360 Degree Video

Garmin VIRB 360 camera

Garmin VIRB 360 camera

New article about 360 degree video and the Garmin VIRB 360 camera — an action camera which shoots video in every direction at once. How to use this camera on a bicycle, describing where to mount it, its features and its limitations, with example video and still images. this camera is the first 360-degree camera to produce high-quality results at a price which is acceptable to many ordinary cyclists. It has some unusual features coming from the Garmin heritage as a GPS manufacturer, including the ability to keep the horizon level regardless of the orientation or motion of the camera. It also has some important limitations.

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Update on Shimano IG Hubs

Installing the electrical shifting motor unit on a Shimano internal-gear hub.

Installing the electrical shifting motor unit on a Shimano internal-gear hub.

We have updated our page on issues common to Shimano Nexus and Alfine hubs — new hub models, electronic shifting.

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The Eagle Has Landed

Sheldon would have been 73 today.

Sheldon on horseback -- briefly

Sheldon on horseback — briefly


On November 3, 2003 Sheldon explored another mode of transportation. This was his first time riding a horse, Walter, a large (17 hands) 9-year old draft cross. Sheldon insisted on riding in shorts and on using his bike helmet with eagle on top instead of the usual required gear. Out on the trail, all went well until Walter started trotting on a downhill. Sheldon lost his seat and fell off in the grass. One of the other riders who came to help Sheldon noticed his helmet and said, “The eagle has landed …. ” Sheldon stuck with bicycles after that.

Sheldon died on February 4, 2008. Walter is living in the Midwest as a beloved family horse.

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More about stuck seatposts

More details on removing a stuck seatpost. Reader Andrew Livingston has refined the information Matt Duff sent us on using caustic soda to dissolve (yes, dissolve!) a stuck aluminum seatpost in a steel frame.

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Shimano Alfine 11-speed page update

Continuing our updates of Shimano internal-gear hub pages, we have now updated our page about Shimano Alfine 11-speed hubs.

Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub

Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub

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Shimano 3-speed hubs

We have updated our page about Shimano 3-speed hubs. Shimano redid its Web site and broke all the links to technical information. We have repaired the damage and added a few more links, tips and tricks as well.

Shimano Nexus SG-3D55 3-speed hub.

Shimano Nexus SG-3D55 3-speed hub

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RideWithoutGPS

Just Say No to GPS!

Just Say No to GPS!

Technology can just get to be too much. Do you lose valuable riding time fiddling with your phone or GPS device? Bet you do. The battery will run out, sooner or later. On some unfamiliar backroad. Off-roading deep in the forest. Navigating a thicket of congested urban streets.

It’s time to get back to basics with ShelBroCo RidewithoutGPS, the Navigation System That will Never Let You Down. Buy your ShelBroCo RideWithoutGPS kit Now and never worry about getting lost again!

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Inner tubes

New information has been added in our article about inner tubes on how to check for installation problems which could lead to failure of an inner tube.

Failed inner tube

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More updates to the Raleigh Twenty page

More additions to the Raleigh Twenty article: how to attach fenders and the rear rack.

Raleigh Twenty rear fender attachment

Raleigh Twenty rear fender attachment

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Unthreaded bottom-bracket update

Ashtabula bottom bracket

Ashtabula bottom bracket

Major update to the unthreaded bottom bracket cribsheet: several additional ones covered, broken links repaired. yes, everything from Ashtabula one-piece crank BBs (as shown in the photo) to the Klein Team Super to eccentrics for tandems.

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