ROMANCE X FELIPE PANTONE

ROMANCE X FELIPE PANTONE

November 23, 2018

Wow! We are incredibly honoured and privileged here at G!RO to be chosen as one of a select few places to display what can only be described as a truly striking bike – or does work of art fit better? – This amazing collaboration between our good friends Romance and artist Felipe Pantone is currently being auctioned off in aid of World Bicycle Relief (Link below). At time of writing, the auction had already reached the lofty heights of £12,600, with over 4 days to go!!!!

Having seen it in the flesh, when G!RO visited the Rouleur Classic, it’s safe to say it turned heads. The guys latest venture into the custom bike territory, for the first time, has yielded results that have never before been seen; making this a truly unique bike that if funds allow would be fully worth adding to any respectable bike collection. The canvas for this artwork is a Specialized Allez Sprint - the result – Specialized as you’ve never seen one before. Despite this being their first bike, the guys at Romance are no stranger to artist collaborations, with a 2017 kit release featuring 2 collaboration kits again in aid of world bicycle relief, some of you may remember we hosted a ride for this kit launch from the café.

World bicycle relief do incredibly important work in developing countries, primarily focusing on the mobility of the population in these developing nations. Their efforts centre around the bicycle, empowering communities, particularly focusing on access to education and healthcare to catalyse economic development.

To find out more about this bike and our friends over at Romance, head to there website www.rmnc.cc, to find out more about the amazing cause they’re supporting, take a look at the world bicycle relief page worldbicyclerelief.org and to support this cause through the auction (funds dependent). If you just want to come gaze at this fine piece of art then be sure to head to G!RO before MONDAY 26th November.

All photo's by the wonderfully talented Geoff Lowe 

 

 

 

 

 



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