Author: Jonathan Whiting

I help people build better web apps and make a difference in the world. I enjoy sharing what I am learning and find interesting. I live on the Left Coast of Canada with my wife. Follow me on Twitter.

David Miller Time Trialist

Welcome to part 2 of how cycling aerodynamics effects the real world. This article will look at body position, training and most importantly how these translate into real results for you. Introduction – Why I’m posting on this. Part 1 – Aero gains for clothing Let’s begin. The Perfect Body Position for Aero Savings Aerodynamic…

Read More A look into real world cycling aero gains – Part 2 on Body Position

Mark Cote and Chris Yu Mark Cote and Chris Yu

The study of aerodynamics is a science, but when it comes to cycling it can be a bit of a black art. Go to any bike shop and you will see options from aero frames, aero helmets, aero bars, aero wheels, aero clothes, and the list goes on. But it’s unclear which of these offers…

Read More A look into real world cycling aero gains – Intro and Part 1 on Clothing

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Thank you to Steve Whitmore for sharing this Benotto catalogue from 1979. This is part of the attempt to document all pre 1985 Benotto models. Hopefully this will help others identify or restore their 1979 models. Here are links to the PDF versions of these files: Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 1 of 12 Benotto Catalogue 1979…

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What is it about some designs that they become more beautiful as time goes on. The same could be said of some artists, and some musicians and some songs. It’s true too of some humans. I think of Mahatma Ghandi or Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela. If there is one consistent theme to this blog,…

Read More Hans Hartmann, classic design and Machiine

July 22, 2012 Team Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain cycles during the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris

In 2012 British cycling amazed the world by claiming the prestigious Tour de France and 70% of the Olympic cycling podiums. Never before had an English rider won the Tour de France nor had their cyclists performed so well in the Olympics. At the heart of British cycling is Dave Brailsford. He and his team around him…

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Benotto restoration Benotto restoration

The restoration is coming along nicely. Ordered some NOS Benotto forks and they arrived safely today. The forks are made of Columbus SL tubing, the kind found on Benotto modelo 2500 and 3000. Part 1 and Part 2 of the restoration are here. Step 1: Sanding (3-4 hrs) I started with 180 grit sandpaper. Because I had previously…

Read More Benotto Bicycle Restoration – Sanding and Primer – Part 3

Benotto restoration Benotto restoration

I made the mistake of painting my Benotto black after first getting it about a decade ago. Today I’m restoring it back to something fitting of the Benotto name. But first I wanted to research and find out the model of my bike. It’s proving really difficult so I’m documenting what I’m learning about Benotto’s and…

Read More Benotto Bicycle Restoration – How to identify a vintage Benotto bike frame’s year and model – Part 2

Ole Ritter breaks the hour record in 1968 Ole Ritter breaks the hour record in 1968

The restoration – A background. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a bright sunny morning and I had just gotten a phone call from my friend Ryan, “You’ve got to come quick … there’s another guy that really wants this bike.” The bike was a $5 Benotto at Ryan’s garage sale. It was…

Read More Benotto bicycle restoration – Where the love all started – Part 1

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This is an attempt to document all of Benotto’s pre 1985 models. I need your help, if you have a photo of a Benotto and know the year/model please send it to me or share a link to it in the comment section. That will really help out the community. About 10 years ago I was…

Read More Benotto Classic – a growing list of Benotto Bicycles from 1931-1985