May 25, 2001 9:13 AM
|Hey, Gregg, you might be able to subsidize the production costs of jerseys by asking if any one would be interested in having their names on the jerseys for a small fee. I can see it now, plastered all over... HummaHa, PsyDoc, MikeM, Kristin, Delia, RolloT, so many names I can't think of offhand. If we'd see some one wearing one of the jerseys we could proudly point at it and exclaim, "Hey, that's my name!"|
|Kristins name on a jersey????||WCC|
May 25, 2001 9:52 AM
|Might as well right with a black cat around your neck while smashing a mirror riding underneath a ladder on Friday the 13th.|
|Kristins name on a jersey????||Alan B|
May 25, 2001 9:59 AM
|Now that's not very nice! (Sure, it made me lol, but I felt bad afterwards.)|
|Kristins name on a jersey????||4bykn|
May 25, 2001 1:12 PM
|Hey, c'mon, guys. She can't be that unlucky, I rode with her last weekend and I survi............*4bykn clutches chest and falls to the floor*............|
|Kristins name on a jersey????||4bykn|
May 26, 2001 3:19 PM
|4bykn awakens some time later..."What happened, am I dead....,is this heaven?"
He looks around and sees John de and ishmael, and realizes it isn't. A long mournful cry escapes him as he slumps to the ground.
"I knew I should have been nicer to the other posters at RBR.com" He realizes now he is doomed to spend eternity in......................
|Under the bright light of a full moon.(nm)||look271|
May 26, 2001 2:57 PM
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May 25, 2001 1:15 PM
|What I meant was as part of the design, the jerseys could have all of our names on them.|
|how about...||rollo tommassi|
May 25, 2001 1:33 PM
|That is a good idea, tho' with so many names the typeface could get small? We may need a disclaimer: "If you can read my name, you're too close!"
I wonder if there is any way to individualise the jersey a la football jerseys with your name across the back collar line (I think there is/was a pro team actually doing this?)
May 25, 2001 1:56 PM
|I think that would require each jersey to be printed separately and the cost would skyrocket. Would be cool if you could have your own name highlighted somehow in the design, though.|
|I'll take one. (nm) Hap||Hap|
May 25, 2001 6:38 PM
|Count me in.||mike mcmahon|
May 25, 2001 7:37 PM
|Despite the reputation this board seems to have with members of other boards, I thoroughly enjoy the company here (well most of it anyhow) and would proudly wear a RBR jersey in my travels. Who out there is the artsy type who could come up with something creative? I'm guessing Breck, our friend on the hill, might have some creative suggstions for jersey designs. I'm also guessing we have to have some graphic artists and maybe even clothing business folks out there. Heck, I used to ride with a woman who designed $10,000 evening gowns for Hollywood society types (she kicked my @$$ on the bike on a regular basis). I'm up for the $60 as long as I can figure out a way to pay cash so it the expenditure is not traceable (grin). Lately, I've been spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave. One more dedected bike purchase in the near future might be too much.|
|Count me in! (nm)||CyclingWolf|
May 25, 2001 7:42 PM
|how many people are REALLY ($) interested??||Len J|
May 25, 2001 8:27 PM
|how many people are REALLY ($) interested??||Cartman|
May 25, 2001 8:48 PM
|59.95?? I'd buy one|
|I don't think the names are a good idea...||Bruno S|
May 25, 2001 9:03 PM
|First there are two many regulars, the names would be too small.
Then it would just look strange to have a list of names, the design of the jersey will have to be around the names.
I would like to buy one jersey if they have no names.
|Argee with no names...||Kristin|
May 27, 2001 12:28 PM
|I would buy one, though, I'm gonna be eating tuna fish for months to come. Someone once said, "Bikes are cheap. Once you by the bike, its free to ride." What planet was he on? I've sunk at least $300 into clothes and accessories since my purchase!
Putting out names on jersey would be tough.
- Too many.
- The popularity of certain posters changes from day to day.
- People come and go.
- New posters would be left out.
- Aninimity can be fun.
- Not a team.
Additionally, do you think a jersey with the name Doug Sloan right next to Kristin makes any sense? How would you fairly determine whose name goes where? I shudder to think where I might end up! :-)
|I'm with Kristin||mike mcmahon|
May 27, 2001 12:38 PM
|Especially in light of the fact that the cast of characters changes so frequently around here.|
|The bike is only the down payment...||Bruno S|
May 27, 2001 2:58 PM
|I bought my bike about a year ago and since then I haven't stopped spending money in "accesories" and clothes. But there is no avoiding them if you want to continue to ride and do it in a comfortable manner. Last year alone I spend about $800 besides the bike. Things like a floor pump, a couple of jerseys, new tires and tubes when they were used, oil, degreaser, new chain, bar tape, etc. In addition you have the cost of the special food (GU) and sport drinks, the entries fees to races and organized rides. The expenses can go on and on. This year in may exercise log I have included a "Expenses" column to track down the real cost of cycling. So far, in 2001 I have spent $400. Had one crash and had to replace the rear rim, bought new bike shorts, etc. Really small things that cannot be avoided but mount up. So although bikes may be cheap cycling is not.
Another time we can discuss why I can have my car washed for 7 bucks but I have to spend 2.5 hours to clean my bike since there is no such service in a LBS unless you spend $130 for an "overhaul".
|In, even though my moniker is very pedestrian, nm||Mel Erickson|
May 25, 2001 10:14 PM
|how many people are REALLY ($) interested??||johnrossi808|
May 25, 2001 11:22 PM
|If the jersey is nice, I'm interested|
May 26, 2001 12:29 AM
|how many people are REALLY ($) interested??||(ACE)|
May 26, 2001 1:13 AM
|I would certainly be, provided they are not euro-size as other Garneau jerseys are. Voler would probably be a better choice. (just my opinion)|
|Jersey Pricing Info (what I know)||Marlon|
May 26, 2001 12:39 PM
|Personalized jerseys wouldn't be worth it, but I'd be interested in a generic RBR jersey. Last I remember, I think a full custom jersey from Sugoi in Vancouver started from about $80 CDN ($60 USD?) , taxes and setup fees included (depending on fabric, colours used, etc. If you take away taxes, subtract 14% for a price of (very roughly) $70 CDN. Louis Garneau I think is similar, being based in Montreal.
Voler might be better - a neat deal they have is 10% team discounts on reular priced retail products at Velowear.com if Voler makes the jerseys. Here's what I've got from Voler (prices are per jersey, including set-ups, screens, and artwork, effective Oct. 1 2000)
Short sleeve jersey, 20" hidden zipper:
One colour, 25-49 jerseys: $44
Two colour, 25-49 jerseys: $54.25
Three colour, 25-49 jerseys: $64.50
Four colour, 25-49 jerseys: $74.75
Five colour, 25-49 jerseys: $84
One colour, 50-99 jerseys: $40
2 colour, 50-99 jerseys: $46.25
3 colour, 50-99 jerseys: $51.50
4 colour, 50-99 jerseys: $57.75
5 colour, 50-99 jerseys: $63
|Last thing about Sugoi||Marlon|
May 26, 2001 12:45 PM
|For reference, my collegiate triathlon team did a semi-custom jersey deal with Sugoi for short-sleeved jerseys. Logos were black on a stock design, and the end price came out to roughly $60 CDN per jersey, including 14% tax, shipping and handling, with a minimum order or reorder of 12 needed (the principal reason why we chose semi-custom).|
|Count me in.||look271|
May 26, 2001 7:07 PM
|I'd check out Voler, too. They did a jersey for one of the MS150 teams that I've rode with. Nice jersey, and I'm sure it wasn't too expensive.|
|how many people are REALLY ($) interested??||STEELYeyed|
May 26, 2001 8:44 PM
|I'd buy one,as long as its a tasteful design.|
May 27, 2001 8:52 AM
|re: RBR jerseys||Len J|
May 25, 2001 1:35 PM
|Maybe we could put the name of the notorious Flamers low on the back side. (Heh Heh)|
|a good name||4bykn|
May 25, 2001 1:53 PM
|"The Notorious Flamers", what a great name for a rock band.|
|a good name||Y.M. Seeyay|
May 25, 2001 2:05 PM
|or a gay night club.|
|do you really want "Made in Taiwan" on your jersey?||Made in Taiwan|
May 26, 2001 11:40 PM
|then you can count me in.|
May 29, 2001 12:32 AM
|it's on most of our bikes!!|
|I'll take one...||128|
May 29, 2001 6:43 AM
|Do we get a dividend if the board's commerce increases?
I'll still be putting my handle and RBR on my lid!!
|I'm down, sure...||boy nigel|
May 29, 2001 8:22 AM
|as long as the design is agreeable. Preferably one with short sleeves and a LONG zipper! If I could get one with "Nigel" on it (a la hockey jerseys), I'd certainly be willing to pay extra. I'd rather not have EVERYONE'S names on it, though--no offense to everyone/anyone.
Put me in for it, Gregg. I hope this works out.
|Gregg, make mine a Small...||boy nigel|
May 29, 2001 2:07 PM
|...unless they're cut extremely tight.
|I'm in, but there has to be....||Live Steam|
May 29, 2001 9:56 AM
|MISPELLINGS and GRAMACTICLE errors on it or it wouldn't look AWTHENTIC!|
|I'm in, but there has to be....||Lazy|
May 29, 2001 10:10 AM
|I couldn't agree more. Maybe we could call it rode bike revue. Could be a vaudeville act in there somewhere.
Anyhow, I'm in. I'm sure my name wouldn't be very popular on anyone elses jersey either (much like made in Taiwan mentioned above).