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tour de france jerseys

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by roadiewill, 20 Apr 2008.

  1. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    other than ebay, where can you buy authentic tour de france jerseys online? In particular, the king of the mountains jersey ... just cant find them anywhere! ;)
     
  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    I would counsel extreme caution with regard to a KOM jersey.

    They're a bit like pinning a target to your chest on the opening day of the deer shooting season in Texas. Every bugger from miles around will take a pop at you.

    Unless of course you really are King of the Mountains and can guarantee no one will ever pass you on a hill.

    But if you're in any doubt, it's probably best not to wear one - cyclists can be so bitchy.
     
  3. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I saw them in TKMaxx last week for £25
     
  4. eciclo

    eciclo New Member

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  5. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    And don't wear the green jersey unless you can really nang it out on the flat, it'll be embarassing being passed by some old lady on her shopper.....

    and don't wear a yellow jersey, everyone will just hate you......

    perhaps you could buy the white jersey, unless you're really old.......
     
  6. Rapples

    Rapples Guru

    Location:
    Wixamtree
    Just Don't!!!
     
  7. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    The ebay ones all seemed to go for more than I could buy one in Cycle Surgery. Especially the yellow ones. I did think of buying a few from CS and putting them on ebay. :smile:
     
  8. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    How about the official website? letour.fr - you could last year. Otherwise, many tourist shops along Rue de Rivoli in Paris sells the genuine Nike version.
     
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i've got a green jersey, which i reserve for very hilly rides. i like the irony (and the fact that the maillot vert is seen in similarly torrid circumstances in the tdf).
     
  10. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I got mine free from Haribo sweets (when the TDF was taking place).
     
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    GB Cycles used to sell them.

    But as others have said, unless you are good at hills I would avoid it as you would get every other rider trying to do you on the hills. and Don't shave your head to look like rasmussen either
     
  12. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Woah.... ok...

    How about team jerseys, are they acceptable? Surely it'd be just like wearing a man u shirt when having a kick around... no one really expects you to be as good as ronaldo. :smile:

    I like the look of the slipstream team jersey, just something a bit different.
     
  13. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    team Jerseys are fine.

    In all honesty wear what you like, be it the KoM jersey or the Green Jersey. Just expect to be chased up hills or to sign posts etc.
     
  14. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Team jerseys are less problematic. In fact team jerseys worn with black shorts won't illicit any comments apart perhaps from those old blokes from Dulltown Wheelers.

    But team jerseys, team shorts, team helmet, gloves, shoes, sunglasses and a team replica bike always makes me feel a little uneasy.

    However the only real downside, is after making what could be quite a considerable investment in all this stuff, only to find the team you've chosen to idolise is later revealed to be this year's bunch of cheating scum bags. Following the resulting storm of the bad publicity, you're left as 'billy no mates' wearing the pariah's uniform.
     
  15. yello

    yello Guru

    I bought a Brioches La Boulangère team shirt when they became Bouyges Telecom because I liked the shirt... and it had an ironic meaning for me!