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Don't give Rapha ideas. A pink stripe somewhere, a stupid inspirational saying written on the inside, and hipster doofuses will be fighting each otehr to pay $300 for that.
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Rapha recognizes a desperate need of its customer base and comes up with the Rapha Chub Offer. Fat hipsters everywhere are rejoicing.

http://www.rapha.cc/jersey-downsize-offer
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Rapha recognizes a desperate need of its customer base and comes up with the Rapha Chub Offer. Fat hipsters everywhere are rejoicing.

http://www.rapha.cc/jersey-downsize-offer
There is no such thing as a "fat" hipster. All males of this particular species that I've seen usually weigh no more than 140 soaking wet in irony.
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There is no such thing as a "fat" hipster. All males of this particular species that I've seen usually weigh no more than 140 soaking wet in irony.
You have to account for the thirty-five year old and over wouldbe hipsters and their faster backwards bikes. The real hipsters don't have the kind of money to take Rapha where it wants to go. The trick is to convince middle aged tubbys that although they sit behind a desk for fifty hours a week, on the weekends they can put on a $1000 cycling costume and recapture the vibrant style that is in vogue with the youth.

It's sort of like seeing a thirty year old at a high school party.
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Don't give Rapha ideas. A pink stripe somewhere, a stupid inspirational saying written on the inside, and hipster doofuses will be fighting each otehr to pay $300 for that.
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http://www.archivalclothing.com/2009...-sweaters.html

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BroDeal, do you still have that Rapha gift pack, or did you re-gift it already? If it's still in your possession I may take it off your hands if we're the same size.
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BroDeal, do you still have that Rapha gift pack, or did you re-gift it already? If it's still in your possession I may take it off your hands if we're the same size.
They were individual gifts. I am keeping the gloves. They will come in handy as driving gloves if I borrow my parent's Jag XKE. I'll need a flat cap to complete the ensemble. Does Rapha make one of these:

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BroDeal, do you still have that Rapha gift pack, or did you re-gift it already? If it's still in your possession I may take it off your hands if we're the same size.
I'm pretty sure he secretly owns that plaid shirt upthread...
that was on an actual Rivendell website...makes a great accent pairing with the flatcap

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You have to account for the thirty-five year old and over wouldbe hipsters and their faster backwards bikes. The real hipsters don't have the kind of money to take Rapha where it wants to go. The trick is to convince middle aged tubbys that although they sit behind a desk for fifty hours a week, on the weekends they can put on a $1000 cycling costume and recapture the vibrant style that is in vogue with the youth.

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They were individual gifts. I am keeping the gloves. They will come in handy as driving gloves if I borrow my parent's Jag XKE. I'll need a flat cap to complete the ensemble. Does Rapha make one of these
Dang! Oh, well. Say what you will about their marketing, their product is really top notch. I have the Classic Softshell jacket and it's probably the best I've ever owned, ride in it every Winter for the last 4 years now.
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