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Stuff we noticed on the web: the Rapha inner tube

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.

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Latest Comments

  • ShutTheFrontDawes 1 sec ago

    Read the room. You're a moron.

  • ShutTheFrontDawes 8 min 59 sec ago

    Also known as " MY parking space".

  • Jem PT 30 min 49 sec ago

    It's an Audi - "they all do that, sir", and so a warning letter will probably have little effect. Sorry, but I would have sought a NIP....

  • ShutTheFrontDawes 30 min 24 sec ago

    Sure. When someone is close passed, you lot are all "should have been riding further out, should have had a light in daytime, should have had radar...

  • BalladOfStruth 1 hour 31 min ago

    I think it might actually be the least popular behaviour in all of web design.

  • lesterama 1 hour 33 min ago

    Here's some hope for us chunky blokes, even if most of won't consider spending £3.5k on wheels.

  • Rezis 1 hour 34 min ago

    If running it poorly affected their salaries and bonuses (and other accountabilities) maybe they would run it properly......

  • simonmb 1 hour 46 min ago

    Passing a cyclist in the opposite direction warrants at least a nod or a gentle lift of the hand from the bars. But what about overtaking a fellow...

  • Secret_squirrel 3 hours 12 min ago

    Im considering something like this to replace my current storage bottle on my downtube.  It does the job of keeping the tools safe and dry but at...

  • brooksby 12 hours 54 min ago

    The wheelbenders were on the verge again, so since there were no other bikes in sight i locked mine along the back of them....