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Old 09-06-22, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71
If I'm wearing them and have no fit or quality issues and I have friends wearing them aren't having any problems...I'm gonna say it's you, not the shirt.
I know which of my proportions are slightly out of norm and I addressed that: the corresponding dimensions of this JSO are *further* out of norm. But, if this fits you so well, I'll re-invite you to post up a pic illustrating such.
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Lol. We'll just have to agree to disagree. I don't need to have credibility with you or anyone. I have no problem with the way any of the cheaper jerseys fit.

Unlike padded bike shorts, jerseys don’t make much of a difference. But it is what it is...A niche market full of people with disposable income. Cycling has become the new Golf. Everyone has a different perception of value, especially on items that many of us use for a hobby. At the end of the day, use what you feel comfortable with, because it isn't my money you are spending.
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Suuuuper awesome tailoring!




....and this is standing upright - on-bike is an even worse ****-show.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Its gotta be the garmin varia. How do people go through life worrying about a car hitting them from behind
I think you might be right. I mean I would totally buy the heads up display thingy but a radar rear light ?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Suuuuper awesome tailoring!

....and this is standing upright - on-bike is an even worse ****-show.
Do you ride a "Schwing" bike ?
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Originally Posted by dcagibbs
Do you ride a "Schwing" bike ?
No, just really excited to be wearing such a fine garment.
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You're just too skinny in the middle! Not normal.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Suuuuper awesome tailoring!




....and this is standing upright - on-bike is an even worse ****-show.
Is that some sort of aerodynamic feature?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Is that some sort of aerodynamic feature?
Banana holder for mid-ride snack.
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Originally Posted by prj71
Lol. We'll just have to agree to disagree. I don't need to have credibility with you or anyone. I have no problem with the way any of the cheaper jerseys fit.

Unlike padded bike shorts, jerseys donít make much of a difference. But it is what it is...A niche market full of people with disposable income. Cycling has become the new Golf. Everyone has a different perception of value, especially on items that many of us use for a hobby. At the end of the day, use what you feel comfortable with, because it isn't my money you are spending.
It would seem that some people may have vastly different standards on what a "good fit" involves. The details noted by WhyFi are all things that matter to me, as well.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yeah, no.

Rather than simply dismiss your smack-talking about "expensive" jerseys and your touting of inexpensive, no-name jerseys, I actually invested a bit of time, effort and money to try out what you stated was one of your favorite jerseys to wear. Having done so, I now know that you have *zero* credibility when it comes to judging cycling specific apparel. Compared to the entry level offerings of reputable manufacturers, this jersey:

- is made from significantly inferior materials
- shows inferior construction
- is poorly proportioned
- shows almost no consideration of activity-specific body position (the rear is dropped ~1.5", but that's about all of the insight that the designers possessed)

"Just as good"? Yeah, no.
Originally Posted by prj71
Ha!!! You crack me up.

If I'm wearing them and have no fit or quality issues and I have friends wearing them aren't having any problems...I'm gonna say it's you, not the shirt. Or else you are just real picky.

Oh well... I'll keep me more money in my pocket while you feed the companies charging too much for a moisture wicking t-shirt.
Just so I understand you correctly: you're arguing that WhyFi is wasting his money by buying things he wants. Right?

I mean, golly, if that's not what we're supposed to do with money, then I've been doing it wrong for a long time.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi

Oh, sweet Jesus. Just based on that photo, I can come up with at least seven replies that would get me banned from bf.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Just so I understand you correctly: you're arguing that WhyFi is wasting his money by buying things he wants. Right?

I mean, golly, if that's not what we're supposed to do with money, then I've been doing it wrong for a long time.
You are doing it wrong. All money not needed for basic survival is to be redistributed to the proletariat and peasants so that they can then buy the things that you will no longer be able to buy.

First and foremost would be a full bottle of vodka.
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Originally Posted by prj71
Oh well... I'll keep me more money in my pocket while you feed the companies charging too much for a moisture wicking t-shirt.
What determines "too much"? It seems to me that the standard should be set by the one who is spending the money and using the product. I haven't yet seen anything that indicates that you would do a good job making that determination for me when it comes to cycling jerseys.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Oh, sweet Jesus. Just based on that photo, I can come up with at least seven replies that would get me banned from bf.
I hope that at least three of them are complimentary of my guads.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I hope that at least three of them are complimentary of my guads.
No, they all involve the appendage that appears to be growing out of your belly button.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
No, they all involve the appendage that appears to be growing out of your belly button.
Even better.
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You'd have to hogtie me to get that thing onto my torso. What a sad waste of petroleum; it makes Larry's road rash look good.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Suuuuper awesome tailoring!




....and this is standing upright - on-bike is an even worse ****-show.
I could make my jersey do that if I didn't pull it down also!!!!

My jerseys did not come with the belly weiner option.

You also appear slightly skinnier than me.
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Originally Posted by prj71
I could make my jersey do that if I didn't pull it down also!!!!

My jerseys did not come with the belly weiner option.
Sure thing, boss. Thanks for reinforcing that you have zero credibility on the matter.

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You also appear slightly skinnier than me.
Uh huh. Color me shocked.

Since you've obviously got nothing of value to add on the subject, this is where we part. Ta ta.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Suuuuper awesome tailoring!




....and this is standing upright - on-bike is an even worse ****-show.
To give some context to the photos, What size/brand is the jersey in the pic? And, what size do you normally wear in whatever brand you wear? That could be helpful to the readers.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Suuuuper awesome tailoring!




....and this is standing upright - on-bike is an even worse ****-show.
Wow! That has to be one of the worst fitting jerseys I've seen in a while.. Look like you are making good use of the hidden banana holder inside it though..
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Originally Posted by seypat
To give some context to the photos, What size is the jersey in the pic? And, what size do you normally wear in whatever brand you wear? that could be helpful to the readers.
It's a medium and I typically wear a medium or whatever size the manufacturer indicates for a ~39-40" chest. I'm about 5'11" and, as mentioned previously, have a longish torso. For the medium to be this long on me is absurd.
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Originally Posted by seypat
To give some context to the photos, What size/brand is the jersey in the pic? And, what size do you normally wear in whatever brand you wear? That could be helpful to the readers.
Post #274 has much of that info.
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It's a medium and I typically wear a medium or whatever size the manufacturer indicates for a ~39-40" chest. I'm about 5'11" and, as mentioned previously, have a longish torso. For the medium to be this long on me is absurd.
Post #274 has much of that info.
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