum bicycle frames, it came to be … Continue reading

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