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Sad news about Sheldon Brown
« on: February 04, 2008, 11:42:29 PM »
I'm sorry to report that Sheldon Brown died last night (Feb 3, 2008) from a massive heart attack.

As many on this board will know, he has long been considered the expert on many cycling topics. See for a sampling of his expertise. He's been a regular contributor to many cycling lists, and always took time to share his wisdom with others.

I was fortunate to have had a chance meeting with him north of Boston last year, and he was equally engaging, entertaining, generous, and learned as I'd expected him to be.

A great loss for Boston and the cycling community worldwide.

Andrew C.


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Re: Sad news about Sheldon Brown
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 06:52:53 PM »
Yes it is.  I used his website a lot.  A great fan of Thorn and Rolhoff.   As well as a font of knowledge about all things bicycle, he was a very funny man - for example, his titanium credit card and universal torque wrench.

One of a kind I think.



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Re: Sad news about Sheldon Brown
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 06:09:10 PM »
A great loss to the cycling world.  His knowledge was legend.

Sympathies to his family