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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:43 pm 
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I'm almost ashamed to say I dont have any anymore!
(depending on how you view 91 specialized & FAT chance tops? ;)

So yeh, bring along yer worst, garish, retro garb & I'll dress up in it for a laff & pics (& obvious general abuse.. hell I can take it ;)
hell, I'll even attempt the "bunny-hop" competition wearing it :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:58 pm 
Mr Darcy
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binned mine too :(

Worts thing is it was only a couple of years ago :cry:

Is there a prize for 'most retro dressed' ? Gotta be worth a sticker.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:57 am 
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scant wrote:
So yeh, bring along yer worst, garish, retro garb & I'll dress up in it for a laff & pics (& obvious general abuse..


I don't know how to beak it to you guys, but I get up and go to work every day in absolutely authentic "retro" mountain biking clothes, the same shit I have worn every day of my life since the Army let me out and I could make that decision. It's pretty much the same shit Gary Fisher wore and Joe Breeze wore back in the day. Blue jeans, tough shoes and a tough shirt. If you wore a cloth cap, you turned it backward. There you have it, retro fashion.

Joe had a thing for blue work shirts (neatly tucked in) and a bicycle cap, Gary favored some sort of rugged long-sleeve buttoned shirt untucked and bell-bottom jeans which always had the right cuff shredded and blackened from his chain. He usually wore a wool cap. Everyone wore blue jeans unless they wanted the "best dressed" award, which went one year to a guy who raced in a tux and another to a guy who raced in a costume that can't be described easily.

I raced in genuine Levis 501 jeans and generally my old Army fatigue shirt at first, switching later to long-sleeve BMX jerseys and knee and elbow pads. I wore knee pads from the beginning, because I was skateboarding too and I had them so I used them, adding elbow pads later. I never wore a helmet, but one guy had a hockey helmet. Hard-shell bike helmets were not generally available, and even though I had a skateboard helmet,I didn't wear it.

These days I usually ride in something more comfortable than jeans, and I wear a jersey and a helmet and (obviously) cycling shoes. There's a good reason all that stuff got invented. It works better than "retro" clothing.

BTW: The last necktie I owned was part of my Army uniform. I got out in 1968 and haven't worn once since. There is nothing I care to do which involves wearing a necktie.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:30 am 
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Was kind of hoping someone would show up on the weekend in jeans and a shirt on an old cruiser style ride. They didn't.

Like the idea of racing in a tux 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:11 am 
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as the owner of retrobike john we were hoping you'd show us the way :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:36 pm 
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As part of team dancing the night away at last years CLIC24 I did my last few laps in a tux and bowtie (plus shorts, damn it was hot!) cos halfway through the evening I had to go off to a dinner dance, returning a proper meal, glass of wine and quick bout of Finnish dancing later (it was a Finnish society event) to throw down some night laps! I've got the nice fluro yellow specialised 1992? kit and sub zero helmet still too!

Ian


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:06 am 
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yellow/pink/white specialized kit? yeh I've had that since new also :)
sounds like an interesting evening you had there :D


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