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Anyone order the Jersey 3 pack from Gearlink.com?(16 posts)

Anyone order the Jersey 3 pack from Gearlink.com?shamelessgearwhore
Jul 3, 2003 9:58 AM
It's 3 jerseys for $65. Seems like a great deal, is it? Also again the old jersey fit stuff. They advertise "classic" cut. I like my jerseys to fit loose like a XL t-shirt and am going to order the 4xl. I've measured my chest at about 44-45 inches but don't want the thing to be stretched like saran wrap as is the trend in bike jerseys.
personal preferance aside...t0adman
Jul 3, 2003 10:05 AM
Don't you find that the stuff in your back pockets pulls your jersey down and to the sides if you don't wear it tight? I'm all about "race" fit.
re: Anyone order the Jersey 3 pack from Gearlink.com?Smeagol
Jul 3, 2003 10:24 AM
Gearlink is an excellent place to do business with. I highly recommend them. Make sure you order them very large to insure a loose fit. Check out http://ridetheright.0catch.com and check out the variety of pictures we have of their jerseys. It will give you a good idea. The pictures are under last year's RAGBRAI.
RAGBRAI looks like a VERY SERIOUS competition!shamelessgearwhore
Jul 3, 2003 10:51 AM
Serious enough that a Polish jersey should work just fine. I'm just excited to wear three jerseys packed full of unpronounceable products that I will never know anything about.

If the BIG fella in the picture wears the 4GXL, then the size down will probably fit me just loose enough (I hope).
RAGBRAI looks like a VERY SERIOUS competition!Smeagol
Jul 3, 2003 11:02 AM
It's a good deal. Tell Merack Team Ride To The Right says hi when you order them. He is a great guy.
re: Anyone order the Jersey 3 pack from Gearlink.com?My Dog Wally
Jul 3, 2003 10:28 AM
Two reasons I won't order these jerseys:

1) They're team jerseys, and I don't wear those.
2) They're not even real team jerseys; they're knock-offs, made in Poland, and of a far lesser quality.

That's why they're so cheap.
Why no team jerseys?t0adman
Jul 3, 2003 10:43 AM
I think they're great. I'm certainly not fooling anyone into thinking I ride for Kelme or Liquigas but I think the jerseys are cool (and good qaulity). Are team kits Fred or something?
re: Anyone order the Jersey 3 pack from Gearlink.com?Smeagol
Jul 3, 2003 11:04 AM
I have had lots of luck with my Gearlink jerseys. I think they are good jerseys.
they're OK...weiwentg
Jul 3, 2003 11:28 AM
I have the ONCE jersey by BCM. yes, it's a knock-off but no, it's not of a far lesser quality. lesser, maybe, but it is a good jersey.
no offense, but I'd wager you buy a lot of, say, Assos stuff when there's other clothing that does the same job at 95% of the quality for half the price.
they're OK...My Dog Wally
Jul 3, 2003 12:21 PM
And you would lose the wager. It's dangerous to project your stuff onto other people.
no hard feelingsweiwentg
Jul 3, 2003 4:14 PM
I was actually lusting after a pair of Assos bibs that were on sale at Branford, but I figured I had better things to spend money on. something about the 5% more quality at twice the price. no projecting here, I can assure you.
so, if I'm wrong, what's the beef? have you actually tried the BCM jerseys? the one I have is about equal to the jersey that Louis Garneau makes for my college cycling team and the local team. I bought a knock-off Selle Italia jersey made in Thailand, and THAT was crap. as a result, I have a rough idea what crap jerseys feel like, and I can confirm that, at the very least, Gearlink's BCM ONCE jersey is not a crap jersey.
no hard feelingsMy Dog Wally
Jul 3, 2003 4:23 PM
I don't know how you can say you're not projecting anything when you make a statement like "...I'd wager you buy a lot of, say, Assos stuff..."

The whole point of that statement is to define me as a person who values style over substance. You don't know me. There's nothing about my saying that I believe those team knock-off jerseys are inferior that says anything about my prefering style over substance.

Yes, I've seen those jerseys, and I believe that they are inferior to the real team jerseys. And unless you can use that statement to find some additional way to define me, let's drop it.
I probably should drop it, butweiwentg
Jul 3, 2003 8:36 PM
first, I am not projecting (wait, don't tell me, I'm in denial?). I value style, but right now I value substance more - take a look at my bike inventory and you'll see. second, they might very well be inferior to real team jerseys. but I don't think they're more than a bit poorer quality - certainly not enough to justify your previous comment.
I probably should drop it, butMy Dog Wally
Jul 4, 2003 6:35 AM
You don't seem to understand my comment about projection. The issue isn't whether or not you think the quality of the Polish jerseys is good. It's that you made a negative assumption about me based on my sincere belief that the quality ISN'T good. You took that statement and just assumed that what I really meant to say was that the Polish jersey's just don't cost enough to be good. Since I didn't say that, or anything like that, it's a projection of your values onto me.

You ready to drop this now? I'm sure the other readers aren't enjoying this.
Alternativesgeeker
Jul 3, 2003 10:35 AM
Probikekit.com (last time I looked) has a couple of team jerseys (limited sizes), and a number of Nalini solid-color jerseys, for around $20. Not sure of fit.

Longscycle.com has some blue/orange DeMarchi jerseys at an attractive price. I bought some for $17; I think they're $20 or low $20s now. They definitely fit tight.

I've bought from both these vendors, and can recommend.
Alternativesinnergel
Jul 3, 2003 11:06 AM
Second on the Longscycle.com site. I've bought a bunch of jersey's from them and they are great to deal with. No complaints at all about quality.

I have that blue/orange DeMarchi jersey. Order two sizes bigger than normal. I wear a US XL and had to get a 3XL, and it's tight.