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Is this too much? Would this make me a "poser"?(27 posts)

Is this too much? Would this make me a "poser"?KG 361
Apr 20, 2003 3:44 PM
Probike kit has Kelme bibs/jerseys for $19 each. Real team clothing. My bike is team Kelme colors. I fear that it is "over the top" but sheesh, $19 fotr pro quality stuff? hard to pass up. Plus, I have always like Kelme's kit. For sure, no one could say "I didn't see you!" =)
Go for it...Dave Hickey
Apr 20, 2003 3:46 PM
YOu deserve it. It's hard to go wrong for $19.00
You would the helmet shoes and socks!nmthe bull
Apr 20, 2003 3:54 PM
opps need the helmet (to match)nmthe bull
Apr 20, 2003 3:55 PM
Apr 20, 2003 4:44 PM
just kidding...sounds like a good deal..

its a personal decision.
re: Is this too much? Would this make me a "poser"?longhorn
Apr 20, 2003 4:48 PM
what's the address for their site?
re: Is this too much? Would this make me a "poser"?overtrained
Apr 20, 2003 4:51 PM
re: Is this too much? Would this make me a "poser"?longhorn
Apr 20, 2003 5:42 PM
muchas gracias
Gee, that way when I ride w/ my friend "Rabbit",KG 361
Apr 20, 2003 5:10 PM
we could look like the peleton from last year! (He rides a 'nago w/Mapaei paint and his girlfriend got him full Mapaei kit.) Or not.....
re: Is this too much? Would this make me a "poser"?swvegg
Apr 20, 2003 5:18 PM
Nah, you would just look silly, Kelme clothing is hideous. Jersey isn't too bad, but the bright green shorts?
not if you mix n match...peter1
Apr 20, 2003 5:39 PM
Wear the jersey with black shorts, or the bibs with a solid white jersey. (or something complementary) IMO, since you asked, the full kit does make you look like a poser.
That's what I've done in the past.KG 361
Apr 20, 2003 5:45 PM
However, the urge to be lime green is almost overwheling.....
That's what I've done in the past.Bill B
Apr 20, 2003 6:17 PM
You should wear what you want to, don't let someone else decide what you wear.
So Team Shorts w/Neutral Jersey is Kosher?serbski
Apr 20, 2003 7:05 PM
I couldn't pass up (Santini) Bonjour team bibs for $40 and don't feel that I'm commiting any fashion infractions by pairing them with a plain solid-colored jersey (the sponsor/adverts on the bum/legs don't make me feel so much like Rod Stewart in the "Hot Legs" video as do plain black bibs) Your post seems to indicate that at least one person agrees with me regarding "mix n' match"!
I'll never be able to wear plain black bibs again. thanks (nm:)Frith
Apr 21, 2003 4:56 AM
My Mistake, It Was the "Do Ya' Think I'm Sexy?" Video...nmserbski
Apr 21, 2003 7:06 AM
Apr 20, 2003 6:24 PM
I have a lampre team TT bike, and the jersey and gloves and socks. While I have yet to even ride the bike (the jersey is unworn and the gloves) I wear the socks as they are great. One day when the bike is built I might not wear the whole kit at the same time, but you know I don't care what people think, I think the stuff looks cool and I like it. So you get the Kelme stuff and come here and I will ride in my Lampre stuff and we can look like pros together.

Look at all the posers in Buc's jerseys...... ohhh and now the lightining are in the playoffs lets go get a lightning jersey too.

Enjoy the kelme kit my friend.
re: Is this too much? Would this make me a "poser"?kenyonCycleist
Apr 20, 2003 6:35 PM
just dont wear it too a race..otherwise u will prob get heckled
you tell usDougSloan
Apr 20, 2003 7:45 PM
Main Entry: po·seur
Pronunciation: pO-'z&r
Function: noun
Etymology: French, literally, poser, from poser
Date: 1872
: a person who pretends to be what he or she is not: an affected or insincere person
them are fighting words333928ien
Apr 21, 2003 4:39 AM
Whatever you do, don't call anybody a poser or a fred unless you're looking for a fight.
Get the outfit. Only wear it when riding another bike. nmdzrider
Apr 21, 2003 4:58 AM
Do you really care what others think?ms
Apr 21, 2003 6:31 AM
If you really care about what others think, you already have made a big mistake by your riding a bike and wearing any bike-specific clothes. "Normal" adult men do not ride "children's toys" or wear lycra. Now, I know what you are thinking -- you don't care about other people, but you want to make a good impression on your fellow cyclists. Based on my experience your ability to make a good impression on your fellow cyclists is about as arbitrary and random as your being popular in junior high school. Some people do care about what you wear and others don't care what you wear so long as you are a good rider. And, others are happy just so long as you are on a bike even if you are slow, etc (so long as you are safe -- no one likes a squirrely rider). Do whatever makes you happy. BTW: Given some of the things that I have been called when I have worn my Team Telekom kit (without the Team Telekom bike), I would have been happy if all I was called was a "poser." I say go for it and have fun.
Basically a fashion question. And there are two main problemsdjg
Apr 21, 2003 8:42 AM
with putting fashion questions to cyclists:

1) They're fashion questions; and

2) You're asking cyclists.

I say don't ask and don't tell. I also say 19 bucks is a deal.
Ok, here's the deal;KG 361
Apr 21, 2003 9:12 AM
I don't really care what others think and I'll wear what I want. $19 is a heck of a good deal for pro-level clothes. I wouldn't even think about wearing them to race (entering my 1st race at age 44 May 3rd). I ride most of my miles by myself, so who cares? Non-cyclists think we are strange/wierd/gay no matter what we wear, so why not wear something really obnoxious? This was mostly an attempt at getting some board activity. Things have been boring as of late......(it worked =))
f 'emraboboy
Apr 21, 2003 10:27 AM
I have a couple pro kits and a couple college kits. don't give a sh%t what other people think.
Apr 21, 2003 10:30 AM
Last Saturday I saw a guy with the Oscar Freire World Champion edition C-40 and full Mapei kit...........poser. Then I saw, on seperate roads, two guys with 5900's and full USPS kit........posers. Unless you are on the squad, ie. Sevilla, Hincapie, Lance, skip the whole enchilada. With that said, my favorite team kit is that of Kelme. So, I'll get a jersey and wear it on my 5900......
I want an Oscar Meyer World Championship kit.... NMSuperGnome
Apr 21, 2003 12:37 PM