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Old 05-14-22, 07:57 PM
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It's not often. but sometimes these 2 get together on a ride

....and I'm humming this:

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Old 05-14-22, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Anything from this millennium?
Nah, I've zero interest in dull plastic bikes, I'm all about classic steel from the 80's and 90's. I'm currently bidding on a "new' project, an outrageously rowdy Italian from 93, but my Ti Merckx from 96 is probably as close to the millennium as I'll ever get.
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Old 05-15-22, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by botty kayer View Post
Nah, I've zero interest in dull plastic bikes, I'm all about classic steel from the 80's and 90's. I'm currently bidding on a "new' project, an outrageously rowdy Italian from 93, but my Ti Merckx from 96 is probably as close to the millennium as I'll ever get.
I was referring to clothes. And I’ve never ridden a carbon bike.
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Old 05-15-22, 08:01 AM
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This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week circa 1977. He was 15-16 yrs old, a Junior from Colorado. With his dark skin I thought he was of Mexican descent. He was terribly shy, slight build, barely spoke a word. He was staying down the hall from my buddy and I at the infamous MSOE dorms. Whenever we saw him we would say, "Alex,(he was introduced to us as Alexi) Allexx how you doin Alllexxx". Drawing out his name, just trying to get him to smile, lighten up a bit.
Although there were Junior races daily, he only raced a few times during the week. But when he raced, and we'd see him out in the hallway waiting for the elevator, he was dressed like a little pro racer. Fresh vlean gloves, shined shoes, white socks with WC stripes, and his jersey in Italian colors. Topped of with a Danish patent leather helmet. Fresh white tape on his bars and full Campy equipped Italian bike. This kid looked sharp. We were like, "Who is this kid"? He looked more put together than most of the Seniors I raced with.
Well, 7 years later at the Olympics in LA, that shy well dressed Alllexxx would take the Gold medal in the mens road race....Alexi Grewal
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Old 05-15-22, 08:33 AM
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Really with all the things going on the the world, me worrying about if my clothes match my bike is about 849 on my list of worries.
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Old 05-15-22, 08:50 AM
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Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I have BH branded/labeled clothing that I'll wear when riding my BH bike. Other times I just grab whatever is clean and head out the door. Colour coordinating with my bike is not something that I think about too much.
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Old 05-15-22, 11:01 AM
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In a word, never. Not that it is a conscious decision, nothing in my wardrobe matches Celeste green.
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Old 05-15-22, 11:05 AM
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Never thought of matching my kit to my bike. Have generally just tossed on what I thought would work for the ride.

I know. Not one sense of style, in that regard. Figure that I've got plenty else to worry about, old bones that I am.
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Old 05-15-22, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
This goes beyond absurdity -- the idea that someone must agree with your preference for a method of being executed.
LMAO!!!! yep, it sure does!!
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Old 05-16-22, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TrekmanDan View Post
Last weekend, while I was sitting at a stoplight (in my car), there was a cyclist dressed from head to toe in a full cycling kit. Everything matched almost perfectly, including his helmet, bike and shoes. While I thought it was pretty cool at first, seeing him casually pedal off in front of me, something told me he only looked fast and his gear wasn't a reflection of his strength as a rider.

So, i was just wondering how many of you buy clothes that match your bike, or full kits, etc. Personally, I buy whatever fits well and is relatively inexpensive - it's not like i'm training for the Tour de France...
no,i just wear what i want to wear
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Old 05-18-22, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Really with all the things going on the the world, me worrying about if my clothes match my bike is about 849 on my list of worries.
I'm the other side of the same coin; with all the things going on in the world (that I have zero control over) I'm happily concerned if my cycling kit is squared away.

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Old 05-18-22, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Really with all the things going on the the world, me worrying about if my clothes match my bike is about 849 on my list of worries.
Could the same not be said of pretty much anything on a bicycle forum?
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Old 05-18-22, 07:48 AM
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I have never seen such a topic come up in any of the other many forums that I participate in.

I have never seen a kayaker ask if kayakers clothes match their kayak.
I have never seen a boater ask if boaters clothes match their kayak.
I have never seen a tractor owner ask other tractor owners if their clothes match their tractor.
I have never seen an RVer ask another RVer if their clothes match their RV.
I have never seen a hunter ask another hunter if their clothes match their gear.
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Old 05-18-22, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Kapusta View Post
Could the same not be said of pretty much anything on a bicycle forum?
Absolutely not. Being waved at is important.
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Old 05-21-22, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Absolutely not. Being waved at is important.
But what you lube you chain with is more importantner!!!!!
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Old 05-21-22, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I have never seen such a topic come up in any of the other many forums that I participate in.

I have never seen a kayaker ask if kayakers clothes match their kayak.
I have never seen a boater ask if boaters clothes match their kayak.
I have never seen a tractor owner ask other tractor owners if their clothes match their tractor.
I have never seen an RVer ask another RVer if their clothes match their RV.
I have never seen a hunter ask another hunter if their clothes match their gear.
Do you not see the difference between those and cycling, a relatively popular sport which has developed a “fashion” component that has trickled down from the pro ranks?
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Old 05-21-22, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I have never seen a kayaker ask if kayakers clothes match their kayak.
I have never seen a boater ask if boaters clothes match their kayak.
I'm confused now. Are people using kayaks boaters or are they kayakers?

Also, how much do you frequent the forums of boaters and kayakers to know that they don't ask about the clothing choices of other boaters and kayakers?
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Old 05-21-22, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Do you not see the difference between those and cycling, a relatively popular sport which has developed a “fashion” component that has trickled down from the pro ranks?
Of course I see a difference. My comment was about the difference. Riding bicycles isn't a sport anymore than paddling a kayak is. Racing either is a sport.
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Old 05-21-22, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by KJ43 View Post
I'm confused now. Are people using kayaks boaters or are they kayakers?

Also, how much do you frequent the forums of boaters and kayakers to know that they don't ask about the clothing choices of other boaters and kayakers?

I am very regular on boating and kayaking social media. That's how I know what I know. It isn't uncommon for someone sponsored in competitive fishing to wear team gear, and it may even match the team logo on the vessels, but their sponsors require it. I have never seen a thread or a comment about them "matching" their vessels.
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Old 05-21-22, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Of course I see a difference. My comment was about the difference. Riding bicycles isn't a sport anymore than paddling a kayak is. Racing either is a sport.
True. The Paddle de Ohio is streaming around the world next month. You can also buy a kayak racing package from FiOS.

And don’t miss the RV Grand Prix in September, where I hear there will be on-board camera so we can judge aesthetics.
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Old 05-25-22, 08:29 AM
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I have a Cinelli jersey, but aside from that it doesn’t match the bike in terms of color.
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Old 05-29-22, 06:49 PM
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Glad to see that after 11 years or so, we still haven't been able to fully answer this question. Good thing Bikeforums.net endures so we can figure it out!
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Old 05-31-22, 12:19 AM
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I don't care about the color, it's more about whether the chamois makes my bum feel comfortable.
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Old 05-31-22, 05:15 AM
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I ride a LBB...little black bike...so everything matches
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