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What's the best looking pro jersey?

Old 01-29-10, 03:27 PM
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You actually asked 2 different questions. question 1, which looks best is way to subjective to even approach. I happen to like the old Saturn jersey. but whatever
Question 2 which will solidify your fred status? Well thats easy. Discovery, better yet get the whole kit or Postal I guess either would do it
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Old 01-29-10, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
You actually asked 2 different questions. question 1, which looks best is way to subjective to even approach. I happen to like the old Saturn jersey. but whatever
Question 2 which will solidify your fred status? Well thats easy. Discovery, better yet get the whole kit or Postal I guess either would do it
i actualy have a saturn jersey somewhere. i need to dig that out...

haha i remember i went on a 5 day supported ride and one of the guys on the local cycling team wore an entire postal service kit(socks and all) on the bus ride the day before the ride started. i wanted to slap him (yes he rode a team edition oclv complete with a triple and aerobars)
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Old 01-29-10, 04:45 PM
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Old 01-29-10, 05:05 PM
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Old 01-29-10, 05:12 PM
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i like the Garmin transitions too, love that argyle

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Old 01-29-10, 05:14 PM
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Were they pros? I would say yes by any standard, but back in 1980 things were seen differently. So, in my estimation this is the best pro jersey...ever....



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Old 01-29-10, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JacoKierkegaard View Post
While I would definitely be happy to rep my local shop, I'd feel really weird about wearing the shop team's kit around town if I were not a member of that team.
many shops sell a kit that has nothing to do with a team or racing. If the shop is smart they would sell it at a price that is at least competitive, if not much lower, than equivalent quality generic clothes. That way they are getting advertising and you are getting a subsidized price in exchange. If the shop has a real team then they wouldn't/shouldn't sell the team kit to people not on the team.

One of the more popular shops here has shop kits and they also sponsor a team (there used to be a more direct connection). Anybody can get on the team though, you just have to buy the clothes. But still, it is separate from the clothes available for sale regularly.

The shop associated with my team does not have it's own kit, they only sell generic clothes and the team membership is by invitation only.
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Old 01-29-10, 05:45 PM
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The shop team I used to race for had a similar set up. Anyone could buy the team clothes whether they were on the team or not. And pretty much anyone could join the team, but it didn't do a lot for the spirt of the team when there were 50 or 100 people riding around town in the kit, but you'd only ever see 5 or 10 people at races.
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Old 01-29-10, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jwible View Post
go old school.

I must be old skool cause I'm really feeling that!!
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Old 01-29-10, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bigtea View Post
Were they pros? I would say yes by any standard, but back in 1980 things were seen differently. So, in my estimation this is the best pro jersey...ever....



Here we go again...
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Originally Posted by PharmD View Post
So, I've decided on getting a real jersey this year to solidify my fred status. Which one looks the best to you? I am liking the radioshack jersey at this point. I thought the sky jersey looked pretty cool, but the black color worries me for summer time riding- too hot. When do the 2010 pro jerseys usually start hitting the stores?
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Old 01-29-10, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
Here we go again...
yep...same questions keep getting asked...and the same people keep saying the same things...including you.
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Old 01-30-10, 01:04 AM
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So should I expect the 2010 kits to be available soon?
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Old 01-30-10, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bigtea View Post
yep...same questions keep getting asked...and the same people keep saying the same things...including you.
Actually, I've never commented one way or another when the CCCP jersey has been debated previously. However, I was recalling how it seemed to be a sensitive issue for some members the last time you brought it up.
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That brings a lot of memories I was 16 in 1980, growing up in Soviet Georgia, Living in one of the warm (literally a figuratively) cities in the Caucasus region, optimistic about future and trying to convince my parents to spend almost as much as their salaries combined for a road bike. And it wasn't like walking in on to the store and buy one, you had to find one first. It wasn't perfect, but I wouldn't draw a direct analogy with a Nazi regime.
In terms of brainwashing and propaganda I would say USA in 80's is a better analogy.
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ID64, thanks for providing an interesting perspective on the topic.
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
a little bitter?
i'm guessing you are one of those "buy everything online" types.
never build a relationship with your shop.
never get hookups and discounts with them.
never do their group rides.
im assuming you would also expect a race club to pay you to dawn their threads.

the way my shop has treated me, i'd be proud to display the name. then again its easy when it's the greatest shop in the universe!
You shop at Mad Duck in Grapevine, TX as well?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I must be old skool cause I'm really feeling that!!
Me too! All it needs is the Look logo and that would be their 2010 line
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There have to be more opinions on the best jersey out there...
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Old 02-01-10, 08:59 PM
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How about this one...
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Old 02-01-10, 09:03 PM
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I like that one.
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
a little bitter?
i'm guessing you are one of those "buy everything online" types.
never build a relationship with your shop.
never get hookups and discounts with them.
never do their group rides.
im assuming you would also expect a race club to pay you to dawn their threads.

the way my shop has treated me, i'd be proud to display the name. then again its easy when it's the greatest shop in the universe!
I'm not saying you are wrong or commenting on that, but I do think you need to keep in mind that it kind of seems like there are CA bicycle shops...and then everything else. (I'm sure AZ, FL, UT, NYC, maybe a few other places) have great shops, but for the most part a lot of us are stuck with shops that cater to hybrid Trek riders. I've been in a few great shops in SF, Montreal, and Seattle, but for the most part, the LBS is limited for even avid cyclists.
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Old 02-02-10, 02:26 PM
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I can honestly say that I would not dawn a pro team kit... that is just me though.. I am not one that likes to stand out. That being said.. I do have a couple favorites..... The white yellow and green HTC kit is a favorite.... I tend to like white for some reason.... not to mention green is a favorite of mine as well. This year.... the Sky kit is pretty pimp ...... I like how plain it is, besides the "sky" blue on black with a touch of white looks pretty stinking nice!

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Originally Posted by PharmD View Post
I'm not liking my college jersey right now.
I think it looks pretty slick. Get a red and white helmet and you're all set!
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