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My favorite cycling shirt the Duofold 100% Poly T-shirt seems to be gone now that Champion has rolled them into their product line. I just don’t like the Champion Tees. They don’t breathe very well, get soggy, and don’t have the nice soft feel of the Duofold Tee.
Here’s a 100% Poly Tee that comes highly recommended at $6.99. I haven’t used them myself but at $6.99 I bough 4 for the gym and summer cycling. They are on sale right now at Nashbar, 72% off Sale, Nashbar Prime Crew Neck Jersey.
This jersey is a lot more stylish and a little above my $10 limit but it does look pretty nice. Yes, you can get it in Red. Here’s their sales pitch:
I can’t find my favorite jerseys any more but these are as close as you can get and at a great price. BTW: this is the same company that produces Duofold. Here’s their write up:
|CLEARANCE! Was $25|
Moisture control is just the beginning. This Champion men’s T shirt also resists garment odors, for ultimate all-day comfort.
Check out Duofold Vari-Tec T-shirts at SuperCasuals for $9.99. I buy the safety yellow for bicycling and they do stand out. Not quite as nice as the old Duofold Vari-Tec 100% polys but the best I have found for the last few years. They are light and breathe well. These shirts have flat seams that won’t rub on long rides.
I bought 5 at this price and shipping was $7.99. Bicyling t-shirts are not long lived items if you don’t like stains.
Update – 09/01/2008 – Don’t buy these shirts for bicycling, they are too heavy and don’t breathe as well as the shirts I have bought in the past. Fine for other purposes but too heavy for summer bicycling. They are labeled 100% Poly but feel like the kind of Poly/Cotton blend I don’t like.
Found some nice 100% poly Wicker shirts on sale for $9.77 at Sierra Trading Post.
I much prefer 100% Poly shirt for bicycling over the poly / cotton blends. They poly shirts breathe better and don’t get sticky.
I’ve order a stack because it’s has been a while since I have found any 100% shirts on sale.
These are the best summer bicycling shirts I can find now; the 100% poly shirts seem to have disappeared. At $6.97 the Campmor Short Sleeve Tech Crew (For Men) – By Duofold is hard to beat.
If you’d like a brighter version of the same shirt,the Duofold Duo Dri is available in Safety Yellow or Orange at Campmor for $9.97.
A new edition of Cycling in Quebec: Official Guide, 5th Edition in English is coming out very soon and can be ordered now. This is the best guide available for La Route Verde and cycling around Montreal and Quebec City. The English version is hard to get and usually sold out before summer. So if you are thinking of bicycling in Quebec order one now.
Click on the link above to order. The site is in French but easy to figure out. Just remember that Courriel is the official French word for email address. If you have any trouble with the French page, you will find an example of a completed form at the end of this post.
See: Official Opening of Longest Bike Path Network in North America for some of the reasons I like this guide.
I have several pairs of Hind Tights and think they are very nice and a great buy. These tights are a little tighter than my favorites but a great buy and hard to beat if you like tights.
Jannd makes my favorite pannies and rack packs, check it out their double secret Spring Sale for some very nice gear at a good price.
Some of my favorites on close out are: Mountain Pannier, Mini Mountain Pannier, Grocery Bag Pannier, and Large Mtn. Panniers. But make sure that is less than the regular price with the double secret Spring 30% discount.
Here is their note:
It is March and time for our private Spring sale. We would like to say thanks to our loyal customers and hope that you can drop by for some incredible deals.
You can order any merchandise online and save 30% through March 10th, 2008. This does not apply to 2nds and closeouts, which are already marked down.
To use this discount, go to jandd.com, create an order online and then use the discount code “spring2008″ without the quotes when checking out.
Waterproof Helmet Cover
Waterproof Saddle Cover
Disk Brake Adapter
Again we appreciate your patronage.. Thanks, The folks at jandd….Simply the finest for 25 years, ouch, we are getting old.