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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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Bicycle generators

Generators for bicycle lighting — new article by guest author Frank Krygowski. Advantages and disadvantages compared with batteries; types, history, installation.

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A brief history of bicycle lighting

Updated and expanded: a brief history of bicycle lighting, from candle lamps to LEDs.

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Updates to chainline and frame-spacing pages.

As of 2018, fatbikes and disk brakes have led to several new axle-length standards. The problem of disk brakes’ pulling the hub out of the front dropouts  has been addressed with through axles, which insert into a fork with a … Continue reading

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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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