Monday, February 4, 2008

Sheldon "RIP" Brown

Dear Harris Cyclery friends and customers,
It is with heavy hearts that we convey to you the news that Sheldon Brown has passed away. Our thoughts go out to his family at this time. The cycling community has lost one of it's most passionate members.

Just saw this on a popular bike mechanics forum and MR's site. Sheldon Brown passed away from a major heart attack.

If you ever tinkered with your bike and Googled for tips when you got stuck, chances are the best advice came from Sheldon Brown. He took the basics you get from Park Tools website and exploded into details that were easy to understand.
Sheldon's tips and advice helped me build up my bikes throughout the years. From barely being able to change a tire a few years back to now doing my own building/rebuilding of my bikes, Sheldon's site/Harris Cyclery provided the majority of the necessary info.


Rob said...

No way!


That is a big loss.
His site is the reason I don't own any bike repair books.