Sheldon Brown

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Sheldon Brown

Postby David » 4 Feb 2008, 9:50pm

Passed away yesterday - the world is now a poorer place :cry:

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Postby pete75 » 4 Feb 2008, 10:35pm

I hope that where he's gone he's been reunited with his beloved Elswick Tour Anglais - he said that bike meant more to him than any other he's owned. It was twice stolen but recovered only once.

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Postby 2Tubs » 4 Feb 2008, 10:49pm

That is sh1t news.

I'll never forget his Chain Cleaning April Fools Gag.

I thought it a work of genius.

Why not Look at Sheila's Wheelers E2E Journal
Or My Personal Site
Or My Tweets
Whatever you do, buy fair trade.
And smile.

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Postby Mick F » 5 Feb 2008, 7:11am

A gag?

I thought it was for real!
Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby chambo3413 » 5 Feb 2008, 5:53pm

a real 'star' I 'spoke' to him quite recently about casette compatability, a real loss.
information on cycling in and around Chesterfield during the 1930's -1970's wanted

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Postby tb » 5 Feb 2008, 8:47pm

this guy is a legend and his websites always so informative and amusing.
so rare to come across someone so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the world of cycling.
very sad to hear of his passing.

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Sheldon ride

Postby Skully » 26 Feb 2008, 2:20pm

I have just posted on the Events board an invitation to all to a Sheldon Brown memorial ride in London, April 6th. Hope to see some of you there.

Ben Skully
All the tired horses in the sun,
How am I s'posed to get
Any riding done?