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RIP, Jobst Brandt
Last Post 05/07/2015 08:43 PM by Frederick Jones. 5 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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05/06/2015 07:31 PM
The industry lost another legend.....sad news.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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05/07/2015 10:07 AM
The word 'icon' gets used too frequently but in this case the word doesn't go far enough.
Master50

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05/07/2015 10:51 AM
his advice was key to learning how to true a wheel such that the wheel was stable and often never needed another week without being cased by a crash or mishap. Pretty great ability to impart his knowledge through the written word. His works certainly upped the game for any mechanics.
zootracer

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05/07/2015 12:09 PM
Palo Alto is my home town. The name Jobst Brandt is burned into my memory for some reason, although I never met him. I started cycling back in the 70's when I lived in San Jose. I imagine we rode some of the same roads and perhaps even crossed paths a couple of times. I like reading his articles. He was not connected to the bicycle industry, so he could say exactly what he thought. He had a solo accident while riding in 2011 (broke his leg and head injury). I don't think he rode after that. An interesting and outspoken fellow. Sad news......
zootracer

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05/07/2015 12:26 PM
I should add that the head injury was from a stroke after being hospitalized after his accident....
longslowdistance

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05/07/2015 08:43 PM
When giants walked the earth . . .
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