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What do you wear: modern or time period?

Old 04-01-13, 07:21 AM
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What do you wear: modern or time period?

Do you wear the same jerseys, helmets... rest of your gear as you would on your modern cf/ti (if you own one)? or do you have a secret stash of memorabilia that you throw on when taking out your c/v?

Got back from a nice ride this weekend (first day of "spring" weather here in OH) and when I got home, pumped up the tires on my Scapin and thought Id take it out for a spin, I felt a little funny on my 80's lugged, dt shifting, steel beast... in my modern road gear. I got some funny looks, a few points, and a thumbs ups here and there. It was a blast none-the-less.
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Old 04-01-13, 07:39 AM
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Modern only. Thats all I have but I go plain, no endorsment of products other than what I am wearing. Dark bib's and solid color Jersey or minimal design.
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For me, it's not memorabilia. I wear what I've always worn, mostly. Wool quite often. But I do add a modern, thin wind shell when it's cool and/or windy. And I do like modern versions of wool shorts, such as Ibex, for their superior pad.

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Lined gotchies under whatever....my sons refer to it as "clean home-less atire"
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No new (modern) equipment for me. I also don't have any "modern" gear other than a Liberty Segurous jersey. I don't really consider clothing for cycling modern other than team kit stuff - it all wears out eventually. I have two Renault Elf jersey's that I'll wear only while riding my vintage Gitane's. The rest of the time it's black shorts and bright colored jersey's for visibiility and safety. I'm old enough now I could care less about trying to make a statement on the bike (i.e. modern team kits, etc). I want something comfortable and visible to drivers.
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Same stuff I wear when doing just about everything else - jeans, T-shirt, and my bike jacket, when required. To that add my cycling shoes, SPDs which I would not ride without.


Edit: Forgpt to mention my helmet. I always wear a helmet since a lot of the young people in B4H see the older people as examples of what and what not to do on a bicycle. In fact, I got a really cool vintage helmet on the weekend. I might give it a try since my cocateil had munched much of the styrofoam off of my modern skid lid.
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Modern except when I take the chrome Paramount out for a Sunday ride in Golden Gate Park. I have a 70s Schwinn wool jersey I often wear on those occasions.
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Old 04-01-13, 08:46 AM
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I almost always wear Zoic Regent MTB shorts in khaki and a jersey of some sort. The shorts could pass for a regular short, but have a removable liner inside.
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Since I don't have any old stuff, it's modern. Hard to beat modern bib shorts for comfort and to help hold in the gut . They're solid black, though, and my jerseys are mostly unadorned, too. (Solid neon yellow, etc).

I'd like to have some nice old wool jerseys, but the $expended hasn't come up the priority list just yet.
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Taking off my flipflops and putting on socks and sneakers is about as kitted out as i get
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I wear pretty much only modern stuff. I'm really into technical wool lately, it's a lot softer than vintage wool! Ibex and SmartWool are my two fave brands and their sizing works well for me. I also have some Pearl Izumi synthetic shorts which work okay. I also wear only wool socks, heavy weight in winter and lightweight in summer.
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I just wear my clothes when I ride. I do have a wind resistant jacket and a rain shell for when I need it. I'm a transportation/commuter cyclist mainly, and also take short (under 15 mile) pleasure rides, so haven't felt the need for much specialty gear outside of gloves.
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  • Clipless shoes
  • Wool socks
  • Synthetic bibs or shorts (I've yet to spring for pricey wool bibs or shorts)
  • Synthetic tights when it's cold
  • Merino wool jersey (synthetic when it's super hot)
  • Modern lightweight helmet
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I always dress similarly to how I did when my bikes were first sold, does that count as "period"?
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I always wear a modern helmet. Most of my clothing is modern, as I'm allergic to wool . Sometimes it would cause real problems back in the day. However, I do have some mid and late 1980s synthetics that I sometimes wear. I have some 1970s and 1980s shoes to wear with thee old pedal systems, though I prefer clipless.
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Padded lycra bike shorts or bibs on pretty much every bike. Upper body depends on the weather and can be wool, cotton, synthetic or any combination of those. Regarding helmets, its funny, if i'm using a modern road bike i'll grab the helmet without even thinking but on the older bikes i feel silly wearing a modern helmet....may pay the price for that vanity one day.

Should mention i'm talking about workout/training rides not trips to the store .
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Originally Posted by 1987cp View Post
I always dress similarly to how I did when my bikes were first sold, does that count as "period"?
exactly what I meant. I usually only take my classic out on special occasions or for smaller local tours, so I have a few 80s hand-me-downs jerseys and caps that I love wearing. Bibs and shoes...modern.

Anyone have any good CV action jackson shots? Ill try and get the wife to take a pic during a flyby : )

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I always wear a modern helmet....
Smart man.

Aside from that, I happen to prefer real Chamois over the synthetic stuff. Shorts must be Black, socks white (save the track where none are acceptable or messy off road where black is good)
Jerseys: wool preferred, but I have others that are restrained by modern standards, no team stuff.

Would love a Faema wool jersey IF it idid not have world champion stripes on the sleeve and neck bands. World stripes are for World Champions.
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Old-school shoes, modern helmet, jerseys and shorts. Can't really beat the wicking capability of modern jerseys - and shorts? Wow, they just get more and more comfortable with every passing year.

I'll never go back to clipless, however (I gave them an honest chance back in 2000 and suffered severe foot pain like I've never known), so I'm sorta stuck with vintage shoes. Not that I'm complaining, you understand

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I'm a total fred. Khaki slacks and polo shirt (my work clothes) in the winter and a polar fleece w/my company logo if it it's cold enough, which it almost never is (marine climate, FTW!) Khaki shorts and polo shirt in summer. Running shoes or my Red Wing slip-ons. Cheap brown cotton-poly work gloves (the kind with the little plastic nubbies) from the dollar store.

I do have a pair of nylon compression shorts that I try to remember to put on underneath if I'm going more than 30 or 40 miles in one shot.

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Gotchies? That is so Union County and a requirement to be seated at Big Stash's.

I wear conservative work attire on my vintage body during my steel and leather commute. My road picture, on the other hand, is the one you see next to "poseur" in the dictionary.
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Since I don't have any old stuff, it's modern. Hard to beat modern bib shorts for comfort and to help hold in the gut . They're solid black, though, and my jerseys are mostly unadorned, too. (Solid neon yellow, etc).

I'd like to have some nice old wool jerseys, but the $expended hasn't come up the priority list just yet.
I have come to appreciate bib shorts for the same reasons you mention, with the emphasis on "hold in the gut"! I *never* thought I'd be wearing cycling gear but I am, sad to say. It is comfortable for me.
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Always a modern helmet and clipless.

Mountain biking = modern gear.

Road = modern gear most of the time with the exception of crochet gloves sometimes (they last longer with the full leather palms) and I often wear merino tops, I would like to get some Merino shorts/tights in the future, but fore now the good ol' synthetics are good with better wind and water protection. I occasionally wear a vintage knit jersey of which I have acrylic and wool, but merino beats the course knit of the vintage jerseys hands down for body temperature regulation and moisture control. Merino is simply amazing. I have one long sleeve and one short sleeve Sugoi Wallaroo jersey and I love them.
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Modern. Though in keeping with C&V spirit, I only buy it if its pennies on the dollar. Got an unbelievable Santini jersey at the Goodwill for $1.25.
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Black lycra bibs, black SPD shoes, modern helmet. Usually merino wool up top, including a very thin merino wool short sleeve base layer, but sometimes a modern fabric jersey. I have waaaaaay more jerseys than any one human could possibly need, but the merino wool ones get most of the wear.
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