|where can you buy USPS stuff online||MountainPro|
Mar 4, 2003 3:59 AM
|I am looking for USPS jerseys, shorts and tops etc...just like the ones used in the TDF...
online preferably in the UK if possible..
Mar 4, 2003 5:04 AM
|I searched for you on www.probikekit.com, www.velogear.com, www.worldcycling.com, www.bikejerseys.com, www.euroduds.com, and even the www.usps.com sites and found no jerseys or shorts. Just a few odds and ends on www.usps.com, like polo shirts and socks and a couple things on the worldcycling site. Try E-bay.|
|www.gbcycles.co.uk||the flying bean|
Mar 4, 2003 5:11 AM
|May be low on stock at the moment but they have the full range of USPS stuff
The Flying Bean
|re: where can you buy USPS stuff online||snwbdrhoon|
Mar 4, 2003 5:20 AM
Full Selection: Trekbikes.com -> Trek Store -> USPS
I am very happy with my USPS nike stuff. It's very comfortable and high quality.
Jersey, Wind Jacket, Cycling Cap, T-shirt (so I have a problem, at least it's not the full kit).
|get out your credit card||tarwheel|
Mar 4, 2003 7:45 AM
|The markup on USPS gear is incredible, but you can buy it through the Trek website. Jerseys are even more inflated than the usual prices, about $100 I think. You can also find USPS gear for sale on eBay, but it often gets bid up to high prices -- particularly stuff like yellow TDF jerseys. It's too bad Trek is gouging people so bad on the USPS gear because I would like to support the team. I wanted to buy a yellow TDF podium cap last summer, and they were selling for $35 -- for a stupid cap that would be overpriced at $20. Forgettaboutit. I bought a Kelme jersey instead for $20 from probikekit.com|
|get out your credit card||raptorUW|
Mar 4, 2003 11:59 AM
|>The markup on USPS gear is incredible, but you can buy it >through the Trek website. Jerseys are even more inflated >than the usual prices, about $100 I think
the prices are high on purpose -- to get people into the LBS -- while at the same time, people who want to pay a premium to buy from their comp can do so.
pricing at an lbs should be in line with any other new clothing products, probably about $65 for a jersey. A lot of people argue that bikeshops are able to charge a premium b/c they bear the risk to bring in the product & keep it on the shelves. That said, many say it is a viable tactic to haggle on price if the products aren't in stock.
|LBS suggestion||JS Haiku Shop|
Mar 4, 2003 7:55 AM
|though i've liked the jerseys for several years, i hadn't bought one before due to the $80-$100 price tags. surprisingly, a (regional) LBS had them on sale in november for 50% off retail, closing out "spring clothing". $40+tax.|
Mar 4, 2003 8:29 AM
|I actually ended up buying a TDF podium cap at a local shop for $20. It was last year's model, but better than paying $35.|
|re: hats||JS Haiku Shop|
Mar 4, 2003 8:43 AM
|I bought a few of these two years ago at $35 + tax (LBS) and sold them for $65-$95 on ebay. :)|
Mar 4, 2003 9:19 AM
|yes, they are artificially high in price...some local bike shops here in Scotland have them but they are imported so there expensive unless you want an XXL size, in that case there really cheap...
I have found a supplier in the UK that sells the winter jerseys for about £30 ($50) and the summer ones for slightly cheaper...all sizes..
thanks for your suggestions folks..
Mar 4, 2003 10:35 AM
|Sorry, couldn't resist ;)
* Please note that the above is a joke and only meant to be humorous.
|here's the story....||russw19|
Mar 4, 2003 2:16 PM
|USPS cycling apparel is licenced to Trek. Specifically TCG, which is the parent company that owns Trek, Fisher, Klein, LeMond et al. and also has the licence and disto rights to Nike Cycling gear and shoes.
The web page sets prices slightly (about 10%) higher than most shops that carry the stuff so that you go to the local shop. The parent company does not want to compete for sales with the local shops. And ANY TCG dealer can order that stuff. Even if your LBS is a LeMond dealer and not a Trek dealer. They can get all the apparel.. Trek stuff, Fisher stuff, LeMond stuff, Klein stuff.... just not the bikes they are not dealers of. So if you want to know if your shop can get the stuff, ask them if they have a TCG account.
|Try www.bicyclebuys.com search TREK -nm||cydswipe|
Mar 4, 2003 3:44 PM