obituary on bike radar

Sheldon Brown: 1944 - 2008

By Gary Boulanger, US editor
Bike Radar, Feb 5/08

Sheldon Brown, the human encyclopedia of bicycling knowledge and a famous
employee of Harris Cyclery in Massachusetts, died of a massive heart attack
Sunday evening, February 3, according to his wife Harriet.

The 63-year-old bicycle expert was diagnosed with primary progressive
multiple sclerosis in August 2007, limiting his prior upright bicycling and
workload. His many trademarks include a longish gray leprechaun beard and
shaved head. He was also well-known for patiently and thoroughly answering
his 500 - 1000 daily emails.

Our thoughts are with Brown's family during their time of loss. His contributions to the bicycle industry were great, and his enduring legacy shall be greater.

Original article can be read HERE

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