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Rouleur Podcast: issue 59 with Bob Parlee

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Bob Parlee, the American master at Parlee Cycles, joins Rouleur to talk bike touring, boat design, oyster farming and all things carbon fibre

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Photographs: Andrew Hartwell

Presenter Ian Parkinson and Rouleur Editor Ian Cleverly meet one of the most innovative and interesting of the new breed of bike manufacturers – Bob Parlee.

 

One of the most eminent name in carbon bike design, find out why the American thinks carbon fibre, not steel, requires true craftsmanship, and why he’s sceptical about “aero” shapes.

 

Plus we chat oyster farming, ski boots and boat design. And there’s the return of the Podcast Competition.

 

 

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Photo picks of the issue

 

Ian Cleverly: Ullrich by Jakob Kristian Sørensen

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Ian Parkinson: Europcar by Paolo Martelli

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Bob Parlee: And then, the heavens opened. Photo by Ben Broomfield, painting by Jeff Parr.

And then, the heavens opened. Photo by Ben Broomfield, painting by Jeff Parr

 

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