This was a bit of an experiment. Sheldon didn't really know if people wanted to read his articles on their PDAs, so he putting a few of them up.
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|Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary (227k)
My Magnum Opus. Not as useful without the illustrations and tables, but still chock full of info.
|Frame Materials (8k)
Exploding some of the myths, folklore and B.S. you may have heard about frame materials.
|Gear Shifting (10k)
Everything You Wanted To Know About Shifting Your Bicycle's Gears,
But Were Afraid To Ask.
This is an introduction to gear shifting, and the basics of how a derailer works. How, why and when to shift gears.
|Vintage Lightweight Guide (49k)
Michael Kone of Bicycle Classics comments on various vintage road bikes.
The specific price info is guesswork from 1997, but there's still lots of good info here.
SpocalcExpress spoke length calculator has no hub database, no rim database, no instructions, no macros -- just the calculations that operate on the numbers you enter.
Great for Quicksheet on your Palm.
|Wheel Building (38k)
You can build your own bicycle wheels!
Thousands of people have used the this article to learn wheelbuilding, and you can too!
|Software and D.I.Y. instructions to turn your Palm into a cyclecomputer.
|An AvantGo channel with weekly news, tips, etc.
|An AvantGo channel from Britain.
|An AvantGo channel with articles by Mike Jacoubowski of Chain Reaction Bicycles
|Articles by Sheldon Brown and others