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    Gone, but not forgotten Sheldon Brown's Avatar
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    Sheldon Brown's Cribsheets

    I've put up a series of "cribsheets" with Frequently Needed Numbers.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/cribsheets

    It is my hope that these will be a handy reference for folks in the trade and advanced home mechanics.

    There's nothing here that doesn't appear elsewhere in my Website, but these pages are designed to be more concise and more printer-friendly than other materials on my site.

    Sheldon "Numbers" Brown
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    |  they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, |
    |  they do not refer to reality.      --Albert Einstein  |
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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    I've put up a series of "cribsheets" with Frequently Needed Numbers.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/cribsheets

    It is my hope that these will be a handy reference for folks in the trade and advanced home mechanics.

    There's nothing here that doesn't appear elsewhere in my Website, but these pages are designed to be more concise and more printer-friendly than other materials on my site.

    Sheldon "Numbers" Brown
    Code:
    +--------------------------------------------------------+
    |  As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality,   |
    |  they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, |
    |  they do not refer to reality.      --Albert Einstein  |
    +--------------------------------------------------------+
    Thank you kindly sir. I've referenced your site countless times both in my time here on BF and while working at the shop. Thanks again for all your hard work.

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    bookmarking... NOW!
    thanks for everything.

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    Thank you O Great One !!
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    Great! Now you've just cut the amount of posting flux in this forum by about half.

    Good job, Sheldon and once again, thanks for all the work.
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    Thanks Sheldon. (And thanks for your earlier advice on Shimano BB's)!

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    i've learned so much from your site already. thanks for more!

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    Kewl! Thanks man!

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    Thank you Mr. Brown! I have already received great information and inspiration from your website.
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    Sheldon, you may not be a god but you do share one thing with deity.....

    If you didn't exist, we would have to create you.

    Thanks for everything.

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    Thanks. Your tire chart may help folks avoid something I experienced. I bought an old three-speed bike with 26 inch tires. When I tried to change a flat, the tire would not come off the rim. A mechanic at an LBS in my neighborhood had boasted to me that he seldom used tire irons...he could remove almost any tire just using his bare hands.

    So, he grabbed the tire with his bare hands. Would not come off. Then, standard tire irons. No luck. Thirty minutes of swearing and sweating using every tool he could think of to get the tire off. Turns out that some prior owner had somehow put a 26 x 1 3/8th tire on a 26 x 1 3/8th rim...except it was a ISO 590 tire, mounted on a ISO 597 rim. Seven painful millimeters of error.

    Having a tire chart handy can be VERY helpful when dealing with the myriad of "almost" identical size tires.

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    I was going to say that it would be a good place to put the online gear calculator too, but I could not duck the incoming slings of outrageous rotted fruit fast enough. (It's yet another great service for us unworthy of such bounty).

    Doh, here's comes a tomato(e). [duck, you hucker!]

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    thanks
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    Thanks Sheldon- you are really amazing. I have used the info on your site a lot- The wheel building instructions were particularly useful. The online order for wheel building tools from Harris cyclery was also very promptly and efficiently dealt with.

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    Who the hell's this Sheldon Brown dude, anyway?



    Actually I think it's mcavana we've got to thank for rekindling Mr Brown's interest in the forums.

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    Thanks, O Bearded One.

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    Thankyou Sheldon, I've learnt so much from your site already and it has taken the pain, literally, out of my return to cycling.

    Cheers

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    Excellent resource, as usual. Much appreciated.

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    Yes thank you.
    Before I found your site I had no idea how interchangeable and compatible most bike parts really are. If I had kept listening to the guy at the local bike shop, with his "Why would you want to do that? Oh thats an old size, won't work with anything, so buy these new upgrades." mentality, I would not have found the true joy that is tinkering with bikes.
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    Thank you sir!

    (Sheldon 'excellent, informative, common sense, funny, inspiring, THE MAN' Brown!)

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    Funny. There was another Sheldon Brown on this site, and his signature said something like, "No, not that Sheldon Brown."

    I've spent hours reading your site. Cool that you're here or back or whatever. Thanks for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drroebuck
    Funny. There was another Sheldon Brown on this site, and his signature said something like, "No, not that Sheldon Brown."
    I think he's a Sheldon, and signs it "Not that Sheldon," but he's some color other than Brown....

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    Sweet! Thanks tons for the info (not just these cribsheets either).
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    Quote Originally Posted by neil0502
    I think he's a Sheldon, and signs it "Not that Sheldon," but he's some color other than Brown....
    Sheldon Pink: How about if I'm Sheldon Purple? That sounds good to me, I'll be Sheldon Purple.
    Joe: You're not Sheldon Purple. Some guy on some other job is Sheldon Purple. You're Sheldon Pink!
    Sheldon White: Who cares what your name is?
    Sheldon Pink: Yeah that's easy for you to say, you're Sheldon White, you have a cool sounding name. All right look if it's no big deal to be Sheldon Pink, do you wanna trade?

    -Quentin Tarentino, Reservoir Sheldons

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