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    Wool Jerseys - Love 'em or?

    I seem to collect lots of things.

    Those that know and ride with me know I love wool jerseys for all seasons.

    Let's just say I get a little carried away with these.

    I bumped into this ad on Italian Cycling Journal and thought that this one looked fantastic enough to share.

    http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspo...de-marchi.html



    Comments on this design?

    Feel free to post other great designs or deals you bump into if you'd like.

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    I would like to find one some day.
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    Well... if it were 100 % merino wool I'd be very tempted. I really can't believe they didn't go all the way with this one. 50% acrylic?
    I'll stick with Vintage Velos.

    edit: that blog post may be wrong. Just checked BTI website and it says 100% wool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    Well... if it were 100 % merino wool I'd be very tempted. I really can't believe they didn't go all the way with this one. 50% acrylic?
    I'll stick with Vintage Velos.

    edit: that blog post may be wrong. Just checked BTI website and it says 100% wool.

    I noticed that as well. I really prefer 100% Merino, but I've got a DeMarchi with some acrylic and it has some good qualities.

    Keeps form and is super nice in the summer. Lighter weight and no itchies!

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    Sign up for Cino Heroica and you can order a woolistic jersey for 100 bucks. That's a pretty good deal

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    I would love one ! One of these days, a Goodwill is gonna cough one up, I just know it!Til then I will settle for the 100 % merino wool sweaters in their stead.


    Gomango, that is a nice looking example! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    Sign up for Cino Heroica and you can order a woolistic jersey for 100 bucks. That's a pretty good deal
    Yet another reason!

    Looks fantastic.

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    I can't get enough wool jerseys, I currently have about twenty .. the one's that fit me I bought from Earth, Wind & Rider (before they got bought out) and Woolistic. Lot's of the others are given to me by friends who switched over to more modern materials (silly boys). And I bought a beautiful Molteni Arcore winter trainer from Rootboy.



    I'm in the process of photographing them all. Here's a model that Woolistic no longer sells, to go with my '66 Paramount:



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    Wool is cool ! ( or warm )....!!!!!

    I detest acrylic or other synthetic fibers....wish they (jerseys) were a bit more reasonably priced though.

    I also wish that there was an international standard on sizing.

    Oh, and yes, that Cinelli jersey looks great.

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    Love 'em or... Love 'em! (Go Wabi!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIMcyclist View Post
    Love 'em or... Love 'em! (Go Wabi!)
    Got that right.

    I have two Wabi Woolens "adventure" jerseys and am ready to buy a third for my wife.

    Check this deal out:

    http://wabiwoolens.com/

    $50 off and free shipping.

    Clearly, a no brainer on two of the most comfortable jerseys I own.

    Mind you, no pockets on the back though!

    Still fab for x country skiing.

    Just wear an overshell for cycling.

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    Modern / merino wool jerseys? Love 'em.
    Vintage wool (the three I have tried) feel like I'm being pricked by 100,000 tiny needles covered in itching powder....those ones get hung on the wall in the bike room.
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    I am allergic to wool. Sucks for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
    Modern / merino wool jerseys? Love 'em.
    Vintage wool (the three I have tried) feel like I'm being pricked by 100,000 tiny needles covered in itching powder....those ones get hung on the wall in the bike room.
    I have some older wool as well that I have purchased at swap meets, Goodwill, shops on vacation etc.

    The older wool can be unwearable. I have some of those as well.

    The only way I can is to wear a very thin Patagonia undershirt.

    That really limits the seasons though.

    Makes you wonder wonder how people wore those things in warm climates.

    Dreadful is a nice way to put it.

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    I have a VintageVelos long-sleeved Molteni.
    It is *perfect* for cool dawn rides in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    Got that right.

    I have two Wabi Woolens "adventure" jerseys and am ready to buy a third for my wife.

    Check this deal out:

    http://wabiwoolens.com/

    $50 off and free shipping.

    Clearly, a no brainer on two of the most comfortable jerseys I own.

    Mind you, no pockets on the back though!

    Still fab for x country skiing.

    Just wear an overshell for cycling.
    Woah!!

    Have you checked out Terramar's 'Thermawool' jerseys (available through Campmor)? They're half-zips made with a wool/ silk blend- and they're only about $50 ($35 when they're on sale). I think they're designed as a base layer since, like the Adventure jersey, they don't have any rear pockets.
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    Just looked at the Wabis this morning. Unfortunately, the one I'd like, the orange one, is only available is size small. I'm going to put in a good word for Ibex. If I'm going to wear wool for cycling, it's usually one of my Shak jerseys. Densely knit and warm. And I really like their shorts and tights too. I have three of them and love them. For warmer weather riding I do like the Woolistic jerseys, but they're almost so nice and fine I'm reluctant to use them for cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIMcyclist View Post
    Woah!!

    Have you checked out Terramar's 'Thermawool' jerseys (available through Campmor)? They're half-zips made with a wool/ silk blend- and they're only about $50 ($35 when they're on sale). I think they're designed as a base layer since, like the Adventure jersey, they don't have any rear pockets.

    No I have not checked those out.

    I will though.

    I spend large amounts of time in the BWCA every summer and wool is a great way to go.

    I'm always looking for new outdoor gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottRyder View Post



    I'm in the process of photographing them all. Here's a model that Woolistic no longer sells, to go with my '66 Paramount:



    Scott
    Dang...I want one of those to go with my '66 Paramount!

    I have four merino wool jerseys and just love 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    i'm always looking for new outdoor gear!
    you too?



    I sure wish Vintage Velos would come out with some new designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    you too?



    I sure wish Vintage Velos would come out with some new designs.
    I digress briefly, but this is my next folly.

    A 17' Greenland skin on frame sea kayak.


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    Wool jerseys and base layers are great. I still have a wool jersey from the 1980's by Protog, and actually wore my old Protog wool cap with earflaps today. I still have arm & legwarmers, but the moths got their teeth into them pretty bad. Anyone here a good darner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    I digress briefly, but this is my next folly.

    A 17' Greenland skin on frame sea kayak.

    Whoa. Beautiful! And those look like they'd weigh in about the same as a vintage lightweight. If not less. What is that? Bat skin?
    Sleek and pretty craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner2012 View Post
    Wool jerseys and base layers are great. I still have a wool jersey from the 1980's by Protog, and actually wore my old Protog wool cap with earflaps today. I still have arm & legwarmers, but the moths got their teeth into them pretty bad. Anyone here a good darner?
    I do love my wool gear. But wearing more and more lightweight layers these days. Synthetics have come a long way. But, I love Merino wool clothing. Donning my fine Chinese wool long underwear as I sit, which I bought in the old department stores in Beijing 15 years ago. Still in great shape and I've worn them every winter since. Nothing lasts quite like good old wool. Some of it can be itchy but for that I throw a Capilene One T shirt on it underneath and problem solved. A careful blending of old and new technology layers is one of the pleasures of dressing for the outdoors these days.
    Wool is good. Ummmmmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    Whoa. Beautiful! And those look like they'd weigh in about the same as a vintage lightweight. If not less. What is that? Bat skin?
    Sleek and pretty craft.
    Yeah, here's the only sad part.

    Those boats and many others are made by a delightful local youth program by the name of Urban Boatbuilders.

    The ones pictured were made available at an incredible price recently.

    I just missed!!

    On the other hand, I could just commission them to build one.

    Or I could order a Pygmy or Chesapeake kit and build it with my boys.

    I'll look up the name of the fabric they use for you and pm it.

    I forget the name off the top of my head.

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