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    Hi,
    I am a pretty regular size guy by american standards but a bit big for a biker. 5'10" 195-200.

    Here is my issue, If I buy a jersey that fits my chest and waist (L or XL) the elastic on the sleeves digs into my biceps. Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone have a solution or a recommendation for a brand of jersey that is biceps-friendly? It's not like I am packing giant Mr Universe size guns, but man, the marks left on my arms after yesterday's 3.5 hour ride lasted longer than the ride! All help appreciated!
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    Could you cut the seams on the sleeves a little, an then sew a little scrap of fabric to make a gusset for your ripped biceps?

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    Thanks Boston. I may wind up trying that but man, I really don't know how to sew and I would be afraid of trashing my jerseys....Anyone know of a big and (not so) tall store for jerseys?
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    I suspect if you took it to a tailor that you trust (or one that has a good rep) they could do the job for you. Try it with an older jersey first if you're nervous about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monster173
    I suspect if you took it to a tailor that you trust (or one that has a good rep) they could do the job for you. Try it with an older jersey first if you're nervous about it.

    Tina
    Thanks Monster! I never thought of that, what a great idea. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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