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Amatuers wearing Rainbow stripes/yellow/polka dot jerseys.
It makes me cringe when I see a overweight unfit fat bloke labour up a climb with a world champs jersey on. I don't even think they should go on sale but then chain reaction do this...
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=86069
Stephen Roche was my idol, The first ever Tour I watched was this tour. SO if I bought this jersey I'd be celebrating not only his great year but my love of cycling right??
Damn you Chain reaction.
I have and wear this BIANCHI Jersey to commemorate Ullrich waiting up for Lance Armstrong when he was taken out by a spectator.
for the record, I don't have any Postal Service, Discovery, RSNT, Mellow Johnny's or other Armstrong affiliated jerseys.
No one will mistake you for a world champion and the world champion and his team would not care either.
Just because I'm dressed this way does not make a... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL-1kHxsavI
Hey. Football fans the world over wear their teams kit. What's wrong with flying your colours?
And if you see Stephen Roche these days like I did when out for a ride at Villeneuve Sur Mer, he himself is an overweight fat bloke so it's perfectly possible to be mistaken for a World Champion
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Greg Lemond being out of action due to having been shot by his idiot brother-in-law (related to Dick Cheney?) may have played a non-trivial part in Roche's success that year.http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=86069 wrote:Stephen Roche Anniversary Jersey in Black - Winning the Tour de France is hard enough. But winning that, another Grand Tour and the World Championships all in the same year is a level apart that only two men have ever achieved. This year is the 25th anniversary of the incredible year
veganeric wrote:airwise wrote:Hey. Football fans the world over wear their teams kit. What's wrong with flying your colours?
Agreed. I've never understood why cyclists are so uptight about this.
i played competitive for 15 years and despite owning professional team kits, i think i only "practiced" in one , once or twice at most. I think there is just this expectation or something of the person. Like if someone showed up on the pitch with a ronaldinho barcelona shirt , he better be god's gift to playing.... and if he sucks, i judge him more
practicing in a pro kit or playing recreational soccer in a pro kit is like fredding on the soccer field. call me snobby but even before i started riding bikes, my mentality was that i reserved pro (football) team kits to hang in my room or wear when im out at the pub with mates to cheer.
i dont think it's a direct equivalent to the cycling world, but to train i played in non-descript shorts, non-gameday socks, usually a t-shirt or dri-fit (my team warmup specific, if applicable). And yea to further the argument it's not a direct relationship, noone on any of my teams in their right minds would "train" in their sunday/saturday game uniform. In cycling, you kinda do. Furthermore, i have certainly used t-shirts that have the a.c milan logo, or d.c united logo, but they were just freebee t-shirts or something. Im just ranting, so in short... do what you want, but people will judge. if you dont care, power to you.
He wasnt best pleased and I felt quite sorry for this guy thats been racing for nearly 50 years riding his Rainbow stripes with pride and yet you can go to the shop and buy a replica.
It should be reserved, just my opinion.
To my mind buying and wearing these jerseys is akin to buying a medal and hanging it around your neck.
Commemorative or retro is a completely different thing.
I actually have one USA national team replica with WC stripes because I'm American and it is fun. I would say less than 5% of the people I might ride with know what the stripes represent.
If one earned those stripes, then I bet the jersey feels a lot different to wear.
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UKpaul wrote:Would you wear this Jersey?
Wear it? No.
But if you're a fan of the rider to a great extent, purchase it, track him down to sign it with a permanent pen (perhaps a bleach pen since the majority is black) and then have it framed. It is a rather well designed jersey.
edit: just realized it is already signed, sort of. A real signature would add value, but that being said it can be framed as-is.
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