Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sheldon Brown - Bike Guru

If you have ever done a search for technical information for your bike, you have probably run across Sheldon Brown. I've used the website he wrote for at Harris Cyclery many times for gearing, shifting, cassette combinations, and most recently for information on the Sturmey Archer hub.

Sheldon died on February 3rd of a sudden heart attack. There is an article here about this cycling great. I was always amazed by the amount of information he shared on the web site. I'm just glad that his words will live in perpetuity for all types of cyclists to enjoy and learn from.

God Speed Sheldon. You will be missed.


triguyjt said...

nice tribute there eric..

one of those unsung heroes in endurance sports, it seems..

you are right. all that knowledge lives on...

Jameson said...

He was a great guy. I only had the pleasure of meeting him once a few years ago, but he almost has a legendary status (at least around Boston).

As he rolled up on his ancient but finely tuned bike at the charity group ride I met him at, everyone around me started whispering "Wait, is that Sheldon Brown over there?!"