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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-13-07, 01:52 PM   #1
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Gag a maggot! Rapha FIXED Clothing!

cycling trousers, $175
fixed gloves, $150
fixed jersey, $175
Rapha cap, $40
fixed back pack, $145

- so for US$685 (excluding shoes), you can achieve that 'Rapha FIXED' look!

- oh, and to sweeten the deal you get free postage...

(spotted in June 18 VeloNews)
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Old 06-13-07, 02:05 PM   #2
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Oh, I forgot. To be considered a "core" fixed rider you have to be on a $20 bike and in $20 more dollars of salvation army clothing. Sorry. I missed that memo.

Rapha makes VERY good stuff. Worth the money in my opinion. Who cares how much it costs. If you can afford it by all means. If you can't, sucks to be you. If you still care, why not worry about something important.

What does it matter?

BTW, this (Rapha's prices) has been discussed to death over in the road forum.

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Old 06-13-07, 02:09 PM   #3
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I think I'll buy a "geared" jersey and save myself $100.
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Old 06-13-07, 02:13 PM   #4
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For merino that's really not bad. I paid $85 for my Smartwool(and it's worth every penny). Not too sure about this though:

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i think it's pretty funny that ppl get "mad" at this company because they can't afford it. there are MANY alternatives.
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Oh! Oh! I hope this thread turns into an anti China, anti global economy rant! Oh, please. Please!!!!!!
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What? The China part or the 50% polyester part?
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$175 pants + made in china = it's a brave new world
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Rapha makes VERY good stuff. Worth the money in my opinion. Who cares how much it costs. If you can afford it by all means. If you can't, sucks to be you. If you still care, why not worry about something important.

What does it matter?

BTW, this (Rapha's prices) has been discussed to death over in the road forum.

Good quality yes, but they passed the point that I could argue that it's worth it with their latest line. Yes, everything's relative, and if you have a couple million in the bank spending $175 on a pair of gloves is nothing.
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Good quality yes, but they passed the point that I could argue that it's worth it with their latest line. Yes, everything's relative, and if you have a couple million in the bank spending $175 on a pair of gloves is nothing.

Rapha knows their market. People that are gear snobs with lot's of disposable income. They market and sell accordingly. Yes, they jumped on the trend of fixed gear stuff, at least to selling the lifestyle angle...but who cares. Obviously people are buying it. When was the last time you saw anything Paul Smith at Walmart
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Rapha is pretty f-ing silly, especially the rider's journal:

http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=205

I mean holy sh-eye-te what a silly idea. I'm going to drop
more than the price of a great headset or a new crank for a
journal--paper to capture ride data and scribbles and appointments and phone
numbers? Naaah. Even if I wanted a pretentious journal I could
get a moleskine for about 1/10th the cost.
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Rapha is pretty f-ing silly, especially the rider's journal:

http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=205

I mean holy sh-eye-te what a silly idea. I'm going to drop
more than the price of a great headset or a new crank for a
journal--paper to capture scribbles and appointments and phone
numbers? Naaah.
Again, the binder and paper-maker Rapha has making said journal is VERY high end. In fact that is was of their cheaper items.

If there is a market and people will buy it. Why do you care?
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Old 06-13-07, 02:39 PM   #14
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I'm all about icebreaker
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the naked guy on all fours made me close my browser.
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dunno, somehow this seemed appropriate...
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Holy ****. At that price, I assumed that Rapha was made in the UK. I love the looks of their stuff, but damn. I would pay a premium for something I knew was made in the first (or at least second) world, but it must cost less than a percent of a garment's list price to cut and stitch that stuff.
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Again, the binder and paper-maker Rapha has making said journal is VERY high end. In fact that is was of their cheaper items.

If there is a market and people will buy it. Why do you care?
Nobody's trying to take away your God-given right to spend hundreds of dollars for some garment that is only half wool and made in China. Why do you care?
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Wear this


while riding this


and get that special feeling that only blowing 6grand an a bike and a shirt can get you.
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Old 06-13-07, 04:31 PM   #21
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while riding this


and get that special feeling that only blowing 6grand an a bike and a shirt can get you.
first of all, that bike is fugly. and wtf is up with that brake lever? who is the builder?


and you can get a similar feeling by blowing 4 grand on a hooker and blow..just sayin'..
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Blowing $6,000 on a bike, seriously, is no different than the people who blow $20,000 on a stereo system or $15,000 on modifying their 1999 Honda Civic. Every man has a hobby, and these hobbies tend to be expensive. My friend makes $45,000 a year and has about $15,000 worth of guitars collected over the last 8 years. My other buddy loves audiophile equipment and recently spent $15,000 on a pair of speakers to match his $5,000 amp and $2500 CD player - he makes $60,000 a year (not much, but he is single).

Bottom line is a bicycle represents more than just a utilitarian vehicle of transportation - it's a hobby, amusement, work of art, an embodiment of their pride and inviduality. Yes, some people purely use the bicycle as a mode of transportation and can't believe their eyes that a person can spend $6000 on a fixed gear if that bike isn't used professionally. Well, just take a look at audiophiles who spend easily up to $30,000 on audio gear just to listen to classical music. And they're just average joes living in average joe apartments with credit card debt up to their eyeballs. It's all about living life while you'r still alive.

Me? I have a custom fixie on order right now that originally started life as a $3000 urban trainer for CX offseason in SoCal, but has taken on a life of its own and now is approaching the $5000 barrier. Needless to say, I went a little crazy with titanium this and carbon that, but for me, spending money on a bike is much cheaper than my former hobby of spending money on my BMW -- trust me, bicycles are MUCH cheaper and better for you too.
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who is the builder?

mercian designed by paul smith
the shirt's a rapha by paul smith
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mercian designed by paul smith
i'm not sure who the **** paul smith is (maybe that's for the better) but it's fugly as hell, and it needs to go back to the drawing board. **** that brake lever. but at least if has a brake.
it just looks like a run of the mill "track" bike with some ugly ass pink paint..nothing special.
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Urban Outfitters is selling old school bike jerseys. 40 bucks each. I almost got one, it said "neat bike" and was all neon and crap.
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