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Replica TDF Yellow Jerseys?!?! - How sad!

Old 01-18-06, 10:03 PM
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Replica TDF Yellow Jerseys?!?! - How sad!

I don't know if anyone has seen this but Nike is now offering Replica TDF jerseys, not the plain ones but ones with Discovery logo's on them. The real deal that is. Personally I think this is quite sad that they would stoop so low to produce the highly coveted yellow leaders jersey. I think that the only way someone should be able to get a yellow jersey is if they earn it, or if it is given to those lucky few. Who agrees with me??

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They'll sell millions. It's a great idea.

Would I wear one? No.

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Well, I don't see a problem with it. If selling replicas of something brings in money to fund the sport, so be it. I'm sure Discovery knew this was going to happen when they accepted Nike's sponsorship money. No big surprise there.
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I'm sure that you can get a replica Superbowl ring of your fav team too...
To each his own..

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They've been selling them for years.

I bought one on top of l'Alpe d'Huez in 1990 and had Lemond sign it.

I'm not a big fan of autographs, but this is a cool thing to have hanging in your den.
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They have been selling them for awhile. I have one and have seen several other riders sporting them too. I would have never bought it myself because of the poseur stimga that comes with it. But a cycling friend of mine got one for me on his recent trip to Europe. It's actually the best short sleve jersey I have.

I'd never pay $150 for it. I know my friend paid 49 euro.
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Originally Posted by EventServices
They've been selling them for years.

I bought one on top of l'Alpe d'Huez in 1990 and had Lemond sign it.

I'm not a big fan of autographs, but this is a cool thing to have hanging in your den.
+1 I have one signed by Lance hanging in my office (and it's very cool )
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If Ivan Basso buys one, and wears it at the Tour, PROBLEM. If American/Canadian/British/Moldavian fan buys it and wears it out on the road because he/she/it loves Lance Armstrong/Tour de France/cool looking mythically endowed cycling garb, no problem. The actual contestants have to earn it. The actual fans have to buy it.

I think this makes sense. Please slag me if I'm making no sense.

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if it were a bit less expensive i'd wear one just to enjoy the reactions.
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It's just a jersey. No big deal. I wear what I want and you wear what you want.

Excuse me while I go find my green jacket. I'm going to go play a round of golf.

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Originally Posted by jschen
Well, I don't see a problem with it. If selling replicas of something brings in money to fund the sport, so be it. I'm sure Discovery knew this was going to happen when they accepted Nike's sponsorship money. No big surprise there.
I doubt if the money will fund the sport - Nike are here to make money, this a great way of doing that, its a comercial world, I'm sure Nikes involvement with cycling is more about proffit and public Image than helping develop the next generation of world beaters.
Although I'll do a little dance if I'm wrong.
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Originally Posted by jschen
Well, I don't see a problem with it. If selling replicas of something brings in money to fund the sport, so be it. I'm sure Discovery knew this was going to happen when they accepted Nike's sponsorship money. No big surprise there.
I doubt if the money will fund the sport, sadly. Nike are here to make money, this a great way of doing that, its a comercial world, I'm sure Nikes involvement with cycling is more about proffit and public Image than helping develop the next generation of world beaters.
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Originally Posted by Starclimber
If Ivan Basso buys one, and wears it at the Tour, PROBLEM. If American/Canadian/British/Moldavian fan buys it and wears it out on the road because he/she/it loves Lance Armstrong/Tour de France/cool looking mythically endowed cycling garb, no problem. The actual contestants have to earn it. The actual fans have to buy it.

I think this makes sense. Please slag me if I'm making no sense.

Thank you.
Actual contestants get PAID to wear what their sponsers / team tell them. If they did not then they would be free to wear whatever they wanted. People who actually race generally would not wear something like that for the exact reason posted. It does not mean that someone who does not race is wrong for wearing the jersey. Fans wear all kinds of stuff from teams, including championship stuff. If it brings interest in the sport WHO CARES.... I would not wear one though!
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NEWSFLASH...

Replica jersey of sport teams / events for sale...NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!!!







NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL etc... you can buy a replica jersey for any sport or event/championship...

eg.


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didn't we all just have this conversation . . . ?
https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/167236-tdf-jersey-meaning.html
if it's anything like the polka dot jerseys, the xxl's will sell out first.
https://goride.com/gr_quickstep_polkadot.htm
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Originally Posted by Az B
They'll sell millions. It's a great idea.

Would I wear one? No.

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Originally Posted by shabbasuraj
NEWSFLASH...

Replica jersey of sport teams / events for sale...NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!!!







NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL etc... you can buy a replica jersey for any sport or event/championship...

eg.

Are you kidding me?!? You'll never catch me wearing something advertising for reebok! I like all my clothing labeless because I am not going to be an advertising board lol.
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Are you kidding me?!? You'll never catch me wearing something advertising for reebok! I like all my clothing labeless because I am not going to be an advertising board lol.
You must knit your own clothes right? It is amazing that you even bought a bicycle...

What did you do with your bicycle? Did you remove the original paint and then repaint it?

The sharpie must have worked great on your bicycle tires - keep them as generic as possible?

How about your car? Did you remove all of the decals?

How long did it take to remove the sidewall lettering on your car tires?

Did you obscure the stickers on your License Plate, it would be shame to advertise which state you were from?

You must spend a lot of time making sure that you are not an "Advertising Board"... What a waste of your time... especially, when you could be on the bike and enjoying yourself...
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Originally Posted by dahvaio
You must knit your own clothes right? It is amazing that you even bought a bicycle...

What did you do with your bicycle? Did you remove the original paint and then repaint it?

The sharpie must have worked great on your bicycle tires - keep them as generic as possible?

How about your car? Did you remove all of the decals?

How long did it take to remove the sidewall lettering on your car tires?

Did you obscure the stickers on your License Plate, it would be shame to advertise which state you were from?

You must spend a lot of time making sure that you are not an "Advertising Board"...
No kidding. I laugh so hard at these people. Probably more than I do at the kit police. Every time I hear the billboard objectors coming in, I think of a guy kneeling down sanding the crap out of his frame while saying (in his best hippie voice), "I won't bow down to the corporate machine, maaaaan!" F'n hilarious!
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thats deeply sad. I would never wear it. Other sports can do as they wish though...
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Originally Posted by Starclimber
If Ivan Basso buys one, and wears it at the Tour, PROBLEM. If American/Canadian/British/Moldavian fan buys it and wears it out on the road because he/she/it loves Lance Armstrong/Tour de France/cool looking mythically endowed cycling garb, no problem. The actual contestants have to earn it. The actual fans have to buy it.

I think this makes sense. Please slag me if I'm making no sense.

Thank you.
You are making perfect sense, and saving me the bother of having to write it out.
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Originally Posted by I saw Elvis
I doubt if the money will fund the sport - Nike are here to make money, this a great way of doing that, its a comercial world, I'm sure Nikes involvement with cycling is more about proffit and public Image than helping develop the next generation of world beaters.
Although I'll do a little dance if I'm wrong.
Nike sponsored Discovery in order to gain access to the privilege of trying to make money this way. That money is funding the sport. I agree... Nike must expect to make money, or else it wouldn't be involved. Nonetheless, there are benefits for the sport.
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Originally Posted by dahvaio
You must knit your own clothes right? It is amazing that you even bought a bicycle...

What did you do with your bicycle? Did you remove the original paint and then repaint it?

The sharpie must have worked great on your bicycle tires - keep them as generic as possible?

How about your car? Did you remove all of the decals?

How long did it take to remove the sidewall lettering on your car tires?

Did you obscure the stickers on your License Plate, it would be shame to advertise which state you were from?

You must spend a lot of time making sure that you are not an "Advertising Board"... What a waste of your time... especially, when you could be on the bike and enjoying yourself...
I don't knit my own clothes, but they don't have huge brand names plastered on them. I tried to remove the stickers on my bicycle (for security), but there is clearcoat over them. I can barely find the manufacturer name on my bike tires anyway. I did take the decals off my car, as well as the F-in dealer decal and license plate frame. The white letters on my car are turned in towards the car. The license plate is mandatory by law, so no changes there - although I really don't care if my state is on it.

The funny thing is that the jerseys and clothes that spout the most "sponsors" and thus give them free advertising all over them usually cost quite a bit more than plainer versions.
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Yes, it's kind of sad, but it is only a jersey....
Ideally, I think bikers should only wear jerseys (advertise/show off) something they are a part of. But, money means more to Nike than my opinion. No big deal.
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Oh please ...I hope all of you cycling "purists" are riding steel framed single speed bikes with your metal H2O bottles mounted on your handlebars, etc. etc. Why not, once and for all, just let the FANS decide what THEY want to buy and what THEY want to wear. It is them as much as the sponsors who are helping to subsidize this sport. If you choose not to buy it, fine, but let others make their own decisions. Would I buy one, no, but that is only becase I wouldn't pay $150.00 for ANY jersey.

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