Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sheldon Brown: 1944-2008

If you have ever googled for information about bicycles, you’ve probably clicked on Sheldon Brown’s website. I know I have. If you haven’t, Sheldon was considered a technical guru in terms of bicycles and an Internet legend within the world cycling community. Sadly, he suffered a heart attack on 2/3/08 and died at the age of 63. He leaves a wealth of information for others to benefit. When I was in the process of building my last touring bike, Sheldon was gracious enough to entertain my questions about brakes and brake pads. His help was greatly appreciated. He is survived by his wife Harriet Fell and children Tova and George. My thoughts are with his family.

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hannah said...

oh no! how sad. what a great picture of him though.