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Yellow and Black jersey... Fashion faux pas?

Old 09-06-04, 07:54 PM
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Yellow and Black jersey... Fashion faux pas?

I've only been in biking for about three months, and after I got my shiny new shoes, I bought a jersey to match them... it's yellow with black stripes running down the sides of the sleeves and the main torso part... would you all say that this is borderline Lance, or safe in cycling apparel?
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Old 09-06-04, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MuffinMan
I've only been in biking for about three months, and after I got my shiny new shoes, I bought a jersey to match them... it's yellow with black stripes running down the sides of the sleeves and the main torso part... would you all say that this is borderline Lance, or safe in cycling apparel?
Martha Sewart would say: 'Go ride your bike and stay out of the fashion business.'
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Do your thang, do what you wanna do!

Yellow stands out, stay safe.
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omg, do you have a yellow bracelet too?
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Not really a posuer, but a Nike Malliot Jaune replica would make you one.
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OK, so let me get this strait, if you wear a jersey that happens to be yellow you are a posuer? That makes no sense. This has been talked about all over the forums and I dont get it. If I want to where a yellow jersey, yellow helmet, and yellow Livestrong band (which is supporting cancer research funding, not Lance) then I'm not a posuer!!! Personally I wear a yellow helmet and Livestrong band, OH and a USPS jersey. I love cycling, period. I'm not going to defend what I wear because it's just a waste of energy. I will wear what I want when I ride my TREK.
If you want to call me a posuer, go ahead, but do you call people who wear their favorite NFL or NHL or NBA or MLB team apparel a posuer?? I Doubt it....so why your cycling peers??
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Originally Posted by auricpoe
I'm not going to defend what I wear...
you just did.
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Old 09-06-04, 08:46 PM
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fair enough... but you get my point? agree/disagree??
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Originally Posted by auricpoe
OK, so let me get this strait, if you wear a jersey that happens to be yellow you are a posuer? That makes no sense. This has been talked about all over the forums and I dont get it. If I want to where a yellow jersey, yellow helmet, and yellow Livestrong band (which is supporting cancer research funding, not Lance) then I'm not a posuer!!! Personally I wear a yellow helmet and Livestrong band, OH and a USPS jersey. I love cycling, period. I'm not going to defend what I wear because it's just a waste of energy. I will wear what I want when I ride my TREK.
If you want to call me a posuer, go ahead, but do you call people who wear their favorite NFL or NHL or NBA or MLB team apparel a posuer?? I Doubt it....so why your cycling peers??
lol
well said.
i wear my usps jersey, trek bike, and nike shoes because they're comfortable, fit well, and were cheap. (can't really beat $50 for a nike usps jersey and $99 for cf soled shoes). i could care less about what others say

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Originally Posted by auricpoe
OK, so let me get this strait, if you wear a jersey that happens to be yellow you are a posuer? That makes no sense. This has been talked about all over the forums and I dont get it. If I want to where a yellow jersey, yellow helmet, and yellow Livestrong band (which is supporting cancer research funding, not Lance) then I'm not a posuer!!! Personally I wear a yellow helmet and Livestrong band, OH and a USPS jersey. I love cycling, period. I'm not going to defend what I wear because it's just a waste of energy. I will wear what I want when I ride my TREK.
If you want to call me a posuer, go ahead, but do you call people who wear their favorite NFL or NHL or NBA or MLB team apparel a posuer?? I Doubt it....so why your cycling peers??
Not a criticism, I just don't get the whole thing with wearing team apparel whether it be cycling, football or any other sport.
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Originally Posted by ehenz
Do your thang, do what you wanna do!

Yellow stands out, stay safe.
Yup, yup...it's your bod!! If you like it, you wear it. Hey, if I thought wearing yellow would make me any faster you bet your livestrong band I'd wear it!!
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Originally Posted by auricpoe
fair enough... but you get my point? agree/disagree??
does it matter?

Originally Posted by cycleprincess
Yup, yup...it's your bod!! If you like it, you wear it. Hey, if I thought wearing yellow would make me any faster you bet your livestrong band I'd wear it!!
Don't worry about getting faster, just focus on staying sexy.
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I have a red jersey and a yellow jersey. I know for a fact that when I wear the yellow one I go 2-3mph faster. I am looking for a source of yellow shorts so I can go faster still.
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Originally Posted by LordOpie


Don't worry about getting faster, just focus on staying sexy.
Oh yeah baby!!
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If I'm a poser, then so be it. Lance got me off my Laz E boy and onto a bike.

I don't yet have any cool Jerseys yet, but I do have my newly purchased Specialized Allez, biking shorts, and LiveSTRONG wristband.

If I didn't have 4 kids to feed, I'd damn sure be on the baddest Trek I could find with the LA Nike shoes, Gyro Texas Lance Helmet, LA Oakleys and everything else Lance related I can find, including posters covering my garage. He is my Hero and I'll admit it it anyday.

Make fun, call me names, I could care less. If he could come back from that and win six, I can surely lose the 100 pounds extra I'm hauling around..... and someday I will.
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Originally Posted by hickmantech
If I'm a poser, then so be it. Lance got me off my Laz E boy and onto a bike.

I don't yet have any cool Jerseys yet, but I do have my newly purchased Specialized Allez, biking shorts, and LiveSTRONG wristband.

If I didn't have 4 kids to feed, I'd damn sure be on the baddest Trek I could find with the LA Nike shoes, Gyro Texas Lance Helmet, LA Oakleys and everything else Lance related I can find, including posters covering my garage. He is my Hero and I'll admit it it anyday.

Make fun, call me names, I could care less. If he could come back from that and win six, I can surely lose the 100 pounds extra I'm hauling around..... and someday I will.
wow, you sure bought into the marketing machine. Do you ever bother thinking for yourself?
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I have always felt, if it makes you feel good, you excel. Don't worry what others think.It would not even occur to worry about such matters. I like stripes and I like yellow. Sounds good to me. Yellow is a neon color. Keep safe and may your riding prosper.
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Since the end of TDF, where I ride, the ratio of cyclists with yellow and USPS jerseys to normal jerseys is probably 3 to 1
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There is no copyright on the color yellow. Yellow is for visibility.
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Originally Posted by LordOpie
wow, you sure bought into the marketing machine. Do you ever bother thinking for yourself?
WOW, do you have to bash people who have dreams and heroes? Lance is one of my heroes for sure; I, like hickmantech, will admit it anyday.

GO LANCE AND USPS (Discovery)
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The YELLOW JERSEY style/wannabe/race leader discussion notwithstanding, studies done a number of years ago indicate that riders (both bicycle and motorcycle) wearing bright yellow tops and helmets were significantly more visable to motorists and were less likely to be involved in auto/cycle incidents.

I always wear a yellow shirt when I ride - I want people to be able to easily spot me when I crash in ditch or by the side of the road.

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Originally Posted by auricpoe
WOW, do you have to bash people who have dreams and heroes? Lance is one of my heroes for sure; I, like hickmantech, will admit it anyday.

GO LANCE AND USPS (Discovery)
shush, i wasn't talking to you.
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I think wearing a team jersey is ok..These are your friends..Nothing wrong with feeling a part of a group you chose to join. As long as the Team colors are cool.
I lost out when Bike Forums did not choose my original choice- BF jersey. But, I still wear it proudly. Be great if we were to ever have a local BF ride and could meet our local compatriots...
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As someone said (and I think it was on this forum and their sig):

Fashion is for those without a style of their own.

Works for me.
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Had a cycling friend . His shorts were actual bike shorts, but they sort of resembled jeans..Does that make them non shorts.
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