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Old 07-10-10, 09:47 AM   #1
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Pledge here to buy new team kit for Footon:

They look like big turds riding bikes in the present kit. Something has to be done.
A few hundred bucks should do it. Either that or they should stay away from the lead so as not to be on camera.
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Old 07-10-10, 09:49 AM   #2
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Their bikes looks like **** also. Better collect donations for a couple buckets of paint too.
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Old 07-10-10, 10:48 AM   #3
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Two Things....
- If your turds look like their gold colored jerseys, you need more fiber.
- The Fuji SST 1.0 looks great in the TDF Gold color scheme...
Quick drinking the Hatorade, Fuji SST 1.0 finished with two top tens today!!!!
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Old 07-10-10, 01:20 PM   #4
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My wife says they look like they are not wearing anything. We were at the prologue and I think she might have pointed it out about 7 times. She must have been getting the fries for the other 2.
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Old 07-11-10, 01:58 AM   #5
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Thread title made me lol.
Definitely the ugliest kit in this year's le Tour.
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Definitely the ugliest kit in this year's le Tour.
Possibly of all time...
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Old 07-11-10, 08:05 PM   #7
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It's awful. I don't think the pink logos were there earlier in the season. Let's see....what color clashes totally with brown, how about pink!
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They look like big turds riding bikes in the present kit. Something has to be done.
A few hundred bucks should do it. Either that or they should stay away from the lead so as not to be on camera.
They must have given the artists at UPS free reign to design the Footon kits.

Seriously though, the kits have a tactical purpose. Riders from other teams cannot tell when you **it your pants on the road. This is also why the RS kits have so much red on them. To hide the blood from crashes.

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Old 07-12-10, 02:46 AM   #9
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The Footon kit is FINE. Its colour is more a skin tone rather than anything else and it looks better than the red version in my eye's.

Next thing you guy's are going to be telling me that the white Franšaise des Jeux kit is ugly too.

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Old 07-12-10, 05:56 AM   #10
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I think Garth Brooks designs all of Armstrongs kits. Garth was always into having one shirt sleeve a different color & so forth. The first generation Gerolstiener kit is still one of the best looking. The dark blue white w/ the red swastika. Hitler was a man who knew how to inspire with visuals!
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agreed, not the most attractive kit i've ever seen....maybe it looks worse on tv.
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It's awful. I don't think the pink logos were there earlier in the season. Let's see....what color clashes totally with brown, how about pink!
Pink clashes with brown? Really?

It's just an unfortunate choice of color. On TV it really looks like skin. I wonder if they were going for more of a gold, like their helmets and bikes, and ended up with tan. Truly the worst kit in the peloton.
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It isn't often that I'm concerned with how stuff looks, but that kit is effing terrible. I can't understand what the team sponsors were thinking. Why spend all that money on marketing and then just prove the old advertising saying; "you can't polish a turd"?
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The kits are doing their job. How many of you were familiar with Foot On before these garish kits were all over the TV?
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The kits are doing their job. How many of you were familiar with Foot On before these garish kits were all over the TV?
Precisely.
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The kits are doing their job. How many of you were familiar with Foot On before these garish kits were all over the TV?
I'm still not familiar with foot on (footon?). All I know about them is they sponsor a cycling team and have crap taste.
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My wife says they look like they are not wearing anything. We were at the prologue and I think she might have pointed it out about 7 times. She must have been getting the fries for the other 2.
My wife said the same thing! She said she couldn't watch because it was too ugly at the end of stage 7.
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The kits are doing their job. How many of you were familiar with Foot On before these garish kits were all over the TV?
And at least it's not another generic blue white or blue black kit.
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