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Why is Rapha so divisive?

Old 08-07-20, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
OMG! I just had a stroke of genius!! Combine fake tattoo sleeves and sunsleeves!! "Convince your fellow urban cyclists you weren't afraid of the needle AND protect yourself from skin cancer!!"
They're already out there.
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Old 08-07-20, 08:32 AM
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They're already out there.
NUTS! We coulda made MILLIONS!!!
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Old 08-07-20, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Uh oh - Isadore has started "pushing" lifestyle/urban/casual - https://isadore.com/enhance-your-urbanity

Are they the next to be divisive?
I think the video is entitled, "A friend of Isadore finds an adventure outside his front door on his retro looking steelie."

I doubt the rider strava-ed his ride. He was too busy looking at his reflection whenever he passed a window.
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Old 08-07-20, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Uh oh - Isadore has started "pushing" lifestyle/urban/casual - https://isadore.com/enhance-your-urbanity

Are they the next to be divisive?
I gotta assume they're chasing the "Work From Home" techie crowd, who still have jobs and money to spend, especially since there's no indoor dining out.
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Old 08-07-20, 10:21 AM
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They're already out there.
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Old 08-07-20, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Uh oh - Isadore has started "pushing" lifestyle/urban/casual - https://isadore.com/enhance-your-urbanity

Are they the next to be divisive?
Can we agree on which brands are divisive, or is the very nature of divisiveness divisive?

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Old 08-07-20, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Can we agree on which brands are divisive, or is the very nature of divisiveness divisive?

No we can't agree.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Uh oh - Isadore has started "pushing" lifestyle/urban/casual - https://isadore.com/enhance-your-urbanity

Are they the next to be divisive?
​​​​​​Urban clothes are the kiss of death. Urban isn't hard core, unless it has straight outta Compton printed on it.
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Old 08-07-20, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
"Whatevs. You wish you had ink like this."

That shirt is $125.

I don't understand why.
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Old 08-07-20, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
That shirt is $125.

I don't understand why.
Welcome to fashion.
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Old 08-07-20, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
"Whatevs. You wish you had ink like this."
Fk the ink - i wish i had arms like that, instead of these scrawny freaking noodles.
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Old 08-07-20, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
That shirt is $125.
I don't understand why.
Spend time on Mr Porter - this will seem like a bargain after a while. You know how brands come up with $1300/$1600 wheelsets and everyone is like "ooh, what a bargain"? Kinda the same effect.

Besides, it is only 105 in euros. That's a lot better.

PS: Those 170 euro Uniqlo-ripoff pants seriously DO annoy me.

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Old 08-07-20, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Can we agree on which brands are divisive, or is the very nature of divisiveness divisive?
I find the lack of brown-colored tat sleeves to be divisive. Or exclusive. Or whatever. Regardless, I am offended.
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Old 08-07-20, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by guadzilla View Post
I find the lack of brown-colored tat sleeves to be divisive. Or exclusive. Or whatever. Regardless, I am offended.
For me most sun sleeves just reflect my natural coloration - Anglo-Celtic phosphorescent white, or as a friend called it, "Frog Belly White".
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Old 08-07-20, 01:04 PM
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They are taking this reality thing a bit too far, arent they?

Like the Tacx and their "we will simulate road bumps for you" on the trainer. F'k off, you wont. I get enough bad roads as is, that i dont need them added voluntarily to my riding experience, and pay extra for the same.
Have you heard about the steering for Zwift? Basically, a front wheel turntable that connects with bt and will allow you to pick who you draft off of and pick your lines through the corners.
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Old 08-07-20, 01:32 PM
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Have you heard about the steering for Zwift? Basically, a front wheel turntable that connects with bt and will allow you to pick who you draft off of and pick your lines through the corners.
Oh wait, i saw something recently about some proposed tiers to Zwift, with a $40/month plan and someone had mentioned steering. Actually, if you are into the racing/gaming aspect of Zwift, this could be a fun thing, i imagine.

I actually dont even have an active Zwift subscription right now. I saw that along with the $40/month plan, there was also a $10/month one - that would be great for me. All i need Zwift to do is basically run my workout for me while i was Netflix, and that is worth somewhere around this price to me.
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All i need Zwift to do is basically run my workout for me while i was Netflix, and that is worth somewhere around this price to me.
You don't need to pay for that, you can run workouts through a bike computer.
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You don't need to pay for that, you can run workouts through a bike computer.
Yeah, i do, but i find that my Wahoo, even when calibrated, is always a little off compared to my Quarq and that if i use my Quarq to control trainer resistance, it ends up being a bit too erratic.

I prefer to let Zwift get the power from my Wahoo, and then i manually adjust the percentage during each interval so that my actual power, as read by the Quarq, falls in the desired range. My head unit records the power from my Quarq, which goes into my Training Peaks, and the Zwift workout is saved and subsequently ignored.

It's obviously a big improvement from my old Kurt Kinetic days when i just attached my bike, switched on the TV and rode...
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Yeah, i do, but i find that my Wahoo, even when calibrated, is always a little off compared to my Quarq and that if i use my Quarq to control trainer resistance, it ends up being a bit too erratic.

I prefer to let Zwift get the power from my Wahoo, and then i manually adjust the percentage during each interval so that my actual power, as read by the Quarq, falls in the desired range. My head unit records the power from my Quarq, which goes into my Training Peaks, and the Zwift workout is saved and subsequently ignored.

It's obviously a big improvement from my old Kurt Kinetic days when i just attached my bike, switched on the TV and rode...
Are you me from an alternate dimension?
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
That shirt is $125.

I don't understand why.
Because you’re not worthy!
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
That shirt is $125.

I don't understand why.
You could use it on bowling nights as well? Get your name/nickname over the heart area and you'd be ready!
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You could use it on bowling nights as well? Get your name/nickname over the heart area and you'd be ready!
But you have to bowl ironically.
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But you have to bowl ironically.
I thought bowling was a hipster thing. Flex those tats and have some PBRs.
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Ugggh, prior to seeing this post I'd never heard of Rapha. I googled it. Never guess what I see in the browsers that aren't ad blocked now. Scariest part.... It's cross device. Not unique to Rapha, but unique enough case I know the exact origin of this creepy tracking instance. Not the thread itself, just that I googled something I never heard and now ads are served..... Now I'm wondering. Technically I don't google, kleenex common usage.. I often use Duck Duck Go, not that they're guaranteed to be what they promote, however I use bike forums across devices...

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Ugggh, prior to seeing this post I'd never heard of Rapha. I googled it. Never guess what I see in the browsers that aren't ad blocked now. Scariest part.... It's cross device. Not unique to Rapha, but unique enough case I know the exact origin of this creepy tracking instance. Not the thread itself, just that I googled something I never heard and now ads are served..... Now I'm wondering. Technically I don't google, kleenex common usage.. I often use Duck Duck Go, not that they're guaranteed to be what they promote, however I use bike forums across devices...
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