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RIP, sheldon brown

Evil4bc

Turbo Monkey
Jun 17, 2005
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Nor-Cal
WOW
The bike industry jsut lost it's single most informative resource .
Sheldon Brown will be missed by all who love to ride a bike.
 

Hup

Chimp
Apr 6, 2007
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Portland, OR
Sad news indeed. RIP Sheldon Brown.

His site is such a great resource. I spend a good amount of time on there.

J
 

ebrider510

Monkey
Dec 7, 2006
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Bay Area, CA
very sad to hear. very informative stuff on his site..

he obviously doesn't know much about DH racing though. pretty funny..

taken from his site:

"Down Hill, specifically, down hill racing. This activity that goes against the spirit of cycling more than any other branch of the sport, since it is the only branch of cycling which is not powered by the riders' muscles. This sport should, perhaps, be considered a branch of motorcycling, not cycling."
 

BikeSATORI

Monkey
Apr 13, 2007
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one world...
yeah, sad day for cycling, he was definitely a heavy resource and widely recognized character in biking.... Mad respect. (even if I was beginning to get annoyed by the endless sheldon links being posted left and right as an end all to arguments...)


and on top of all of that, adding to the horror, Cannondale was also just purchased by Dorel, the same company that owns Pacific Cycles (bought out bankrupt schwinn, GT, mongoose and spread the name to dept. stores.) It's said Dorel will keep Cannondale as a separate high-end company, but who knows what that means.