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This morning I was looking to purchase a couple of jerseys from the popular on-line vendors. Then it hit me; why aren't I supporting small cycling clubs, they should be getting my cash. So, would cycling clubs from around the country be interested in selling jerseys to a non-club members? If you are so inclined, please post a picture and info. Got T's for sale post them too.

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Great idea

Truth Hurts said:
This morning I was looking to purchase a couple of jerseys from the popular on-line vendors. Then it hit me; why aren't I supporting small cycling clubs, they should be getting my cash. So, would cycling clubs from around the country be interested in selling jerseys to a non-club members? If you are so inclined, please post a picture and info. Got T's for sale post them too.

TH
Whenever I'm on vacation, I try to find a LBS in hopes of picking up a jersey from a local team/club. That way, I have jersies no one else has. I have a great Calistoga Water jersey from Napa, an unpronounceable team from somewhere in Switzerland (thanks Mom), same goes for Paris, one from Northern Ohio, etc...

To help you out: http://www.cincinnaticycleclub.org/ lower right hand corner
http://www.qcw.org/ (might have to look around or email the Pres. for a jersey)
 

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Club Jerseys

Great idea.

I grew up in the Boston area. A few years ago I contact several Boston area bike clubs and asked about purchasing club jerseys. To my surprise they all said no, they're for club members only. I thought selling jerseys would be a great way to raise funds but apparently clubs are more interest in being exclusive.

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great idea

bwj75 said:
I would love to see everyone in my club jerseys, however, we have a members only policy.

This is not an elitist policy, the jersey doesn't just represent the rider, but the whole club.

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I think this is a great idea, but I also see your point. However, I am no longer a member of my cycling club. Do I have to turn in my jersey or not wear it?
 

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Well, I don't know about you all, but our club jersey wasn't a "Steal" of a deal anyway. We got them at cost, so our sponsors did little to offset the cost. I don't know who negotiated the deal, but we could have done better most likely.

www.gccycling.org
 

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Amateur/recreational clubs generally sell their jerseys at cost, so you aren't supporting them financially by buying the jerseys. If you want to help the club, you should buy their event jerseys (century rides, races, etc.), which are intended to be sold outside the club and usually have a small profit margin built in.

However, if you wear an event jersey or a club jersey on the road and a stranger starts up a conversation, the first thing he will ask is how do you like the club or how did you like the event. Do you reply that you're just a poseur?

I only wear jerseys for clubs that I actually belong to or events that I have actually participated in.

If you really want them, you can find tons of club and event jerseys on EBay for a fraction of their original price. Some are really nice looking.
 

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"I bought it because I like it"...

is my reply.

However, if you wear an event jersey or a club jersey on the road and a stranger starts up a conversation, the first thing he will ask is how do you like the club or how did you like the event. Do you reply that you're just a poseur?
 

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DarkCarc said:
Great idea.

I grew up in the Boston area. A few years ago I contact several Boston area bike clubs and asked about purchasing club jerseys. To my surprise they all said no, they're for club members only. I thought selling jerseys would be a great way to raise funds but apparently clubs are more interest in being exclusive.

DarkCarc
The best way to support the club is to .... join the club! How bad can that be? You get jersies at cost and a network of people to ride with.... its a win-win situation!

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Amen.
Out of the 200+ members of our Club/Team, only 100+ members race at all. 75 of them race quite often, and only 30-40 of them race all the time.
Ps. our "kits" are available to non-members only at our shop.
 

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Any Virginia Tech alumni out there?

We have only a couple jerseys and shorts left for this year, but plenty of t-shirts. You can get in on our clothing order for next year when we start putting the order together in the fall.

https://www.cycling.org.vt.edu/

I don't have a good pic on hand of this year's jersey by itself, but it's the style you see most of the riders sporting below.

<img src=https://www.cycling.org.vt.edu/montage_banner_06.jpg>
 

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JaeP said:
Sorry JT,
Those jersey's look so unfashionably ugly they couldn't have been designed by "homeowners" or "let's be friends". :)

Actually, the artwork on the website sucks. The colors aren't all that pastel. I've ridden in the stuff all over the country and always gotten compliments. Seriously!
 
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