Thursday, June 05 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
Not that I wasn't about to buy the girl's gloves in XL but there weren't any, it would be sweet to get some half, 3/4, or full dude gloves.
Well, the Giordana jersey's long gone now- you can all breathe a sigh of relief. It'll be back, though, and since there seems to be a lull at the moment, I just wanted to throw my two cents at a previous topic. Thanks for indulging me. I've developed a penchant for Etxe Ondo clothing myself- and now Euro-sizing is just a fact of life. I'm a M/L in the real world. M Pearl Izumi fits fine, but like I said, I've discovered the joys of more elegantly tailored, Old World cratsmanship. XL Etxe Ondo fits well- and I mean the fit is superior due to the tailoring of the garment. You do get what you pay for- isn't that why we're all looking for a steal of a deal? Point is, you don't have to let Euro-sizing throw you. You need an accurate appraisal of the dimensions, both your own and those of the garment, and therein lies the rub, I believe. US vendors tend to automatically slap the standard US sizing dimensions which they equate with the sizing nomenclature, i.e. XL = 36-38in Waist, 44-46in Chest, or whatever. If I went by those numbers, well, that'd be a problem. I'm a 32" Waist, 40" Chest, and XL Etxe Ondo fits me well (partly because I'm 6' tall, 165 lbs). If I wanted an airtight race fit (which I don't) L Etxe Ondo would do that for me. You'll notice that Euro-garb is readily available in extended sizes (2XL,3XL,4XL,and etc.) here in the US. The numbers translate, it's just that the numbers are sometimes what gets lost in translation- and that can lead to trial and error, which is obviously no fun when it comes to online purchases, IMO. Google sizing data, and look for a reputable source for this info. Cross reference. Corroborate. Be an educated consumer. Roadie clothing certainly does tend to be form-fitting, esp. "race fit" items. What you call "XL", European manufacturers are likely to call "2XL" or "3XL", that's all. I generally prefer a slightly more relaxed "Club fit". I also prefer not to look like a tube of toothpaste plastered with brand-names /sponsors logos, etc., YMMV. Respect.
Ok, my interest is quickly waning. I have three drawers of cycling jerseys, don't need anymore.
yeah i've been waiting for that for way to long now...
and i have to go for a run at 4 so lets speed this up!
my income tax refund needs something to do...
put that pinarello back up....
Exactly what I do. Sit in class all day hitting refresh dreaming about being outside!
With the increasing market share it would be silly not too. Plus, many college students use Apples and have nothing better to spend their loan money on!
The best you can hope for is probably a Firefox add-on or an aim alert.
Think they will make an alert application for an Apple computer? About the only one that works is the AIM one for steep and cheap.
does anyone else have the problem of infinitely upgrading the desktop alert? i would assume it's a problem on BC's end
Perhaps there is no end to my sneakyness. "I am very sneaky." Buttler from Mr. Deeds
Also, to all the junkies. The desk top pop-up is available. Cool freewheel sound.
Download it on the alerts tab. FYI if you are in a netting you can pause it. Funny when we are in a meeting here at Innotec (office space) you hear the alert sound come from others lap tops as well funny shit!
I miss your enthusiasm over on the SAC forum. I guess with all the Oakley crap and now the bike gear over here instead of SAC, we might have to wait until winter for the telebro appearances.
nice work espfam. :) Strange that they would make the number thing the default here. I have still managed to avoid a purchase here (well, this jersey being on all morning is helping), but I'll admit I've been checking it just as often as SAC.
You nasty eBay - resellers. The copy & images on this site are protected by copyright law! I learned from a buddy of mine who is in a legal battle with these guys from SAC abuse.
Just a heads up, they are nasty bitches when it comes to resellers!
Those who come falsely to Chainlove seeking monetary gain, take heed: our agents are many and our reach is long.
* You can buy up to three (3) of any one product.
* No resale. Anywhere.
Abuse will result in swift punishment of a most merciless nature.
You’ve been warned.
...Uh..dude they mean it!
Thanks for the tip.
mdubs -- Are you going to be thinking about the meeting or what you are missing on CL?
aschwarz1 -- You can drop those numbers off your name by going to your account if you like. Just wanted to let you know since Berge isn't around to tell you.
Cscho, I gave her credit like you said we should!
Just do what I did and get hooked on meth. Ever since I did that my wife just bugs me about the lab in the basement and leaves me alone about buying cycling gear. Problem Solved!
Alright, I have to go to a meeting for the next hour.
If something good comes up, like thongs or earmuffs, someone hold onto a set for me.
Not me - I don't ask for permission - I wear the pants in my house!
They just happen to be the cute women's knickers with a stylish zippered pocket that I picked up on here yesterday ;)