Tag Archives: Sheldon Brown

Shimano 8-speed IG hub update

Sheldonbrown.com provides a forwarding page whenever we consolidate or move material. Not so Shimano, which broke all our links to its technical information. Sigh. We have just repaired our page on Shimano 8-speed internal-gear hubs. .

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Cyclecomputer and GPS database update

Our cyclecomputer and GPS database is undergoing a major review. We’re not all done yet but we have fixed a number of bad links where manufacturers dropped support — thanks to the Internet Archive and our backup copies. And then … Continue reading

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Update on Shimano IG Hubs

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. 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 … Continue reading

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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.

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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.

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RideWithoutGPS

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 … Continue reading

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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.

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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.

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