I know there's not a whole lot of point to posting this, but I'm just getting into bicycle mechanics and Sheldon Brown's website has been hugely informative. Much more importantly, however, it has been inspirational in a way few things are. To be so passionate about something is a trait most of us mortals can only hope to attain. I wish I could give him a hug.
If I hear one more: "How do I clean my chain? Should I really boil it in Laquer Thinner?" thread...
Need to add my 2-cents...Sheldon was the driving force and inspiration for me to set up my shop (along with a heavy dose of inspiration from my buddies at Team 'Lope)....invaluable, and like a firm hand helping you to understand, you dispel so much of the arrogance that surrounds bikes and components.
I modeled my shop and operation after the tone and lessons of Sheldon's site. I think of my shop as the "inverted bike shop", where people are not kept screened away from the mechanics area.
Congratulation for your Internet site.
I come from the electronic site but like to pedaling on my bike and like to know how to repair.
For that one have to learn. What I miss is start from Shimano and continue other manufacturer. This make more hard the works for other like yours who want help for others. One that there is not an indication table about all the main products
and what part you can change with what parts. The other thing that
I miss make even more difficult to find an equalent/same part that you can not have the measurements of the parts.
All the best.
I just noticed this thread.
I have to say I have had the pleasure of dealing with the late Mr. Brown, we exchanged a few emails over the NuVinci hub a few years ago. He is a force sorely missed within the cycle industry and I can only hope that his website continues to live on in his memory.
passionate fixed gear rider here...just like sheldon
i learned how to build a wheelset just by following the instructions from his website 12 years ago
Wow, Sheldon Brown. I often forget, and sometimes I'm just plain lazy. Sheldon reminds me, quite often, that I am just a mere mortal.
Gosh, what Sheldon Brown has done for the bicycle community is just huge. I personally own him such a debt for all the knowledge that he imparted on me.
I never was able to meet or converse with him but really felt the loss when he passed. What a legend.
I wholeheartedly agree. My love of vintage bikes began around 6 months ago and I have learnt so much from the master. I only wish I had the opportunity to thank him in person. What an amazing human being.
Originally Posted by mastershake916