Sheldon Brown 1944 - 2008

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    Sheldon Brown passed last night from a heart attack.

    I feel like I've lost a friend. He'll be missed.

    Mark Stosberg, elkue, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. allentomdude 76 months ago | reply

      RIP Sheldon - thanks for sharing all your bicycle knowledge

    2. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 76 months ago | reply

      Speaking of wildfire, Timmy, "sheldon brown" was in the top 10 as shown by Google Trends earlier today. Right now his name is #18 on Google Trends. A Technorati search on his name runs to four pages of blog posts mentioning him today. Sheldon touched many many people.

    3. chinaski13 76 months ago | reply

      some friends and I were just speaking of him last night we saw him frequently.

    4. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 76 months ago | reply

      Check out the Sheldon Brown Posse badge from Gino:

    5. Clive Andrews 76 months ago | reply


      May his bottom bracket cups spin forever freely in his obsure italian-threaded frame.


    6. hydroz99 76 months ago | reply

      No! He just replied to my email about riding fixed gear two weeks ago! He will be missed.

    7. fiddleswithbikes 76 months ago | reply

      Darn! People like that should stick around longer. His web pages with homemade bike designs was a big part of what got me started building my designs.

    8. hyper7pro 76 months ago | reply

      Sad news indeed. I hope somebody will take care of his webpages?

    9. eva101 76 months ago | reply

      The biking world lost a great authority on all things bicycle. We miss him.

    10. bilobicles bag 76 months ago | reply

      Muchas gracias por todo lo que nos enseñaste Sheldon Brown...

    11. hijosu 75 months ago | reply

      my heart sank when i heard of his passing..such a nice and always helpful guy. he will be greatly missed!

    12. Joey Zepeda [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Very sad news...I only started cycling 6 months ago, but I was blessed with all the info he shared on his website...what a legacy...

    13. CooperCanyon 75 months ago | reply

      What a tremendous loss. He was a towering figure for cycling. I doubt anyone will ever be able to fill his shoes. Very sad...

    14. Kayak49 75 months ago | reply

      He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his family.

    15. bIKEpUNKpRINTING 75 months ago | reply

      Sheldon Brown stickers are available at

    16. =DJC= 72 months ago | reply

      I sent an email to Sheldon thanking him for his wonderful resource; the mail bounced back - I investigated - sad news - he'll be sorely missed. I really enjoyed his straightforward, helpful articles and read them whenever I had a bike maintenance issue. Putting the site in French was a nice touch too. My thoughts go out to his family - I'll be thinking of him on my next ride.

    17. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 70 months ago | reply

      Today (July 14) is Sheldon's birthday. He would be 64 today.

    18. paulandrewfarrow# 58 months ago | reply

      Huge loss. Only just discovered his website. The man was clearly a legend

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