I like the retro look and operation of Sheldon's site too.I learned much of the stuff I know about fixing bikes from Sheldon's website. He's the reason my bike never goes to the LBS. Maybe if more LBS wrenches read his website that'd be different.
As fast as the interwebs and technology changes, it's kinda amazing that after 8yrs his website is sill relevant.
Back in olden times before RBR, I used to read and post on the Usenet newsgroups. Sheldon was a regular there and he would provide all kinds of great wisdom. He helped me fix my poor braking on my cantilever brakes on my touring bike. There really is no one that has replaced him
But the way he faced those last years was and is inspiring. As the multiple sclerosis overtook him, normal cycling became impossible, and his last self-propelled rides were on a recumbent trike at 5 mph. And yet, his accounts of those rides and the other events of his last days in his online journal are full of joy and gratitude for what he had been given in life. We should all aspire to such grace.Yes, a tribute is in order. What's really sad is the slow miserable way he died and at such a young age.
Sheldon Brown at his best. I love that kind of no-nonsense S.B. advice.I like the pragmatism of his advice. It wasn't necessarily about buying the latest and greatest new gizmo. It was more about getting you back out on the road.
Bent chainring? Hammer it back into shape and get back out there!