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Cant find a simple lycra type tight shirt for riding?

Old 07-02-02, 10:12 AM
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Cant find a simple lycra type tight shirt for riding?

I have my regular biking gear(jerseys/bibs) for rides, but for commuting I want a cheap shirt with no letting that goes with most of my bibs. I purchased a McDavid lycra shirt at a sport shop that has the tight fit, no pockets etc. The bad thing about the shirt is that while the shirt is tight, the colar is a touch loose - bugs can get in at times. Is there a simple source for a cheap shirt that has the tight fit and lycra type material? I cant see dropping 50-60 for a bike shop jersey for my commuting.
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Try the end of range stuff on www.probikekit.com
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I'm a daily commuter with that had the same problem, I looked and looked, then a couple of years ago I found the cannondale vertex jersey cat# 28059 in plain color with no lettering to be just what I needed. They do have the three pocket thing but the neck is tight and they do have a zipper to open when it gets hot. I pay around $30.00 at the LBS. They come in quite a few colors check them out, I think you might like them.
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WalMart has a coolmax type fabric pullover shirt in their Starter brand. About $16. I got a bunch. I can only find them in red, white, or yellow.
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Try https://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1025707399309 ,they come in different colours as well as long sleeved and sleeveless.
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The ones at walmart - are they the snug fitting type shirt. I dont like to wear snug fitting bibs/shorts and have a baggy top, looks odd to me.
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Nikos,

I'm kind of porky, so I bought mine in XL. I don't know what the smaller sizes would look like on you, I just know you wouldn't want to see me in one.

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What you need is a surfing rashguard (yeah, yeah, I know it's not exactly easy to get in Madison). It's a form-lycra shirt with flat stitching and raglan sleeves for ease of movement. The collar is about the height of a mock turtleneck and tight! Usually, it is worn under a wetsuit for added warmth and protection from chafing. They are very well made because they have to be able to stand up to a lot of action in the ocean. The good news is that they are relatively inexpensive--about $25 shortsleeve and $30 longsleeve. If you get one, use your true size. If you're medium, get medium. They are meant to be like a second skin. The only online resource I know is www.swell.com or call 1-866-255-7873. I know this sounds like a weird idea, but the rashguard fits the criteria you mentioned.

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Nikos

Suggest you review this site. Their Tee's are very comfortable in 100% Coolmax. They also have snug fitting shirts of 10% and 30% lycra which may suit your needs. They are all plain.

https://www.sweatitout.com

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thanks guys for all the resources, now the job is more difficult!!! Didnt think I would find all the selections.
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Went to Walmart and picked up 3 Starter shirts in the coolmax. Heck they were on sale for 8 bucks. Blue and black and one in white/black. Size small worked great. Thanks for that lead.
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Nashbar and Performance always have plain jerseys for under $25, although I don't think any of them are actually made of Lycra (seems a bit too slippery to me....)
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Just today I bought 2 wicking fabric shirts from Target for $20 for the pair. They have no sleeves but cover the shoulders, called Prospirit, mine are bright YELLOW, not my color but being seen is better than looking good.
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Purchased two rashguard shirts at Sams at 14 a piece. Very tight fit - with a mock turtle neck stylz and the sleeves are down to the elbows. I think these will work out perfectly for me. No pockets, but for the commutes or a 14 mile run around the lake on weekends, no need for pockets, just a bottle and repair kit under the seat.
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