Rapha, nice but a bit pricey?

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  • You could almost get 5 of these for same money

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  • You could almost get 5 of these for same money

    any linky for that?

  • https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddleb­ags/zipped-roll-burgundy

    There's 'normal' carradice colours too, I've got a black one.

    If you get one be sure to update the list.

  • Does anyone want these?

    32x32, slim not skinny

    Good condition, barely worn. Given to me by a friend and not my size

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  • I'll take em, think you owe me a pair of trousers

  • Haha probably. Are you guys working in the office now? I can come by during the week

  • No, but any excuse to get out atm! Will DM to arrange, cheers Phil!

  • Anyone got the commuter shorts? Want to be sure they have a flat panel under the gooch rather than a cross-seam. They’re about the most affordable decent unpadded shorts going.

  • Theres a seam running north to south.
    27km today was pretty comfortable, but they aren't as good as the Patagonia.
    Pockets are annoying. Why only 1 zipped!

  • Excellent thank you.

  • Which Patagonia model are you referring to? I could do with adding another pair of shorts so my Swrve don't die too quickly

  • Dirt craft shorts.
    Really quite comfy. Liner is good too.

  • I've found a pair of the city gloves (merino back leather pad things). I don't remember wearing them, or where I got them or how much I paid. They're a small.
    SE26 collection.

  • Has the archive store in Bicester closed now?

  • Thanks. I saw that but it was vague about closing 'this year', so I wondered if anyone knew for sure.

  • It closed in March.

  • There is also a seam running east to west under the legs, and where they cross over the compass points mine have what i'd call a 'bobble'. Which is fine when worn over a liner, but noticable when worn over plain ol'boxers. I've worn them on rides up to 150km'ish and they were pretty comfy.

    Yeah the one zipped pocket is weird. Also no zip for a wazz is odd. But I do like the closing magnetic method.

    Nobody asked, but I'd give them a 8/10. Probably the only piece of Rapha kit other than a waterproof jacket I have of theirs that is worth the salt. edit - That I've tried.

    If you can find a pair, the Howies Wonster Short is hands down the best 'stylish baggy not baggy' short i've owned, and I've ridden a lot of miles in 'stylish baggy not baggy' shorts.

  • Edit: THESE HAVE GONE. Talking of Rapha shorts. Pair of brand new, unworn grey shorts, size 34 and true to size. Took tags off but was an impulse sale buy from yonks ago and I won’t use them.

    Free to a good home - i.e. regular LFGSS poster, not purely a classified trader. Will post at my cost, UK only.

    I also have a brand new 2 DVD set of Overcoming, the CSC documentary. If you want that too I will include. Otherwise will also post that out to any taker.

    Dibs followed by DM please.

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  • Probably the only piece of Rapha kit other than a waterproof jacket I have of theirs that is worth the salt.

    The old Touring shorts were amazing. Never understood why they replaced them.

  • Ooh! I was looking for a pair of shorts, please could I have these?

  • Shorts and DVD have gone. Thanks for all the DM interest.

  • I think there needs to be a list of Rapha items which are worth it?

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Rapha, nice but a bit pricey?

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