The Crank Engine
- Nov 1, 2005
To all kit-wearing, billboard-like lycra warriors, here's how you ride with style.
Cycling is a beautiful sport rife with fashion disasters. Surely you’ve seen them: weekend riders sandwiched into DayGlo spandex that makes them look like floats in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Wanna-be Lance Armstrongs in pro-style team uniforms (called kits) that, with their screaming colors and sponsor logos, resemble vehicles in a Nascar race. Even if you achieve a measure of sartorial class on a bike, heaven help you if you clack your cycling shoes into the office. Snickers are sure to follow.