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Old 12-13-17, 01:03 PM
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Single custom jersey?

Does anyone know someone who will make JUST ONE custom jersey? The wife is looking for a source to make a custom jersey for a gift (not for me). It's for a birthday present after Christmas. The shops she has found on line all have minimum orders except one that will not respond to her emails. TIA...

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JL Velo - Retail & Custom Cyclewear

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Originally Posted by noterman View Post
Does anyone know someone who will make JUST ONE custom jersey? The wife is looking for a source to make a custom jersey for a gift (not for me). It's for a birthday present after Christmas. The shops she has found on line all have minimum orders except one that will not respond to her emails. TIA...

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I used these guys. They will design for you, or you can use their Flash based design tool. I bought 4 but they have no minimum count.
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Jakroo and Hincapie do not have minimums.

Be prepared to pay a lot.
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Thanks for the quick response. We'll definitely check them out.
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Jakroo... but it'll cost you
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Voler is now doing custom jerseys (and shorts) with no minimum order. Prices appear to range from $89 - $115 for one custom jersey.
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Jakroo... but it'll cost you
When i did my jersey to support our cycle for survival team it was $130 for the first and $100 each additional. Not much more than a off the shelf quality jersey.
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Voler has no minimum for standard jerseys, with Q1 $99.

Louis Garneau has no minimum on their entire catalog, although Q1 standard jerseys are $170.
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podiumware. based out in MN, does great work and can order one offs
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I got one made in China for very little. Maybe $35
Eclipse Cycling , The top custom cycling clothing manufacturers. custom cycling jersey | custom bike jersey - Custom Cycling Jerseys Store
Quality isn't stunning, but it's wearable. It's lightweight and good in the summer. It's likely rather fragile compared to more expensive companies. But, hey, $35 for a fun jersey, why not?

I have graphics experience so I designed the whole thing and sent them a file.

Here's my blog post with photos of the jersey and why I made it. I admit I'm rather proud of it, both the jersey and blog post.

Curtis Corlew in Bicycle Land: Unauthorized Devil Mountain Double jersey debut ride
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
I got one made in China for very little. Maybe $35
Eclipse Cycling , The top custom cycling clothing manufacturers. custom cycling jersey | custom bike jersey - Custom Cycling Jerseys Store
Quality isn't stunning, but it's wearable. It's lightweight and good in the summer. It's likely rather fragile compared to more expensive companies. But, hey, $35 for a fun jersey, why not?

I have graphics experience so I designed the whole thing and sent them a file.

Here's my blog post with photos of the jersey and why I made it. I admit I'm rather proud of it, both the jersey and blog post.

Curtis Corlew in Bicycle Land: Unauthorized Devil Mountain Double jersey debut ride
While my own aesthetic sensibilities were not as offended by the official shirt as much as yours were (except I did hate the "I did it in one day!" bit), I do have to say that yours is much more clever and subtle at the same time. It's well thought out, and looks great!

This topic is interesting to me because two guys I've been friends with remotely (we've known each other from some forums and a facebook group for like 10-12 years now) are going to get together in March for the Solvang Century, and I've been thinking of designing a jersey for the three of us, so we look like a team.
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This topic is interesting to me because two guys I've been friends with remotely (we've known each other from some forums and a facebook group for like 10-12 years now) are going to get together in March for the Solvang Century, and I've been thinking of designing a jersey for the three of us, so we look like a team.
Do it! It's so much fun. I designed a jerseys for NorCal forum and the 50+ forum (there are photos somewhere on my blog) and and happy I did.

Enjoy Solvang. I've done 3 of them. One in horrible wind. Yikes. Again, stories on blog if you care.
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Do it! It's so much fun. I designed a jerseys for NorCal forum and the 50+ forum (there are photos somewhere on my blog) and and happy I did.

Enjoy Solvang. I've done 3 of them. One in horrible wind. Yikes. Again, stories on blog if you care.
I'll have to figure out how to design a jersey then. As in, what files do they need, how do you space things out so they appear in the right places on the jersey, etc. It would be really fun to get these made, and my mind is already turning around what ought to be on that.

I've only ever actually done one organized century before, and it happened to be one of those experiences that was so horrible that it feels like a real triumph to have gotten through it. It was the 106-mile Tour de Tucson in I think 2013. While the temperatures typically would be in the 70s and sunny for that ride, that particular year it got really cold (Arizona cold) and it rained throughout the entire ride and never got out of the 40s. I was underdressed for it, bigtime. By underdressed I mean the only thing I had to counter the cold and rain was a 2nd short-sleeved jersey that I layered on top of the first short-sleeved normal jersey, and as you can imagine, that just didn't cut it. If I hadn't been riding hard the whole way I would have gotten hypothermia, and the energy it took my body to stave off the hypothermia was great enough that my energy management during the ride was completely whacked. Even eating more at aid stations and whatnot than I otherwise would have my energy was just barely hanging on, and by mile 98 I had to stop for a few minutes and eat some sugar immediately because I was like a minute from a full-on bonk. I'll tell you what, though, having gutted that ride out I could tell I and everyone else who did it felt like we'd really pulled something off. Then I did actually start sliding into hypothermia and had to sit under blankets near the finish line for like an hour before I could get up and get my bike to the car and leave. It was more like the Ordeal de Tucson that year.
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