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Mismatched kit?

Postby busted_stuff » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:33 am

Saw a couple of guys heading down Victorian Road in Gladesville the other day - in full Lampre kit.

But... they were riding what looked like Sky's Pinarellos. Two guys with plenty of money and confused allegiances, or Pros sharing bikes? :D
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby ezzy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:56 pm

What's wrong with that? Just because a guy rides a sky pinarello doesn't mean he can only wear the same kit
unless he's sponsored by the team.
Do you ride avanti and only buy avanti kits?
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby R12RT » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:22 pm

I'm a cheapskate and wear Cell kit but I don't ride a Cell bike... :P
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby damhooligan » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:32 pm

ezzy wrote:What's wrong with that? Just because a guy rides a sky pinarello doesn't mean he can only wear the same kit
unless he's sponsored by the team.
Do you ride avanti and only buy avanti kits?



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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby wombatK » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:21 pm

So. How pedantic are you ? Mis-aligned valves bother you too ?

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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby Iced Halo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:40 am

Don't think its a big deal. After all, most of us are amateurs and can wear what we want, unlike the pros who are locked into contracts.
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby JV911 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:22 am

ezzy wrote:Just because a guy rides a sky pinarello doesn't mean he can only wear the same kit


please consult The Rules

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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby busted_stuff » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:36 am

Not pedantic at all... well, not too much :P and I thought someone might invoke The Rules.

No, what I meant was, from my quick view, I was pretty sure these were real Lampre guys out here for TDU. Hence the ? over their bikes.

Of course I don't care if my kit and bike match! Shoot me down, I don't care, but thought folks might be interested.
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby hannos » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:50 am

busted_stuff wrote:
No, what I meant was, from my quick view, I was pretty sure these were real Lampre guys out here for TDU. Hence the ? over their bikes.




Victoria Rd Gladesville, Sydney?

Nope TDU participants would be riding in Adelaide I would expect, not Sydney.
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby ezzy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:25 pm

hannos wrote:
busted_stuff wrote:
No, what I meant was, from my quick view, I was pretty sure these were real Lampre guys out here for TDU. Hence the ? over their bikes.




Victoria Rd Gladesville, Sydney?

Nope TDU participants would be riding in Adelaide I would expect, not Sydney.

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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby RobRollin » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:58 pm

Please see the rules

http://www.velominati.com/blog/the-rules/

Rule #17 / Team kit is for members of the team.
Wearing Pro team kit is also questionable if you’re not paid to wear it. If you must fly the colors of Pro teams, all garments should match perfectly, i.e no Mapei jersey with Kelme shorts and Telekom socks.
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby sogood » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm

busted_stuff wrote:Saw a couple of guys heading down Victorian Road in Gladesville the other day - in full Lampre kit.
But... they were riding what looked like Sky's Pinarellos. Two guys with plenty of money and confused allegiances, or Pros sharing bikes.

Pro teams change sponsors all the time. Big deal. :roll:
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby ft_critical » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:32 pm

I sometimes wear EuropeCar bib knicks with a Lampre top, Radio Shack socks, FDJ gloves and a Rabobank helmet. I ride a T-Mobile Giant replica. Is that okay?
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby ratter » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:14 pm

I've worn my Around the bay in a day top while not doing ATBD :wink:
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby Marx » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:45 pm

Matching gear should only be worn while racing.
All other times it comes across as pretty pratty really.

If you can help it, you should mix your gear for training rides. Abit like getting married: something old, some thing new, something borrowed (but never returned), and something Mapei ….


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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby khendar » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:56 pm

Am I breaking the rules if I'm wearing Nike shorts and a Reebok t-shirt on my Merida bike ?
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:39 pm

ft_critical wrote:I sometimes wear EuropeCar bib knicks with a Lampre top, Radio Shack socks, FDJ gloves and a Rabobank helmet. I ride a T-Mobile Giant replica. Is that okay?

Only if you send love letters regular like to Tommy, Damo, LA, Sandy, Matti and Jan :D .
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby uncle arthur » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:21 pm

Would you wear a maroons jersey with blues shorts?

Would you wear a Collingwood jersey with Hawthorne shorts and Essendon socks?

I dare say the answer to the above is no. So it is just as wrong to wear mismatched kit.

Please consult the rules, as they have been posted :)
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby CommuRider » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:42 pm

I once saw a couple at a Wallabies-AllBlacks match. She was in full AB gear. He in Wallabies gear. They were holding hands.
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby blossy84 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:31 am

I went to Wallabies v Ireland game a few years back. I wore a Wallabies jumper and a IRFU beanie.
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:53 am

I wouldn't wear a Collingwood guernsey at gunpoint.

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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby scotto » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:24 am

damhooligan wrote:jalousy is a btch...



and in english ???
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby Strawburger » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:58 am

scotto wrote:
damhooligan wrote:jalousy is a btch...



and in english ???


he's just mixing french with english :lol:
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Re: Mismatched kit?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:20 pm

I've had a Milram jersey for years, i've ridden probably 15 different bikes while wearing it and none of them were a Colnago :D . In a perfect world (where we all had lots of money) sure match the heck out of everything, but i don't think it matters.
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