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    fishologist cohophysh's Avatar
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    sheldon brown: RIP

    In case you haven't heard, Sheldon Brown, BF member and cyclery owner passed away over the weekend. RIP sheldon, may you always have the wind at your back, and thanks for all the cycling advice
    We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

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    We miss you Sheldon!
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    My sincerest condolences go out to his family and colleagues. For what its worth I thank him for sharing his knowledge via his website and postings to the forums. Rest easy.

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    I'm very sorry to hear this. He was one of the good ones. He will be missed.

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    Wow that is sad news , What a true gentleman

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    Living Life On Two Wheels knatchwa's Avatar
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    He held strong for sometime, and offered great insight in so many bike related challenges. May He RIP
    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman
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    flying on 2 wheels conurejade's Avatar
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    My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    In case you haven't heard, Sheldon Brown, BF member and cyclery owner passed away over the weekend. RIP sheldon, may you always have the wind at your back, and thanks for all the cycling advice
    In April, Sheldon Brown wrote in response to a suggestion that I get different length crank arms for my bike:

    Actually, that's not true.

    Built-up shoes, spacers and the like change the Effective Saddle Height (ESH) but have no effect on the leverage (Gain Ratio.)

    Going to a shorter crank increases the Gain Ratio, so the shorter leg has to push harder on the pedal. Since the shorter leg is also usually the weaker leg, mixing crank lengths is not the best way to approach a leg length discrepancy.

    Sheldon " http://sheldonbrown.com/gain " Brown

    And I wrote:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Oh my! The man himself has visited this thread! I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!
    I'm still not worthy. I always intended to thank Mr. Brown for his website articles. I found them tremendously helpful, even if as a beginner I didn't understand much of them. Unfortunately my thanks will have to be given here, after his passing. RIP Sheldon.

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    This is so sad. I had always hoped to go and meet him and buy a SanJos8.

    He really made a difference to a lot of folks, and made biking more enjoyable for thousands.

    Is there any movement to maybe set up a charity ride in his honor? I'd be happy to be part of that.
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