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Old 04-18-21, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Rapha merino wool cap. Rivendell blue and white checked wicking hemp shirt. Rapha is introducing classic color scheme formal bikewear. Represented is the retro St Raphael team ensemble. This guy is definitely not a Rivendell guy he wears velcro closure shoes. He's demonstrating the new top tube clipped in cleat position for downhill coasting or just to look cool. Rivendell kahki tights for the country club set. Buttoned insulated vest, Rivendell.

Thanks for all those great responses. I bet its fun riding with you guys. I'd
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Good! Explaining the joke immediately afterward invariably makes it funnier!

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Old 04-18-21, 04:50 AM
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vest-no blazer.
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Old 04-18-21, 06:38 AM
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Iím guessing the original photo isnít even from a cycling apparel retailer.
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I don't even really see the connection between Rapha and Rivendell. I guess Rapha does have their "Brevet" category of clothing that makes reference to randonneuring, but that's really the only tie I see between Rapha and Rivendell. And Rivendell doesn't even make a proper randonneuring bike, since Grant Peterson has a different philosophy on fork trail.

Most of the new Rapha stuff is very modern and bike industry friendly. Heck, they support and outfit the pro EF team.
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Old 04-19-21, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Yeah, definitely a Rivendell shopper.
It's not a Rivendell bike. Rapha or Rivendell? Maybe, neither.

(Terrible thread is terrible.)
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Old 04-19-21, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Iím guessing the original photo isnít even from a cycling apparel retailer.
Does something so patently obvious count as a guess?
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Old 04-20-21, 07:29 AM
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Fausto Coppi’s tailor was Vittore Gianni. Everything you ever saw him wear, on or off the bike, came from the one tailor shop. Best advertising slogan ever — “You’re no salami with Gianni.”

Sonny Bono had great haberdashery. That one photo justifies the entire thread. I have seen those fur vests before, hard to forget.
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Old 04-20-21, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
See the guy in the suit jacket and tie and the stocking cap. Where does he find his cycling equipment? Rapha or Rivendell? Humans tend to gravitate to a certain style of clothing and Rapha and Rivendell promote a certain style. So judging from what he is wearing, where does he shop? Its sorta saturday afternoon levity. Long work week. The guy looks a bit unusual in that get up, right. I vote for Rivendell. Yeah, definitely a Rivendell shopper.

Explaining the joke has made it infinitely funnier, as in infinity times zero.
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Old 04-20-21, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
My next post will be "How much faster will I climb with a new set of carbon wheels"? Will that work? Or maybe, " I have a scratch on my bike, is it safe to ride"?

How about "why do I feel compelled to start threads?"

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Old 04-20-21, 02:46 PM
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Dunking on hipsters was only marginally funny back in 2007 when BikeSnobNYC based his entire blog on it. Now it's just kind of sad.
BikeSnobNYC could dunk? Man had some serious ups.
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