Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Sheldon Brown, 1944-2008


Sheldon Brown, justifiably one of the most famous bicyclists in history, died this week.

You can pay respects at sheldonbrown.blogspot.com

Sheldon was nominally a bike mechanic, but that does not begin to explain the influence of his website, and of his voluminous writings over decades.

He not only invented the real man saddle
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html
he was a real man.

Obituary in the Boston Globe
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1 comment:

John said...

I'm crushed to hear of Sheldon's passing.
He helped me with lots of bike issues and became a real web-friend.
The web has lost a valuable contributor and a great guy.
I'll miss him.
John