We have expanded our coverage of repair of leather saddles — several new photos and paragraphs of text. Also, in case you would rather not repair your saddle yourself, we have updated information on where to send it.
The saddle in the image below was assembled from an Idéale Model 92 top and Model 80 undercarriage. Good as new!
We continue with our postings from the lost pages of the Sutherland’s Handbook for Bicycle Mechanics, 6th Edition — this time, the rebuilding instructions, parts list and troubleshooting chart for the Sachs/SRAM Pentasport 5-speed hub.
It is no wonder that cyclists choose to ride in the comfort, safety and privacy of our own homes. Yes, stationary bicycles are popular. But, if you are going nowhere, how about doing it at a relaxing pace?
ShelBroCo has answers! Read about them here!
We continue with our postings from the lost pages of the Sutherland’s Handbook for Bicycle Mechanics, 6th Edition — this time, the rebuilding instructions, parts list and troubleshooting chart for the Sachs Super 7/SRAM Spectro 7 hub.
Sheldon Brown died on February 4, 2008. It’s hard to believe 14 years have past since then. This is a picture of Sheldon at a younger age.
That isn’t a mouse under his front tire. Selfie pioneer — he tripped the shutter of his camera with an air bulb.
The SRAM DualDrive hub was the mainstay hub for hybrid gearing for 15 years, from 2000 through 2015. Very many are still in use. Read here about how to install, adjust and adapt its unusual shifting parts.
Our page on ways to measure bicycle components can save time and avoid the need for some expensive tools. We have now added information on how to compare chains. And the example in the photo here: How to determine the length of a cable without uncoiling it.
Big brother Richard reading to Sheldon, around 1949
Sheldon Brown would have been 77 years old today. We miss him very much.
In this picture his big brother Richard is reading to him. And at the right is the cover of the book Richard was reading.
As fast as you can,
You can’t catch me,
I’m the gingerbread man.”
John added photos and a quite a lot of additional information to our page about cables, and the page got too long — so we have split it into two pages. The original cables page now includes more background information — why use cables, the different types, and a video showing how they work. The cable installation page has many new photos, added details, and tricks and tips.
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I have no added another hub from the Sutherland’s lost pages to to our Internet republication of Sutherland’s Handbook of Coaster Brakes and Internal-Gear Hubs — : the Shimano coaster-brake 7-speed. Here’s a page from the almost-finished draft – John Allen.