AGE / VALUE:   Do a wikipedia search for Sheldon Brown posted by: Chris on 2/5/2008 at 4:15:59 PM
Do a wikipedia search for Sheldon Brown.

I thought the part about English three speed bicycles, particularly, Raleigh was very interesting.

This has been a terrible blow to us all.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Do a wikipedia search for Sheldon Brown posted by Todd on 2/13/2008 at 9:38:43 AM
Raleighs, Roadsters and his legacy I believe, it seems he popularised fixed gear bicycles. I believe he is mentioned here as well.


MISC:   Sheldon Brown posted by: Peter Naiman on 2/5/2008 at 7:53:31 AM
I was going to post a number of items for sale today, but right now it would I feel be inappropriate and disrespectful after hearing of Sheldon Brown's passing. I didn't know Sheldo al that well, but in all the year I organized Larz Anderson, meeting Sheldon every year was a highlight of the day for me and I'm sure other. We'll all miss Sheldon greatly. He was a one of a kind, a true Renassaince man, and one hell of a great freind to us all.

Take care all,
Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI

   RE:MISC: Sheldon Brown posted by BG on 2/6/2008 at 6:50:41 AM
Most of us know at least one person in our lives who embraced their hobbies and interests to such a point that the rest of us were in awe of the scope of their expertise of same. Sheldon was one such person. It's a cliche, but Sheldon really lived life to the fullest. I'll miss his large presence strolling through the various bike shows, or his posts on the numerous website forums that he inhabited.


AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by: Christopher on 2/4/2008 at 1:34:56 PM
We have lost a devoted, patient, good friend and teacher. Sheldon Brown has apparently passed away from a massive heart attack at his home yesterday.

Sheldon wrote magazine articles years ago on cycling matters and to me, this is like losing the sun in the center of the universe that everything revolves around. The world is a much darker place without Sheldon to light our way.

I am very, very saddened and send condolances to his wife and family.

Sheldon's contributions to bicycles enriched my life a great deal.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by Warren on 2/4/2008 at 2:27:57 PM
This is very, very sad.

We should all live our lives with half the passion he had. His contributions to the cycling world will hopefully never be forgotten thanks to his incredible website.

Keep the rubber on the road Sheldon.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by Dick in L.A. on 2/4/2008 at 4:34:46 PM
Sheldon was truely an original. One of a kind. He made my bicycle hobby/passion doable. Without his website as a resource, I honestly don't think I could have carried it as far as I have. He will be missed greatly.
Crying in L.A.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by Steve on 2/4/2008 at 5:18:00 PM
I'm only a novice at this game, but the name Sheldon Brown had already etched itself into my brain.
Very sad.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by Tom on 2/4/2008 at 6:10:56 PM
This is truly a loss to all.
But I know Sheldon has just cycled ahead to wait for the rest of us to catch up.
See you soon Sheldon.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by Scott on 2/4/2008 at 10:11:52 PM
It is a great loss to the cycling community.He was an exceptionally patient and knowledgable man.You could ask him the "silliest" of questions and he would take you through the steps needed to resolve the issue.Not once getting annoyed or short with you.A mentor for alot and a friend to many more.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by JDuck on 2/5/2008 at 10:55:12 AM
It's hard to believe that Sheldon is gone. Even as a complete newby he would answer my stupidest questions promptly and professionally. I will miss him but am glad we still will have his wisdom collected at Harris Cyclery.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by Matthew on 2/5/2008 at 12:00:22 PM
Got n-eiri an bothar leat

The world is a sadder place and we folks have lost a gentleman in every respect of the word. Few have gone before him or are left behind with such consumate knowledge.

Matthew -

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 2/5/2008 at 1:18:37 PM
This is horrible news. I knew Sheldon only through his online works... his wonderfully humerous articles... his sense of good sport and the way he would find joy and fun in everything.

What a shame... we all owe this man a sincere debt of gratitude.

Peace, sir.... for all eternity...


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown has passed away posted by Tony on 2/12/2008 at 6:48:33 PM
I know it will be at the site, I thought he was once editor of bicycling magazine. A true loss: he answered me in a forum once.


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sheldon Brown is dead posted by: KEvin on 2/4/2008 at 1:36:41 PM
I just heard that Sheldon Brown has died. His website -- Harris Cyclery -- confirms the bad news. He was a wealth of information about our beloved English roadsters. RIP!

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Disassembling an oil-bath chaincase posted by: Iain on 2/3/2008 at 6:20:59 AM
I'm in the process of dismantkling a 1958 Rudge De-luxe but I can't get the chaincase disc off. The slide behind the right hand crank slid off easily but the disc itslef won't budge. I've tried turning it both clockwise and anti-clockwise but no joy. Is there a secret or am I just being stupid and missing something obvious?

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Disassembling an oil-bath chaincase posted by Pete on 2/3/2008 at 1:07:36 PM
The large disc should just be a friction fit and come off relatively easily without the need for twisting or pulling.I slide my fingernail around the inside lip to free them so as not to mark the paint.I have seen them stuck on with silicone or other sealer in which case a fine blade will be required,don't try and pry it off with a screwdriver as something will end up bent or damaged.A long standing one will corrode on so if all else fails a good dose of easing spray left soaking may help.
Cheers Pete.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Disassembling an oil-bath chaincase posted by Steve on 2/3/2008 at 4:31:04 PM
I came across this problem recently and was surprised to see that it was just a friction fit.
I got the semi rusty slider plate out, not with my fingers but with the plyers as it was so damn tight !
The disc came out eventually with the aid of soaking in diesel fuel and gentle pursuasion with my fingers and an old feeler gauge.
Most of my stuff has usually been lying sideways in the ground or been exposed to the elements as a static display of fine British engineering for many years before I get my hands on them hence the head scratching now and again !

Still, I just wished I had Petes fingernails.....I haven't seen mine for years !
For your knowledge when I had almost finished working on the bike I did use a piece of wire to thread the chain back through the chain case in order to stop it snagging on a bolt inside the case towards the back end.
Steve all for now.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Disassembling an oil-bath chaincase posted by Iain on 2/4/2008 at 4:10:32 AM
Thanks for the advice. It looks like a bit of "gentle" brute force is required then.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Disassembling an oil-bath chaincase posted by sam on 2/4/2008 at 11:18:45 AM
If oil&gentle brute force still leave it stuck use a puddy knife to brake the rust seal--they are thin bladed and a lot wider than a screwdriver.