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Old 02-26-07, 12:45 PM   #1
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Need Heavyweight Jersey

I need to get a heavy weight jersey, either wool of one of the new wonder fabrics, but not a super lightweight summer jersey. Short sleeve. Anybody know of any sources?
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Old 02-26-07, 12:56 PM   #2
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I just bought a Nike 100% wool (made in Italy) short sleeve bicycle jersey at my LBS. I don't know how "heavy" weight it is but it's certainly no lycra light weight. It's black and says "Tete de Course" across the front. I love the thing. I'd google "Nike Tete de Course jersey" to see if there's one around for you to look at. It cost me like $60 on sale. If you want one but can't find it near you, I'd be willing to see if my LBS has one in your size.
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Old 02-26-07, 01:01 PM   #3
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Do a search for vintage cycling jerseys on ebay. There are a few sellers who routinely list old knit acrylic jerseys that might suit your needs. You can usually pick them up pretty cheap.
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The coolest jersey ever made (IMHO) and perfect for your purposes. Pricey, but extremely well made. Once the sticker shock wears off, you'll love it for the rest of your life.

http://www.vintagevelos.com/jer-cinzano1.html

PS--They run a little small.
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Rivendell has a selection--I have two of them, and they're pretty nice: www.rivbike.com

Most good wool jerseys are made of merino wool, and if you don't mind poking around thrift shops, you can often find merino wool sweater-shirts (like polo shirts, only with long sleeves) for three or four bucks. They were in fashion for about 20 minutes five years ago, and at least around here, you see them a lot in places like the Salvation Army. I bought one last week that's a dead ringer for my $85 Rivendell jersey in weight, stitching and apparent quality and looks just like it except it has a little collar on it. Cost $3.99.
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Do a search for vintage cycling jerseys on ebay. There are a few sellers who routinely list old knit acrylic jerseys that might suit your needs. You can usually pick them up pretty cheap.
Have to admit that my best and favourite top is a TREK one- from around 92. It has worn well- is warmish but wicks away sweat very well. Look around for some vintage Lycra or acrylic tops- They were good.

I know it it will be difficult to get but there a material called "Roubaix". I have a couple of long sleeve tops in this and it is a bit thicker material. Wears well but can be warm when worn under a windproof. Ideal for winter.
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Why don't you just get an inexpensive Thermax or polypro base layer (typically in black, preferably with a zippered mock turtleneck), and wear it underneath a regular summer jersey?
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Here's the Tete de Course at $50. http://ridewrc.com/itemdetails.cfm?catalogId=39&id=6145
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Do a search for vintage cycling jerseys on ebay. There are a few sellers who routinely list old knit acrylic jerseys that might suit your needs. You can usually pick them up pretty cheap.
just about anything you can imagine is out there on ebay.
I'd love to have a Cinzano Jersey, but the sticker price is well beyond my 'poseur' max. I'd be pretty embarrassed to spend that.
as for references, I've purchased from ebay seller - hattrick - acrylic shortsleeve, vintage stuff. Nice, was what we considered solid, everyday training stuff back then.

Why no L/S? That will cut down the selection quite a bit...

For newer stuff, Castelli makes some great stuff out of a variety of modern fabrics, I luv their stuff for quality, fit and range of design (tasteless Hollyweird to 'Hi-stylin'). I have a few of theirs which are extemely comfortable in wide condition ranges. Considering how often I start a ride at 38F, and overcast and end at 65F and blazin sun.

I think this is v-cool - New Belgium Jerseys
As it happens, about 3 months after I found these, and without me ever mentioning to 'anyone' !!! my daughter gave me the SS jersey for my burt-day (its very summer light weight...) groovy!

Guess I need to plunk down the cash for the L/S wool jersey, its Da Kine
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http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...less%20Jerseys
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Old 02-26-07, 03:10 PM   #11
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Pearl izumi MicroSensor Thermal Jersey.
It's pricy but warm. With arm warmers, you're set for cool weather.
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