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I miss Sheldon.

Old 11-16-08, 11:39 PM
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I miss Sheldon.

I dont really have anything to say, but man, I miss that guy. I never had the chance to meet him face to face, but I would still call him a friend.
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Old 11-16-08, 11:58 PM
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My dad passed away about 9 years ago. He was a Sheldon-esq character. I feel your pain
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Old 11-17-08, 12:09 AM
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I think of him every time I recommend sheldonbrown.com or someone else does.



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Old 11-17-08, 12:23 AM
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I ran into an old thread the other day that had a Sheldon post in it. I was surprised how much it affected me. Feels sort of weird to say, since I never met the man.

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Originally Posted by FlatFender View Post
I dont really have anything to say, but man, I miss that guy. I never had the chance to meet him face to face, but I would still call him a friend.
Me, too. Now quite moping! Get out and ride! Or fix something! Or fix something and then ride it!

Somehow he always reminded me of this:
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Old 11-17-08, 07:22 AM
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I dont really have anything to say, but man, I miss that guy. I never had the chance to meet him face to face, but I would still call him a friend.
I couldn't agree more.
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Yes, Sheldon was quite a guy. Very helpful and courageous to boot.

Wonder if he and sydney ever met? Three years ago this month.
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Old 11-17-08, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
I ran into an old thread the other day that had a Sheldon post in it. I was surprised how much it affected me. Feels sort of weird to say, since I never met the man.
I have this feeling too.
I also have this same feeling when I run across a thread where sydney posted.
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if ever there is something i need explained for me or just looking for some good advice or tips, i run to sheldon. he truely loved bicycles and id like to think that there is a little bit of sheldon in all of us who share his passion as much as he did.
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Old 11-17-08, 09:11 AM
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I miss him too.
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Old 11-17-08, 10:26 AM
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He's very much missed. He forgot more about bicycles and cycling than most other 100 people put together will ever know. An amazing man.
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Old 11-17-08, 10:28 AM
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we all miss this good man and for now his knowledges is with us to read ,learn and most of all to share . RIP Mr. Brown . we all should do our works (repairs) in his honor.



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Old 11-17-08, 11:37 AM
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i live very close to where sheldon worked and have passed by harris cyclery many times. i only got back into biking regularly last year and only learned of his legend weeks after he died. i will always regret never having met him. i will always revere him. 99% of what i have learned about bikes i have learned from his extensive website.

i recently went into harris cyclery for the first time. at the counter they had stickers with a sillhoutte of him (the same shot as his avatar here, with the helmet and plastic eagle), with the caption "Sheldon brown... Ride in Peace". i have one on my bike, my roof rack fairing, and my kid's child seat.

sheldon brown, may you rest in peace!
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Sheldon is immortal as long as we remember him. Every time we post about him, a little bit of him is still alive. Every time I read one of his posts, which I did extensivelythis weekend, he is still present if only for a few moments.
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Old 11-17-08, 04:58 PM
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I miss Sheldon too. God bless Sheldon Brown.
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We will not forget him...

It's funny, but Air and a few of us were riding through Prospect Park this past summer and he stopped to help a couple of folks with an instant repair. I remember giving him sh*t about all the tools he carries, but when he was done, I said "that's what Sheldon would have done!"

Then, the next ride, Henria86 stopped to help about three flats on a Century, but I gave him sh*t cause they were all girls...but he deserved the Sheldon Igor as well
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I did a quick study to see how much of an impact he has had on the BF community:

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I ran into an old thread the other day that had a Sheldon post in it.
Me too. It felt like somebody speaking to me from the grave. Spooky.
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Me too my friend. I miss him too.
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