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TiBoyTiBoy Posts: 366
edited February 2010 in The bottom bracket
I am looking for some recommendations for getting some custom jersey's and gilets made for a charity bike ride. I have got a main sponser that is picking up most of the costs but they would prefer to use a uk company. I am initially looking for 20-30 jerseys and 10-15 gilets and as usual would like them as cheep as possible and the best quality. I have tried the usual companies from a google search and was wondering if anyone had any other recommendations (Endura is top of the list at the moment)

Thanks
Sunday September Ultegra SL
Raleigh and BSA single speed
Specialised Rockhopper comp disc
And some others

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  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    http://www.myteamgiordana.co.uk/
    Easily the best made kit we've had in our club, but not sure how it squares with being British made.

    Impsport are OK, but I've found their kit is not quite as comfy, long-lasting or the sizing is a bit odd.
  • TiBoyTiBoy Posts: 366
    Cheers Bronzie, i had asked giordana for a quote as they do look very good quality, unfortunatly their minimum order is 30 jerseys and 30 gilets which is beyond our budget, they did offer to do 30 jersey's on there own as we are doing it for charity which was goo dof them but we would still have to source the gilets from elsewhere. Impsport looks ok but I may have concerns as we need them for a few events over the next 2 years. I will give them a call a see if can get any samples.

    Thanks
    Sunday September Ultegra SL
    Raleigh and BSA single speed
    Specialised Rockhopper comp disc
    And some others
  • We used Kalas Sportswear for our kit. Good quality kit, very good.
    Just a fat bloke on a bike
  • Our club's about to go with Endura. I've always been impressed with the qualkity of their regular kit and the samples for the bespoke stuff seems just as good. I have an Impsport jersey from a charity ride but I'd describe it as mediocre but reasonable value.
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  • These http://www.fcarvalho-ciclismo.com are not British made but are part owned by a British Couple and do small orders and looking at the client list its alot of British Clubs
    Go neiri on bothar leat.
  • TiBoyTiBoy Posts: 366
    Thanks guys, I called Endura today and got some of the friendliest service I have ever got, they are sending some samples and it looks like they wil be getting my business.
    Sunday September Ultegra SL
    Raleigh and BSA single speed
    Specialised Rockhopper comp disc
    And some others
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    I'm not sure if they have a UK office, but Champion Systems have been very good.
    www.champ-sys.com

    No minimums.
    Steve
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    Just checked,
    They are in the UK. I've used the HK office - great quality designs and helpful service. They also sponsored me with jerseys for an event.
    Steve
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • TiBoyTiBoy Posts: 366
    Wow, looks great. Still feel a bit wounded after the Endura saga on a previous tread. Looks like Champ may be able to restore my faith in custom kit. Thanks for the link.
    Sunday September Ultegra SL
    Raleigh and BSA single speed
    Specialised Rockhopper comp disc
    And some others
  • Angus444Angus444 Posts: 141
    We used www.owayo.com Excellent service, nothing was too much trouble....design templates went back and forward until everything was spot-on.

    Their design configurator gives you plenty of choice. :D
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  • miggersmiggers Posts: 269
    Hi TI Boy - I am the Marketing Director at Shutt... I am based in Northants and we'd love your business.. Give Simon a call, his mobile is on the site www.shuttvr.com.

    We've done a number of race teams, clubs and charity rides...

    Say we've spoken... Kind regards, Peter
    Peter Bragg
    www.shuttvr.com
  • miggersmiggers Posts: 269
    TiBoy
    Forgot to add that the Jerseys are in Merino Sportwool or the equivalent quality synthetic... Thanks, Pete

    PS Also in South Northants... Where are you? I am desperate for a training partner!
    Peter Bragg
    www.shuttvr.com
  • SnGSnG Posts: 1
    I have some Shutt tops and can say top quality all round! You won't be sorry if you decided to buy from them :wink:
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,027
    In deference to the kit thread in beginners, can I have KOM one please sent in plain brown paper packaging. :wink: :oops:
  • Kalas are first rate and uk as well. they do short order runs.
  • TiBoyTiBoy Posts: 366
    Cheers miggers, i'll pm you, although MD of a jersey company and looking for a training partner, may have to give me a big headstart......
    Sunday September Ultegra SL
    Raleigh and BSA single speed
    Specialised Rockhopper comp disc
    And some others
  • miggersmiggers Posts: 269
    TiBoy wrote:
    Cheers miggers, i'll pm you, although MD of a jersey company and looking for a training partner, may have to give me a big headstart......
    Too much driving, home Croughton office Ilkley! Let's just take it easy... :oops:
    Peter Bragg
    www.shuttvr.com
  • TiBoyTiBoy Posts: 366
    OMG that's close, I go through Croughton most weekends
    Sunday September Ultegra SL
    Raleigh and BSA single speed
    Specialised Rockhopper comp disc
    And some others
  • miggersmiggers Posts: 269
    I am the big bloke on a Bianchi wearing Shutt No5 and 8 in Blue... Its the strip that Sky team were influenced by:-

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1 ... 3839068071
    Peter Bragg
    www.shuttvr.com
  • TiBoyTiBoy Posts: 366
    I have dropped you a PM, very nice kit, I remember the review in Cycling Weekly and thought it looked nice. You can never have too much kit or bikes.
    Sunday September Ultegra SL
    Raleigh and BSA single speed
    Specialised Rockhopper comp disc
    And some others
  • miggersmiggers Posts: 269
    It was that review that led to me getting the job with Shutt... :D
    Peter Bragg
    www.shuttvr.com
  • TiBoyTiBoy Posts: 366
    Very nice, long commute though. The Orbea team looks very smart.
    Sunday September Ultegra SL
    Raleigh and BSA single speed
    Specialised Rockhopper comp disc
    And some others
  • miggersmiggers Posts: 269
    I am doing the commute for charity for Bike to Work.. Failure to duck they call it!!

    They will be looking even smarter very soon :wink:
    Peter Bragg
    www.shuttvr.com
  • miggersmiggers Posts: 269
    Good to meet up Matt, looking forward to a regular weekend chain gang! Pete
    Peter Bragg
    www.shuttvr.com
  • MrHulotMrHulot Posts: 173
    Sorry, am I missing here. If it's a charity ride then I assume the object is to raise as much money as possible for the cause. If that's so then why spend so much on special kit? I think 'as cheap as possible' and 'best quality' from any supplier are mutually exclusive.

    If it's one event then why not get correct sized T-shirts printed and divert the money you would have spent on posh kit to the charity?? Other charity rides seem able to do this.
  • miggersmiggers Posts: 269
    Fair point MrHulot, but I am rather disappointed by the disposable t-shirts that get offered at these events for £10+. Especially when one looks into how they are typically sourced.

    The teams that we at Shutt support tend to ride multiple events so spending £50 on a bespoke merino sportwool jersey is well worth the outlay... and a great souvenir that lasts seasons of use. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4 ... 3839068071

    I wonder how many of the cotton t-shirts end up in landfill or washing cars after one ride.

    Pete
    Peter Bragg
    www.shuttvr.com
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