This is something I've been doing lately.
Its my first custom/homemade jersey and bibs
Sorry for bad pics , Im going to make some more these days..
OK , something about the kit
there is 5 different materials on the jersey:
-white lycra - thin
-black lycra - thin
-black lycra - thick/stronger
- black synthetic net
-elastic band 3cm wide ,black
white lycra is used on the bottom of the sleeve and on the front, thin black lycra is used for sleeves, collar ,
left and right side panel , and back - under the pockets. Thicker black lycra is used for pockets ofcourse.
black synthetic net, is on upper part of front and back panel and under the sleeves.
Elastic band is on the bottom .
Here is a rough sketch so you can se a little better about jersey model.
I used *triple elastic thread for the jersey, with strongest synthetic chord (is that the right term for it ??) i could find.
Its almost impossible to rip it of with bare hands without chopping your fingers in half
so if something is going to fail, its going to be fabric first.
*triple elastic thread= machine makes 3 threads in line one wide and 2 thin ones . Thread stretches along with fabric .
Zipper is too stiff, I must find something flexier, but for test jersey its fine.
And pics finally :
black synthetic net
elastic bands, left one = bibs, right = jersey
19th century photo of kit placed on human body....
under the sleeves
back and pockets
Standard model, will not say much about them because im still testing them.
Thicker lycra inside , thinner on the sides, elastic band 4cm
I used band on bibs because I think its more efficient that standard rubber elastic one.
With standard rubber band I got that mark after the ride for couple of hours= it is to thin and to
thight in most cases unless you have legs like pencils. Wider elastic band keeps bibs in place and dont squeeze your legs.
I guess better blood flow and rest of the stuff is also improved but i cant claim that
will have more pics soon ,
*note that some details are still rough