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Sheldon Brown

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Sheldon Brown, purveyor of the fine sheldonbrown.com Web site, died of a heart attack Sunday night. Sheldon was a cyclist, photographer, bicycle mechanic and writer. His Web site has a wealth of articles about bicycle repair, which have proven invaluable to myself and many other cyclists. I’d often find answers on his site, or that he had posted in bicycle forums, when searching for information. I never had any direct contact with him, but I was surprised at the volume of answers he would provide for people, and his optimistic outlook on life. He even has a page entitled “The Bright Side of MS (Multiple Sclerosis),” which he was diagnosed with in August, 2007. He also has a fantastic page about his hat collection. While I didn’t know him personally, Sheldon Brown touched my life with the information on his Web site, great photos and fantastic sense of humor. We’ll miss you, Sheldon.

One Response to “Sheldon Brown”

  1. Dave Says:

    Yes, Cap’n Sheldon – RIP. See ya on the trail. I have a great photo of Sheldon outside his shop. I’ll see if I can dig it out and get it scanned. Thanks for sharing the news – he was a tinker-er of the first degree!

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