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Boston bicycle legend <a href="http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html" target="_blank">Sheldon Brown has passed on</a>. Though I knew he had some health challenges, his recent <a href="http://sheldonbrown.org/journal/journal-0801.html" target="_blank">journal</a> entries forshadowed no imminent demise so I'm not sure what the scoop is. No details available yet. His <a href="http://sheldonbrown.com/" target="_blank">technical articles</a> live on.
 

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That's sad <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> He was a wealth of cycling knowledge - I used lots of information he published when building my fixed gear trainer, and also when setting up my single speed mtn bike.
 

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Damn that's sad. I always loved his no-nonsense technical info...that was always paired with the nonsense zany humor.
 

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<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
What a loss.<br><br>
Latest scoop says heart attack.<br><a href="http://bikeportland.org/2008/02/04/sheldon-brown-rip-1944-2008/#more-6561" target="_blank">http://bikeportland.org/2008/02/04/s...008/#more-6561</a>
 

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I am saddened by Sheldon's passing but I will continue to enjoy his thorough but plain English and yet still humorous technical articles. What a wealth of knowledge and a passion for biking he had. He really seemed to know what it was all about.
 

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Man, that sucks. I have been following his downward journey. What a heartbreak. I have spent so mány hours perusing his site and stealing all kinds of info.
 

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I started a thread...then I thought better and ERASED it...<img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif">
 

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that totally sucks
 

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Sad, sad news. His site will remain as a tribute of sorts, but it would be nice if the bike community at large could do something to commemorate his contributions. Hey, I know... find a newbie and teach them how to clean a chain or change a tire in Sheldon's honor. Or better yet, successfully explain gear inches to them.<br><br>
Long live Sheldon! (both of them)
 

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I hope he had a clue how much his little site helped newbs. I know I referred to it many times.<br><br>
BTW - CS - For probably the first 3mo I thought you and Sheldon Brown were the same. It was very confusion for me to hear that SB did IM <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Sheldon Brown : Bicycles = Michael Jackson : Beer<br><br><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/SheldonBrown.jpeg/200px-SheldonBrown.jpeg" style="border:0px solid;"><img alt="" src="http://beeradvocate.com/im/forum/michael_jackson_the_beer_hunter.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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There's a <a href="http://sheldonbrown.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">tribute site</a> set up. Some folks are leaving memorials on the <a href="http://www.lpage.com/wgb/wgbview.dbm?owner=harriscyclery" target="_blank">guestbook</a> linked to Harris Cyclery as well.
 
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