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R.I.P. Sheldon Brown.

Old 02-04-08, 01:11 PM
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R.I.P. Sheldon Brown.

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html

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.

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Damn shame,
he will be missed.
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You can only have admiration for a guy who faced his MS with such a degree of acceptance as he expressed here

http://sheldonbrown.org/ms.html

Rest in Peace Sheldon
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He's a true legend in the cycling world, and the world is certainly a poorer place for his loss.

Here's to perfect weather and tailwinds in Heaven. I'll see you when I get there, Sheldon!
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That's a very sad news indeed.
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This makes me very sad. My condolences to family and friends.
Didn't knew the man but trhough his website and his posts here. Struck me as a very knowledgeable and friendly person.
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Old 02-04-08, 01:54 PM
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Happy trails, Mr. Brown. Rest in peace.
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man, that sucks.

what a legacy.

thanks, sheldon, for explaining so much to me in a way that was clear, and easy to remember and pass on.

rest in peace, buddy.
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That's too sad.

I don't think the cycling community has been hurt this bad since the passing of Ken Kifer.

Sheldon was a wonderful man. He'll be missed.
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My sincerest condolences to his family; his relatives, his family at Harris, and the cycling community at large who regarded him as a father figure.

Through his knowledge, his spirit will live on...
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Sad news. What an incredible impact he made on the world of cycling. I hope his legacy carries on for many years. My condolences to the family at this time.
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Even though I didn't know Sheldon personally, I felt like I did. He will be missed tremendously by all who read his words. Rest in peace my friend.
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What I always admired was that he would take time for other cyclists... whether here or personally in email... if you went to his site and just asked questions.

He truly promoted cycling.
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I was shocked when I got the email this morning. A huge loss to the cycling community. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
What I always admired was that he would take time for other cyclists... whether here or personally in email... if you went to his site and just asked questions.

He truly promoted cycling.
Yup. He did and maybe what we can do is try to do a little bit of what he did.

I know I will. I should have done it more before his passing, but because of what he did for me personally, I'll pass it on to others
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what a bummer. way too young.
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yeah way too young. It's too bad. He was quite a guy.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html

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.

And as late as a month or so ago he was still providing advice about equipment purchases; he did so for me. I send my condolences to his family and friends; and the cycling community has lost a strong advocate.
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One of the greatest true advocates, who did it just by loving being in the saddle. He will be missed.
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Old 02-04-08, 04:14 PM
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I was fortunate to have met him at Interbike and at the shop he worked at in Boston - he will be missed.
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I didn't want to believe this.

Great sense of humor, great knowledge, great experience. Sheldon Brown figured stuff out so we didn't have to.

There's nothing fair about life. It is just some bizarre accident that we are here at all. Get out there and ride while the ridin's good.

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Every time he posted a response, it was like we all got a free lunch.

R.I.P., buddy.
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Damn, that's too bad....he had quite a large amount of influence on the bike scene.

Kind of inappropriate, but I wonder what becomes of his site now? Will someone take the information and put it onto their own so that it stays alive, will someone take over his site and update it to keep it alive, or does it go away eventually as he is no longer there to tend it?
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Sad. He was a veritable fountain of bicycle knowledge, and went well out of his way to share what he knew.

My condolences.
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