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Sheldon Brown

Posted by DaveC | February 5, 2008 | 1 comment so far

I guess for some of you won’t know who Sheldon Brown is but for many his web site contained an encyclopaedic wealth of knowledge for all things pedal power related.

It is with a deep sense of sadness that I read today that he has passed away. Not only was he a source of knowledge but his web site gave an insight to his life and he was an early adopter of a blog style way before the blog phrase came into use. I hope his web site is preserved; I worry that much of our knowledge and memories exist in an electronic form that is both easily accessible but also transient and easily lost.

If you want to find out more have a look at the Wikipedia page and follow the links from there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Brown_(bicycle_mechanic)

Filed under 2008, News in February 2008

DaveC

About the author

Dave's been riding seriously since about 1997 and is one of the founding Molefathers — along with Matt and Mark — that came up with the idea of a MTB website for Mole Valley riders.

He's had several different bikes but it's now mainly 29ers in Dave's stable, apart from an Orange 5.

Current Bikes: Orange 5, Salsa Spearfish and Kona Big Unit

There is 1 comment on ‘Sheldon Brown’

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  1. Matt says:

    Dave, I agree with your sentiments. Anyone who has ever stumbled across Sheldon Brown’s website is unlikely to ever forget it!

    It does make you wonder what happens to a resource like that once the owner has moved on (for whatever reason).

    Guess it’s one for the estate in this case but suggests that the web may not be the wealth of accumulated knowledge we all think of it as – it’s just living people making stuff available during their lifetimes only. Unless you make positive steps otherwise.

    What does that say about the Moles!

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