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How many Jerseys do you own?

Old 04-10-15, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
40 ... maybe 50.

I'd have to get up and start counting to find out.
You know those big plastic storage bins that you usually see around Christmas time to store decorations? I have six of them full of jerseys and bib shorts, plus socks.

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I have medium and large jerseys from when I was 168 lbs and XXL jerseys from when I was 258 lbs.

At 190 lbs, I take either a large if made in USA or XLg if Swiss or Italian.

I need to give the XXL jerseys away and cut my bridges to fatdom.

Do I get credit for having five helmets?

Don't get me started on tires. Jan Heine and Vittoria need to send me a Christmas cards.

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Old 04-10-15, 12:17 PM
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I stopped accumulating jerseys last year because the two drawers I store them in are full.
I'm too lazy to count how many there are, but the truth is I only wear about a dozen of them regularly.
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Old 04-10-15, 02:11 PM
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I have 3 that are too big and pretty cheap that I use for mountain biking and 2 that I use regularly for road rides and 1 that I got from an event that is regrettably a bit too large/club fit that I only wear when riding with the kids or something.

So, yeah, you'd notice me and my two jerseys (both black and white theme) that I wear every weekend for the two club rides I do most weekends. Don't worry, though, they're clean as I wash and hang-dry them between every ride.

Just don't smell my gloves... No amount of washing seems to get them fully fresh.

4 or 5 pair of too-big shorts, 1 see-through bib that is indecent to wear even on solo rides, 1 favorite bib, 1 favorite short, 2 or 3 shorts that can be worn but have some issue or another (age, length, chamois discomfort) that keeps them in the "nah, not today" area at the back of the drawer.

I envy you folks with 50 jerseys. I sometimes wish I had more of a selection. I just never feel like laying out $80-$150 for a jersey -- especially via mail order where the fit is going to be a total gamble.
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Old 04-10-15, 02:20 PM
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goenrdog,

Whena company offers free shipping and a $7 - 8 shipping fee for returns, I don't mind taking a mail order chance. I think even some offer free exchange for size but you got to verify that. If I have to return it, so what. $7-8 is cheap and I consider it the price of shipping. I would not have the opportunity to try out so many different brands to find the ones I like best. Even living on Long Island, the LBS seem to have replicated their clothing lines I guess figuring if it sells in one place, it will sell there too. Few offer variety. If what they sell doesn't work or you are looking for better still, you are SOL. I do not own much but so far my array covers Sugoi, Pearl Izumi, Giordana, De Marchi, Santini, Mavis and Louis Garneau. All the Italians came from mail order. If it wasn't for the great prices offered and the cheap shipping, I would have never of tried them. Right now, I think they are also my best stuff.


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Old 04-10-15, 02:25 PM
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20-ish? Like Merlin I get two kits a year. At a minimum, that's two s/s jerseys per year. Every other season or so I get a l/s jersey or a skinsuit. Plus some others like shop or ride jerseys.
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Old 04-10-15, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior View Post
You know those big plastic storage bins that you usually see around Christmas time to store decorations? I have six of them full of jerseys and bib shorts
My gear bag from 3 kits ago? Similar contents but the jerseys are red/black now.


I'm with you on the bins. I have a gear bag full of current kit (and all the jerseys are basically the same) plus last night I counted 5 storage bins of trainer kits. I have maybe 1-2 more bins of more nostalgic kit, like my first team kit, stuff like that. I have a document box of sealed, signed jerseys (I used to wear some of them, some I never wore).

If you participate in various things you get jerseys when you least expect it. A couple months ago I got 3 jerseys at a club meeting when a charity ride that the club helped with showed up with their left over 2014 jerseys. The guy basically jammed three jerseys in my arms. I opened one to see how it fit, wore it on the trainer. Realistically I'll give those three away. I didn't even do the ride, I raced that day instead.

I helped a fellow promoter with a race last fall with some equipment. He returned the equipment with a "race jersey" commemorating the event. It's actually the best fitting jersey I have (Verge Triumph size M). Only wear it on the trainer as I wear the team/club kit outside.
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Old 04-10-15, 03:25 PM
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2 high quality short sleeve jerseys for weekend rides in the countryside - will add more as the weather becomes warmer
3 high quality long sleeve jerseys I use for weekend rides when the weather below 55F
5 low quality jerseys (2 long sleeve, 3 short sleeve) I use primarily for commuting or just casual rides around the city

I also own 4 helmets, one of which has multiple cracks in the foam but I still keep due to nostalgia (first helmet I ever purchased). The other 3 I alternate depending on the color of my kit.
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Old 04-10-15, 08:55 PM
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gonna go count, be right back...49. Gee I'd of guessed a hundred.
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Old 04-10-15, 09:27 PM
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Ten actual jerseys right now, five earned at charity events, two local team jerseys, and three assorted ones that I bought. I have given away several jerseys over the years, some because I lost weight, some I just didn't like. I also have two MTB shirts that have a zippered pocket in the back, and an assortment of athletic wear that I use for casual/recreational riding.

Five pair of shorts and two bibs, four earned at charity events and one from one of my local teams. One pair is strictly for a liner under other shorts (thin and 5" inseam, not attractive on a 235#, 50-year old).

Two helmets, one winter (ski helmet) and one summer. Several pairs of cycling gloves including a couple of long fingered pairs, and an assortment of caps, beanies, balaklavas, base layers, socks and what have you.
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Old 04-11-15, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
40 ... maybe 50.

I'd have to get up and start counting to find out.
I'll add one other thing about this ... I often use more than one at a time.

Today, for example, I used 3.

One was a light weight shortsleeved jersey which I used as a base layer.
One was a long-sleeved jersey which I used as the top layer most of the day.
One was a long-sleeved heavier fleecy jersey which I wore for about the first 5 km until I got too warm, and then I wore it again while we were having lunch at the halfway point so I wouldn't get chilled.

Even on warmer days, I'll do the short-sleeved with long-sleeve over top combo. Sometimes I stay in that ... sometimes it warms up enough I remove the long-sleeved.
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30+ Three new team kits a year adds up. There used to be some group in Columbia you could send old jerseys, I wonder if there are groups today who will take them?
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Old 04-12-15, 04:33 PM
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As far as I'm concerned the N+1 rule applies to jerseys as well. That said I've accumulated eight in about a four month time-span. If I see something I like, I buy it. I'm a big fan of shop jerseys, so if its a good design from a local shop I'll buy.
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Old 04-12-15, 10:04 PM
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Four short sleeve jerseys, two long sleeve ones. One light weight and one heavy weight shirt for base layers. Two pair of shorts. One set of arm warmers, one pair of gloves. But I have two Halo sweat bands. I wash my cycling clothing by hand.
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Old 04-13-15, 02:54 AM
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I have only two, and they are the exact same size in different sizes. I got both as gifts, and my dad got them from his company after his company was spun off. $2 each. I also have a Pearl Izumi soft shell jacket which I've had for a while and really keeps me warm all through winter. Still no shorts or bibs.

I want shorts and cooler jerseys, but the expense doesn't mix with my wife's feelings on what we should do with our money.
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Old 04-13-15, 04:12 AM
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Starting out, I bought two. Other than the racing club uniform, I've only bought one other short sleeve jersey since. The rest are event jerseys. Favorite is my one long sleeve jersey. Fits great, looks sharp, comfy.... Have too many bib tights and shorts. In search of the prefect pair I guess.

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Old 04-13-15, 04:46 AM
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I'm up to three short sleeve and one sleeveless that are hanging in my closet. I've only been riding more than 25 miles for less than a year though and doing my first MS150 this weekend. I'm just a noob.
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Old 04-14-15, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Drew Eckhardt View Post
How do you know it's the exact same jersey?

These two are different
You make quite an excellent point! It's very possible to have more than one of the same jersey. : )
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I probably have about twenty, using only about five favorites in the rotation.
If I don't wear a jersey for a full year, I try and donate it.
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Old 04-14-15, 08:41 AM
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I have 16 jerseys. Of those, 3 are identical and 4 more are very similar (2 sets of 2 lookalikes). If you ride the same events every year, you end up with very similar jerseys from them.
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I have two jerseys and two shorts with chamois in five years, i use my kit everyday and wash it often. If i get hired at performance bicycle this spring i will buy one of their branded jersey.
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Geezzz......lots.

Team owner. Race promoter that gives out leader's jerseys... collector of old 7-Eleven jerseys....

Notable jerseys:
All the old 7-Eleven ones (like 8 or 9 of them)

Women's skinsuits donated to me each year so that I can wear them and make a fool out of myself raising attention and awareness of issues with regard to women's cycling:
British Cyclocross National Champion skinsuit - Helen Wyman
Pink Breast Cancer Awareness month Cal-Giant skinsuit - Elle Anderson
Luna Skinsuit - Georgia Gould

Jerseys from various teams and racers I sponsor:
Verge Cyclocross Series Champion 2013 - Laura Van Gilder
Tour of America's Dairyland Leaders Jersey - Laura Van Gilder
Illinois State Criterium Champion - Jeannie Kuhajek (1), Leah Sanda(1)
National Criterium Champion (ABR) - Jeannie Kuhajek
Vanderkitten Road 2014 jersey
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I just recently started road cycling, and have only 3 jerseys. 2 (identical) short sleeve and 1 long sleeve. This works for me as I usually do 3 rides a week.
Now, with the cold weather I did pick up my first thermal long sleeve jersey and wind breaker. 2 pair of shorts, 1 bib shorts and 1 bib knickers.

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