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One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby LeicesterLad » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:07 am

Great post over at Cycling Inquisition on all things Rapha - Also, if you havn't read this blog before, it's top notch, especially if you have a Colombian fettish like me! http://www.cyclinginquisition.com/

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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Ben6899 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:31 am

LeicesterLad wrote:Great post over at Cycling Inquisition on all things Rapha - Also, if you havn't read this blog before, it's top notch, especially if you have a Colombian fettish like me! http://www.cyclinginquisition.com/


Thanks for posting, mate. I'll have a read over lunch.
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Crozza » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:40 am

already posted in 2013 gear thread

doesn't bother me, but expect FF will be along to complain in 10, 9, 8...

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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby thegreatdivide » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:41 am

That was a really good read - and nother two fingers up to the "it's all made in China" moaners :lol:

Loving the Colombia stuff too :-)
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Danlikesbikes » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:05 am

Thats a really good read, shows what goes into the thinking behind the kit too.
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Rodrego Hernandez » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:22 am

Nice advertorial.

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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby inkyfingers » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:48 am

Rodrego Hernandez wrote:Nice advertorial.


As are many pro cycling articles to be fair.
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby ddraver » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:51 am

700 Pieces of kit!!!!!!

SEVEN HUNDRED!!!!
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby disgruntledgoat » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:54 am

varies. Some will keep a set of kit that they’ll only use on race day, for example, and three sets for training. But one of the Rapha-Condor-JLT riders cycles through his kit meticulously. On the inside of our pro kit, there’s a space for your initials, so that during a stage race, you don’t end up wearing someone else’s shorts or whatever. In that spot, he numbers his kit, so that he wears everything sequentially. He even does this with his socks! So the socks are worn as a pair, sequentially, one after the other.


It's good to see I'm not the only one with sequential kit OCD
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:59 am

disgruntledgoat wrote:
varies. Some will keep a set of kit that they’ll only use on race day, for example, and three sets for training. But one of the Rapha-Condor-JLT riders cycles through his kit meticulously. On the inside of our pro kit, there’s a space for your initials, so that during a stage race, you don’t end up wearing someone else’s shorts or whatever. In that spot, he numbers his kit, so that he wears everything sequentially. He even does this with his socks! So the socks are worn as a pair, sequentially, one after the other.


It's good to see I'm not the only one with sequential kit OCD



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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Graeme_S » Thu Jan 24, 2013 13:17 pm

Really enjoyed that, thanks for the link.

Level of detail they go to is fascinating.

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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Graeme_S » Thu Jan 24, 2013 13:20 pm

Oh yeah, Bernie Eisel's a good looking man isn't he? :oops:

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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Ben6899 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 13:46 pm

Great article and a solid kick in the nuts for the "I can get this stuff from China for a fraction of the cost" argument.
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby LangerDan » Thu Jan 24, 2013 14:15 pm

Clothing designer in "We design clothing" shocker.

Oh BTW, Cyclinginquisition? It's "dyeing", not "dying"
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby LeicesterLad » Thu Jan 24, 2013 14:17 pm

LangerDan wrote:Clothing designer in "We design clothing" shocker.

Oh BTW, Cyclinginquisition? It's "dyeing", not "dying"


Somebody got out of the bed on the wrong side this morning... :roll:

Oh, and the thread title suggests this is a thread for those interested in Rapha. If you are not interested in Rapha, don't read it?! Its not rocket science.

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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby LangerDan » Thu Jan 24, 2013 14:55 pm

LeicesterLad wrote:
LangerDan wrote:Clothing designer in "We design clothing" shocker.

Oh BTW, Cyclinginquisition? It's "dyeing", not "dying"


Somebody got out of the bed on the wrong side this morning... :roll:

Oh, and the thread title suggests this is a thread for those interested in Rapha. If you are not interested in Rapha, don't read it?! Its not rocket science.


Ok, LL, I promise not to read any more Rapha non-articles. Any other threads I shouldn't read?
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby Ben6899 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 14:59 pm

LangerDan wrote:Ok, LL, I promise not to read any more Rapha non-articles. Any other threads I shouldn't read?


LeicesterLad wrote:Somebody got out of the bed on the wrong side this morning... :roll:


Defo.
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Re: One for the Rapha/Sky fans

Postby rubertoe » Thu Jan 24, 2013 20:16 pm

Graeme_S wrote:Oh yeah, Bernie Eisel's a good looking man isn't he? :oops:



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