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Old 07-05-11, 08:14 AM   #1
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50+ jersey?

How can I get one?
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Old 07-05-11, 08:48 AM   #2
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Once or twice a year, one of our illustrious members takes orders--generally spring and fall.

Watch the forum for the next batch.
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Old 07-05-11, 05:10 PM   #3
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I have a size large, race cut, that I've worn, what, twice? If you or anyone else wants it, make me an offer!
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Old 07-05-11, 07:24 PM   #4
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I have a size large, race cut, that I've worn, what, twice? If you or anyone else wants it, make me an offer!
Race cut????
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Old 07-05-11, 07:32 PM   #5
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Have any 60+ jerseys?
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Old 07-05-11, 08:04 PM   #6
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I want one, serial number 1 of the fall number.
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Old 07-06-11, 12:54 AM   #7
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Race cut????
Jerseys nowadays come in two styles: race cut and club cut. Race cut (as the name implies) is designed for racers. It fits snug, so there's little or no material flapping around in the wind. It also assumes that you are shaped like a bike racer, so is rather unflattering if what you really wanted was a club cut,

which fits much looser and is more flattering on those who are not shaped like real bike racers.

The other fairly recent innovation in cycling jerseys that you should also be aware of is the full-length zipper. This is mostly a racing thing, but I think recreational riders are starting to become aware of them. If you are watching the Tour de France, you may notice that when the riders hit the high mountains on hot days, they'll have their jerseys completely unzipped, with the sides flapping in the breeze and revealing their bib shorts worn underneath. Racers think this is really cool, and it is, both in style and in actual temperature. But I find that most recreational clubs haven't cottoned on to this yet; they still persist in ordering jerseys with short zippers or 3/4-length zippers, I don't know why. I am going to be riding Paris-Brest-Paris this year, but I will NOT be wearing the official Canadian Randonneur jersey because they have not made it available in a full zip. (The official P-B-P jersey, by the way, DOES have a full zipper! I ordered one.) The other big advantage of the full zipper is that you can take off and put on the jersey WITHOUT having to empty the pockets! Very convenient for bathroom stops when you are wearing bib shorts!

Now you know more than you wanted to know about cycling jerseys. Sorry for being verbose. Oh, by the way, cycling jerseys are constantly evolving. When I first got into this game, cycling jerseys were made of wool in a tube knit (no side seams), and they had five pockets (two in the front)!

Oh, and the 50+ jersey does have a full zipper! It rocks!

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Old 07-06-11, 06:11 AM   #8
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Race cut????
That's my size too. Sure beats having to wear the "Omar the Tentmaker" cut erm, I mean club cut...
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Old 07-06-11, 08:39 AM   #9
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The other big advantage of the full zipper is that you can take off and put on the jersey WITHOUT having to empty the pockets! Very convenient for bathroom stops when you are wearing bib shorts!
Hell Yeah!
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That's my size too. Sure beats having to wear the "Omar the Tentmaker" cut erm, I mean club cut...
I'd probably rip the zipper right off the material if I tried to zip up a race cut jersey around my body.
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Mine fits pretty snugly:

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I have a size large, race cut, that I've worn, what, twice? If you or anyone else wants it, make me an offer!

do you have any pictures? Or is it the same one in the post below, with a 50 in the middle of the chest? I may be interested, but have NO IDEA what to offer? As I don't know what they cost new... LOL,,, however I would like to have some sportswear for my new hobby. or interest,, which ever you would want to call it.
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Old 07-07-11, 09:50 PM   #13
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I'll get some pictures together over the next day or two and send them to you by private mail.
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Old 07-09-11, 07:55 AM   #14
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Another cool design would be one that says 'Route 66', only because that's where I'm headed and I've got about a year to get there.
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Old 07-11-11, 08:25 PM   #15
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Thanks Rideon7, I look forward to it, and I may be interested in it. (Like I said above, don't have a clue as to what a fair offer would be... we'll discuss if I'm more interested in it)
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I have a size large, race cut, that I've worn, what, twice? If you or anyone else wants it, make me an offer!
What's your chest size, in inches? 44" is right at the cut-off between L and XL.
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Old 07-12-11, 05:42 PM   #17
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Im a 42-44 I think,
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Old 07-12-11, 05:51 PM   #18
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Wow,,really? You have to have 50 posts to PM someone? Can I receive PM's and reply to them? If so, send me one please Rideon7!
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Club cut, eh? That's for me!
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