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RIP Sheldon Brown.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 4 Feb 2008.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    While looking at another forum, I have read that Sheldon Brown has passed away :smile:. Condolences to his family and many friends.
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Damn, damn, damn.

    There's a guest book over at the Harris Cyclery web site where condolences can be left.
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Sad news indeed.:smile:
    Perhaps a link to the condolence page can be put on here.
     
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Yes sad but he lived a full life and is and will remain part of millions of cyclists lives. I think most of us would be content with that as a legacy.

    Condolences to his family. RIP
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    What an absolute mine of info - I just hope that his experience and help lives on as there will be many who'll come across his mindset and find it very very helpful.

    Respect !
     
  6. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Sheldon Brown probably forgot more things about cycling than the rest of us put together will ever learn....an absolute god of the cycling world and one who helped me to understand the metal mistress that is the bicycle.

    From all I read about him and from him, he seemed like a really friendly, considerate and extremely gracious person.

    Sadly missed.
     
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk

    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/

    Down towards the bottom of the page is a link to the guestbook.
     
  8. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Bugger. Fine beard, good sense of humour and seemed like an excellent chap all round. An inspiration and source of wisdom for many of us.
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    What a terribly sad thing to hear. He was only 63.
    You can just tell from his face that he was a thoroughly nice person.

    A sad loss indeed.
     
  10. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    Sad indeed, I gleaned much info from his writings.

    May his spirit be once again cycling freely along some shady road.
     
  11. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Very sad indeed. I gained a lot of insight into cycling from his web site, especially when I was starting out.

    He had a great impact on the world of cycling and will be sorely missed.
     
  12. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    That's awful. I was looking at his site earlier today. He will indeed be missed.
     
  13. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    In many ways, he summed up what seemed best about cycling to me, embodying a sense of community and experience and knowledge generously shared.

    RIP indeed.
     
  14. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
    very sad indeed :sad:
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I knew he had been ill.

    Very sad - such a useful source of sometimes obscure stuff, and witty as well.