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iC

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Nov 2022
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    Looking for a few of shims of 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0mm, ... thickness with internal diameter of 30mm. Should anyone have a few that they're not using or looking to sell. Please let me know price and will pay 2nd class post letter of 5mm thickness at 65p < 100g.

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    Bike must be really something.
    I am happy to help. Send me DM.
    Who is your courier BTW?

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    After the fact.
    A common theme in industries nowadays is to introduce half baked products and then expect consumers to suss the bugs out for them. It used to be the case that along with R&D there would be thorough testing of the product. Products would also have had very specific applications. We see little of it these days as everyone's out to take shortcuts. It's perhaps understandable that there's more access to tech and processes than ever before thereby levereaging the ability to design and create more novel products. Still, a lack of rigour and testing of a product should not be excusable.

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    Seeing where the discussion is going, Rapha is looking in the wrong place for any sort of quality engineering. We don't expect competition with FANG but then again anyone with fair valuation of their salt would know what sort of salary to expect and what Rapha should offer. But Rapha should not expect applicants to do Rapha's work for them.

    Rapha you strike me as an immature organisation. After all these years that you've been in "business". Firstly you are better off enlisting the services of a third party than making a pig's ear of your product in the hope that users will beta test for you. There's so much competition, why should I engage with Rapha? Because of what exactly..

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    No doubt honesty is in order.
    You are a niche brand, focus on that.
    Most organisations tend to focus on specialisation. So in this case either clothing/experience or stack. You spread yourselves too thinly by trying to do both. What did I mean? From the engineers you seek to recruit, anyone with fair experience can make the stack their's, thereby owning your product. The correlation between cyclists and tech workers is purely coincidental, believe me. If you are looking to harbour a lasting vision in cycling, you may not find that in an engineer. The tech sector is so much vaster than cycling. Although there has certainly been an influx of engineering in the cycling industry particularly in the last decade or so. Because as with all things there is money to be made.
    No question, you are a niche brand but Rapha never struck out as brand worth pursuing for me personally. But then I have always been a somewhat of cheap-skate myself given the plethora of competition available.
    GLWS :)

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    If you are a clothing brand why are your creating your own web/tech stacks? There is no shortage of services that will deliver ready-made solutions for you. Having said that I applaud you for rolling your own. To be honest with you anyone who can do these couple of jobs can end up 'owning' Rapha. It isn't impossible. Is that what you want? How much is cyclist offering for pay?

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I'm interested. Still for sell?

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    I wish to apply...

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    I'm a straight white male and I'm completely ok with being marked
    down
    for this fact given my massive privilege being in this position
    in the first place,

    It's not okay to be voluntarily marked down for reasons unrelated. It may be a privilege and rightly so, so you can do justice to the privilege by doing well at it. That's it.

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