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Nine Cycling Jerseys That Are Totally Unacceptable

Old 11-14-19, 12:26 AM
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Nine Cycling Jerseys That Are Totally Unacceptable

I actually like some of these jerseys. Comments?

https://gizmodo.com/nine-cycling-jer...ptable-5979885
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Old 11-14-19, 12:32 AM
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Gizmodo? What time warp is this?
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Old 11-14-19, 03:20 AM
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I don't do lycra, but if I did, I'd be Spiderman!
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I notice the writer linked every item to a page where I can buy it...therefore, I doubt the veracity of the claim that no one should wear them. Besides, if cycling isn't fun, what is the point?
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Old 11-14-19, 06:11 AM
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Wow, am I sorry I clicked on that. One of those supposedly funny pieces of snark that just demonstrates how unclever the writer is by denegrating other people's better jokes. On what planet is telling people to douse a stranger in lighter fluid and ignite them supposed to be funny?
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Old 11-14-19, 06:12 AM
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Hard to imagine anyone would need to be told those are too ridiculous
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Old 11-14-19, 06:51 AM
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Lame. Although I must confess that, as a novelty item, the Speed Racer one is sort of cool. But I would never wear it.

I saw this guy in the team's faux denim shorts when I went to the '95 Giro.

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Old 11-14-19, 07:00 AM
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Looks like Claudio Chiapucci in the photo wearing the 'jeans'.
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Originally Posted by Boxkite View Post
Looks like Claudio Chiapucci in the photo wearing the 'jeans'.
You sir, are correct. They had just come off the Col de Sampeyer and were starting the climb up the massive Col d'Angel to France. They were then supposed to do the Col d'Izoard and finish in Briancon. Unfortunately, there had been a meter of snow at the summit the night before and then an avalanche blocked the road. They had to shorten the stage before the border.

Pantani sat out that year after being injured during training. Rehabbing for the TdF. However....While a group of us were riding to the stage finish at the Bianchi factor in Treviglio he came spinning along in the other direction wearing his team kit, complete with the faux jeans shorts. No missing those ears. It was quite a thrill.

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Old 11-14-19, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Lame. Although I must confess that, as a novelty item, the Speed Racer one is sort of cool. But I would never wear it.

I saw this guy in the team's faux denim shorts when I went to the '95 Giro.
The team sponsor, Carrera, was a denim (jean) manufacturer.
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Old 11-14-19, 09:05 AM
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Wow, that article that was linked to would be in first grade now.
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Old 11-14-19, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
I don't do lycra, but if I did, I'd be Spiderman!
Superman for me but most of the time I keep it hidden under my regular clothes.
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A guy I ride with has 2 of those. The spiderman and a tuxedo(though different tux from whats shown). It isnt for me, but eh whatever.
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I think someone gave me a flannel shirt one a long time ago. I would probably only wear it if I could get some denim pattern shorts (or bibs) to go with it. Not really my thing, but maybe for a halloween ride.
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I like the Star Trek ones, though I wouldn't be caught dead wearing the red one.
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so, does wearing a jersey mentioned in a 6-yr old article make it retro?
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Fun and cute!!!
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Team Castorama or sump'n like that had bibs and jerseys that looked like coveralls. Laurent Fignon was on that team. Oh... and don't forget about the crazy Zebra striped duds that Super Mario's team wore!

I was riding on Veteran's Day and this rider got out of his car decked in Captain America livery. It was all medium blue shorts and jersey with white stars everywhere. That's why it looked like Cap'n America to me.

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I like the Star Trek ones, though I wouldn't be caught dead wearing the red one.
Touchť
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As a matter of decency I donít do Lycra, but Iím tempted to make the effort to find myself one of those Speed Racer jerseys. Even cooler would be Chim Chim.


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ETA: Dammit! Theyíre out of my size.
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As a matter of decency I donít do Lycra, but Iím tempted to make the effort to find myself one of those Speed Racer jerseys. Even cooler would be Chim Chim.


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ETA: Dammit! Theyíre out of my size.

Here is the Racer-X jersey! ]

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Sold on the Star Trek jerseys! Youíll spot me with it on!
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I like the Star Trek ones, though I wouldn't be caught dead wearing the red one.
...yes, you would.
Here's my contribution:
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Is this jersey OK, possibly for:

a pub hopping session,
business casual meeting (not far from the urban trail),
a long ride that includes a final stop at the market before home,
bicycle events without a ride,
any ride with knickers,
vintage rides where the old wool jersey is too saggy/holey.



Polo jersey? Patriotic? Viva la France? Who cares. 2 large rear buttoned pockets. Very affordable.
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Is this jersey OK, possibly for:

a pub hopping session,
business casual meeting (not far from the urban trail),
a long ride that includes a final stop at the market before home,
bicycle events without a ride,
any ride with knickers,
vintage rides where the old wool jersey is too saggy/holey.



Polo jersey? Patriotic? Viva la France? Who cares. 2 large rear buttoned pockets. Very affordable.
Early '70s stewardess.
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