Happy birthday Sheldon Brown

msw Posts: 313
edited July 2010 in Workshop
Today is the late Sheldon Brown's birthday (as well as being Bastille Day): if you haven't learned anything from him yet you will eventually, and you have a treat in store.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Br ... e_mechanic)

"We're not holding up traffic. We are traffic."


  • Thick Tester
    Thick Tester Posts: 380
    Yup - RIP a true legend!
  • silverpigeon
    silverpigeon Posts: 327
    +1 I love how his website lives on
    Basso Astra
    Principia Ellipse SX
    Kinesis Racelight 4S
    Kinesis Crosslight Pro Disc
  • chrisw12
    chrisw12 Posts: 1,246
    Thanks for pointing that out, very interesting reading his wikipedia page. In particular I didn't realise he (part) invented the idea of 'gain ratio', such a simple idea and so much better than the commonly used 'gear inches'. The man was a genius.
  • Cleat Eastwood
    Cleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    Aye he made you realise that what you knew about bikeling was actually verrrrry little. I'm sure I read there was a SheldonBrown sportive somewhere.
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.