For issue 39, Rouleur decided to do something a little different: a 260-page Tour de France edition. To build up anticipation and honestly, to just give something cool away for free, they’ve posted a 25-page sampler for free. Download it here.
I came across this late Monday night last week and figured I’d just hold onto it for a week. Perhaps you remember that Merckx illustration for Rouleur Magazine #14? Well, British artist Richard Mitchelson translated his original artwork into a vinyl, 6″ figurine. You can pre-order this pocket-sized cannibal for £35.00 exclusively at Rouleur.
Sometimes the day begins with a bunch of framebuilding posts and that’s the case this morning. I couldn’t pass up this article on Rouleur’s blog:
“When I started, the biggest problem was that in Grosetto there were no people who could work to give me a hand – I needed more people to increase production. I had to do it all myself, work the day and the night, weld and do everything. But I succeeded. At that time there were so many of us. The framebuilders back then were all really good, but with my bikes… Moser raced, and Freddy Maertens, and Cipollini. Marked or unmarked, those bikes were Tommasini, and that’s a really beautiful satisfaction. And I am still here today.” Irio Tommasini
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