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Where can you get local team overstock kits

Old 09-30-08, 09:26 PM
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Where can you get local team overstock kits

I could be leaving the country within the next 2 years and would like to stock up on some good old local USA team kits. I have kept an I out on Ebay but feel wierd about buying a used kit.

Does anyone have an idea if Voler or any other manufacturers have a surplus sales site where people can purchase left over kits?

Not interested in wearing pro kits - FRED if you ask me, but i guess wearing a team jersey of a team you are not a member is FRED too.
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ask the teams. a lot of teams have websites, find someone to email and ask if they have old stock. may not be cheap, but if you really want them....

also, telling them you'll be wearing outside of "their turf" may make them more likely to sell the kits to you
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Go to the flea market at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome (PA) on October 11. A lot of vendors blow out left overs at ridiculous prices. I got a new Champion Systems jersey for $5 last year. It's a bit of a hike from VA, but there are some awesome deals and an amazing assortment of products.
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
Go to the flea market at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome (PA) on October 11. A lot of vendors blow out left overs at ridiculous prices. I got a new Champion Systems jersey for $5 last year. It's a bit of a hike from VA, but there are some awesome deals and an amazing assortment of products.
Is there any mention of this online? I can't find anything about it. I'll be in the area that weekend...
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Is there any mention of this online? I can't find anything about it. I'll be in the area that weekend...
Sorry, they call it a "swap meet" (that's "meet", not "meat"!), perhaps because it sounds nicer than "flea market".

Here's one link, plus another. If you will be around, it's a fantastic event.
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This looks very enticing....

Commercial Vendors are on hand to reduce inventory, clear overstock and blow out current models. Their stock is your gain.

* High-zoot swag at clearance sale prices
* No reasonable offer refused
* Everything must go
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Any New Yorkers making the 80 mile trip and need another warm body to kick in for gas?
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+1 on asking teams for surplus kits. Better chances if you ask someone who's been around for a while. I spent a lot of time and energy getting rid of maybe $2000 of clothing, and I gave it all away.

+1 on Lehigh swap meet. You can get some cool stuff. I got, for $20, a world champion jersey signed by the guy who won the worlds (errr name escapes me, he's the big sprinter guy from t-town). He signed it in front of me. I passed on the $500 or so proto Giro aero shell thing, although he'd have signed that too. If you need aero track wheels that's the place to go - lots of fixie rear wheels last time I went.

Hm. I want aero track wheels.

I can't believe I can't remember that guy's name. Raced for Navigators for a while. Family had a used car lot near the track. Juvenille delinquent. Grr.

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Originally Posted by Chicocreole View Post
Not interested in wearing pro kits - FRED if you ask me, but i guess wearing a team jersey of a team you are not a member is FRED too.
Seems to me that wearing an amateur team kit from a team you do not belong to is even more FRED than wearing a pro kit.

If you don't belong to any teams or clubs, how about doing some century rides and buying the jerseys from those rides? Or buy a jersey from your favorite local bike shop (with their logo on it).

If you meet other cyclists and you are wearing an interesting jersey, the first thing they are going to ask is about the jersey. You can answer that you are a FRED, or you can tell them about the great century ride that you did.
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If you're in a hurry to overpay for used stuff go here.

https://www.theprosstuff.com
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Okay, is wearing team kit Fredish or not?
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Originally Posted by Durward_Kirby View Post
Okay, is wearing team kit Fredish or not?
Fat slow guy wearing a poor fitting team kit is definitely FRED.
Hard to be a FRED if you're fit and fast.
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More FRED

Wearing a Pro Kit of a Team your not good enough to be on?

or

Wearing a Non Pro Kit from a team you have no connection with?
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Originally Posted by Chicocreole View Post
More FRED

Wearing a Pro Kit of a Team your not good enough to be on?

or

Wearing a Non Pro Kit from a team you have no connection with?
The latter is more FRED.
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Originally Posted by Chicocreole View Post
I could be leaving the country within the next 2 years and would like to stock up on some good old local USA team kits. I have kept an I out on Ebay but feel wierd about buying a used kit.

Does anyone have an idea if Voler or any other manufacturers have a surplus sales site where people can purchase left over kits?

Not interested in wearing pro kits - FRED if you ask me, but i guess wearing a team jersey of a team you are not a member is FRED too.
Canari has two sales per year at their warehouse. I don't know about Voler; try emailing them.
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Any one know the exact address? I am thinking of making the trip if it isnt to far.
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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
Seems to me that wearing an amateur team kit from a team you do not belong to is even more FRED than wearing a pro kit.

If you don't belong to any teams or clubs, how about doing some century rides and buying the jerseys from those rides? Or buy a jersey from your favorite local bike shop (with their logo on it).

If you meet other cyclists and you are wearing an interesting jersey, the first thing they are going to ask is about the jersey. You can answer that you are a FRED, or you can tell them about the great century ride that you did.
Or you can answer that you happened to like the look of the jersey, bought it and tell them where you got the jersey from. If you like a jersey and its for sale by all means buy it. What some of the elitist snobs on this forum think should be the last thing that someone should be concerned about when making a decision.
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Our team sells our old stuff at the century we host. A suprising number of people buy the stuff too. I have to admit, it's a bit wierd to see people i've never met or even seen at a race or club ride wear our old stuff.
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Whats FRED? Im new.
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What some of the elitist snobs on this forum think should be the last thing that someone should be concerned about when making a decision.
You're joking, right?
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our team is changing its major sponsor- which means completely new kits this year.

we have really nice stuff from PACTIMO and the design is pretty cool (at least i think so)

we have brand new surplus bibs, shorts, jerseys- all sizes.

if you are serious and want to purchase any of these, PM me. i'm certain we can let them go for a good price.
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