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amac090

Member since Sep 2018 • Last active Dec 2019
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    You can buy them from sigma, I had to buy one for my Tarmac.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Meets at the golden gates in the inner circle now actually. Groups were getting too large to meet safely at the old spot.

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    Yep, there's a hills session every Wednesday at 6:40 at Whitestone Pond at the top of Hampstead.

    It normally splits into two or three groups based on speed so you'll find a group that suits you.

    It's not an "official" clubhouse ride so feel free to join sometime, see if you like the vibe before signing up.

    There's also a regular Sunday morning ride into Hertfordshire.

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    For the sake of this argument, let's not attribute costs from other aspects of the business to the bike hire component.

    Also does Rapha actually take out indemnity insurance on the hire bikes? There's about 5 pages of waivers when you hire a bike, and you're pretty much forced to take out the optional insurance cover.

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    Luck of the draw maybe

    This is pretty true of all tyres in my experience.

    I'm not too fussed if a tyre gets cut up so long as it doesn't puncture. Pretty hard to avoid all the glass in London so I've stopped letting it bother me. I find that if a tyre has a thick central tread it'll prevent a lot of punctures from small shards of glass.

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    What costs are they not covering at £35 a day?

    The bikes cost what £5k at full retail but Rapha aren't paying that (I hope - if so they need to negotiate better). If bikes are hired for 200 days a year and in service for only 2 years that's £14k (200 X 2 X £35).

    Not being facetious here - I'm genuinely asking what are the £9k+ in costs for providing a hire bike service.

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    They're going on my winter bike which I also use for cross and change tyres on frequently so probably looking to avoid wire bead tyres. Thanks though.

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    This shits me big time.

    I don't care about the half price coffee thing - Rapha had created a beast with the free coffee offer and clearly needed to wind back the offer to stop losing money. I found I was just drinking coffee because it was free, not because I even wanted the coffee.

    But to charge that much for bike hire irritates me. I would honestly rather pay a small premium and hire through a local bike shop than hire a bike that Rapha gets for free and never services properly.

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    Have you had a look at the new Pirelli gravel range?

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