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Old 02-04-08, 12:39 PM   #1
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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.




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Old 02-04-08, 12:40 PM   #2
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Wow... RIP
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Old 02-04-08, 12:41 PM   #3
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I hate bad news.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:43 PM   #4
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That's too bad. He seemed like a really selfless and benevolent guy.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:44 PM   #5
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Wow. I remember reading that he had health problems lately. God Bless.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:46 PM   #6
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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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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
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Old 02-04-08, 12:53 PM   #11
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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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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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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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Old 02-04-08, 12:58 PM   #16
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This makes me want to go ride really, really bad.
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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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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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Old 02-04-08, 12:59 PM   #21
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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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