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Title: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Modculture on March 20, 2013, 09:41:54 AM
Worth a thread in itself I think.

I'll kick off with Vintage Velos (http://www.vintagevelos.com (http://www.vintagevelos.com)), which has a cracking range, including this Merino tricolore in long and short sleeve:

(http://www.vintagevelos.com/95-236-large/gray-tricolore-ls-wool-jersey.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 20, 2013, 09:51:34 AM
some very nice stuff there, not seen that site before
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Col Wolfe on March 20, 2013, 08:04:21 PM
Have had a couple of pairs of the Quoc Pham 'Fixed' shoes (which have been featured on the site before), which look lovely but can't take much punishment.  http://www.quocpham.com/products/index.html (http://www.quocpham.com/products/index.html)

(http://www.quocpham.com/img/img_fixed.jpg) (http://modculture.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cbb069e2011570ac7d32970b-pi)

Am now in love with the Vittoria Line 1976 range - especially the suede/calfskin ones (though yet to find a UK supplier of the latter - anyone know...?)

(http://superbbicycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/2.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_atrK-jBKJKY/So65bIvfH8I/AAAAAAAAIns/Fq55pahJ--c/s1600/vit+5.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_atrK-jBKJKY/So65ctSqV0I/AAAAAAAAIoM/yN8_NoWr2O0/s400/vit+4.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 21, 2013, 07:35:09 AM
Parker International seem to stock the black ones but not the suede. Can't see the suede ones (lovely though they are) lasting long in British cycling weather.

These are an alternative

(http://www.dromarti.com/images/dromarti/medium/black-race_MED.jpg)

http://www.dromarti.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_28_25&products_id=28
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on March 21, 2013, 08:40:40 AM
Parker International seem to stock the black ones but not the suede. Can't see the suede ones (lovely though they are) lasting long in British cycling weather.

These are an alternative

(http://www.dromarti.com/images/dromarti/medium/black-race_MED.jpg)

http://www.dromarti.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_28_25&products_id=28

Absolutely dying for a pair of these (or the lace up Giro's that Phinney dons) but unfortunately records have rinsed me of any reasonable funds for them.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 21, 2013, 05:19:59 PM
the Rapha Grand Tour are my favourite shoes but at £300 - they're never going to adorn my feet
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on March 22, 2013, 08:56:38 AM
the Rapha Grand Tour are my favourite shoes but at £300 - they're never going to adorn my feet

I don't even look at Rapha any more mate, it's depressing.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: sye loz on March 23, 2013, 10:38:48 AM
Worth a thread in itself I think.

I'll kick off with Vintage Velos (http://www.vintagevelos.com (http://www.vintagevelos.com)), which has a cracking range, including this Merino tricolore in long and short sleeve:

(http://www.vintagevelos.com/95-236-large/gray-tricolore-ls-wool-jersey.jpg)
Some lovely stuff on there. Have the orange short sleeve one that my brother got me as a present but is a bit too tight I'm afraid. Might have to chuck it in the sales section ;-)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on March 25, 2013, 10:16:15 AM
Interesting Molteni Jersey on eBay. Not seen on like this before.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SMS-Santini-Italy-MOLTENI-Wool-Acrylic-Cycling-Bicycle-Bike-JERSEY-Mens-Medium-/310637961208?pt=US_Men_s_Athletic_Apparel&hash=item4853771ff8

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/SMS-Santini-Italy-MOLTENI-Wool-Acrylic-Cycling-Bicycle-Bike-JERSEY-Mens-Medium-/00/s/MzQ2WDI2NQ==/z/OvMAAMXQMmJRTitA/$T2eC16N,!)UE9s3wBeInBRTit!,eMw~~60_35.JPG)(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/SMS-Santini-Italy-MOLTENI-Wool-Acrylic-Cycling-Bicycle-Bike-JERSEY-Mens-Medium-/00/s/MzM2WDI1OQ==/z/eqAAAMXQs6FRTitA/$T2eC16V,!)cE9s4Ptn,yBRTit!dpq!~~60_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Neil Lee on March 25, 2013, 01:36:36 PM
Got the GS Molteni top when they were released a few years ago. Nice tops.

Interesting Molteni Jersey on eBay. Not seen on like this before.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SMS-Santini-Italy-MOLTENI-Wool-Acrylic-Cycling-Bicycle-Bike-JERSEY-Mens-Medium-/310637961208?pt=US_Men_s_Athletic_Apparel&hash=item4853771ff8

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/SMS-Santini-Italy-MOLTENI-Wool-Acrylic-Cycling-Bicycle-Bike-JERSEY-Mens-Medium-/00/s/MzQ2WDI2NQ==/z/OvMAAMXQMmJRTitA/$T2eC16N,!)UE9s3wBeInBRTit!,eMw~~60_35.JPG)(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/SMS-Santini-Italy-MOLTENI-Wool-Acrylic-Cycling-Bicycle-Bike-JERSEY-Mens-Medium-/00/s/MzM2WDI1OQ==/z/eqAAAMXQs6FRTitA/$T2eC16V,!)cE9s4Ptn,yBRTit!dpq!~~60_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on April 01, 2013, 06:15:20 PM
There was some time ago a wonderful white, long sleeves cycling polo with red tipping al Vintagevelos -more tennis than cycling, really-, but it disappeared suddenly from the page before I could buy it. By the way, does anyone know an e-store which sell cycling polos? I mean cycling jerseys with polo collar and -usually- two pockets in  the chest. I know some italian brands are making them, but I can't find them online.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on April 01, 2013, 07:13:51 PM
There was some time ago a wonderful white, long sleeves cycling polo with red tipping al Vintagevelos -more tennis than cycling, really-, but it disappeared suddenly from the page before I could buy it. By the way, does anyone know an e-store which sell cycling polos? I mean cycling jerseys with polo collar and -usually- two pockets in  the chest. I know some italian brands are making them, but I can't find them online.

Funnily enough, I'm looking for one of those 'cycling polos' myself, particularly the Bianchi ones from the 50's. As for Cycling polos, tried looking for the One True Saxon ones? They pop up on eBay more often than not for under £20.

(http://modculture.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cbb069e201287727dc22970c-800wi)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on April 02, 2013, 04:42:19 PM
Thanks, Jonny, in fact I bought the red/white one & other in grey/black when they appeared, maybe three/four years ago. The red/white was beautiful, but it didn't stand even one wash, the red faded and mixed with the white, a total mess. I still use the other, though. That was OTS: fine designs but a risk when it came to materials or sizing.
If you're lucky with the Bianchis let us know. Guess I'll wait for some archive reproduction, may be Le coq sportif? their last line of polos&cycling tops is great, smarter I think than the Bradley Wiggins' for Fred Perry.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 03, 2013, 12:07:37 AM
the very same thing happened with my OTS red/white top, annoyingly I managed to 'hole' the blue one that i bought at the same time rendering both as 'house wear'  >:(
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 02:46:51 PM
Quite like the look of this one from Prendras:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/20121101-giessegi-gsg-jollj-ceramica-padova-short-sleeve-retro-jersey_zps925189f5.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/20121101-giessegi-gsg-jollj-ceramica-padova-short-sleeve-retro-jersey-back_zps84ffd13c.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 06, 2013, 06:13:55 PM
nice, I like that. I could spend a s**t load with prendas! Quality is good and their service is second to none. Their meraklon arm warmers at 7.50 pair are superb value
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on April 13, 2013, 07:01:35 PM
These are the kind of top I was talkin' bout: anyone know how to get them online? The company name is Claudio & they're italian.


(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9031/maglia1.jpg)

They make other nice maillots

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3555/maglia4.jpg)
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5941/maglia3g.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on April 13, 2013, 10:11:43 PM
These are the kind of top I was talkin' bout: anyone know how to get them online? The company name is Claudio & they're italian.


(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9031/maglia1.jpg)

They make other nice maillots

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3555/maglia4.jpg)
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5941/maglia3g.jpg)

Sorry but the black/white tops are simply awful !  They look/belong more horse racing than
Velo !
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 14, 2013, 07:32:08 AM
The yellow one isn't any better, I wouldn't wear any personally. Also I was in Oi Polloi yesterday and had a look at those Le Coq Sportif cycling jerseys but I thought they were very thin and not the greatest quality, I wouldn't pay the £60 asking price for one.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Neil Lee on April 14, 2013, 08:03:34 AM
The yellow one isn't any better, I wouldn't wear any personally. Also I was in Oi Polloi yesterday and had a look at those Le Coq Sportif cycling jerseys but I thought they were very thin and not the greatest quality, I wouldn't pay the £60 asking price for one.

Sorry fella but they are lovely to wear.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 14, 2013, 08:09:49 AM
I've always liked the look of them and if they ever come up on sale I'd probably buy one but just don't think they're worth £60
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Neil Lee on April 14, 2013, 08:33:07 AM
I've always liked the look of them and if they ever come up on sale I'd probably buy one but just don't think they're worth £60

£60 ain't much though now. Each to their own.

Good buy with the dessies, are they the wolf colour?
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 14, 2013, 08:46:15 AM
I've always liked the look of them and if they ever come up on sale I'd probably buy one but just don't think they're worth £60

£60 ain't much though now. Each to their own.

Good buy with the dessies, are they the wolf colour?

They're just the standard sand colour with the red stitching, that's a good rule of thumb replacing them each year especially with how much use I get out of them. I've got a pair in blue too by Kurt Geiger.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on April 15, 2013, 03:14:26 PM
[quote
These are the kind of top I was talkin' bout: anyone know how to get them online? The company name is Claudio & they're italian.


(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9031/maglia1.jpg)

They make other nice maillots

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3555/maglia4.jpg)
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5941/maglia3g.jpg)

Sorry but the black/white tops are simply awful !  They look/belong more horse racing than
Velo !
[/quote]

Horse racing, yeah, and so what? I'm sure there's a connection between early cycling clobber and the jockeys' shirts. I was just trying to get away from the typical 60s and 70s cycling tops we all know and love. Besides, there's a definite mid-60s feel about these maillots, I can easily picture K Moon or Daltrey wearing one of them in, say, 66. Not the kind of tops I would myself wear, I'm getting subtler with age, but I like them.

By the way, own some le coq sportif cycling tops and the quality is more or less like FP, it's true also that the merino ones are on the thin side.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Dlevahn on April 18, 2013, 06:48:01 AM
Not sure if this should be in 'clothes for sale', however I've a Prendas St Raphael Jersey (Anquetil)

http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?typ=typ&fkid=2&ID=1220

It's XS which is a good fit at 34" but a little too short for me. Only worn it once and have the original packaging but no tags.

£20 + pp

I'll get a picture up at the weekend if anyone's interested, or PM me.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 18, 2013, 07:13:58 AM
 A lovely jersey and a steal at that price. In case he doesn't see it I suggest contacting 'jonny' direct by pm as I know he is around the same size
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Dlevahn on April 18, 2013, 07:36:32 AM
Thanks Charlie, have done.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Dlevahn on April 18, 2013, 11:28:27 AM
Good stuff here

http://www.solocc.com/jerseys-and-base-layers/classique-jerseys

http://www.vintagevelos.com/en/13-wool-trainers
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on April 18, 2013, 11:36:24 AM
Good stuff here

http://www.solocc.com/jerseys-and-base-layers/classique-jerseys

http://www.vintagevelos.com/en/13-wool-trainers

Not seen that solocc site before, chuffed to see that there's some nice XS jerseys in the clearance, mainly these two;

(http://www.solocc.com/image/cache/data/JerseysBaselayers/Heu01-360x585.jpg)
(http://www.solocc.com/image/cache/data/JerseysBaselayers/Moretti01-360x585.jpg)

Anything with writing on in a continental tongue does it for me.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Dlevahn on April 18, 2013, 11:44:21 AM
can confirm that the sizes are very reliable
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on April 18, 2013, 11:47:33 AM
Thanks may pick one up.

I can also vouch for 'Torm' jerseys which are essentially a 'poor man's' Rapha, to almost the point of parody, but saying that I own a couple of their jerseys and they've not done me wrong at all yet.

http://torm.cc/index.html

(http://www.torm.cc/image/cache/T5-6000B5CE-D0DA-455A-B3BA-20B7CAAAD328-550x0-q80.jpg)

Someone's actually done a side by side review of a Rapha jersey and a Torm jersey which was quite interesting.

http://chasingwheels.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/review-torm-vs-rapha-jerseys.html

Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on April 18, 2013, 12:30:23 PM
I've looked at a Torm jersey in the past, a green one I think it was but never pulled the trigger so to speak.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Dlevahn on April 18, 2013, 01:54:37 PM
Nice, and no ironic beards
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 18, 2013, 04:01:04 PM
This ones been on my wish list for a while, saw a guy wearing it last year during the Rourkies Cat & Fiddle ride and thought it looked really simple yet stylish and moreover it deviates slightly from the ever popular Rapha which is a plus for me.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2dsltfa.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on May 12, 2013, 04:47:58 PM
These are the kind of polos I was refering to in an earlier post. De Marchi is doing them now in Italy & there are at last 5 or 6 of them: national teams reproductions, 2 special editions for the Giro and even a basic polo with rear pockets. I've just included 2 images cos inserting pictures here is a pain in the ass. They're easy to get online too (to name just 2 shops: Chain reaction & All 4 Cycling), but they're way too expensive (basic polo= 77 €, the rest from 104 €). Guess I'll have to wait for the summer sales.

(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/wilierreplica3.png/][IMG]http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/96/wilierreplica3.png)[/URL]
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/835/atalareplica5.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/835/atalareplica5.png/)
[/img]

(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/wilierreplica3.png/][IMG]http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/96/wilierreplica3.png)[/URL]
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/441/francial1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/francial1.jpg/)
[/img]

Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on May 13, 2013, 05:47:28 AM
These are the kind of polos I was refering to in an earlier post. De Marchi is doing them now in Italy & there are at last 5 or 6 of them: national teams reproductions, 2 special editions for the Giro and even a basic polo with rear pockets. I've just included 2 images cos inserting pictures here is a pain in the ass. They're easy to get online too (to name just 2 shops: Chain reaction & All 4 Cycling), but they're way too expensive (basic polo= 77 €, the rest from 104 €). Guess I'll have to wait for the summer sales.

(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/wilierreplica3.png/][IMG]http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/96/wilierreplica3.png)[/URL]
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/835/atalareplica5.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/835/atalareplica5.png/)
[/img]

(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/wilierreplica3.png/][IMG]http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/96/wilierreplica3.png)[/URL]
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/441/francial1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/francial1.jpg/)
[/img]

Great shout, I absolutely love this one, but whether or not I spent 85 quid on it is something else altogether.

(http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Full/88734.jpg)

...and this one, but again, 180 euro...

(http://www.demarchi.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/380x380/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/i/wilier_replica_3.png)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on May 13, 2013, 06:51:54 PM
Liking that Wilier one at lot
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on May 17, 2013, 12:59:37 PM
£80 off the Shutt Performance Jacket until the end of May, very tempted to buy one for myself:

http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail/Performance-Jacket/ (http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail/Performance-Jacket/)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on May 17, 2013, 02:09:08 PM
jesus! if i didn't already have a Giordana winter jacket and a rapha rain jacket I'd snap that up. Great jacket, not as nice as their usual stuff but technically a 'must have' in the armoury
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on May 20, 2013, 01:55:37 PM
Yeah I thought for that price it's gotta worth a punt, somebody mentioned they got the Rapha one for £120 in the sale so I'm reluctant to pay the current price of £200 for one.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on May 20, 2013, 05:55:26 PM
that was me - got it for £110.00 - most comfortable piece of kit I own, and being a rain jacket it really shouldn't be should it? I really can't fault it!
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on May 20, 2013, 09:24:30 PM
Yeah that's a very good price considering some of their other gear such as that new Rapha-Raeburn wind jacket made out of recycled parachute canopies for £300. If I don't buy the Shutt one I'll be keeping my eye out for another price drop on the Rapha one.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on May 23, 2013, 01:35:02 PM
Knitted Fred perry cycle top , quality recent purchase . More casual than bike so will not get a airing on my forthcoming alpine adventure.


[imghttps://www.dropbox.com/s/nq7fdqm8kfok46s/Photo%2019-05-2013%2018%2001%2012.jpg][/img]
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on June 08, 2013, 09:23:12 PM
A few really nice items on this website. I came across it after seeing a pair of really nice retro gloves in a photo and after a bit of research found out where to buy them from, it's the Gantolo Gloves 006 that I really like the look of and €30 is reasonable although I have no idea about shipping and my German is poor to non existent.

http://veloved.com/ (http://veloved.com/)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on June 08, 2013, 09:25:42 PM
Here are the gloves:

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2njebo0.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on June 13, 2013, 09:27:53 AM
Bianchi's about to launch a new cycling line to commemorate the 2013 edition of l'Eroica. They'll sell the clobber in their webpage but there are no dates at the moment. The 40's looking polos and culottes are made of a "technical" wool, gonna be expensive (think more of 150 € the shirt), and there'll be just one colour (you guessed it? pale blue).

The "leisure wear" items may be more interesting, at least their pricing: 80+ € the polo (guess it'll be pique) and just above 100 € the track jacket, besides, Bianchi'll offer them in a few colours. Here you have the first images (think they'll sell tees too):

(http://imageshack.us/a/img824/5498/bianchitechvintagefull.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img594/6554/bianchisweatshirt.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/3015/bianchipoloshirt.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on June 13, 2013, 11:37:45 AM
Bianchi's about to launch a new cycling line to commemorate the 2013 edition of l'Eroica. They'll sell the clobber in their webpage but there are no dates at the moment. The 40's looking polos and culottes are made of a "technical" wool, gonna be expensive (think more of 150 € the shirt), and there'll be just one colour (you guessed it? pale blue).

The "leisure wear" items may be more interesting, at least their pricing: 80+ € the polo (guess it'll be pique) and just above 100 € the track jacket, besides, Bianchi'll offer them in a few colours. Here you have the first images (think they'll sell tees too):

(http://imageshack.us/a/img824/5498/bianchitechvintagefull.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img594/6554/bianchisweatshirt.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/3015/bianchipoloshirt.jpg)

Been dying for a collared jersey like that top one for quite some time. This is good news to me!
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on June 13, 2013, 01:11:47 PM
Very nice...shame I sold my Bianchi  :(
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on June 14, 2013, 02:53:53 PM
Nice new Rapha jersey to celebrate 100 years of TDF, shame about the ridiculous price tag  :(


(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/3895-20_zps9a546639.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/3895-20_zps9a546639.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on June 14, 2013, 04:16:01 PM
Nice new Rapha jersey to celebrate 100 years of TDF, shame about the ridiculous price tag  :(


(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/3895-20_zps9a546639.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/3895-20_zps9a546639.jpg.html)

Not quite sold on that. Is it right to just dislike it purely because I think the writing is too low down?
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on June 14, 2013, 05:26:46 PM
You're right in fairness. It would have been better to raise the script up to say a 3rd down and out the banding strip below. Top part with the buttons still looks cool. But whatever they did with it £150 is just mad, and that's coming from a Rapha fan.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on June 15, 2013, 06:27:51 AM
You'll just have to settle for the La Centième silk scarf then at a mere £50.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2mzbgc5.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on June 15, 2013, 09:52:36 AM
I'll take 2 at that price  ;)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Maldini on June 15, 2013, 12:34:35 PM
I've only just got into cycling and I'm looking for a pair of cycling shoes.

I love the look of the Vittoria Loricas, but, given that it is regularly pissing down where I live, ventilation holes in the shoes are a bit of a hindrance.

Anybody know of any ones of a similar style?
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on June 15, 2013, 01:58:54 PM
They're definitely a classic look but I love my Specialized Expert road shoes, they're so stiff and the Boa lacing system is very good. Whatever you choose don't let the rain put you off just buy a pair of waterproof overshoes and you'll be fine, I've got a pair of BBB Heavy Duty ones and they've always kept my feet warm & dry in wet conditions. I think Fizik & Lake do some in a similar style to the ones you posted so they're worth a look.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on June 15, 2013, 10:26:08 PM
I've only just got into cycling and I'm looking for a pair of cycling shoes.

I love the look of the Vittoria Loricas, but, given that it is regularly pissing down where I live, ventilation holes in the shoes are a bit of a hindrance.

Anybody know of any ones of a similar style?

If it's a retro shoe you're after then in my opinion, look no further than these:
http://www.quocpham.com/products/fs0905.html
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on June 16, 2013, 09:02:07 AM
go for the vittorias and either get a pair of overshoes or if you really don't like them then get some sealskinz socks. That's my preference above overshoes as my feet don't like being in overshoes unless it's around the freezing mark. If going for that option though, I would try and size up on the shoe (if you can) as the seal skinz are quite thick - best to try before committing to buy
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Maldini on June 16, 2013, 10:15:29 AM
Thanks folks, I was leaning towards the Quoc Phams but I had heard that the leather wasn't up to much.

Seeing as they're still made in Italy, I reckon I'll give the Vittorias a whirl. Thanks very much for the SealSkinz shout as well.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Dlevahn on June 16, 2013, 01:21:57 PM
Have you considered Dromarti? Very nice.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Maldini on June 16, 2013, 07:29:37 PM
The Dromarti shoes look fantastic, really nice!

Might be a daft question, but I can't find an answer anywhere else. If I use just generic flat pedals, what would be the best style of shoe sole to get? All the recommendations I've seen so far have involved 'skater-y' trainers which aren't really my thing, surprisingly enough.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Dlevahn on June 16, 2013, 08:49:07 PM
It depends on what cycling you've got in my mind. Even if you want to avoid cleats I'd suggest fitting toe-clips, you'll get more out of your bike and avoid having to wear things with 'grippy' soles. Clips would also suit the retro shoes and I think you can get the QP shoes with 'street' soles.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on June 16, 2013, 10:23:35 PM
What Dlevahn said is spot on. You say you've just got into cycling..perhaps you can elaborate a little. Is your cycling for commuting, getting fitter a maybe riding sportives etc.

I did 50 miles today (non stop rain) and for me there's no way I would have ridden in flat pedals. Being "locked in" does take a little getting used to but coupled to stiff soles makes the most of every pedal stoke (pulling up and pushing down).

If your riding is purely for leisure during the summer months, with shorter flatter routes then the shoes you've indicated would be fine.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on June 17, 2013, 06:12:12 AM
What about these as worn by Taylor Phinney:

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2rf6khy.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Maldini on June 17, 2013, 03:52:22 PM
What Dlevahn said is spot on. You say you've just got into cycling..perhaps you can elaborate a little. Is your cycling for commuting, getting fitter a maybe riding sportives etc.

I did 50 miles today (non stop rain) and for me there's no way I would have ridden in flat pedals. Being "locked in" does take a little getting used to but coupled to stiff soles makes the most of every pedal stoke (pulling up and pushing down).

If your riding is purely for leisure during the summer months, with shorter flatter routes then the shoes you've indicated would be fine.

Basically, I gubbed my ankle playing 7s about 6 months back. Someone told me that cycling would help me get back to running without putting too much strain on my injury. So that's me been cycling away for about 3-4 months now.

It's purely for leisure, and I'm doing 30km about 3 times a week, sometimes more.

Again, thanks for all the advice folks, it's much appreciated!
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on June 17, 2013, 04:13:23 PM
90 to 100 k's a week suggests the need to a proper pair of shoes (none of those retro leather ones you've been looking at) and a set of cleats to match your pedals. Shimano or Look do basic novice pedals, both will take a little practice clipping in and out but easy after a little practice. I'd then go to my local cycle shop...Evans carry a wide range and try as many pairs as possible as they will all feel and fit differently and nothing is worse that riding in badly fitting shoes. Budget anything between £50 to £100.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Maldini on June 17, 2013, 09:27:45 PM
Will do. The search continues!
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on June 17, 2013, 10:03:37 PM
You are doing fair mileage and therefore should be looking to buy a pair of quality cycle shoes (forget the vintage look) , today's sports footwear has evolved for good reason .  Advanced technology and materials are beneficial to comfort and performance. If you require a shoe that is easier to walk in then look at spd's (as they are often available as similar to the road shoe). I have a few pair of shoes (various bikes) but my dmt are favourites.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Maldini on June 20, 2013, 08:50:42 PM
Might be of interest to some, particularly if you're a fan of front pockets.

http://www.coureurdumonde.com/
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on June 20, 2013, 08:53:11 PM
Might be of interest to some, particularly if you're a fan of front pockets.

http://www.coureurdumonde.com/

Exactly the sort of thing I've been looking for, and great prices! Thankyou.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on June 24, 2013, 10:23:34 AM
Same for me, they're nice, thanks mate!
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Willers on June 25, 2013, 05:25:56 PM
I've always liked the look of them and if they ever come up on sale I'd probably buy one but just don't think they're worth £60

Earlier today I received the green Le Coq from the Menlook sale (http://uk.menlook.com/short-sleeved_polo_shirts/auron-tricolore-green-polo-shirt-99652.html). All sizes are still available.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ru5ojzt.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on June 25, 2013, 08:31:55 PM
I've always liked the look of them and if they ever come up on sale I'd probably buy one but just don't think they're worth £60

Earlier today I received the green Le Coq from the Menlook sale (http://uk.menlook.com/short-sleeved_polo_shirts/auron-tricolore-green-polo-shirt-99652.html). All sizes are still available.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ru5ojzt.jpg)

Nice looking top , oi polloi have the collar version in their sale .
http://www.oipolloi.com/shop/brand/le-coq-sportif-1
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on June 26, 2013, 08:40:13 AM
Btw Le coq has began their summer sale on the website, with the "la Grande Boucle" polos between 30 & 50 % down.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on June 27, 2013, 06:44:21 PM
Rapha are doing a jersey/cap/socks bundle which seemed very reasonable for £75.

http://www.rapha.cc/etape-bundle
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on June 27, 2013, 07:15:29 PM
Rapha are doing a jersey/cap/socks bundle which seemed very reasonable for £75.

http://www.rapha.cc/etape-bundle

I think it's cheaper as it's designed more as a souvenir for those who are doing the ride. My mate did it a couple of years back (Galibier & A d'H) and bought a jersey for about £60. When their normal range kicks off at £90 to £100 it did make think why it was so much cheaper...that and I think you'd feel a fraud wearing it if you hadn't ridden the event too.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on July 04, 2013, 11:46:00 AM
Might be of interest to some, particularly if you're a fan of front pockets.

http://www.coureurdumonde.com/
I just purchased the EDDY polo in blue. Got in touch with them before, cause they didn't ship to Spain, but they've been really helpful and in less than a week added my country to the shipping destinations. They advised me on the sizing too. I'll comment here on the top when it arrives.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: vanoccupanther on July 08, 2013, 12:50:23 PM
Anyone bought any of the Torm stuff ? Looks nice and understated and the pricing seems decent.......http://www.torm.cc/
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on July 08, 2013, 01:08:47 PM
Anyone bought any of the Torm stuff ? Looks nice and understated and the pricing seems decent.......http://www.torm.cc/

I vouched for them a couple of pages back chief.  8)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on July 08, 2013, 01:37:22 PM
Went out for a ride yesterday with a mates cycling club. Nothing too serious just a 30 mile run out into the countryside with a stop at a village hall for freshly baked cakes from the local W.I

Anyway, as you do, I've pulled out 3 or 4 jerseys and matched the one I fancied with some socks etc etc...just like a night out but with lycra. Rock up and the meeting point where there are about 20 or so other riders chatting and drinking coffee. As a non member I have to sign a waiver thing re not racing etc etc and then I go into the café to grab a large espresso and a flapjack.

On walking out I hear shouts of who's going to be Hinault and who's going to be LeMond as a chap rolls in towards the group wearing the same jersey which was this one:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/20090527-santini-la-vie-claire-wonder-look-retro-cycling-jersey_zpse8332a37.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/20090527-santini-la-vie-claire-wonder-look-retro-cycling-jersey_zpse8332a37.jpg.html)

Next time I'll stick with Rapha  :-[ ;D
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: vanoccupanther on July 09, 2013, 06:59:11 AM
Anyone bought any of the Torm stuff ? Looks nice and understated and the pricing seems decent.......http://www.torm.cc/

I vouched for them a couple of pages back chief.  8)

Oops - missed it !  :-[
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on July 09, 2013, 05:25:12 PM
Went out for a ride yesterday with a mates cycling club. Nothing too serious just a 30 mile run out into the countryside with a stop at a village hall for freshly baked cakes from the local W.I

Anyway, as you do, I've pulled out 3 or 4 jerseys and matched the one I fancied with some socks etc etc...just like a night out but with lycra. Rock up and the meeting point where there are about 20 or so other riders chatting and drinking coffee. As a non member I have to sign a waiver thing re not racing etc etc and then I go into the café to grab a large espresso and a flapjack.

On walking out I hear shouts of who's going to be Hinault and who's going to be LeMond as a chap rolls in towards the group wearing the same jersey which was this one:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/20090527-santini-la-vie-claire-wonder-look-retro-cycling-jersey_zpse8332a37.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/20090527-santini-la-vie-claire-wonder-look-retro-cycling-jersey_zpse8332a37.jpg.html)

Next time I'll stick with Rapha  :-[ ;D


No shame in wearing the same shirt in cycling as it at shows others that you know your onions (no French pun intended). Companies like prendas provide us with great replica kit but they are not personal tailors , perhaps u need to shop vintage .
Although I must admit whenever I see that shirt I think buzzcocks......

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brumlive/3222696022/lightbox/








Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on July 11, 2013, 11:20:40 AM
Might be of interest to some, particularly if you're a fan of front pockets.

http://www.coureurdumonde.com/
I just purchased the EDDY polo in blue. Got in touch with them before, cause they didn't ship to Spain, but they've been really helpful and in less than a week added my country to the shipping destinations. They advised me on the sizing too. I'll comment here on the top when it arrives.

A promise is a promise. Fresh from  the courier, the Coureur polo  ;D. First, here's the picture:
 (http://imageshack.us/a/img689/1604/ks14.jpg)
 
The top is soft, quality cotton, no technical cloth here. Fit wise, shoulders are narrow and the sleeves shorter than your average polo but I wouldn't say it's a really slim fit, though it isn't by any means baggy. Look out, cause like other brands out there (I'm thinking Le Coq), it's far too long (for me anyway) and you could need to make alterations. In fact I'm going to take it in some inches but I'll keep the rear pocket.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on July 11, 2013, 11:28:28 AM
Looks OK, but I'm not a fan of front pockets on cycling gear. Reminds me of a marsupial's pouch  ;)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on July 11, 2013, 11:32:50 AM
Good point, Steve, though I guess I'll never have to carry a kangaroo baby in my chest!  :)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on July 19, 2013, 03:01:19 PM
et voilà! Here it is in the flesh after some alterations (pic courtesy of my 8 year old son)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img196/1069/o731.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on July 19, 2013, 05:04:20 PM
et voilà! Here it is in the flesh after some alterations (pic courtesy of my 8 year old son)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img196/1069/o731.jpg)

Looking good, will definitely consider one after seeing that.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on August 19, 2013, 07:22:05 AM
For those of you who favour the casual cycling look , this brand has polo's that would look great down the caf'

http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/manufacturers/cafe-du-cycliste-85/
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on August 19, 2013, 07:39:41 AM
For those of you who favour the casual cycling look , this brand has polo's that would look great down the caf'

http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/manufacturers/cafe-du-cycliste-85/

The 'Cafe du Cycliste Simone Jersey' is beautiful! Whether or not I'd pay that amount for it is another thing though...
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on October 18, 2013, 06:07:47 PM
If you want to check it out, Bianchi's selling already online their l'Eroica 2013 top, a repro of a 40s-50s polo, great... but way too expensive.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on October 18, 2013, 11:07:55 PM
If you want to check it out, Bianchi's selling already online their l'Eroica 2013 top, a repro of a 40s-50s polo, great... but way too expensive.

You're right, they're certainly asking top dollar, but if I owned a classic steel Bianchi I'd be sorely tempted.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on April 11, 2014, 03:56:01 PM
Just found these retro jerseys which seem good value for money;

http://stolengoat.com/product-category/clothing/?filter_brand=275
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on April 13, 2014, 05:03:28 PM
Like them, but they're too close to a santini wool top I own (tho' it's green with the white stripes). What I find tempting is their long sleeve tops.

(http://i.imgur.com/OanqxpAl.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on April 17, 2014, 12:57:08 PM
Cheers Greenstreet. I've just ordered this one, which I can wear on and off the bike:
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/3200-500x500_zpsf93ca05d.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/3200-500x500_zpsf93ca05d.png.html)

They offered me free postage too using the code freejura on check-out. Thanks for the heads up mate.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on April 17, 2014, 05:55:25 PM
You're welcome, Steve; in fact I think the top you've bought is smarter than the blue one, but I happen to own a very nice black Campagnolo already.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Willers on June 20, 2014, 08:13:34 PM
Le Coq Sportif has some interesting pieces in their performance range: http://www.lecoqsportif.com/uk-en/e-shop/performance-collection-man

I bought the Nopton shorts in the sale at UO, of all places: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5232443381110&parentid=BRANDS-EU I'm also tempted by the windbreaker, but I guess that's only because it's discounted.

Edit: I just noticed that the shorts are made in Portugal and not in some sweatshop country.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on June 26, 2014, 08:34:52 PM
Quite a few nice tops in the Fred perry sale @ great prices, liking this... Mustard /colour block
http://www.fredperry.com/sale?cat=206/
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on August 29, 2014, 01:56:01 PM
I'm liking this - not sure about the label on the chest though

http://www.lasquadra.co.uk/shop/index.php/l-eroica-britannia/man-of-steel-limited-edition-cycling-jersey-353.html

(http://www.eroicabritannia.co.uk/php/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=../../images/cms/060614_1012_pic%202%20JS&w=720&zc=0&q=95)

better (but non linkable) images on the lasquadra website above
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on August 29, 2014, 03:19:28 PM
It's a Smedley manufacture and it shows in the price tag (150 pounds!). Nice, but too much cycling clobber in my closet  :(
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Jonny on September 06, 2014, 11:45:34 AM
I'm liking this - not sure about the label on the chest though

http://www.lasquadra.co.uk/shop/index.php/l-eroica-britannia/man-of-steel-limited-edition-cycling-jersey-353.html

(http://www.eroicabritannia.co.uk/php/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=../../images/cms/060614_1012_pic%202%20JS&w=720&zc=0&q=95)

better (but non linkable) images on the lasquadra website above

Not convinced on that sorry CB, there seems to be something missing in my opinion.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on September 06, 2014, 01:12:54 PM
know what you mean jonny - step away from the fact that it is JS (normally for me worn quite smartly) and would be worn casually with trainers or even as intended on an 80's steel steed on an Eroica event and you may see it in a different light - that label would have to go though. Looks completely wrong
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on December 08, 2014, 03:19:29 PM
I'm liking this - not sure about the label on the chest though

http://www.lasquadra.co.uk/shop/index.php/l-eroica-britannia/man-of-steel-limited-edition-cycling-jersey-353.html

(http://www.eroicabritannia.co.uk/php/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=../../images/cms/060614_1012_pic%202%20JS&w=720&zc=0&q=95)

better (but non linkable) images on the lasquadra website above

It may well be Rapha quality and certainly has a Rapha kind of price but just not looking as good as a Rapha item. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on December 08, 2014, 08:11:28 PM
Thanks may pick one up.

I can also vouch for 'Torm' jerseys which are essentially a 'poor man's' Rapha, to almost the point of parody, but saying that I own a couple of their jerseys and they've not done me wrong at all yet.

http://torm.cc/index.html

(http://www.torm.cc/image/cache/T5-6000B5CE-D0DA-455A-B3BA-20B7CAAAD328-550x0-q80.jpg)

Someone's actually done a side by side review of a Rapha jersey and a Torm jersey which was quite interesting.

http://chasingwheels.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/review-torm-vs-rapha-jerseys.html

Good post , Jonny . I have always thought that Rapha was good stuff but they tend to rip it with there pricing , which is a shame . I read an interview with the owner once , quite pompous really. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on December 08, 2014, 09:56:07 PM
(http://content.prendas.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/400x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/2/0/2013-08-02-prendas-ciclismo-cima-coppi-celeste-white-retro-t-shirt_2.jpg)

I bought one of these from Prendas , not strictly a cycling jersey but the font looks like it has been embroidered by a machine . All round the shirt seems like great value for £20. It is made in Portugal and is 100% cotton. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Harry on February 14, 2015, 07:18:44 PM
I like that Simon, I'd wear that on the bike
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on February 26, 2015, 04:28:35 PM
Talking about Prendas, they now offer for free this cute T-shirt if you buy any other item:

(http://i.imgur.com/UuAKcPNl.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on February 27, 2015, 11:15:20 AM

that sounds like a decent offer , Sidney. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on May 13, 2015, 03:25:13 PM
Seems Santini's sponsoring some Eroica branded races across Europe this spring/summer, so they've launched a L'Eroica collection. Some jerseys are nice, but none's under the 130 € mark, too much for my cycling attire budget...

(http://i.imgur.com/Be6G3dhl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YDuEXmgl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jTzXJyll.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on May 13, 2015, 06:39:13 PM

The cost of cycling clobber , over the last 5yrs or so has got a bit silly , especially for some of the stuff that is just lycra  .Then there are all the other fancy man-made fibres that they really want to charge you for , in fact , the want to charge you like a Gordon Highlander. .

I blame Wiggins , really. .


However , I suppose Santini are just charging John Smedley prices. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on May 14, 2015, 03:33:31 PM
These maillots are supposed to be wool, but you're right, prices are over the top. The classic italian brands (De Marchi, Santini, Bianchi...) are charging Smedley prices for any repro from their archives.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on July 19, 2015, 07:12:42 PM
Just added 1 of these to my birthday wish list.
http://www.baritaliasoho.co.uk/products-page/product-category/bar-italia-cycle-jersey-duplicate/
(They have other styles listed all of condor/Rapha quality)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on July 21, 2015, 08:04:16 PM
Smart jersey , man of Rockets and a rather decent price also. .

Personally , I want one of these numbers as worn by Mr Cummings . .

(http://i2.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/article9685136.ece/ALTERNATES/s458/JS68462826.jpg)


(http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Half-Landscape-Right-Steve1-1000x600.png)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on July 22, 2015, 04:53:07 PM
Also v nice , although I cannot get the thought out of my head
of it being for sale in a Mike Ashley chain store  😢
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on July 22, 2015, 06:49:51 PM
lndeed . .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on July 23, 2015, 08:45:30 AM
lndeed . .
The sizes must range from 1 to 5 bellies ....
(I hope to squeeze into a 2 - Italian of course) 😁
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on July 23, 2015, 07:08:23 PM
lndeed . .
The sizes must range from 1 to 5 bellies ....
(I hope to squeeze into a 2 - Italian of course) 😁

An ltalian 2 comes in about a 34" chest , you do know that , yes?
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on September 20, 2015, 04:37:12 PM
Just added 1 of these to my birthday wish list.
http://www.baritaliasoho.co.uk/products-page/product-category/bar-italia-cycle-jersey-duplicate/
(They have other styles listed all of condor/Rapha quality)
1st time out for the new top today , needed the arm warmers for a brisk 52 miles.
(http://i61.tinypic.com/23veyqo.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on February 29, 2016, 03:44:17 PM
Just seen a new (to me at least) seller of retro merino cycling tops, winter caps, tees and some nice looking zip cardigans coming soon 

http://www.magliamo.be/

prices seem good at the moment bearing in mind the exchange rate

personal faves below

(http://www.magliamo.be/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ferretti-jersey-front.jpg)

(http://www.magliamo.be/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ford-france-jersey-front.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on February 29, 2016, 06:38:26 PM
Good shout , Charley. . 8)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on March 01, 2016, 10:46:40 AM
Indeed. Love the "Ford France" one. Could see that making an appearance in the Dordogne this July & August.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on March 01, 2016, 06:14:49 PM
Indeed. Love the "Ford France" one. Could see that making an appearance in the Dordogne this July & August.

Should go down a treat, Steve as I believe Hutchison tyres are French too, tho' I've never rode one in my life. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on March 02, 2016, 02:24:41 PM
Indeed. Love the "Ford France" one. Could see that making an appearance in the Dordogne this July & August.

Should go down a treat, Steve as I believe Hutchison tyres are French too, tho' I've never rode one in my life. .

Yes they are Simon...
"A French company established in 1853 by Hiram Hutchinson in Langlée near Montargis, Hutchinson first made coated fabrics under the brand name, Aigle.

In 1890, Hutchinson started to produce bicycle tires. The company won its first competition with Léon Georget in 1909 thanks to the ‘Monofil’ tire. The biggest names in the world of cycling then bore the brand to the highest peaks, claiming victory of the Tour de France from one year to the next (Louis Bobet 1953, 1954 and 1955 –Anquetil 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964).

Raymond Poulidor carried on the spirit of this golden era through the famous Mercier-Hutchinson partnership.

Today, it is the last French bicycle tire manufacturer to make its products in France.

Hutchinson continues to excel with the greatest road and MTB cyclists. In 2012, Hutchinson Tires, a partner of Team Europcar and FDJ-BigMat, won five stages of the Tour de France. As for MTB, in 2012, Hutchinson supplied the DH world champion, Morgane Charre.

Today, it is the last French bicycle tire manufacturer to make its products in France"
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on March 02, 2016, 10:46:58 PM
 Ah yes , a potted history of Hutchison . .

I have used many different tyre manufacturers over the years but never Hutchison, as I mentioned. Firm believer in Conti's , maybe not cheap but the roll very well , even on SHABBOS!  :D
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on March 10, 2016, 09:52:56 AM
The belgian brand Coreur du Monde has just released these 2 polo shirts as an homage to the upcoming Ronde; I like the minimalistic approach (and their trademark back collar button, a nod to cycling past):

(http://i.imgur.com/CRPFJvZ.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/uXwGXri.jpg?1)

Prices are moderate (74 €), but not so the shipping costs (15 € for Spain)

Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on May 04, 2017, 03:30:10 PM
J Smedley are doing their version of the cycling polo in a collaboration with Rouleur. I like it, even if it's just 2 buttons (there's a long sleeved top too):

(http://i.imgur.com/FptsqXu.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/ixLRfwI.jpg?1)

Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on May 04, 2017, 06:52:54 PM
J Smedley are doing their version of the cycling polo in a collaboration with Rouleur. I like it, even if it's just 2 buttons (there's a long sleeved top too):

(http://i.imgur.com/FptsqXu.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/ixLRfwI.jpg?1)

TBF they just look like regular John Smed' to me , with the addition of the pocket on the top one being the only discernable difference . .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on May 05, 2017, 07:03:28 AM
Here is a trad' one in Italian team champ colours. .
(https://s3.thcdn.com/productimg/600/600/11115903-1334293279896019.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on May 05, 2017, 08:32:40 AM
I like the Santini one, but my preference is for Jura. 100% Merino wool. Made in Turkey so not sure about the manufacturing conditions but hopefully better than far east sweatshops. UK made too. I have 3 now and they are great both on and off the bike.

http://www.juracycleclothing.co.uk/
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on May 05, 2017, 10:50:29 AM
J Smedley are doing their version of the cycling polo in a collaboration with Rouleur. I like it, even if it's just 2 buttons (there's a long sleeved top too):

(http://i.imgur.com/FptsqXu.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/ixLRfwI.jpg?1)

TBF they just look like regular John Smed' to me , with the addition of the pocket on the top one being the only discernable difference . .

They've got a back pocket too, but that's it. I guess I'm more inclined towards minimalism as I get old.

Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on May 05, 2017, 12:26:57 PM
I like the Santini one, but my preference is for Jura. 100% Merino wool. Made in Turkey so not sure about the manufacturing conditions but hopefully better than far east sweatshops. UK made too. I have 3 now and they are great both on and off the bike.

http://www.juracycleclothing.co.uk/

Funny you mention Jura jerseys, Steve, as the new "Coppi" maillots from Rapha are very close-looking to them, only sensibly more pricey.

(http://i.imgur.com/dK6xByb.jpg?1)

Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on May 05, 2017, 05:02:27 PM
I like the Santini one, but my preference is for Jura. 100% Merino wool. Made in Turkey so not sure about the manufacturing conditions but hopefully better than far east sweatshops. UK made too. I have 3 now and they are great both on and off the bike.

http://www.juracycleclothing.co.uk/

Very nice Steve, very nice indeed. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on May 05, 2017, 05:05:20 PM
I like the Santini one, but my preference is for Jura. 100% Merino wool. Made in Turkey so not sure about the manufacturing conditions but hopefully better than far east sweatshops. UK made too. I have 3 now and they are great both on and off the bike.

http://www.juracycleclothing.co.uk/

Funny you mention Jura jerseys, Steve, as the new "Coppi" maillots from Rapha are very close-looking to them, only sensibly more pricey.

(http://i.imgur.com/dK6xByb.jpg?1)

Most of the Rapha kit is beautiful but way overpriced . .


I do own a mussette from them right enough. .

 ;D
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on May 05, 2017, 06:04:46 PM
Well, you have to start somewhere... ;D
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on May 05, 2017, 06:26:47 PM
Indeed. . ;D
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on June 08, 2017, 03:06:01 PM
Among tons of absolute crap, month after month someone in Zara seems determined to reintroduce the classic cycling top for the masses:

(http://i.imgur.com/8QadiGs.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/plaNVul.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/tm6NM7P.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/EqaPLIr.jpg?1)



Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on June 08, 2017, 07:12:05 PM
nice . .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on September 13, 2017, 08:48:40 AM
I purchased the last two along with another one that you've not pictured. They were in the sale at about a tenner each. The quality is superb too.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on September 13, 2017, 09:15:29 AM
Yes, some of them are 100 % cotton and it shows. In fact, the last Zara tops I've bought are performing well after some washing. Truth is I try to keep my clothes on high rotation, which helps.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on September 13, 2017, 12:45:08 PM
My most recent cycling related purchase:

(https://i.imgur.com/jl1Qg8Z.jpg)

Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on September 13, 2017, 06:52:55 PM
My most recent cycling related purchase:

(https://i.imgur.com/jl1Qg8Z.jpg)

Nice item Steve, I see Weller likes it too. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Red Steve on September 14, 2017, 08:35:44 AM
Yes, this one and a few of their T Shirts too. It's a great bit of kit but definitely one for wearing off the bike.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on September 19, 2017, 02:22:37 PM
Spanish high-street brand Mango have been the last to jump aboard the faux cycling clobber wagon, judge for yourselves. IMO, it's not the most interesting garment they're offering right now, there are some wool & cotton/wool jumpers cricket-style in their webstore that look better. 

(https://i.imgur.com/b6mNS1P.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/fRF4YZ9.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on September 19, 2017, 07:38:05 PM
 I prefer the style of the second one , Sydney but to be honest I rarely wear brown. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on September 19, 2017, 07:42:27 PM
I'm tempted by the second one, but the zipper and logo are putting me off. Shame as it's only 12.99 in the online sale at the moment
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on September 20, 2017, 10:08:47 AM
I prefer the style of the second one , Sydney but to be honest I rarely wear brown. .

I'd swear it's burgundy.
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on September 20, 2017, 10:11:30 AM
I'm tempted by the second one, but the zipper and logo are putting me off. Shame as it's only 12.99 in the online sale at the moment

The logo puts me off too. Mango and Zara haven't used them until now, and I can't see the point of using a logo on a cheap brand,
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on October 20, 2017, 10:09:37 AM
Maybe not the more stylish clobber out there, but they come fairly cheap and  look quality, in fact the jersey -shame about the chest logo-reminds me the basics of the FP Wiggo collection. The monkey jacket is only 70 pounds, so a decent option too. Oh, the brand is Reynolds and it seems to have an illustrious history in bikes' accessories' manufacturing. You can find them in the Oi Polloi webstore.


(https://i.imgur.com/WtGgG4D.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/Uzply7b.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on January 12, 2018, 09:45:35 PM
Got a pair of these , outstanding value for money . .


                                         [(https://static.evanscycles.com/production/clothing/shoes/product-image/484-319/louis-garneau-carbon-ls100-ii-road-shoe-red-white-EV293014-3090-3.jpg)


                                                                              . .just for on the bike , mind. . 8)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on January 14, 2018, 08:04:22 PM
Nearly bought some Garneau myself - but then found a pair of SH Fizik R5 which had only been worn in the house (???) for £65 on eBay so snapped them up. They are truly superb. I'm a black shoed man myself - white socks in summer and darker colours for colder times
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on January 14, 2018, 09:25:30 PM
Yeah the Fizik ones I have seen are certainly light. My shoes are generally covered with overshoes in winter so no one sees the colour of them , keeps them clean too. . ;D
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: charliebravo69 on January 15, 2018, 06:49:36 PM
there is that - I'm not a fan of overshoes and tend to wear sealskinz socks in winter instead but that was with an old pair of diadora's - not been out in ages so may dig my endura overshoes out
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on January 15, 2018, 07:19:33 PM
I had my Endura overshoes on yesterday and my feet were toasty which is quite pleasant in that kind of windchill plus my shoes didn't need cleaned either. I'm not a huge fan of overshoes myself but I feel they are a neccessity this time of year. .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: greenstreet on July 07, 2018, 04:24:23 PM
If you're in the market for something fairly "exclusive", this new De Marchi cycling top could do the trick. It's apparently the first legit version (100% merino wool) of the much copied Molteni top, just 100 items made. They even go with a Molteni's (the family's heir anyway) certificate. But for a price, of course: 220 €.

(https://i.imgur.com/NrqLTz6.jpg?1)

Equally expensive, and from De Marchi too, are these new collabs with Nigel Cabourn (wtf were they thinking with that everpresent logo?  >:():

(https://i.imgur.com/fSaXUmL.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/FuBOVcA.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/VEO0c9q.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Rocketman on July 28, 2018, 06:15:56 PM
G inspired  (well deserved King of the valleys)
https://www.magliamo.be/boutique/cycling-shoes/magliamo-strada-cycling-shoe/
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on July 29, 2018, 04:19:32 PM
If you're in the market for something fairly "exclusive", this new De Marchi cycling top could do the trick. It's apparently the first legit version (100% merino wool) of the much copied Molteni top, just 100 items made. They even go with a Molteni's (the family's heir anyway) certificate. But for a price, of course: 220 €.

(https://i.imgur.com/NrqLTz6.jpg?1)

Equally expensive, and from De Marchi too, are these new collabs with Nigel Cabourn (wtf were they thinking with that everpresent logo?  >:():

(https://i.imgur.com/fSaXUmL.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/FuBOVcA.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/VEO0c9q.jpg?1)

Very nice Sydney,  rather nice indeed. .

Shame about the price but I suppose you are meant to collect one of these beauties rather than ear . For me , l grew up more a fan of Fausto than Eddy.  .
Title: Re: Cool cycling clobber
Post by: Simon Bond on July 29, 2018, 06:24:39 PM
G inspired  (well deserved King of the valleys)
https://www.magliamo.be/boutique/cycling-shoes/magliamo-strada-cycling-shoe/

I think those shoes would be perfect for any one who wants to pose around in cycling shoes. The sole looks like it will be durable to walk around in and the upper has the look of a classic cycling shoe from yesteryear without any flimflam . .