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Old 02-13-13, 08:40 PM
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Musette Bag???

WTF?? I ordered one of the new Rapha classic jerseys and they sent a "free musette bag". WTF is this?? I mean I know what it is, but WTF do they think I'm going to do with it? Do you guys carry a musette bag on your daily rides or group rides??? seriously, WTF???

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I know a road race (~90-ish miles) around this area for P12 racers has a feed zone, so I'd assume they're pretty common. Maybe it's just a fun extra with their name on it.
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
WTF?? I ordered one of the new Rapha classic jerseys and they sent a "free musette bag". WTF is this?? I mean I know what it is, but WTF do they think I'm going to do with it? Do you guys carry a musette bag on your daily rides or group rides??? seriously, WTF???

It is Rapha's way of telling you that you ought to turn pro
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My helmet came with a bag. When I ride with it I can't see well but motorist seem to appreciate the effort.
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Originally Posted by bikerjp View Post
My helmet came with a bag. When I ride with it I can't see well but motorist seem to appreciate the effort.


I'd stuff the musette bag full of snacks and stuff I like on rides and keep it with my bike gear. I keep my bike bag packed at all times - the days of forgetting shoes before a ride are over!
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Does the mussette have the letters WTF on it?
If not, send it back and ask for a full refund!
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Complaining about a freebie? You ungrateful SOB.
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It's Rapha's way of reminding you you spent too much on some crappy wool jersey that you would never in a billion years wear if it said "Rivendell" on it instead of "Rapha" but it came out of the same factory.

Yeah. I said that.
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Here's one of the Schlecks grabbing a Whopper and a milkshake inside one.
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Here's the "Florette" rendition by Emilliano, maybe at the Giro d'Italia?

enjoy...


if you have the patience and listen to it all, you'll see that Emilliano is no mean accordianist.

bene Emilliano, bravo, bravo...

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Old 02-14-13, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Biscayne05 View Post


Here's one of the Schlecks grabbing a Whopper and a milkshake inside one.
for god's sake, give that man two whoppers...
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
WTF?? I ordered one of the new Rapha classic jerseys and they sent a "free musette bag". WTF is this?? I mean I know what it is, but WTF do they think I'm going to do with it? Do you guys carry a musette bag on your daily rides or group rides??? seriously, WTF???

You also got a nifty little pink pin with "Rapha" on it. Bonus!
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Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
It's Rapha's way of reminding you you spent too much on some crappy wool jersey that you would never in a billion years wear if it said "Rivendell" on it instead of "Rapha" but it came out of the same factory.

Yeah. I said that.
Yer just jealous!
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Put some odd sh*t out of your cupboard in it and then just hand it off to somebody on the nearest MUP.
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Old 02-14-13, 11:12 AM
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I will totally take it fom you if you don't want it. I'll even pay shipping.
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I use one as my swim bag.
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I use one of mine as my lunch bag every day at work. Perfect size!
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Awesome

Originally Posted by Biscayne05 View Post


Here's one of the Schlecks grabbing a Whopper and a milkshake inside one.
I would pay real money to see that during a pro tour. One of the Schlecks riding up Mont Ventoux and all of a sudden, BAM!, he pulls out a Big Mac and starts munching on it. Priceless.
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First, "musette bag" is one of those bilingual redundant phrases like "chai tea" or "pannini sandwiches" that drives me insane. Second, they're damn useful and bike stylish as a bag for commuting or small errands. I also like to fold up one and put it in my jersey pockets for one of my regular group rides. I ride past a taqueria on the way back to my house and can bring burritos for the whole family.
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My LBS has a bunch with their logo printed on them. VERY useful if you buy stuff from them that is not easy to carry home otherwise -- like tires, cassettes, etc.
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
Complaining about a freebie? You ungrateful SOB.


did you even read the fricking post? I was asking what you guys use it for on regular rides. No racing. now you got an answer skippy?
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thanks for the actually constructive responses. I was curious.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
First, "musette bag" is one of those bilingual redundant phrases like "chai tea" or "pannini sandwiches" that drives me insane. Second, they're damn useful and bike stylish as a bag for commuting or small errands. I also like to fold up one and put it in my jersey pockets for one of my regular group rides. I ride past a taqueria on the way back to my house and can bring burritos for the whole family.
Just curious how you actually carry it for that. Slung around the back it would seem likely to not stay and end up in your lap. I have the same problem with any type of messenger bag that doesn't have a waist strap. Or do you just let it hang in front and not worry about bouncing around.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
First, "musette bag" is one of those bilingual redundant phrases like "chai tea" or "pannini sandwiches" that drives me insane. Second, they're damn useful and bike stylish as a bag for commuting or small errands. I also like to fold up one and put it in my jersey pockets for one of my regular group rides. I ride past a taqueria on the way back to my house and can bring burritos for the whole family.
Perfect use! After all the racing use it to carry food also!
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Originally Posted by bikerjp View Post
Just curious how you actually carry it for that. Slung around the back it would seem likely to not stay and end up in your lap. I have the same problem with any type of messenger bag that doesn't have a waist strap. Or do you just let it hang in front and not worry about bouncing around.
If I'm just commuting or running an errand, I'm usually sitting up on the tops rather than in the hoods, so the musette tends to stay put in the back. You're right that it will occasionally swing down if you lean into the drops, but it doesn't bother me that much. One thing you can do is tie a knot to shorten the straps a bit. That helps snug it up.
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