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Best bike jersey graphics of all time(31 posts)

Best bike jersey graphics of all timesnwbdrhoon
Mar 13, 2003 5:31 PM
It's team jersey time again, and I'm looking for some inspiration. So I want to hear what people think are the best jersey graphics of all time.

Postal? Lemond's Z? GT racing? Your old club team?

Let me know. Post pics if you have them.
re: Best bike jersey graphics of all timetwobits
Mar 13, 2003 5:34 PM

ariostea. italian style. love it!
Ceramiche Ariosteaboneman
Mar 14, 2003 1:36 AM
Defintely the best. After that, Team 'Z' and then Acqua Sapone 2002.
La Vie Claire. Timeless design.........Dave Hickey
Mar 13, 2003 5:41 PM
La Vie Claire. Timeless design.........Live Steam
Mar 13, 2003 5:50 PM
Designed by Piet Mondrian. Of course it would be among the Avant-Garde :O) I liked the Linda McCartney kits.
Look also used the Mondrian design for their logo. nmFez
Mar 13, 2003 7:30 PM
Look also used the Mondrian design for their logo. nmLive Steam
Mar 13, 2003 7:37 PM
Both Look and team La Vie Claire were owned by the same person - Bernard Tapie. That is the reason for the same logo :O)
La Vie Claire. I always liked that one too. (NM)High Gear
Mar 13, 2003 7:01 PM
ANY Belgian national champion's jersey. nmSpunout
Mar 13, 2003 5:47 PM
re: Best bike jersey graphics of all timedave9921
Mar 13, 2003 6:12 PM
We just got our new club kits and the response has been incredible - not only from our riders , but also our sponsors and members of the community.

I think people are drawn to it because it gives a geographic reference through the town name and the stylized image of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are just next door.

Mar 13, 2003 6:57 PM
That does look good ... could I buy one? I live (sort of) near you, in Charlottesville.
Mar 14, 2003 6:47 AM

We do have a few left - Large and XL in a tight racing cut from Garneau.

Let me know which one you want and I'll put it in the mail. You can contact me directly at

re: Best bike jersey graphics of all timeafrican
Mar 13, 2003 6:43 PM
when using it, are you likely to crash regularly?!?! (nm)Iwannapodiumgirl
Mar 13, 2003 6:47 PM
LOL (nm)52-16SS
Mar 13, 2003 8:52 PM
Mar 13, 2003 6:58 PM
There's something about Kelme that I really like. Their colors are totally obnoxious and the stripes are bizarre but I like that you just don't see graphics like this in the states very often.

Of course the vintage stuff like Cinzano and San Pelligrino are cool for abvious reasons.

I also like Cipo's blue Italian worlds Jersey. But maybe it's because of him.
La Maglia Rosaspc15
Mar 13, 2003 7:23 PM
Simple, beautiful and rich with history!!!!
re: Best bike jersey graphics of all timetoomanybikes
Mar 13, 2003 7:27 PM
Systeme U or CAfe de Colombia.
plain YELLOW!!VoltesV
Mar 13, 2003 10:12 PM
jersey porn heaven ..... (bookmark time !!!!)Spirito
Mar 14, 2003 2:41 AM

its hard to pick anything later than the mid 80's if style and elegance is foremost.

i do like the "Eurosoap - Crack" jersey (84-85) - does it get anymore stupid sounding? will stupid bucks for it if anyone actually has one (size 4, 5 or 6 please).

ciao first jersey '82 , velvet stencilled on lycra Gis Gelati..Spunout
Mar 14, 2003 4:49 AM
Couldn't find "Babydump"torquer
Mar 14, 2003 7:45 AM
That was actually a secondary sponsor of a Dutch or French Division 3 or elite amateur squad about ten years ago.

But I also couldn't find the black/red supergraphic checkerboard Lotto jerseys of about the same period, which I are my favorite. The classic black/white checkerboard Peugeot (sp?) of the early 80's also deserves honorable mention.

Great site, though. Thanks.
Thanks, a terrific site! (nm)Crankist
Mar 14, 2003 9:20 AM
Thanks, a terrific site! (nm)harry hall
Mar 16, 2003 10:24 AM
I'm neither Kiwi nor Italian, but my best: Current New Zealand national team jersey with the "silver fern," and the 60's Italian team Salvarani, which is the ultimate perfect Euro-Pro graphic to my eyes.
La Vie Claire, Kelme, Moltenitarwheel
Mar 14, 2003 4:41 AM
The La Vie Claire jerseys have to be about the coolest design. I wish you could still buy them. You see them for sale on eBay from time to time and they always go for high prices. As far as current jerseys go, I like Kelme the best. I've got a winter-weight Kelme, and it's about my favorite jersey. I just wish I could find one from a couple years ago, when they still rode Gios bikes. They've got some at, but unfortunately not any in my size (6). I also like the classic Molteni orange & black jerseys as worn by Eddy Merckx. You can buy replicas of them in wool, but they are expensive. I also like the yellow TDF jerseys with the USPS eagle logo on the front, but wouldn't pay $100 for any jersey and would feel like a poseur wearing one.
Second Kelme and
Mar 14, 2003 4:50 AM
I have a long-sleeve winter-weight 2002 Kelme, a nice one. I wear it with plain blue tights, I couldn't go for the whole bib-knickers kit, that would be too much eye candy!
re: Best bike jersey graphics of all timeNater
Mar 14, 2003 6:41 AM
Here's my vote...
I love you man, but you're not gettin' my bud light. nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 14, 2003 6:56 AM
Personal favorite - MG TechnoGymMcAndrus
Mar 14, 2003 7:13 AM
I'm found of the old Reynolds/Banesto jersey as well but I can't find an image.
re: Best bike jersey graphics of all timeblownpupil
Mar 14, 2003 6:01 PM
1. Peugeot/BP or Peugeot/Esso white and black checkerboard...classic. Too bad the French suk

2. Brooklyn (chewing Gum)

3. Raleigh/TI red/yellow/black from late 70's-early 80's

were my fave's
re: Best bike jersey graphics of all timesmooty
Mar 15, 2003 6:07 AM
The yellow/blue KAS / TAG HEUER jersey worn by Sean "king" Kelly and his team in the mid 80's. I still have one from santini.