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Beating a dead horse---pro jerseys(21 posts)

Beating a dead horse---pro jerseyselviento
Apr 16, 2002 3:06 PM
I have noticed that when I wear my full pro kit, I tend to ride faster. There is this subconscious "I better ride fast or others are going to think i am that pro wannabe loser/poser, and other cyclists will brag about passing some fat guy in a full pro kit." So being a poser has actually worked out for me.

Most my jerseys and bibs aren't the current 2002 version, so not too hard on the wallet either.
so what do you wear on slow days? :-) nmRideLots
Apr 16, 2002 3:12 PM
My slow days are still faster than my past slow days;-)nmelviento
Apr 17, 2002 6:50 AM
re: Beating a dead horse---pro jerseysChaz_cycles
Apr 16, 2002 3:40 PM
I doesnt help it just makes people look like idiots or I should say loser wantabees.
re: Beating a dead horse---pro jerseysBill B
Apr 16, 2002 5:18 PM
Whats the big deal? I'm a fan, I wear my favorite teams jersey. That makes me a loser?

My Dad used to wear a BoSox cap, was he a loser?
re: Beating a dead horse---pro jerseysRadicalRonPruitt
Apr 16, 2002 6:19 PM
If he wore a jersey, knickers, socks, and cleats that all were bosox related then yes. I think he can get by with just a cap though.
re: Beating a dead horse---pro jerseyseschelon
Apr 17, 2002 5:28 AM
What is this sh*t with people calling others losers because they wear team kits? This is the one of the stupidest sh*t people say that I feel like beating the living sh*t out of them because they say things without using their heads.

For all of you clothing Police riders out there: these companies that sponsor these teams and everyone else concerned in the industry want us all to wear their team kits...that's why they make them and market them to us cyclists. I'd rather see some person wearing full USPS outfit and riding a huffy than put up with a55holes who preach to everyone that people shouldn't wear team kits unless they "earn" it...you know, be sponsored by the actual team...stupid people shouldn't be allowed to type or think.
Support those that support us.Wannabe
Apr 17, 2002 6:38 AM
You folks that degrade others for wearing a team kit out to be ashamed of yourself. You self-appointed experts and keepers of what is right, complain that cycling does not get the sporting attention it deserves in this country then bash another rider for wearing a team kit emblazoned with a company's logo that SUPPORTS a professional cycling team.

Get a clue.

I enjoy wearing a team kit. I want to SUPPORT those companies that support cycling.

Yep, I'm a wannabe, it's my handle.

Andy
Saeco didn't buy my bicycleMe Dot Org
Apr 17, 2002 7:54 AM
I did.

In Marketing, when you can convince someone to PAY you to wear your logo, it's called the 'ultimate win'.

Have you noticed that Supergo and Voler charge less for the clothing they sell with a smaller logo?

I don't know how wearing an Euskatel or Mercante Uno Jersey in the United States is going to increase brand awareness in a meaningful way for those companies. Perhaps if enough people wear USPS or Saturn Jerseys it could help, but if USPS underwrites its cycling team in hopes that it can justify the expenditure because of the loyalty of the cycling community, it is sadly mistaken.

For Pro Cycling to become big in the Unites States (in terms of advertising support) it has to become a big spectator sport. I don't think you're going to see a lot of beer-bellied couch potatoes wearing Mapei Jerseys.

Wear what you want when you ride, but don't expect someone to look at your jersey and stop watching John Madden and start watching Phil Ligget.
No they didn't, so to h@ll with 'em!Wannabe
Apr 17, 2002 10:33 AM
Maybe I didn't explain myself well enough. My bad.

Saeco sponsors a big Euro team. That makes me happy. I like them because they sponsor a team. That infuses more money into our sport. That is a GOOD thing.

You don't want to be a stooge for some evil company like Saeco (or Supergo, or Voler), fine. You want to buy jerseys with the smallest logos or no logos, fine. Your choice.

There isn't a major company out there currently involved in the sport that is going to buy me a bike. That doesn't mean I'm not happy and supportive of them being involved in the sport.

You said: "For Pro Cycling to become big in the Unites States (in terms of advertising support) it has to become a big spectator sport."

Cycling will not become a spectator sport if corporations are not willing to support it. That's the game. It's about money. And if I can do a little to support their involvement, than I will. By your logic, a company would be stupid ("it is sadly mistaken") to become involved in our sport. I hope your views are not shared by the majority here or cycling is doomed.

As for beer-bellied couch potatoes supporting cycling, have you seen pictures of the crowds lining the roads in Belgium? Tough to tell if they all have beer bellies under all that clothing, but they definitely drink their share of beer.

Andy
Yeah, right.grzy
Apr 16, 2002 4:09 PM
Hey, strike a pose while I hit you with this stick.

Ya' know I actually jump higher when I wear my Michael Jordan underwear. Only problem is noone else seems to notice b/c I have shorts over my skivies.
BWAHAHAHAHA!Ahimsa
Apr 16, 2002 4:12 PM
Grzy, you are the devil.

BWAHAHA!

Funny shite.

Cheers!

A.
Gone to seed.vitusdude
Apr 17, 2002 7:35 AM
I am now only wearing vintage pro team jerseys of yesteryear so I can pretend to be a former pro grown old and slow and gone to seed.
pro jerseysQubeley
Apr 16, 2002 5:41 PM
Come on, people. Jerseys are jerseys, different people have different taste, and different intepretation of Pro jersey.
I personally like pro jerseys because I like the graphics. I buy Pro jersey not for how the team is doing, rather, how the jersey itself looks. I don't have postal stuff, because I don't like to wear what so many people are wearing, I have Bonjour jersey because I think it is a tasteful design.
So many of the regular cycling jerseys are just too boring, what do you want: blue? yellow? or red? Besides, the deals of Pro jerseys are easily found, and the quality is really better than plain jersey of the same price. I like Santini.
Wear whatever you like, and let the style Nazi be jealous, because deep down, they want to wear Pro jerseys...
pro jerseysRadicalRonPruitt
Apr 16, 2002 6:24 PM
I know this one guy. He has all these top quality, top equipped bikes. We are talking Pinerello, Colnago, San Bernadino(?), all with either Campy Record or Shimano Dura Ace. He has all the top gear, Giro Pneumo helmet, Nike carbon sole shoes. He matches his bike every time he rides it. Yet this guy rarely rides over 35 miles in a given setting. He won't race. Try to get him to ride a century, and he backs out. He is obviously a poser. He looks like he knows what he is doing, but it is an awfully expensive hobby to log in about 2000 road miles a year. I am sure he is probably looking to buy something new right now.
What's your point?Wannabe
Apr 17, 2002 6:43 AM
Sounds like this is the EXACT guy we want wearing team kits and buying bikes. Makes the viability of cycling continue so people like Ronnie here can have a forum like this one.

Andy
pro jerseysyeah right
Apr 17, 2002 12:10 PM
that's 2000 more miles than most people, and 35 more miles than i've ridden today.

ever seen someone who owns a fun car?

a couple a pinerellos are a lot cheaper

who cares?
I have a pro jersey made from a beaten dead horseAhimsa
Apr 16, 2002 6:27 PM
Got it from Grant over at Rivendell.

Beaten horse hide makes the finest leather.Feels great against the skin and doesn't stink like synthetic jerseys can. Also allows moisture to escape while protecting you from drying winds.

I wear mine with my llama wool shorts and rabbit felt socks.

Cheers!

A. (Retro beyond retro. Dinosaur chamois and a coconut for a water bottle.)
I have a pro jersey made from a beaten dead horsevitusdude
Apr 17, 2002 7:33 AM
Yeehaa! You are too much.
Who cares what other people wear?..(nm)Sharky
Apr 17, 2002 2:39 AM
The notorious placebo effect. NMvitusdude
Apr 17, 2002 7:36 AM