Junior Deluxe field reporter Dave sent in a quick comment about cycling style. Dave knows that I've long been fascinated by ugly sporting fashion, and he often has strong feelings about such things himself. It's too bad he can't accompany me to the FIT Museum exhibition on active sportswear in October!
I'll never claim cycling attire to be cool - there's too much suggested moose knuckle for that. But, if you actually use your bicycle to go for long touring rides, it's a necessary evil that saves time and energy. I saw this guy today and figured that if you have to wear skin tight bike clothes, you may as well wear a vintage merino wool jersey with sewn lettering as opposed to spandex with silk-screened advertising all over it. the mint condition orange 70's Italian road bike with re-chromed forks, shifters, brake cable clips, pump and leather hoods for the brake levers may have helped his cause. -- Dave