- Lost tdf peleton riders
cookeaa – Member
I have to admit this thread has made me think about old classic jerseys more than modern Rapha rip offs..
Anyone know where I could get a reasonably priced Repro’ Tomasso ‘Z’ Jersey circa 1989/90 style?
I once rode past the whole Z team, wondering why they had so many wannabes. Greg Lemond was there, as well. I didn’t realise until the end of the day.Posted 4 years agoferralsMember
It’s just fashion. same way that girls go and buy the same dress that kate middleton is seen wearing or blokes have started wearing jeans so tight they probably were designed for girls just because… [actually i have no f-ing idea why – i mean seriously, self castration by denim is seen as a good thing?]Posted 4 years agoMrNiceMember
So the sponsors logo’s/no sponsors logo’s arguments are all fairly acedemic. You look like a sex offender.
In lycra??? Hardly. Think Jimmy Saville’s loose tracksuits, a Catholic priest’s robes, etc. etc. Loose clothing (think baggies!) is sex offender territory.
Most people think cyclists wear lycra because we get our jollies from showing people the outline of our genitals. That’s why you have to try to make the perverts fall off.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Loose clothing (think baggies!) is sex offender territory.
Careful, you could be casting aspersions in the direction of Gangsta rappers too there, don’t want to upset them, they’re almost as hard as actual Gangsters, who’d clothes, I’m certain, fit them just right…Posted 4 years agoedhornbySubscriber
ok what if you win the competition that ITV4 are running (the option to win 10k in cash and a free holiday can’t be sniffed at)
so you get the team sky bibs and jersey, do you wear them or ebay? if they were free I’d wear them and not worry about it but probably not together
I do draw the line at replica Jaune or polka though, a football fan wouldn’t wear a plastic replica FA cup winners medal
If I see someone else wearing one I don’t worry though, that person will be riding a bike and therefore WIN.Posted 4 years ago
I know a few now that have national jerseys from Nat Champs, one has hers framed, not sure what the others have done, seems in the last one you get the podium one for pics then they post you the right size one fresh for posterity.
Not sure if you get a spare for riding though.
The good thing about mountain bike baggies is at least it looks like you just found the gear rather than road kit.Posted 4 years agoWhathaveisaidnowMember
I have a Team Polti top that matches my Coppi, which i wear when on that bike, I also have the shorts, but have yet to be brave enough to match the two, it is quite bright…and look at me!
I think a nicely matched non team set by Santini or the like looks smarter and classier in general.Posted 4 years agoluffy105Subscriber
yes, its all lycra, it looks shit, but you don’t have to make yourself look like a shit knob
You’re not a happy fan then Dirtyrider? Well this ‘shit knob’ looks a tit in any Lycra due to having eaten too many pies so it is quite apt and it makes me laugh.
Plus I’ve now got the added bonus in the back of my mind that were you to see me wearing it you would likely seeth with sartorial disdain and it may put you off whatever achingly cool thing you happen to be doing at that time 😀
Win – winPosted 4 years agowhatnobeerMember
The basis of this sort of snobbery is the idea that people wearing team kit or whatever are trying to pass themselves off as professional cyclists. Once you accept that they are not doing that then the whole thing becomes ludicrous.
Indeed and the sort that puts people off the sport. It strikes me as an attitude that comes from people who’ve been cycling for a while and don’t like all the new comers, especially if they give off an ‘ATGNI’ look. A similar attitude unfortunately exists towards ‘storm troopers’ on mountain bikes.Posted 4 years agodavidtaylforthMember
Indeed and the sort that puts people off the sport. It strikes me as an attitude that comes from people who’ve been cycling for a while and don’t like all the new comers, especially if they give off an ‘ATGNI’ look. A similar attitude unfortunately exists towards ‘storm troopers’ on mountain bikes.
Well yes; with good reason. Cycling is my life; I love the sport. And then some slightly over weight, IT Manager comes along; squeezes into his Team Sky lycra and hits the road. Now my sport looks shit.Posted 4 years agoDT78Member
I have World Cup and polka dot socks, a couple of team jerseys and bibs, a couple of tour jerseys (pink giro, red vaulta) and the most heinous of all a strava gran fondo. Sadly I’m also reasonably rapid (obviously not tour rapid) so maybe I’ve never noticed all those guys trying to catch me up and call me a FKW 🙂
I too buy jerseys I like the look / colour of that are cheap. Team close outs, like the belkin ones, are often fantastic bargains.Posted 4 years agoWhathaveisaidnowMember
nearly rode into a guy last evening on the way home, full sky kit even the helmet, maybe even the socks….alas, not yet the bike, but respect to him for getting the full-on look,…i did feel obliged to keep a nice 100 yards between us though after the initial coming together. 😀Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
Sky FKW who rode past my office last year turned out to be Geraint Thomas. My daughter spotted Luke Rowe going past her school, and I got overtaken by Dani King on my way to work a few months ago. #cardiffthenewgirona
I overtook* a guy in full Saxo-Tinkoff gear a few months back near my house. Turned out to be Contador 🙂
* I was in a carPosted 4 years agoatlazMember
TBH I really don’t care. I sometimes think it’s a bit odd but then realise that it’s their money so they can spend it as they like.
That said I was close to writing two blokes off as pro kit **** last year in France. Sitting having a bit of lunch in a small town and they roll in, put their bikes against a wall then sit at a table and shout at the waiter for “the usual”. One is head to toe in black Sidi branded kit (obv. Chinese ebay as who wears Sidi shorts) and the other in a cut off sleeve AG2R jersey, AG2R shorts and even has an AG2R Focus bike. Turns out it’s Nacer Bouhanni fresh from winning the red jersey in the Giro and his mate Steve Chainel from AG2R.Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
Wondering if this is a fairly recent thing? Me and my mates all use to ride in jerseys like the Z and ONCE ones back in the day and weren’t aware of any FKW issues, but then we were in our early teens and it was before the days of the interweb and cycling forums. Obviously wouldn’t do it now in my 40’s!Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
When I started out MTBing in the late 1980s we bought all our kit from the bargain bins at road bike shops.
Recently sold my well-used Peugeot Z biblongs and Kas jersey for £20 and £25 – which is at least twice what I paid for them 25 years ago.
Hope nobody sneers at the happy new owners.Posted 4 years ago
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