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    ganbatte! sashae's Avatar
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    RIP Sheldon Brown..

    From the IBOB mailing list...
    "Sheldon's wife Harriet sent out mail this morning saying that Sheldon Brown died of a massive heart attack last night."

    RIP Captain Bike. You'll be missed.

    edit: official notice on the harris cyclery site.




    (thread made into sticky - pitboss, 02/04/08)

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    Wow... RIP

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    I hate bad news.
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    That's too bad. He seemed like a really selfless and benevolent guy.

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    Wow. I remember reading that he had health problems lately. God Bless.
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    if this is some kind of joke thread the cycle gods will punish you

    oh my god! this is horrible news (if it's true)

    RIP sheldon, you were one of the only people I trusted for information, and one of the funniest people I ever read.

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    That suxs. Best wishes to his family.

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    Wow.........
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    Bad news indeed. Cycling is a lot less rich with the loss of a guy like Sheldon. If anyone hears about any memorial charities for remembrance donations, please post it.
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    Goodbye Sheldon


    -Harris Cyclery homepage: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html
    Last edited by dobber; 02-04-08 at 12:15 PM.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    That must be incredibly sad for his wife and the cycling community will miss his input.

    I am thinking of doing a massive archive / dump of his site so that if somewhere down the road his site goes down his contributions could be re-hosted as they were very helpful to so many of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavit8 View Post
    Bad news indeed. Cycling is a lot less rich with the loss of a guy like Sheldon. If anyone hears about any memorial charities for remembrance donations, please post it.
    +1 He has a lot of fans who would be glad to help

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    wow- what a loss. I think that Sheldon did more for the fixed/ss bike world than anyone else could pull off. A true loss, a nice guy.
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    Man, that's terrible news. He'll be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroPye View Post
    That must be incredibly sad for his wife and the cycling community will miss his input.

    I am thinking of doing a massive archive / dump of his site so that if somewhere down the road his site goes down his contributions could be re-hosted as they were very helpful to so many of us.
    I cant imagine that Harris Cyclery would ever let that webpage come down.
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    This makes me want to go ride really, really bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asherlighn View Post
    I cant imagine that Harris Cyclery would ever let that webpage come down.
    Good point, although does anyone know if Harris Cyclery deals with http://www.sheldonbrown.com/ as well? I know there are links between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijos View Post
    wow- what a loss. I think that Sheldon did more for the fixed/ss bike world than anyone else could pull off. A true loss, a nice guy.
    Sheldon's website is what got me into FG/SS and ultimately back into cycling altogether. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who can say that.

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    Wow... that really sucks for the cycling world... what a loss.
    God bless him, and his family...
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    bad news. he will be missed.

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    This is a huge loss to the community. A sad day indeed.

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    I think he was still posting over the weekend? Our hearts go out to him and his family. He will surely be missed.

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