El cheapo jersey



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Rod Hunter

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If your in Melbourne there is a story on Sydeny road called Episode which stocks 2nd hand jerseys I
got my three from there from about $15 each.
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I was intrigued by the reference to the 2nd hand jerseys in Syndey Rd, Brunswick, so I phoned them.

Episode is a 2nd-hand clothing store specialising in clothes from Europe and the US. The clothing range includes cycling jerseys and, to a lesser extent, jackets and sometimes shorts.
The jerseys come in Lycra, wool and acrylic. The Lycra specials start at $5. The wool $20 - $40. Epsiode hrs are 9 -6 Mon - Wed & Sat; 9 - 8 Thu, Fri; & 11 - 6 Sat.

Episode contact details: 175 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. 03 9380 1777.

(I have absolutely no vested interest in Episode)
 
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Graeme

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Fred Nieman <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

> Graeme, I respectfully differ on both points you make.
>

Fair enough (sorry to dredge up this old thread, I've not been online for a while). I think any
problem with my previous statements probably stems from the fact that the original conversation I
mentioned covered about 6 different topics (all the best ones do). We had at one point been
discussing the "fluoro" glow from watches etc. (i.e. glows once the stimulating light source is
removed) and this may have been the type of colouring/dye that is difficult/impossible to produce in
a commercially viable weaving process.

I take your point about "day-glo" (or whatever) clothing being brighter than normal clothing, but
the percentage of the original light given off again by the clothing is *very* low. On a dark night,
if you are outwith the beam of a car headlights the clothing will be still be fairly unnoticable
compared to even a cheapy LED light. You are far better off with some sort of reflective material,
e.g Scotchlite. That also relies on being in the beam of another light source but it will make you
more visible for a given amount of light.

Cheers,

Graeme
 
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Fred Nieman

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Graeme wrote:
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> Fred Nieman <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
>
> > Graeme, I respectfully differ on both points you make.
> >
>
> Fair enough (sorry to dredge up this old thread, I've not been online for a...
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> We had at one point been discussing the "fluoro" glow from watches etc. (i.e. glows once the
> stimulating light source is removed) and this may have been the type of colouring/dye that is
> difficult/impossible to produce in a commercially viable weaving process.

1) Agreed. I think the distinction here is between
- fluorescence, ("Day-Glo") where electrons in the active compounds in the pigments absorb UV light
and jump to a higher energy state, and visible light is emitted when those electrons jump down to
a lower energy state and emit a light of their own); and,
- phosphorescence ("glow in the dark") where electrons in the pigments in effect soak up the energy
of the light falling on them and then re-emit the stored energy later as a glow. (refs: year 12
physics, plus inter alia (to check the terminology)
http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/property/fluoresc.htm,
http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/property/pleochro.htm)

2) Actually, I guess in lay terms, there are two kinds of "phosphorescence"
- the "glow in the dark" effect, and then
- stuff that glows without a prior external energy source (like radioisotopes, or freshly shaved
anglo-celtic male legs). Phosphorescent fabrics? Well, there were those t-shirts around that
changed colour depending on the heat of the bit of you they were touching, and I for a long time
had blue shoelaces in my field hockey shoes that incorporated micro-balls of blueberry smelling
stuff. I'm sure that since there's the kind of technology around today to perform feats that even
20 years ago might have just seemed like science fiction (nanotechnology, quantum computers,
George W Bush as POTUS), "glow in the dark" phosphorescent fabrics, but there's just no demand for
the supply. (I guess this goes a whole lot than just double for
lycra-with-radioisotope-microthingies... but who knows whether the big hit of the next Summer
Collections from Milan will be the new "ionising radiation chic"...)

> I take your point about "day-glo" (or whatever) clothing being brighter than normal clothing, but
> the percentage of the original light given off again by the clothing is *very* low. On a dark
> night, if you are outwith the beam of a car headlights the clothing will be still be fairly
> unnoticable compared to even a cheapy LED light. You are far better off with some sort of
> reflective material, e.g Scotchlite. That also relies on being in the beam of another light source
> but it will make you more visible for a given amount of light.

3) Again, 100% agreed. Why can't I buy a (for example) Netti water-resistant jacket that,
* instead of being (daytime very visible) with about 0.5 cm$B%$(B token Scotchlite (nighttime,
looks like a dull grey, and I'd be better off wearing a plain white jacket)
* is either;
- made of a fabric with fluoro yellow and Scotchlite alternating stripes, or;
- made of a fabric that is Scotchlite-like reflective, but dyed a fluoro yellow pigment? <curses,
and shakes fist, at market forces>

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> Fair enough (sorry to dredge up this old thread, I've not been online for a while). I think any
> problem with my previous statements probably stems from the fact that the original conversation I
> mentioned covered about 6 different topics (all the best ones do).

Umm, I was only going to mention 3 vaguely on-topic topics in this reply, but I'd like to make it
one of the "best ones"... so here goes:
4) why are "Bianchi" bikes traditionally a pastel blue-green (roughly R: 129, G: 255, B: 215) when
"bianchi" in Italian means "(the) white ones"?
5) Philip Ruddock appears to be an intelligent and compassionate person, so how does he manage to
sleep at night?
6) If pneumatic tyres and the modern bicycle chain had been invented 100 years earlier, would we
all be riding bicycles instead of driving cars, or would we be riding motorcycles instead of
driving cars?

>
> Cheers,
>
> Graeme

xx

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