Sept 13: We're gonna make jerseys for sure, and bibs are just about there. Arm warmers lag, but here's hoping - see above for photo of arm warmers with jersey.
The order window will close Wednesday AM (EDT). Thanks to everyone for their patience on the invoicing.
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You want to look that epic, right? In addition to a good set of legs and lots of post-processing, you're gonna need a PdC kit. Lucky for you, the 2011 ordering for Podium Cafe kits is now open. We had enough interest to offer short-sleeved jerseys (we expect to make the minimums), bibs (we hope to make the minimums), and arm-warmers (who knows if we'll make the minimums). Those of you looking for hats? You're a lonely little group - we'll have to address that with another project. And if the expression of interest in this round is any indication of future interest, the long sleeved jerseys made last time will be the last ones, ever.
Please read ALL of the information below before ordering.
Remember, we have to make the minimums, and we can't order stuff if we don't make minimums. But we also don't want to delay indefinitely either. So don't delay! Order ASAP! The store is on the jump.
First & Foremost: This is a cooperative at-cost project. That is, this project is the result of a number of us putting personal time and effort into designing, ordering, processing, and delivering the kits to our fellow PodiumCafe fans. The prices and shipping fees you see are designed to make sure that all costs are covered, and nothing more. If you have any questions, please ask them here. We want everybody to be happy!
Color: It's black. Sure, your monitor may tell you that it's brown, or perhaps even grey. But really? It's black.
Sizing: For sizing information, please consult the size chart at the end of the page. The cut of the jerseys is form-fitting. If you prefer a looser fit, size up. Also, if you are between sizes, I recommend choosing the bigger size. Feel free to ask questions here at the Cafe or contact Gav directly over email if you have questions about sizing. There are enough of these things in the wild that someone can probably answer your question from experience. If you want a closer look at the materials, check out Capo's custom catalog, here.
Women’s kit: Unfortunately we are unable to offer women’s specific jerseys, but the jerseys are available in XS. Also, we are offering a women's bib that has a shorter inseam or women’s chamois for the bib shorts at no extra charge. The women's inseam is 2.54cm/1" shorter than the standard bibs. Chamois differences are pictured below:
How To Order: You must pre-pay for all items. You may order as many or as few items as you like. It is not necessary to order a complete kit. Easy, no? Now, it gets a little complicated:
- US Orders - We will handle orders for shipping to US addresses through the Google Checkout buttons below. Click to add each item (after you've selected your size) to the Google Checkout cart. When you're ready to check out, hit the Google Checkout button on the top right of the box. It should be pretty clear from there. Update: due to the limited flexibility of the shipping cost calculators, we have them set to make the assumption that if you are ordering two items, you are ordering a bib and jersey (thus requiring shipping in a flat rate box, at $10.70). If it turns out that you have ordered, say, arm warmers and a jersey (which would fit in a flat rate envelope, at $5.50), we will modify the order and charge a lower amount.
Non-US Orders - For reasons entirely uninteresting to you, the Google Checkout order system will not automatically process orders for shipping outside of the US. So, please make note of the items you want, and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying 1) the item(s) you want, including size 2) your shipping address, and 3) your preferred method of shipment (US parcel post (slow & cheap), US priority mail (not so slow, still kinda cheap), or UPS (fast, rather expensive)). One of us will manually calculate the total, including shipping, and send you an "invoice" via email. This invoice will contain a link back to a Google Checkout page that will allow you to pay with a credit card. Please note that Google imposes a 1% surcharge on non-US orders.
Delivery Time: You should receive your order in 8-12 weeks. As anyone who has done team or club kit orders knows, there can be delays in the production process. Please be patient. We will do our best to keep you updated on the progress of the order. Once we receive the order from Capo Forma, we will need to sort and send out the clothing to you. Please remember that the kit project is a volunteer effort. We will do our best to get your clothing to you as fast as possible, but there could be delays along the way, especially for international orders. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Important Note: All sales are final. Please read the product information and size charts carefully before placing your order. We can not process returns (because, well, there is nowhere to return it to!). Ready to buy kit? Get to clicking below. Happy Shopping!