Author Archives: John

No joke

It is traditional for sheldonbrown.com to post an April Fool’s day page, but this year we couldn’t think of one that wasn’t either frivolous or, if it addresses the present situation, dark humor and potentially offensive to people who have … Continue reading

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Selling Bicycles and Components

We have expanded our article for individuals selling bicycles and components — which also holds advice for buyers. There is a new section about shipping. This article holds all the basic information you need on where to post an advertisement … Continue reading

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Synchronizing Audio and Video

Sheldonbrown.com technical writer and editor John Allen frequently shoots video from his bicycle using more than one camera; sometimes a separate audio recorder. The output must be synchronized in post production. John has now performed a major update on his … Continue reading

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Braking News

We have updated our page about the different types of bicycle brakes, which added descriptions and several photos illustrating the different types.  

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Additions to cranks page

John has added quite a bit of text to the cranks page; more about crank length, and an entirely new section on how to check for several kinds of damage; also several illustrations where there were none before.

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Gear calculator updated

The Gear Calculator has been updated with new Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo cassettes, and the new Shimano Steps 5-speed internal-gear hub for E-bikes. French and German versions of the Calculator have been updated too.

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Revised article on truing wheels

We have a major revision to our article on truing wheels, referring to some new tools and additional techniques. There are several new photos. Enjoy.

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Addition to post about 360-degree video

Thanks to Philip Carlson, our article about 360-degree video now includes a video clip illustrating the nighttime performance of the Garmin VIRB 360 camera. As expected, there is camera-motion blur, but it looks much different from that with a conventional camera.

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Rebuilding freewheels

We have a much expanded description of how to rebuild a freewheel, now a new article and no longer just a paragraph in our main article on freewheels.

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Revisions to Sachs/SRAM Internal-gear hub pages

Every once in a while we go back and review our pages to deal with product changes and link rot. We just did that with all our pages about Sachs and SRAM internal-gear hubs. You will find product manuals here … Continue reading

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