Weapons grade stupidity
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: Univega Sportour & Cadillac RLE 1.8
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I've never been too big on cycling specific clothing -- I don't think there's enough benefit to be had in exchange for lack of utility elsewhere (for my type of riding -- commuting and pleasure/errand rides). Having said that, I get my clothing in a number of places:
I've picked up soccer jerseys at Burlington coat factory for about 11$ each (bright colors, made for running around in hot weather, so they're perfect for summer commuting. I've picked up a bunch of Champion activewear at Target that's good for spring through fall depending on the pieces. For cool weather riding, I've got a long-sleeve soccer jersey from Burlington, and a long-sleeve bike jersey that I found on the clearance rack at a sporting goods store. And when the temperature dips lower, I've got a drawer full of turtleneck shirts from Wal-Mart. Pair them with a nice wicking Merona or Champion undershirt from Target and you're golden. Add a windbreaker (also from the sporting goods clearance rack) and possibly a fleece pullover for added warmth. And for the legs I use generic running/soccer shorts, and wind resistant track pants when the temperature drops (and there's enough room under there for sweatpants if'n I get chilly).
All told I own just a handful of cycle specific stuff: my shoes, helmet, and gloves, one jersey, and two pairs of Surly Nerdlinger socks (which I only got because I go by Nerdlinger on another site). Everything else is something more flexible, less expensive, and comes in larger size ranges.