Jobst Brandt obituaries

Discussion in 'Cycling Archive' started by Alan Braggins, May 7, 2015.

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    Rob Morley Guest

    On 07 May 2015 08:36:41 +0100 (BST)
    I didn't realise he was 80. Seems like we're running out of legends in
    cycling advocacy. :-(
    Rob Morley, May 7, 2015
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    Nick Guest

    Yep, I hadn't realised either.

    When building wheels I've always given the spokes a bit of welly with a
    screw driver afterwards, to release tension / stop them sticking
    together, which I think was Jobst's idea.
    Nick, May 7, 2015
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    Tosspot Guest

    It's all over r.b.t, I have to say, with the demise of Sheldon, it's a
    sad time. Jobst could be an acerbic cnut, but rarely wrong. Even his
    enemies would grant him combat space.
    Tosspot, May 7, 2015
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    Dennis Davis Guest

    I know *exactly* where Jobst's book on the bicycle wheel lives on my
    book shelf. That's what started me building my own wheels. I also
    stress relieve my wheels using techniques described by Jobst.

    The archive of Jobst's articles in at:

    is well worth perusing. It's easily possible to spend hours reading
    these articles.

    Sad to hear of his death. His writing encouraged me to try looking
    at bicycle technology with a critical eye. Can work at times, even
    for me without a specific engineering background.
    Dennis Davis, May 7, 2015
  6. And, I imagine, you can open immediately to the section on actually
    building one - it's the bit where all the pages are dirty. Mine's like
    David Damerell, May 13, 2015
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    Dennis Davis Guest

    Yup, my copy is like that too. No need to go looking for my
    fingerprints. They're neatly inked in the book. Using, of course,
    best quality bicycle oil.
    Dennis Davis, May 15, 2015
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