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It’s an inner tube and it says ‘Rapha’ on it

Welcome to a new weekly series that we’re calling ‘stuff we noticed on the web’ – so named because it features stuff that we noticed on the web. In this first and almost certainly final instalment, the stuff in question is the Rapha inner tube.

The Rapha inner tube’s been in the Repair Essentials Case since at least last Christmas. We’re not sure how long it's been a standalone item.

What’s so special about it? Well, firstly it says ‘Rapha’ on it – although weirdly it’s not absolutely eye-wateringly expensive despite that fact.

Secondly, and more importantly, it’s imprinted with the words “Patience, s'il vous plait.”

The main benefit of this is that you get to feel all Gallic and cosmopolitan as you thumb your tyre for thorns with a crestfallen look on your face while your smug mate looks on making unwelcome observations about your methodology.

We’re wondering whether you can send it back punctured and get a free repair like you do with their clothing.

Alex has written for more cricket publications than the rest of the road.cc team combined. Despite the apparent evidence of this picture, he doesn't especially like cake.