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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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Osman Isvan on Hills, Winds — and Data

Osman Isvan takes a deeper look into hills and winds. Do you (or should you) work harder when climbing a hill? How hard do you (or should you) work on a given hill? Does it depend on your gearing? The … Continue reading

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Osman Isvan on Ride Data

Osman analyzes data from over 1000 of his own bicycle rides to see what they show, and describes what might be discovered by mining the huge troves of data held by Strava, RidewithGPS and other GPS-based mapping services. Osman makes … Continue reading

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Taping Handlebars

Sheldon left his article about taping handlebars incomplete. It is completed now, all you might ever want to know and maybe more! https://sheldonbrown.com/handlebar-tape.html

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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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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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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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