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Unattached Jerseysoup
Feb 11, 2003 6:50 AM
Looking for suggestions on a simply designed jersey for racing unattached. Pockets, zippered, primary color, tailored fit, not too pricey.

anything plainDougSloan
Feb 11, 2003 7:18 AM
Any LBS will have some plain jerseys. Technically, you're just not supposed to have sponsors on the jersey who aren't your sponsors, and it must have sleeves, oh, and it must be clean. Other than that, you can do what you want. Plain white works. I'd just try not to stand out (no flourescent colors).

If it might be really hot, a full or 3/4 zipper helps. For cooler weather, you might get an undershirt (like Defeet) or a vest.

anything plainsoup
Feb 11, 2003 8:18 AM
The LBS has only "club fit" jerseys; not the tailored fit I'm after. They are also quite expensive.

I'm with you on "not standing out."

Tailored fit = race cut from VolerMr Good
Feb 13, 2003 5:59 AM

Voler offers jerseys in regular cut (ie fat american cyclist) and also in race cut (slimmer, more tailored). Reasonable prices, quality gear:
Hey Douig (sic)!noveread
Feb 11, 2003 8:28 AM
Ya know, I never thought about this, I'll be racing technically unattached this year but I do ride for a club. The thing is, the club that I ride for is an ABR and WISport club not a USCF club and I'll be riding USCF. My license has me listed as unattached but I was planning on wearing my club's jersey. Is there a problem with that?

I did that all last year and evenshirt
Feb 11, 2003 8:38 AM
got race promoters to list my LBS as my sponsor. Getting on the podium a few times in their jersey and seeing their name at the top of a few race results lists made them very happy and nobody was the wiser. :-)

Glad that it worked for you, but USCF rulebook says...torquer
Feb 11, 2003 8:52 AM
"Advertising may appear only on the uniform ... of riders who are racing members of sponsored clubs (DQ for other advertising)."

Non-USCF affiliated club probably wouldn't be considered "sponsored" club.

Guess it all depends on mood of officials.
Glad that it worked for you, but USCF rulebook says...noveread
Feb 11, 2003 9:11 AM
Guess I need to determine what the definition of "sponsored clubs" is...

just take along an extraDougSloan
Feb 11, 2003 9:23 AM
I think they have to DQ you before the race, if they are going to. In any event, I'd just take along an extra plain jersey in case they gripe about it. I've seen people ride with jerseys inside out, too. Thing is, they may not notice until you pull up to the start line. If in doubt, I'd ask at registration.

These types of jerseys should work: (expensive) (moderate)

and even cheaper....853
Feb 11, 2003 11:38 AM
and more fittedMcAndrus
Feb 11, 2003 12:03 PM
Take a look at or They carry Santini plain jerseys. I have a couple for racing unattached and they're racer cut and inexpensive.
show up with this oneDougSloan
Feb 11, 2003 3:20 PM
can you wear that in a race?ishmael
Feb 11, 2003 8:00 PM
I guess I hope you cant. A championship jersey should be only wearable by someone who has earned it.
You sure can Ishmael! I think you should wear one...shirt
Feb 12, 2003 12:10 AM
sure -- it shows respect for the champions nmDougSloan
Feb 12, 2003 7:21 AM
Not a chanceMcAndrus
Feb 12, 2003 7:13 AM
I wouldn't even wear that at home in the dark: or a yellow jersey, or a pink jersey. I think even my daughters would taunt me.
Castelli is great in hot weather, but delicate..Spunout
Feb 12, 2003 4:24 AM
as I get alot of pulls from the loose weave. Santini SMS stuff is great! Just look for plain jerseys in any on-line store.

I wear a spider-man jersey!
What a minute...JBergland
Feb 14, 2003 10:37 AM
Has ANYONE experienced or even heard off this 'rule' being enforced?? Anyone?? Officials are responsible for many things... the least of which would be enforcing a dress code!!:)

Take Care!!
Feb 14, 2003 3:41 PM
There was a big stink about a guy being told to change a jersey in a USCF *citizens* category race because the jersey looked too similar to the Calif. state champion jersey. Stupid.

Hey Douig (sic)!raptorUW
Feb 13, 2003 11:01 AM
I've never seen it happen here in wisconsin. As a promoter, i'd say that it would never become an issue unless the jersey wearer did something to annoy/anger an official or promoter. We're just happy to have you participating in our events.

The officials have a lot more important things to do than heckle people about jerseys. While the rulebook may seem draconian & elitist at times, the mood at USCF races is usually relaxed and welcoming.

Lots of people show up in pro team kits for cat 4/5 races. For cat 3 & above, almost all are in team kits. The rest are in plain stuff. I doubt anyone will even think twice if you show up in a jersey that is for a WiSport club, not a USCF one.
Why race unattached when you can race with Haul'n Ass Race Teamtriple shot espresso
Feb 12, 2003 9:02 AM
We at HART just put our uni order in but we ordered some extras. It's Louis Garneau stuff, hopefully it looks cool. You can see the art work at the bottom of our picture page. Beware - the file are large.
Feb 12, 2003 12:51 PM
Nice silhouette *logo*... You need some wine with that...
I think your response is what we were going fortriple shot espresso
Feb 12, 2003 2:43 PM
Does that mean you like it?
Feb 12, 2003 3:41 PM
the bib is realy cool, but the jersey is kinda boring. you need your logo on the jersey. i know you have sponsors to worry about, but still. get that check on the jersey, and it'll be awesome. esp. if its right on the back of the jersey, so riders in your wake can a least have something to look at.