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Old 04-05-06, 07:38 AM   #1
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Speaking of Jersesys

I don't really like loud clothing, but on the bike I wear the highest-viz jersey I can find. With cell phones and other distractions in the the bustling college town I live in, I want to have a chance out there. But apart from all that, which jerseys are happenin' for fifty-plussers? What looks good to you? I'll start with one I've got, but don't wear too much for the above mentioned reasons.
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Old 04-05-06, 08:19 AM   #2
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I have some yellow/black Decathalon store brand jerseys I wear pretty much all the time. My bike is silver/black so almost any color goes. I hardly ever get stopped by the bike fashion police, except for them to point out that I have on a BMX style helmet and wear cargo shorts!!


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Old 04-05-06, 08:38 AM   #3
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I don't really like loud clothing, but on the bike I wear the highest-viz jersey I can find. With cell phones and other distractions in the the bustling college town I live in, I want to have a chance out there. But apart from all that, which jerseys are happenin' for fifty-plussers? What looks good to you? I'll start with one I've got, but don't wear too much for the above mentioned reasons.
Rather than jerseys, I wear Underarmour tee shirts, baselayers, etc. They work for me. I go for the yellows, oranges, and reds. I do have one or two biking jerseys. My Pearl Izumi jacket is Hi-Viz. I wear red gloves to contrast. I like to sort of wave at the car approaching from behind sometimes, so they see my red glove. I wear a big triangle on the back of my rack pack for day trips, have a reflective vest for early AM and in short....IF I GET HIT FROM BEHIND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE AIMING FOR ME. I intend to be seen.


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Old 04-05-06, 12:01 PM   #4
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My bikeforums.net jersey is bright yellow with light green/blue design features. It's a European cut though so the impact of adipose infaltion are more readily felt.

All of my jerseys are brightly colored.
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Old 04-05-06, 01:03 PM   #5
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I've been hooked on these jerseys lately. $25, they're a relaxed fit, comfortable and durable. Also, the retailer who sells them has been great.

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Old 04-05-06, 01:33 PM   #6
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My favorite is my yellow A.B. Ale jersey. People in cars actually seem to slow down to read it.
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Old 04-05-06, 02:51 PM   #7
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Being a half of a Tandem- I wear whatever I can get in a medium and a Large- so that we both have the same top-Saves confusion as we once had a rider wonder where I got the top that changed colour. He was following and most of the ride it was Trek purple, but at Gates(As I jumped off to open gates) it changed to yellow. It was at the end of a long ride, and he was shattered and he did admit that he normally wore glasses. This generally means that we have light coloured tops and for some reason- they all have a lot of white in them. Only thing is the quality- It must be a wicking material and the zip has to be a good length.

Mind you- when it gets to the long sleeve tops- we both have blue tops and both have 2 each and they are made of "Roubaix" material. If you want a warm cycling top- then get it made of this material. Then there is the long sleeeve lightweight Fleece. Invaluable. But does not wick away- just gets damp and cold when you stop- so don't stop.
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Old 04-05-06, 07:58 PM   #8
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My bikeforums.net jersey is bright yellow with light green/blue design features. It's a European cut though so the impact of adipose infaltion are more readily felt.

All of my jerseys are brightly colored.
THey sell bikeforums.net jerseys? How can I get one?
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Old 04-07-06, 02:31 AM   #9
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I wear a fluorescent yellow, although the jacket is almost 15 years old, and faded quite a lot. Other than a few months in the summer, I almost always need at least a jacket for the mile-high mornings.
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They did. All gone. European cut, so the XL I got fits my wife, not me.

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Old 04-07-06, 07:26 AM   #11
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I also am interested in getting a bike forum jersey. How do I buy one?
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Old 04-07-06, 08:19 AM   #12
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Old 04-07-06, 09:05 AM   #13
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You can always have one made or make one yourself with a jersey pattern from

The Green Pepper.

Then you can go with the "flavour" of your choice.
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Old 04-07-06, 07:35 PM   #14
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For something inexpensive, I would recommend these.

http://www.alertshirt.com/xhaletshirt1.html
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Old 04-07-06, 10:31 PM   #15
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I've got several, but my all-time favorite is a "Regione Toscana" jersey that I found in a LBS in Hawaii, of all places. Red and white, with a Pegasus-like flying horse on the front and Italian flags on the shoulders. Makes me feel cool just standing still.
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Old 04-08-06, 08:34 AM   #16
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I usually wear yellow or fluorescent yellow/green jerseys. Too many crazy drivers in Atlanta. But I kinda like this one. I'm just too cheap to part with $80 + shipping not knowing how it's cut or will fit.




I'm also kinda picky about the style, cut, pattern, graphics, colors, etc. I won't wear just any old thing.


FYI: I bought 2 BF jerseys when they were available. They were made by Sugoi European cut/fit. The XXL fit me like an American cut L but was way too long. Sold them to BF members who didn't get in on the original order.
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Old 04-08-06, 09:25 AM   #17
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You can always have one made or make one yourself with a jersey pattern from

The Green Pepper.

Then you can go with the "flavour" of your choice.
I thought the Green Pepper was selling new bicycle jerseys for $5-$6, then I realized these were just patterns. I'd probably make a mess of that.
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Dang, wish I hadn't seen that. Now i want one.
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I'm also kinda picky about the style, cut, pattern, graphics, colors, etc. I won't wear just any old thing.
Any item of clothing has to be tried on to see how it fits. A medium in one manufacturer is not the same as another medium in another manufacturer.
Just as I will not go clothes shopping with my wife- My wife will not come cycling clothing shopping with me. I am as bad as my Daughters. 2 hours looking at the tops or shorts or tights- then selecting the two or three I like- then try them on- one will fit better than the rest so take the other 2 back but pick up another 2 of the one I want- in the same size and try them on. One of those items will fit better than the others so that is the one I will buy.Normally takes about 3 hours so go to a big shop in London and make a day of it. The wife will meet me in a cafe somewhere while she does her own shopping. Unfortunately, if I am also buying for my Tandem co-rider, he gets the same shirt in the same colour in a large size- without the advantage of trying on first.
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favorite is a USMC jersey, red/gold, got 2 of them.
the other favorite is a older orginal Descente jersey from the early 80's when neon was popular,
don't wear it to much anymore, since it is somewhat retro, I don't want to mess it up.
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Old 04-09-06, 07:02 PM   #21
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I'm with Lion Steve, they are great shirts and the company is very good.

Hammer Man, Semper Fi!! Where did you find the jerseys?
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sorry about the slow response, left work Sat @ 4;15. got a fast ride, and sunday 75 miler, so back at work being Monday.

Go to primal wear.com
you can order direct or performace did carry them.

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