31 May, 2024

First Vintage Cycling Ride? Here Are Some Expert Tips!

Edited by Alessandro Vecchiato

One of the most captivating aspects is the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in a different era of cycling. Attention to detail is paramount. Your first vintage cycling ride will be about more than just style. Here are some detailed tips on how to choose the perfect vintage cycling attire.

Not All Wool Cycling Jerseys Are Created Equal

Vintage cycling jerseys are the essential apparel to highlight your style at any vintage cycling event. This type of cycling clothing not only adheres to the regulations of most events but also offers excellent breathability and thermal insulation.

Read more about replica jerseys that have ridden the Giro d’Italia

Vintage Cycling Shorts: classy style, contemporary comfort

Vintage cycling shorts are the essential complement to maintain consistency with the style of historical cycling. Their wool content can be as high as 70%. In the past, chamois leather inserts were used, now replaced by padding made from more advanced materials.

  • Size: One aspect to consider when choosing the size is that wool shorts do not have suspenders. Ensure that the waistband fits snugly around your waist.
  • Comfort: Saddles were not as developed as they are today. Make sure the shorts have a well-padded chamois. Additionally, consider using anti-chafing cream for extra comfort.
  • Vintage Cycling Accessories: A Matter of Dress Code

    Vintage cycling accessories, such as socks and gloves, complete the look and are often essential to adhere to the dress code of vintage cycling events.

    We are confident that participating in your first vintage cycling event will be a unique experience, combining a passion for cycling with a dive into history. Cycling apparel plays a crucial role, not only to comply with the event’s rules but also to ensure maximum comfort and fully enjoy this new cycling adventure.

    Remember that every detail counts: from choosing the right shoes to the maintenance of your vintage steel bicycle. Don’t forget to train adequately and plan your nutrition and hydration. But most importantly, embrace the spirit of the vintage cycling event: enjoy sharing the experience with fellow enthusiasts and respect the tradition.

    If you found these tips helpful, don’t hesitate to share this article with other cyclists and vintage cycling enthusiasts. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on all the tips and news in the world of De Marchi, which, since 1946, is the oldest cycling apparel manufacturer still in operation.

    Good luck and happy riding on your first vintage cycling event! We can’t wait to hear your stories and see your photos. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave a comment or contact us on our social media channels.

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