Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-16-03, 06:23 PM   #1
N_C
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
N_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Bannation, forever.
Bikes:
Posts: 2,887
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
starter athletic apperal.

at wal-mart and i'm sure other retail stores there is a line of athletic apperal by starter. the short sleeve jerseys are pretty nice.

in fact except for not having the pockets in the back one style looks like a cycling jersey. it a zppered front. it only zips about 1/4 to a 1/2 down, its not the 3/4 zipper.

and there are several styles that have no zipper but they can be used as a cycling jersey. they are all made out of 100% polyester. which if i'm not mistaken. so are most jerseys.

the prices ranged from about $10.00 to up to about $15.00.

i have a blue and white one that has one of their 1971 logo's on it. i think 1971 is when the company was founded.

could not find any links to starter though. if someone else can please post them here.

this thread is not meant to entice a anit-wal-mart campaign. it is just where i saw these jerseys at and bought one. I'm sure they can be found online for purchase and or at a higher end retail store. that is if you want to pay the exhorbent prices for them.
N_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-03, 06:41 PM   #2
Chris L
Every lane is a bike lane
 
Chris L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
Bikes:
Posts: 9,626
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by N_C
this thread is not meant to entice a anit-wal-mart campaign. it is just where i saw these jerseys at and bought one. I'm sure they can be found online for purchase and or at a higher end retail store. that is if you want to pay the exhorbent prices for them.
Just be careful that you're not getting a heap of "factory seconds" that Starter have dumped at Wal-mart because they had a defect of some kind. I'm not suggesting they're necessarily useless, but I wouldn't buy them on-line without having seen them with my own eyes first. Remember, if Wal-mart are selling them dirt-cheap, it means they got them dirt-cheap in the first instance.
__________________
"I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
"We invite everyone to question the entire culture we take for granted." - Manic Street Preachers.
My blog.
My bike tours. Japan tour page under construction.
Chris L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-03, 07:21 PM   #3
Spectra
Chicks dig a big fork
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Victoria BC
Bikes:
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I was in highschool Starter was "the brand". Had to wear Starter caps etc... But I am not sure about them anymore.
Spectra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-03, 07:49 PM   #4
cyclezealot
Senior Member
 
cyclezealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
Posts: 13,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
NC.. I know full price apperal seems like rip off prices.. I do find wait for new product lines to come out you can get great gear for cheap prices. I bought a full sleeve winter jersey at Performance, of good quality, for $19. Just because new year stuff was coming out.. Wait for sales, you can have great luck. ''
Then some friends have bought name brand stuff at Goodwill. Hardly used. Goodwill has a bike section in my area.. Might give that a try.. Might be better quality than Wall Mart.. I do not trust them.. Just me..
cyclezealot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-03, 08:39 PM   #5
Middi-zon
The Zon Is On!
 
Middi-zon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Home - Dover, NH / School - Rochester, NY
Bikes: Giant Rainier Giant OCR3
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Starter did go out of business a couple years ago, the company folded after losing rights to making NHL hockey jerseys, it was like taking the bottom orange at the grocery store display. These jerseys are probably the last reminisces of a good company or wal-mart bought the rights and it's a Schwinn type deal, if you like them buy them.

-Middi-zon
__________________
That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

Giant Rainier
Giant OCR 3
Middi-zon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-03, 08:20 AM   #6
shokhead
05 Roubaix Comp Double
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: So Cal
Bikes: 2012 Trek Madone 6.2
Posts: 4,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You get what you pay for or if it seems to good to be true,you get the idea.You can get real jerseys for cheap all over the internet,try this one,www.longscycle.com
shokhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-03, 08:59 AM   #7
ParamountScapin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 895
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the link for Longs. Just bought six pairs of riding sox for $22, which includes shipping via priority mail. If the sox are as good as their prices I will be happy.

Got a great, inexpensive jersey at the Hotter 'N Hell show a couple of years ago. Is made by Kucharik. They told me at the time that they have the NHL contract these days (although they said it was a fight to keep with the likes of Nike, etc., trying to buy it up). Not sure of their website, but Google probably knows.
ParamountScapin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:20 PM.