Sheldon Brown Passes On
I've just learned that cycling Guru, Sheldon Brown has passed away
Wow, is all I can say... Sheldon Brown's web site has been one of the best resources out there for learning about bikes I've ever found. I can credit Sheldon Brown with teaching me pretty much everything I know about Sturmey stuff, wheel building, you name it. His contributions to the cycling world in terms of the knowledge he has shared will hopefully go on as his legacy.
It's amazing sometimes that someone who you've never actually met can have such a big impact on you...
Sheldon Brown was diagnosed with MS in 2007, after several years of nerve deterioration which had nearly completely taken away his ability to ride, although I've seen reports he was on a bike just days before his death - I can only hope that his last ride was a good one. He passed away of a heart attack on Sunday, February 3 at age 63. Thank you Sheldon for all you've done for the cycling community, your influence on thousands of cyclists will be sorely missed.
- Sheldon Brown's Web Site: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/
- Sheldon's Personal Home Page
- Tribute to Sheldon Brown on Ken'ts Bike Blog
I had actually been meaning to email Sheldon for a while now to ask if I could reproduce some of his technical pages here on Vancruisers.ca... Here's hoping they stay online for years to come!