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Lycra Fashion or What Not To Wear When Cycling

Discussion in 'Cycling' started by matty_k, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. matty_k Peter Johnson (47)

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  2. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    They're lycra, what's not to like?
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  3. Sully John Eales (66)

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    THE LYCRA!!!!!
  4. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Embrace your curves and irregularities, fellas. It's liberating. I like the Leisure Suit option. :D
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  5. Cat_A Arch Winning (36)

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    The PeeWee jersey is awesome!

    Are they really any worse than those guys who wear head to toe teamwear when it's blatantly obvious they've never ridden for them?
  6. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    When GAGC comes up with our own team gear, I'll wear that. Until then, team stuff is the easiest to buy. Although most of mine is brand, rather than team.
    I can see the GAGC slogans - " Get on the big ring, ya girl" " Stop sucking my wheel, leech" "Do a turn" "Roll away, Black Seven" (you see, the last one is cross-cultural!).
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  7. Cat_A Arch Winning (36)

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    Do you wear the whole outfit though? Or bike pants that don't match the top? Do you have matching gloves etc?

    I'm talking the WHOLE HOG!
  8. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    I'm lucky [USER=3715]Cat_A[/USER] I'm too fat for team wear so I've never had to make the decision.
    Isn't it like wearing your favorite team jersey with the number sewn on of your favorite player to training: - its for those who can still dream?


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  9. Cat_A Arch Winning (36)

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    [USER=5977]Inside Shoulder[/USER] I liken it more to wearing the jersey plus shorts plus socks plus boots

    I live on a major bikeway and while most people wear what I imagine most people here are thinking of, I'm talking specifically about the team socks, gloves, helmet, jersey, shorts- the lot - all in matching team uniform.
  10. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    those were the days!
  11. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    As an outsider to this fashion challenged universe, my only comment is that there seems to be a distinct correlation between the amount of "kit" worn and exception from road rules
  12. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    As with all other things cycling, there are well defined rules for such things here: http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

    Rule #17
    // Team kit is for members of the team.
    Wearing Pro team kit is also questionable if you’re not paid to wear it. If you must fly the colors of Pro teams, all garments should match perfectly, i.e no Mapei jersey with Kelme shorts and Telekom socks.

    So yes, avoid the team kit. For me it's 80% Castelli (brand, not team) with the odd piece of contrasting kit.
  13. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    In some - but not all - cases breaking the rules made for cars when you're just a bag of flesh vs a 1 tonne chunk of steel is safer for all involved
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  14. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Yeah, I don't think it's people breaking the rules that upset people. As with most things, it's just the dickheads that upset them.
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  15. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Can't you wear a pro team jersey to support your favourite team? Especially in the case of GreenEDGE?

    I bought an HTC phone a few years ago because I liked their cycling team.
  16. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Is this OK with plain black bib shorts?
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  17. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    [USER=5694]Braveheart81[/USER] - like the man says - to be avoided but not banned. I believe just try and avoid mixing other team kits in

    [USER=5977]Inside Shoulder[/USER] - perfectly cool, especially with a decent sized beer belly
  18. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    decent = substantial?
  19. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    of course!
  20. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    [USER=5977]Inside Shoulder[/USER] But not so good if you're riding a Trek.
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