Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Maidstone, Kent, England
Bikes: 1970 Holdsworth Mistral, Vitus 979, Colnago Primavera, Corratec Hydracarbon, Massi MegaTeam, 1935 Claud Butler Super Velo, Carrera Virtuoso, Viner, 1953 Claud Butler Silver Jubilee, 1954 Holdsworth Typhoon, 1966 Claud Butler Olympic Road, 1982 Claud
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Thank Heavens for St. Sheldon - Will his legacy last???
I've just sorted a perplexing problem with an old (1960's) Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub gear by reference to Sheldon Brown's excellent web site. By using his advice, what I had envisaged as a complete strip down of the hub (daunting prospect!) turned out to be a 4 minute adjustment.
Since the great man sadly passed to a better place, his legacy lives on in his web site to help us all. My concern is - will it last for ever? Is there anyone with a similar depth and breadth of knowledge to either continue Sheldon's great work, or indeed start their own? Will that be the mission of Bike Forums? As technology moves on, will anyone be able to post advice on (for example) Campag and Shimano electronic shifters - or even Mavic ones, come to that!
Has anyone any ideas? Regrettably my own knowledge, although based on experience, is nowhere near up to the job, otherwise I'd volunteer. Should there be a thread for anyone with expert knowledge of any area of bike mechanics to post detailed info in the same way as Sheldon did on his web site?
Ideas and views please???