Rouleur in conversation with company founder Bob Parlee,
designer of fine custom carbon bikes, with more than a passing
interest in racing yachts, skis and oysters...
When Bob came to visit in December,
Rouleur took some time to do an interview for
podcast . They also posted some shots of this amazing
camo Z-Zero that we built for a customer, along with a
few words. Some great insights here, always interesting to see what
makes the innovators and obsessives tick.
"When I first started building bikes, I wanted round tubes and
straight lines. The reason for that is that carbon fibre is easily
manipulated, but if you manipulate it in such a way that there are
creases or folds, you are losing structural quality, so I try to
keep my frames as simple as possible - straight lines.