Posts Tagged ‘Sheldon Brown’

R.I.P., Harris Cyclery

June 13, 2021

Sheldon Brown lives on at his eponymous website.

Harris Cyclery — yes, that Harris Cyclery, the place where the legendary Sheldon Brown served the cycling public — is no more.

I stumbled across the news while scanning Bicycle Retailer‘s Twitter feed (I hate to admit it, but occasionally Twitter actually serves a purpose). The folks at fear for Sheldon’s voluminous website as the shop closes its doors.

As a ham-handed, thumb-fingered dolt, I’ve relied on Sheldon’s how-to archives to solve many a problem that otherwise might cause actual mechanics to laugh at me for all the wrong reasons. It would be a tragedy of cosmic proportions if this treasure trove were to vanish into the dim mists of velo-history. is trying to reach Sheldon’s people for the deets. Here’s hoping they plan to survive yet another sad passing.

R.I.P., Frank Berto

December 17, 2019

Frank Berto has joined Sheldon Brown in the Great Big Bike Shop in the Sky.

Bicycle Retailer has a note up, as does René Herse Cycles.

At the former, Jim Langley notes in comments:

“Gearing always has and probably always will mystify new cyclists — and Frank, as technical editor, made sense of it all for legions of readers through his columns in Bicycling magazine. It can’t be overstated, the impact Frank’s writing had on our industry and sport.”

Condolences to his family, friends and fans.