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Homespun wisdom

Beloved Newton bike-shop mechanic, cyber-sage Sheldon Brown will be missed

Harriet Fell was hugged by her two children, George and Tova, in Newton on Tuesday amid part of her husband’s collection of bicycles. Harriet Fell was hugged by her two children, George and Tova, in Newton on Tuesday amid part of her husband’s collection of bicycles. (Globe Staff Photo / Joanne Rathe)
By Ross Kerber
Globe Staff / February 8, 2008

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To his legion of local customers, Sheldon Brown was an outgoing Newton bike-shop mechanic who could fix just about anything on wheels. To a worldwide readership, Brown was a sage in cyberspace, using his widely read Web pages to hold forth on everything from the merits of leather saddles to the care of old English three-speed hubs. (Full article: 812 words)

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