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postals new look?rrjc5488
Jul 27, 2003 5:35 PM
Did you see their grey jerseys on the final stage? those are SOOOOO NICE!! I think im gonna have to get a set if they make them into production.
But then they won't be "Le Train Bleu" anymore. (nm)theBreeze
Jul 27, 2003 6:02 PM
this is how you can get your owncyclist of all trades
Jul 27, 2003 7:22 PM
go and order one from your local trek dealer immediately. they are producing a limited quantity of 2000 and will begin taking orders tommorrow,
re: postals new look?Xeo
Jul 27, 2003 9:15 PM
Those jerseys look absolutely fabulous. I'll try and get a set myself.
I wouldn't do it if I were you...myette10
Jul 28, 2003 4:12 AM
...Maybe the culture is different in this sport, I've only been riding seriously for three years, but I've played hockey all of my life. Besides never touching the Stanley Cup (until you have won it) there is another unwritten rule that you don't wear professional team uniforms when playing. Sort of OK to wear them to a game to support the team as a fan, but wearing it on the ice is like wearing a big sign that says "I'm a dork. Please abuse me all that you want, because I don't know the game well enough to know not to wear this jersey or to keep my stick down for that matter."

I can't imagine a scenario where you would get the opportunity to wear one of these pro jerseys as a fan attending an event unless you are at a race. That leaves little time to wear it as those opportunities are much more infrequent than in other major sports. Maybe I'm applying standards from one group too broadly to another that is quite different in nature, but as I learn more about cycling I see that there are a great many rules of etiquitte in both activities.

Feel free to flame away, I just don't understand the desire to acquire this merchandise.
Cycling is not hockeyCHRoadie
Jul 28, 2003 5:54 AM
Where the heck else are you going to wear a cycling jersey, except on your bike? Spin class?
Not the samelnin0
Jul 28, 2003 7:08 AM
I would like to know in what capacity of 'playing' you consider it taboo to wear a pro hockey jersey? Are you saying you can't wear your Blackhawks jersey anytime you and your brother go out on the frozen lake near your house to shoot around? or when you and some friends get together for a pickup game? or when you are practicing with your legue team? or when you are playing in league games?

In cycling I don't think many sane people would show up to a race wearing another teams jersey - in fact I think this is prohibitied. For the most part people buying these jerseys are going to wear them around on training rides.

Since the cycling jersey doesn't lend itself to causual attire as well as a hockey jersey there is not many other instances when they can be worn outside of riding a bike. While some people go overboard (wearing full team kits on a ride) I don't see anything wrong with wearing a team jersey while training.

I don't know if you have looked lately but quality comfortable cycling gear is hard to find and even harder to find is something that is not attrotiously ugly. Yes there are a lot of loud pro jersey's out there but it seems to be the trend with all jerseys because a lot of the non-team stuff is just as bad.