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Old 08-09-2017, 01:29 PM
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Wal-mart guy buys RAPHA...

http://www.velonews.com/2017/08/news...y-rapha_445542
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:31 PM
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bet you thought you were breaking some news here huh Mike?

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showt...hlight=walmart
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:40 PM
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bet you thought you were breaking some news here huh mike?

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showt...hlight=walmart
woops YOU CAN DELETE THIS OR WHATEVER -
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:42 PM
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woops
nah, it's cool.

happy to re-open the discussion here as long as it doesnt go totally off the rails like the last one did.


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Old 08-09-2017, 01:43 PM
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Ha! Just lock it now...
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:16 PM
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The oldest heir Robson Walton in Arkansas held the state 40K record back in the mid 80s.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:19 PM
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I guess I see it as a good thing - A cyclist who enjoys building trails and programs and has the $$ to do it buys a cool cycling company.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:33 PM
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I always envisioned Nike buying them.

Kinda OT but one of the Ricketts is into cycling & bought a suburban Chicago bike shop right around when they bought the Cubs.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:48 PM
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nah, it's cool.

happy to re-open the discussion here as long as it doesnt go totally off the rails like the last one did.


Wow. I didn't follow the first thread after the first couple pages because I lost interest; I had no idea it went as crazy town as it did. That's amazing.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:51 PM
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Fake news...

RZC Investments only acts as a straw man.
It's actually Martin Shkreli (this guy) that's behind the deal.

Rumors has it that he already has plans to raise the price for Rapha's Classic Jersey II to $8,000 (i.e. by 5,000%).
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:02 PM
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I will admit that I freaked a bit when I heard the news yesterday but I think it's going to be a good thing.

And if it isn't, there are other clothing options.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:05 PM
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The oldest heir Robson Walton in Arkansas held the state 40K record back in the mid 80s.
Yeah he's out here in AZ now (at least during most pleasurable months) and holds his own just fine in the A groups

Nice guy.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:11 PM
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Yeah he's out here in AZ now (at least during most pleasurable months) and holds his own just fine in the A groups

Nice guy.
He is very good rider. He's ridden me into the ground.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:26 PM
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So does this mean they'll expand into MTB? I thought the Walton brothers were more trail less road...


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Old 08-09-2017, 03:29 PM
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So they are grandsons of the Walmart founder and own an investment firm....not exactly 'Walmart guys', eh?
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