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Since I should not wear my USPS Team Jersey...Because...(21 posts)

Since I should not wear my USPS Team Jersey...Because...CyclingWolf
Jul 9, 2001 12:58 AM
I am in fear of being frowned upon laughed at..NOT! I do wear a '99 and '00 USPS Jersey, not the full uniform as I like to show my support for USPS....

any how is there any unique jersey's that are considered appropriate or cool, Bike Club, Bike Shop etc... Would love to find a club that has a Wolf on a Jersey as I like wolves hence my screen name.

Meant this as a friendly post do not take it too seriously, was wondering if there are any jersey's worth collecting and wearing.
re: Since I should not wear my USPS Team Jersey...Because...Peter E
Jul 9, 2001 1:52 AM
Try primal wear. They have a lot of different cool cycle wear and they gotta have something you like, i think the "fishous cycle" jersey is very cool
You can see their collection at
Aren't Primal Wear jerseys a bit...sorry...Fred-ish?boy nigel
Jul 9, 2001 6:21 AM
I really don't mean offense by this, but the only folks I've seen in Primal's jerseys/shorts are some geeky types. I'm not looking to take up the whole "Fred" thing again, but the PW line never seemed to catch on with the "cool" crowd. Almost any pro/am racing jersey's considered pretty cool on the whole. People can't help but smirk when they see USPS gear 'cause Lance is SO popular, but wear what you like, what motivates you, and what you look good in--and maybe even what matches your bike, if you so choose.

I, personally, would sooner wear a simple one- or two-color plain jersey han to wear most of Primal's stuff, but that's JUST ME. I think that the Fishious Cycle and the Rivet (Climbing, mechanical frog) are pretty neat designs, though I'd only wear them as t-shirts.
Aren't Primal Wear jerseys a bit...sorry...Fred-ish?grz mnky
Jul 9, 2001 12:21 PM
Fred's are in the eye of the beholder. I'd say wearing team wear and not being on the team is true Fredism. Who are you fooling? You wanna show support then send them a donation or volunteer to help. Sure they may get something out of the royalties, but it isn't much compared to what the manufacturer and the retailers collect.

I like the Primal Wear stuff b/c their designs are often interesting and funny. Plus their stuff is relatively well made and can be found at reasonable prices. My favorite is long sleave jersey with the dead fish print - had to cut the sleaves off after smacking a tree on the MTB. I know it annoys a certain segment of the roadie world - namely the overly serious segment.

Another funny design is the one with the alien levitating the cogsetn from his palm.
As I said...boy nigel
Jul 9, 2001 12:28 PM
...wear what you like, what feels good, what motivates, and what works for you.

I knew someone would take it like this ("Who are you fooling?", "namely the overly serious segment"). If I wear a team ONCE jersey, it's because I like the way it looks, simple as that. I'm not looking to "donate" money to the team, for Christ's sake. You should wear what appeals to you; I'd never try to stop anyone from doing this. And no, it doesn't "annoy" me that you wear Primal jerseys. Be yourself; life's too short.

And c'mon, Grz, it's "sleeves" with three e's, not "sleaves."
Touchy Touchygrz mnky
Jul 9, 2001 12:51 PM
Why so defensive? Did I strike a nerve?

Kinda hypocritical to start with using the judgemental "Fred" label and then come back and state you should do whatever you want. Obviously we're all going to do what ever we want, unless a person is so insecure that they check with this NG to see what's cool/not cool.

Besides, what's the point of arguing and defending an opinion? As if one could ever determine right or wrong.

Sorry to offend your delicate sensibilities with mi pour spelinng. Obviously I have the typical engineering bias - I'm better with numbers than with spelling. Until they incorporate a spell checker your just going to have to suffer through it.

Mrs. Manners say's that "c'mon" isn't proper english. She also say's that starting a sentance with "And" is bad ju-ju. Luckily for you it's OK b/c we know what you mean and we're willing to let it slide. How about we stow the hyper-critical crap for another time?
My jersey collectionPaulCL
Jul 9, 2001 8:09 AM
I like to buy a local club or racing team jersey from cities that I ride in. For example, my wife and I went to Paris in March, so I searched for a LBS to buy a jersey. I found one. Laurant Cyclery. I can pretty much be assured that I have the only Laurant Cycley jersey in Northern Kentucky.

My cousin is currently in France on business and, of course, is taking in a few of the TDF stages. She has promised to go on the lookout for me for a local club jersey.

Personally, I wouldn't wear a USPS or any other pro team jersey. It's just me. Maybe becuase there is a guy who lives near me who is always outfitted in the total USPS gear - jersey, bibs, socks, shoes, helmet, Lance underoos, and the special edition USPS Trek. He is seen riding at least once a week...on the sidewalk.
Hey! He can't get off the 'walk until his hematocrit is 49.8 :)12x23
Jul 9, 2001 5:25 PM
Different jerseysCima Coppi
Jul 9, 2001 8:19 AM
My collection consists of some older team jerseys and some current "fun" jerseys. I have an original "Z" team Cool Max jersey that I love. It was the first jersey I owned with a full length zipper. I also have a first rendition Telekom jersey which had the Eddy Merckx logo on it. This one went well with my red/white Merckx. Of the current jerseys, I have a few of the Pearl Izumi brewery jerseys, and these are the most comfortable ones in the closet. My most unique jersey is a pure white Tomasso 3/4 zipper jersey that I bought in college and tye-dyed. I know no one else has one like it.
Different jerseysjaybird
Jul 9, 2001 8:55 AM
La Vie Claire, 7-Eleven, Renault/Elf, Systieme U, Z, are all cool and they dont make you look like a wannabe like the guy previously mentioned in the USPS uniform. also anything wool if you can stand it...
Wool is cool!!Cima Coppi
Jul 9, 2001 9:58 AM
Checkout Vintage Velos ( for a great selection of classic (Moltini & Brooklyn team)and current wool jerseys. I've personally never ridden with one, so I cannot give feedback on advantages or disadvantages.
Wool is cool!! And wolfishJohnnyA
Jul 9, 2001 10:26 AM
Love the wool jerseys, and even has a wolf one.
That's a cool site.Lazy
Jul 9, 2001 10:34 AM
That De Rosa they have for sale is way cool. Thanks for the link.
Different jerseysJack N
Jul 9, 2001 9:59 AM
Titleist, Maxfli, Taylor Made, Callaway, Top Flite, Ping, Wilson Staff.
Wear a Mercury Jersey....jrm
Jul 9, 2001 9:26 AM
in protest to them being dropeed from the tour for some cut rate french startup tream thats only good for sprinting. Ah..had to get that off my back

i dont know but the USPS jersey sounds kinda freak, Stalker-ish. And yeah the id have to laugh..
you could be like me and not wear a jersey...dustin73
Jul 9, 2001 10:17 AM
instead, i wear t-shirts. yeah, not very high-techy and whatnot, but i don't really care. i've got my grey 1999 Area G High School Marching Contest - Corpus Christy, Texas t-shirt. that's my jersey. it gets pretty gross after a few days, but i don't ride with a group, so it doesn't affect anyone. if you're ever in fredericksburg, you'll probably see me in my t-shirt, some green wind shorts, and my $30 PI cycling shorts underneath. oh, can't forget my pretty yellow and red specialized road shoes and, more than likely, black socks with eyes on them. maybe one day i'll have the money to get me a neato team jersey, but till then, t-shirts all the way.
you could be like me and not wear a jersey...Ken56
Jul 9, 2001 1:54 PM
I used to wear t-shirts years ago until I tried a jersey and realized how much more functional they are. The three rear pockets alone are worth the price of admission. Then you have the zipper to cool down with when you get really hot and the fabric that wicks away the moisture and you have an unbeatable combination. But I choose my jerseys based on the loudest combination of colors that I can find, and this usually comes down to the (pro)team jerseys. I want to make sure that I can be seen by the car drivers out on the road and I really don't care what you think of my ulterior motives for wearing these. I happen to like them.
you could be like me and not wear a jersey...dustin73
Jul 9, 2001 2:57 PM
yeah, the pockets of my shorts serve as the food holders, and they have cargo pockets for more stuff. i don't really notice the heat...well, i do, but the wind makes it's way inside my shirt, and that cools me off 'cause the sweat (since cotton isn't really a good wick-er of moisture).
re: Since I should not wear my USPS Team Jersey...Because...Mel Erickson
Jul 9, 2001 3:27 PM
I have a Banesto team jersey my son brought me from Spain while on a trip in high school. I saved it for a couple years until he asked me why I never wore it. I told him I didn't want to wear it out but he seemed offended. I wear it regularly now and don't really care if it's team jersey or not. I probably wouldn't buy a team jersey for myself but have no qualms wearing this one.
Wear it with pridenutmegger
Jul 9, 2001 5:38 PM
This is a stupid discussion. Here in America we show our support for all our favorite teams. Anyone here been to a baseball game or are there a bunch of commies on this board? If USPS is your favorite team, then wear the jersey.
Wear it with (foolish) pridegrz mnky
Jul 9, 2001 6:18 PM
Ahhh, I happen to think that people who wear "official" team jerseys of their favorite team/player are also Freds. There just happen to be a whole lot of them, many of them bigger than I, so I just keep my thoughts to myself and hope they all graduate from the first grade and grow up. I crack up everytime I hear people talking about "my team." As if.

Nothing more than a successful marketing campaign and a sucker being born every minute or so.

I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the communist party. At least that's what I told the Navy.