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View Poll Results: pro team wear or simple design
pro team wear 3 3.61%
simple design 59 71.08%
a little of both 22 26.51%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-31-05, 04:39 PM   #1
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pro team wear or simple design

When it comes to buying and wearing cycling shorts, bibs, jerseys, jackets, gloves, shoe booties etc... do you find and purchase pro team wear, or solid color/simple design wear Pearl Izumi, Castelli, Performance etc...
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Old 12-31-05, 05:44 PM   #2
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In fact I've had riders comment on the fact that I have a red bike, red jerseys, red gloves,red Camelback...you get the picture. Maybe I need a life.

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Old 12-31-05, 06:22 PM   #3
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You are missing one... race team (local actually race for) and club wear...
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Old 12-31-05, 08:44 PM   #4
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I'll only advertise for a company if I get their clothes for free. Otherwise, I'll only buy the solid color plain stuff!
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Old 01-01-06, 06:59 AM   #5
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I don't mind wearing the Pearl Izumi logo, because most of my gear is PI, and their quality is OUTSTANDING.
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Old 01-01-06, 08:24 AM   #6
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Another one missing -- no-team, no-logo bike gear, which is still colorful (or even aggressive). I'm thinking Primal Wear and stuff like that.
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Old 01-01-06, 09:05 AM   #7
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I'm surprised we haven't heard from any t-shirt devotees yet.

If I wear a pro team jersey, it's got to be the most obscure team in the world. That rules out anything current.

My favorite is the old putrid green Jelle Nidjam SuperConfex jersey.
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Old 01-01-06, 09:11 AM   #8
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no team wear for me, unless I got one of the
Faema or Cinzano wool jerseys from Woolistic.
I do have a CSC jersey (2001?) but I work for them.

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Old 01-01-06, 10:27 AM   #9
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Obscure Belgian club jerseys from the 70's are the coolest...if you can still get into them;-)

I wear my own club clothing a lot of the time, or bits of old East German training kit i picked up a while back- some of the hardiest woollens I've ever seen.
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Old 01-01-06, 10:34 AM   #10
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I have 1 team jersey that was cheap and the other 10-12 are just colored. I just have it in my head that if your all logoed out then you should be a pretty darn good rider. At least half the time thats not true and i'm not anything more then a guy that rides so when i wear my single team jersey,i feel like everybody is thinking the same thing about me,look at that faker.
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Old 01-01-06, 10:35 AM   #11
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I like the designs on a lot of the pro team wear but the prices are outrageous. If anything the prices should be cheaper to allow for advertising of the product.
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Old 01-01-06, 04:14 PM   #12
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I just have it in my head that if your all logoed out then you should be a pretty darn good rider. At least half the time thats not true and i'm not anything more then a guy that rides so when i wear my single team jersey,i feel like everybody is thinking the same thing about me,look at that faker.
I agree. If you're the human equivalent of a Winston Cup car, then it's okay to be covered with logos. If--like me--you're more like a minivan, the logos look silly.
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Old 01-01-06, 04:25 PM   #13
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Another one missing -- no-team, no-logo bike gear, which is still colorful (or even aggressive). I'm thinking Primal Wear and stuff like that.
Yeah. I didn't vote because this option wasn't listed. To be honest, I don't find most pro-team wear to be very interesting or creative. I like designs that are amusing or interesting. I'll pick the Quisp alien over the Discovery Team any day.
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Old 01-01-06, 06:48 PM   #14
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Old 01-01-06, 06:49 PM   #15
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I do have a CSC jersey (2001?) but I work for them.

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but yer still not on the team!! poser!!


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Old 01-01-06, 10:53 PM   #16
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I have one pro-team jersey, an older Fassa Bortolo jersey sent to me from an Italian cousin. I don't get the North American bias against wearing Cycling team jerseys; you see hockey/football/rugger/baseball jerseys all over the place. But if you are riding a bike and wearing a "pro" jersey, you are not a fan but a poser? I would never go full Euro-kit, but please let us wear our jerseys without the judgement.
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Old 01-02-06, 11:13 AM   #17
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I'm with you Boudicca.

My jersey is bright green and has an arrow frog on it wearing cycling gloves.

Hey, any jersey is fine as long as you're riding wearing it, but personally, I'd rather not advertise for beer or cellphones.

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Old 01-02-06, 11:18 AM   #18
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I wear whatever I want. Even if it's a team kit I didn't earn. Then again I got nothing to fear from a Cat 4 looooooser.
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Old 01-02-06, 12:04 PM   #20
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but yer still not on the team!! poser!!


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true dat but it's more connection to CSC than
anyone else here has!
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Old 01-02-06, 12:59 PM   #21
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I have mostly plain stuff...shorts for sure are plain, but lately I do have several Team jerseys as well as some other colorful stuff (Salsa, Dos XX, 6 Lounge).
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Old 01-03-06, 10:58 PM   #22
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My wife gave me the following jerseys for Christmas: Oscar the Grouch, Endless Summer, Otter Pops. I can't wait to wear them. I prefer something colorful and different. Not big on team kit, unless I belong to the club.
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Old 01-04-06, 08:24 AM   #23
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My wife sells cycling clothes so I wear the scraps (seconds, stained and returned stuff).
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Old 01-04-06, 09:01 AM   #24
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I chop and change. You're as likely to find me in jeans and t-shirt as you are in cycling shorts and jersey. I prefer the simple, single colour designs but this is just typical for me. I object to paying more to be a billbord for someone.

You won't find me in any of these bib thingies because they don't really serve any additional purpose for me.
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Old 01-04-06, 09:26 AM   #25
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Simple design. I find much of the pro wear to be tacky IMHO.
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