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Old 06-12-18, 08:57 AM
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I'm not.Nothing could be further from the truth.
On the other hand: "everything is beautiful in its own way"
Nice Ol' Ray Stevens. I guess he's still going in Nashville, like 80? now:

"Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in his sight"
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Old 06-12-18, 09:07 AM
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"Unworthy riff-raff" are your words. Nobody but you said that.

With all due respect sir, you need to look in the mirror before you mock and condescend to others. Your behavior is the same as those you accuse.

Wear whatever you want but my posts were about dressing for a major cycling event, not riding around an army base. This was explained now three times but seems to have been lost on you.
Please define Ďmajor cycling eventí
I ride in local and semi local charity rides that attract hundreds and occasionally a thousand or more riders.
A large % of people in these events also happen to be riding at a pretty good pace(18+ average mph)and they are not matching anything.
Is the event not major enough or do they simply lack respect for themselves and other riders?
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Old 06-12-18, 09:19 AM
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cycling has a uniform.
Aren't uniforms garments that are required by an employer, a school, or a branch of the military, etc?
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Old 06-12-18, 11:10 AM
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Aren't uniforms garments that are required by an employer, a school, or a branch of the military, etc?
As well as teams and sporting organizations. When I race, I am required to wear my team's uniform by USAC rule. Also by team rule, I am required to wear it during team training rides and group rides. We do this as an obligation to our sponsors and to promote our team in the cycling community. Recognizing that none of us could afford 7 full kits per week and that no one wants to do laundry every night, allowances are made for solo training/commuting/JRA.
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Old 06-12-18, 11:30 AM
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I'd like to go for a ride with Tim and ILTB. (and a few others here) Not sure what I'll wear but I want it to be something special!
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Old 06-12-18, 03:33 PM
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Do you match ... valve caps, etc to your frame color?
They really tie the bike together ...
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Every piece of cycling gear that I own was bought on sale. So, generally, no. It doesnít even match itself, much less the bike. Most of my riding is for transportation, so I tend to wear a helmet, cycling shoes, and street clothes, and carry regular shoes.

That said, my helmet does match my road bike. The guys at the bike shop think itís intentiona, and tease me about itl. But itís really just coincidence. The helmet was on sale.
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Old 06-13-18, 12:42 AM
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Nooo

just wear the cloth match myself comfortable and suitable
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People, tone down the insults and arguments. We are talking about matching clothes to bike, not world problems.

Back on the original topic: Sometimes I sort of match, sometimes I don't.
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But, of course. Bicycling needs to be more civilized.
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^^

Ill fitting jacket. Too much shirt collar showing.

Clean shaven, appropriate amount of sleeve showing, top button only and pocket square more than make up for it.

Leather watch band is righteous.

He not only matches the bike but the environment as well.
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The key isn't so much the outfit, (though it's definitely part of it!) but the ability to strike a pose. I hope you all are taking notes here...
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
^^

Ill fitting jacket. Too much shirt collar showing.

Clean shaven, appropriate amount of sleeve showing, top button only and pocket square more than make up for it.

Leather watch band is righteous.

He not only matches the bike but the environment as well.



Well done!
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Old 06-13-18, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
The key isn't so much the outfit, (though it's definitely part of it!) but the ability to strike a pose. I hope you all are taking notes here...
I have a very cheap phone that doesn't take very good photos. People keep tell me to buy a better phone. No words terrify me more.

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Old 06-13-18, 02:23 PM
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Not so different from where it all started. Not sure if suit matches bike though
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It seems weirder to me if you donít match. See, people have preferences for certain colours and patterns, and tend to gravitate to them, and companies cater to this. I match, but thatís because it would be difficult to not match. There are a lot of bikes, shirts, shoes, helmets, and accessories in the red-black-grey/white category. Why would I purposely avoid what I like and buy something I don't? Just to be contrarian? So, I'm past high school. You probably have a preference for your bike, why not your cycling clothes? How about your regular clothes? Do you coordinate yourself, or are you a walking fashion faux pas? Now, I do think some overdo it. I try to be stylish, but not at all overdone. I personally donít care for the team look. I donít need the names of European banks or cell phone companies on my kit. But I do notice when I see a rider whose clothes, helmet, and accessories match each other, but not your bike. TS however, seems to make a deliberate effort to not match. That is whatís truly strange.
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Old 06-13-18, 02:34 PM
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Fantastic troll thread by the OP.

Amazing that so many took the bait.
This might be a troll thread, but unfortunately, there are many people who are very insecure about cycling clothing, and actually think this way. So, I guess we are having a hypothetical argument.
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It seems weirder to me if you donít match. See, people have preferences for certain colours and patterns, and tend to gravitate to them, and companies cater to this. I match, but thatís because it would be difficult to not match. There are a lot of bikes, shirts, shoes, helmets, and accessories in the red-black-grey/white category. Why would I purposely avoid what I like and buy something I don't? Just to be contrarian? So, I'm past high school. You probably have a preference for your bike, why not your cycling clothes? How about your regular clothes? Do you coordinate yourself, or are you a walking fashion faux pas? Now, I do think some overdo it. I try to be stylish, but not at all overdone. I personally donít care for the team look. I donít need the names of European banks or cell phone companies on my kit. But I do notice when I see a rider whose clothes, helmet, and accessories match each other, but not your bike. TS however, seems to make a deliberate effort to not match. That is whatís truly strange.
When you referenced purposely avoiding matching gear and then went on to state that you thought that was high school behavior I assume you were talking about people other than those who posted in this thread?
Because unless I missed something, nobody in this thread stated that they specifically try to be mismatched. Many people did state that they donít try hard to match ofc but that is quite a different thing.
If it wasnít, you would ofc be accusing them of what you consider high school behavior.
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Wear what you want. Cool with me.
If a man wears blue Jean's and a red shirt nobody would think twice. If a man wears red pants and a blue shirt some would think wrong. Its trained thought.
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Ill fitting jacket. Too much shirt collar showing.
When I watch movies from that era, I always feel that their jackets don't fit properly, too small and pull in places.
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Not so different from where it all started. Not sure if suit matches bike though
That's the beauty of black and white photos... everything matches! Extra style points for fixed gear too.
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Wear what you want. Cool with me.
If a man wears blue Jean's and a red shirt nobody would think twice. If a man wears red pants and a blue shirt some would think wrong. Its trained thought.
I would agree except that when I purchase garments I take care to buy clothes sufficient to cover my stomach and my rear end. When I stand up my pants aren't still sitting down.

Neither does my shirt rise up and reveal my belly when holding the handrail on the train. Is reciprocal courtesy from others around me too much to ask? A fashion sense notwithstanding.

Anyway, when a cyclist matches (or any athletic sport for that matter) I think its great. If they don't, I don't even notice unless its a neon green top and a bright orange bottom. Also great if it keeps you safe.

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I actually got a cycling jersey one year as a present with colors that matched my favorite bike.
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Not always. But sometimes it does happen coincidentally.
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