Author Topic: Jobst Brandt, cyclist, inventor, author and industry influencer, dies at 80  (Read 1080 times)

Andre Jute

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Jobst Brandt, cyclist, inventor, author and industry influencer, dies at 80.

Jobst was the Porsche engineer who designed the Grand Prix brakes, and was the engineering guru behind Avocet, where he reintroduced the slick tyre, an innovator at the linear accelarator at Stanford, at Hewlett-Packard, and a very fast lightweight Alpine tourer. He wrote what many consider the best book on the subject: The Bicycle Wheel.


Did you have this poster up as a boy? That's Jobst riding up the Gavia Pass in Italy. Check his luggage for a month-long tour.

More interesting stuff from his friend Ray Hosler at https://rayhosler.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/jobst-brandt-leaves-behind-memories-to-last-a-lifetime/

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Wow epic stuff Andre some guys were just born to ride bikes.

 8)
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JimK

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I remember reading how he used the data recorded by his GPS device to find that place in the road that threw him down.

The passing of a giant... a sad day.

Thanks for posting the news.

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Rest In Peace, Jobst.

Best,

Dan.

Andre Jute

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An exceedingly informative obituary of Jobst Brandt has just been published by Tom Ritchey, who rode with him and was much influenced by him. There is a short introductory piece on blog at
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/4954
or you can go directly to Ritchey's blog at
http://ritcheylogic.com/content/news/tom-ritchey-a-tribute-to-jobst/