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Old 10-25-16, 02:10 PM   #1
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Sheldon Brown's "five and five" bicycle.

I'm curious about Sheldon Brown's "five and five" bicycle:
5 and 5 System
Do I understand correctly that it had five cogs on each side? I see only a left side cluster.

How did it transfer the drive side. I assume one side had higher ratios.
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Old 10-25-16, 05:40 PM   #2
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As I understand it, the left side was reverse
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Old 10-27-16, 10:54 PM   #4
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Why buy the kit? You can get the same results if you completely disassemble the chain as shown and then soak in PTFE grease. Although prior to re-assembly I also dip the individual segments into a PTFE powder so it's not all runny. Like fried chicken, the wet and dry coats combine to help the PTFE coating stay on longer. I do this about every other month depending on mileage and I average about an extra 5 watts after adopting this regime.
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I don't care Ima get the kit,with extra pipe cleaners,,,,
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I would have loved to meet Sheldon Brown in my lifetime, but it likely won't happy. What an icon.
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I would have loved to meet Sheldon Brown in my lifetime, but it likely won't happy. What an icon.
I called the shop, the guy I talked to sounded annoyed saying he could be difficult - I admire it for the sake that he was passionate. Like you I would have enoyed meeting him.
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I would have loved to meet Sheldon Brown in my lifetime, but it likely won't happy. What an icon.
I am sorry to say it won't happen. Mr. Brown passed some years ago.
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What's biopace? 2005 emails??
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Wow! That's very precise cleaning! I do like cleaning but the time vs fun... hmmm
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I've debated mounting an eagle on my helment en homage; after all, I am a Road Gladiator!
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