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Old 05-22-20, 09:17 PM
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Free Jersey - with a catch

I just received my refund from an Ebay seller who doesn't want to bother with the return of this jersey. I don't want to make a monetary gain off this because it was an unfortunate thing, but the sizing of this jersey is really odd and I can't use it because it's trying to strangle me. It is marked XL but the seller considered it a L. Anyway, please consider the following measurements carefully to determine whether or not they apply to your physique:

Chest, pit-to-pit: 22"
Length down back, collar to hem: 29"
Sleeves, pit to hem: 8"
Neck opening: 14" That's right - fourteen inches, and barely that. The material is a cotton/acrylic blend, so not anywhere near as stretchy as modern Lycra/Spandex.



The catch? You have to post a photo of you wearing it on this thread once it arrives - I want proof there is actually a human for which this set of dimensions would work

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Old 05-22-20, 09:50 PM
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If I pulled that thing over my head, I'm pretty sure the neck opening would become larger than 14 inches.

I'd probably cut it off and use it as a buff.
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Old 05-22-20, 10:29 PM
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Do we know what the mark means?

If my head wasn't so big I would give it a go...
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looks like a good candidate to cut and add a zipper at the neck..
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Old 05-23-20, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
Do we know what the mark means?

If my head wasn't so big I would give it a go...
If you mean the logo, it stands for Island Triathlon and Bike in Hawaii. They were my go-to shop when I was stationed on Oahu from '96 to '99, which made part of buying the jersey a sentimental thing. But it fails me in its primary mission, so out the door it goes. Maybe.

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Originally Posted by jetboy View Post
looks like a good candidate to cut and add a zipper at the neck..
Fascinating - you mean like a podium jersey? Is that a thing on modern road jerseys?

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Originally Posted by FatRap64 View Post
If I pulled that thing over my head, I'm pretty sure the neck opening would become larger than 14 inches.

I'd probably cut it off and use it as a buff.
To clarify, the 14" circumference is given zipped up, as it would be in normal use. I got it over my head because I unzipped it, but when I zipped it up it was compressing my neck. That's when I measured and found it to be about 14" around - and this stuff doesn't give much.

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I would think a seamstress/tailor could put an upside down V made of lycra (actually this ^ orentation) in the back of the neck/collar area. If it fit every other way and it was a "home" bike shop jersey I'd go the extra mile.
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Jersey looks perfect for that guy from the Beetlejuice movie. I don't know if he's 'on here' or if he cycles though.
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Pencil neck geek candidate? Hmm, I might resemble that remark.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
If you mean the logo, it stands for Island Triathlon and Bike in Hawaii. They were my go-to shop when I was stationed on Oahu from '96 to '99, which made part of buying the jersey a sentimental thing. But it fails me in its primary mission, so out the door it goes. Maybe.

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That was my guess! Their shop downsized considerably a few months ago (prior to COVID) but they still operate a small parts and service space on Kapahulu Ave.
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
That was my guess! Their shop downsized considerably a few months ago (prior to COVID) but they still operate a small parts and service space on Kapahulu Ave.
I just took a look at Google Earth because you gave me a street name - same shop location, across from Zippy's! Back in the day, there were at least three different locations. The Bike Shop in Aiea across from the mall was my other shop - it was closer to my place in Koauka Loop.

Miss those days - I never, ever got bored of riding my bikes in Hawaii

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So it is true: with these dimensions, I can't even give this jersey away.

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I mean... I'm not in the market for this jersey, but even if I were (I'd probably just wear it with the zipper open), I'm not willing to post a pic of myself being strangled by it. If you make that optional, it will be gone quickly, no doubt.
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