The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupid

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The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupid

Postby Gearoidmuar » 25 Jan 2013, 6:40pm

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I've heard cyclists say this but I've not seen much about it here.

What were they thinking?

Are they going for invisiblity technology next?

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby gaz » 25 Jan 2013, 7:01pm

Your post appears to be typed in invisible black. Please re-type in hiviz so we can all read it.
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Postby tonythompson » 25 Jan 2013, 7:06pm

They are apparently designed by Rapha - you'd think he had enough to do managing Chelsea. Maybe why they aren't doing so well - OK slightly better than the jersey's but still not very good. :?
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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby Mark1978 » 25 Jan 2013, 8:39pm

Perfectly fine for pro cycling on closed roads.

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby hexhome » 25 Jan 2013, 9:12pm

Fortunately, because they are made by Rapha it seriously restricts the number of young impressionable cyclists seeking to emulate their heroes by wearing the same kit. How much :shock:

In a more serious mode, black can actually be quite visible.

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby Gearoidmuar » 25 Jan 2013, 9:48pm

hexhome wrote:Fortunately, because they are made by Rapha it seriously restricts the number of young impressionable cyclists seeking to emulate their heroes by wearing the same kit. How much :shock:

In a more serious mode, black can actually be quite visible.


It can, but it's very far from being the most visible. It's terrible against a dark background and worse than hopeless when it's getting dark. It's actually dangerous.

Were I the mininster of transport or whatever he's called in Britain (the Chancellor of the Haemorrhoid or something), I'd ban 'em.

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Postby Ron » 25 Jan 2013, 10:00pm

Gearoidmuar wrote:Were I the mininster of transport or whatever he's called in Britain (the Chancellor of the Haemorrhoid or something), I'd ban 'em.

There will be alot of people sleeping comfortably tonight, safe in the knowledge that you are not the Transport Minister and have no control over the Style Police. :D


PS Good rant though :wink:

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby Brucey » 25 Jan 2013, 10:24pm

if they were clever blighters (which they are probably not), they would incorporate reflexite beading into the seams of the versions for the public/training. I have a few items with this beading in it, and it can be very unobtruisive. In several cases I didn't realise it was there for a long time.

However at night, it is immediately obvious when illuminated; it wouldn't matter in the slightest what colour the garment is if it has this stuff in it, it'll show up nicely.

I guess that still leaves a potential issue at twilight, but TBH you can be lit up like a christmas tree at this time and still be smidsy'd.

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby TonyR » 25 Jan 2013, 10:38pm

hexhome wrote:In a more serious mode, black can actually be quite visible.


Judging from the number of unlit cyclists in black that motorists seem to spot, black is clearly the most visible while fluorescent orange with lots of reflectives and retina burning lights only gets SMIDSYs :wink:

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Postby pw1brown » 25 Jan 2013, 10:54pm

gaz wrote
Your post appears to be typed in invisible black. Please re-type in hiviz so we can all read it.

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby donnieban » 25 Jan 2013, 11:30pm

hexhome wrote:In a more serious mode, black can actually be quite visible.

Quite, at its best when matched with an inch or two of snow on the roads.... :lol:

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby RickH » 25 Jan 2013, 11:45pm

TonyR wrote:
hexhome wrote:In a more serious mode, black can actually be quite visible.


Judging from the number of unlit cyclists in black that motorists seem to spot, black is clearly the most visible while fluorescent orange with lots of reflectives and retina burning lights only gets SMIDSYs :wink:


I must admit I tend to refer to my hi-viz yellow waterproof as my cloak of invisibility! :D

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby 661-Pete » 25 Jan 2013, 11:58pm

I was SMIDSY'd a few months ago, in bright yellow Hi-viz and with lights blazing forth.... :(
But I'll still wear it. Those who can't see, won't see, can't be a***ed to see, will fail to see whatever colour you're got up as. What I like to consider is, what about when I'm the motorist? What garb helps me to spot the cyclist earliest?

But black isn't so bad if it has flashes of bright colour in it.
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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby Gearoidmuar » 26 Jan 2013, 7:08am

661-Pete wrote:I was SMIDSY'd a few months ago, in bright yellow Hi-viz and with lights blazing forth.... :(
But I'll still wear it. Those who can't see, won't see, can't be a***ed to see, will fail to see whatever colour you're got up as. What I like to consider is, what about when I'm the motorist? What garb helps me to spot the cyclist earliest?

But black isn't so bad if it has flashes of bright colour in it.

But in the distance, multicoloured jerseys tend to blend into the background. I've made it my business down the years while cycling to note how visible or otherewise clothes are.
Garish pink or orange are the best.
White isn't great. Multicoloured with green is camouflage.
Black is bad.
I wear a single bright colour or any colour with a really bright Sam Brown Belt. Best one has a brand name Oxford.
I know a cyclist who was Smidsied three times in a year, now unfortunately a bit brain damaged. Always wore a dark blue jersey. Time without number I'd tried to persuade him to wear something different.

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Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Postby eileithyia » 26 Jan 2013, 7:28am

TonyR wrote:
hexhome wrote:In a more serious mode, black can actually be quite visible.


Judging from the number of unlit cyclists in black that motorists seem to spot, black is clearly the most visible while fluorescent orange with lots of reflectives and retina burning lights only gets SMIDSYs :wink:


Fully agree, TonyR having been knocked off 3 out of 4 times in broad daylight in bright coloured clothes.

Also it is not pure black but is broken up with the turquoise stripe down the back.
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