Author Archives: John

The Sutherland’s lost pages

Sutherland’s planned to cover new internal-gear hubs in the 6th Edition (1996) of its Handbook, but then left them out. In straightening up my office recently, I found the nearly finished draft pages. We have permission, and we’ll be adding … Continue reading

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First cyclecomputer?

Our cyclecomputer database goes deep. We have found, scanned and posted a PDF of the manual for what is probably the first cyclecomputer, the Veltec Pacer 2000. We also have manuals for early Cateye, Avocet and Vetta computers, and rare … Continue reading

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Podcasts!

Podcasts –we now have a link to Harriet Fell’s and John Allen’s interview by Diane Jenks for her Outspoken Cyclist podcast — and links to other podcasts and videos as well. Find them on our podcasts page.

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We are here!

Ah, the hand-wringing. It seems to have started with someone  at the road.cc blog who inquired on our Facebook page, then posted on without waiting for our response. Harris Cyclery has closed after a 70-year run, hit hard by pandemic … Continue reading

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On-Road Repairs update

We have added to our page about on-road repairs. There is now a quick list so you can check which particular tools you might need for your bicycle, and we have covered some additional tools. The basic on-road repairs will … Continue reading

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ShelBroCo Quadratech

Introducing ShelBroCo QuadraTech Chainrings and sleeve nuts. Throw away those obsolete chainrings! The unbearably vexing problem of sleeve-nut rotation has bedeviled generations of bicycle mechanics. Who else would you expect to come up with a solution but ShelBroCo?

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Derailer adjustment — and maintenance

We have added new sections on derailer maintenance to the derailer adjustment page, including how to cannibalize rear derailers, being careful about compatibility, and how to check cables,

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Modeling bicycle dynamics

We publish another paper by Osman Isvan. He uses a simplified model with only 3 degrees of freedom and simulates system frequency response under steady-state and transient conditions. He investigates the effects on vibration isolation of several key parameters including … Continue reading

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Extensive revision of chainwheel bolt-circle information

A few months ago, a reader prompted us to make some updates to our chainwheel bolt circle cribsheet. But now we have followed up on that effort, greatly expanding our coverage, and we have added a set of templates which … Continue reading

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GoPro Hero 5 Session camera

New article about the GoPro Hero5 Session action camera, latest in our series of articles about shooting video from a bicycle. This is a very small and light camera which will not weigh down a helmet and is especially good … Continue reading

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