Eastern Bloc Cycling Club
EBCC Clothing for 2016 - Order Closes 4/11
We are once again opening the Voler store for EBCC Club Clothing for 2016. This will be the only order for the year, so if you want some club kit this will be your only opportunity! The store is currently open EBCC Voler Store and will close on 4/11. Clothing will be shipped between 6/1 and 6/3.
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We will be offering the same garments that were available last year - a variety of jerseys/vests/jackets and one style of shorts/bibs/knickers (the FS Pro). With the start of a new year, we will be on a renewed footing with Voler in terms of the minimum number of “like items” required to be ordered. The minimum numbers for our orders is 15 items per “like category”. The three “like categories” are as follows: 1. Tops (this includes jerseys/vests/jackets). 2. Bottoms, which includes shorts/bibs and skin suits. 3. Accessories - arm warmers, hats, gloves, shoe covers, arm warmers and leg warmers. We will need to order 15 items in a given category for Voler to process the order. So, for example, if we wind up ordering 20 tops but only 10 shorts/bibs, etc., the jerseys will be produced but the shorts will not. Any combination of accessories totaling 15 items in that category and we are good to go.
The Voler store is open now for this cycle. See the information below from Voler for the link and more info on how the ordering system works.
A few bits of clarification:
As you will see when you get into the ordering process, there are many options to choose from; several different jersey/vest/skin suit styles, fits (race vs. club), fabrics, etc. (Voler cautions that the Velocity Pro Jersey is extremely form fitting/aero and is intended for those with racer type physiques.) With shorts, there is only one style to choose (FS Pro), but it will be available in two fabrics as well as several options for different chamois styles.
The pricing for all categories has been set based on an estimated order quantity of between 15 and 25. There would be an adjustment in price - downward - if we exceed total 25 items, per category.
Your credit card will be charged when you place your order. Any changes in the final prices (as indicated above) will result in an adjustment to your charge.
All orders will be individually packaged by Voler and shipped to me (Tom Wing) for distribution.
As the information at the store spells out, all orders will become final as of 4/11. You can modify your order until then, but afterwards it’s yours!!! Please exercise care when ordering so that you get precisely what you want!
Please post any questions you might have to this thread on the club forum re: ordering. I’ll do my best to get answers and post them there as well.
Info from Voler regarding the ordering process:
Welcome to the Voler Online Ordering System
Your team has decided to use the Voler Custom Online Order System for collecting and processing your cycling apparel order. Please follow the steps below to place your individual order for inclusion in the overall team order.
Click on this link to access your team order site: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/11783
Click on “LOGIN” to enter your Login/Billing Info. Click on “Create Account” to save the information and to create your new User ID and Password. You will automatically be directed to the home page for your team order. If you are a returning customer, please use your original Login and Password.
Click on “Begin Shopping" to gain access to the orderable products page. To place items in your shopping cart, click on the item you want to order, then the options you want to select, then the “Add to cart” button. You can choose to “View Your Bag” or “Continue Shopping” after adding each item. Repeat these steps for each item you want to order.
After placing the last item you want to order in your shopping cart, click on “View Your Bag” to display the items. Carefully review the items and make any necessary modifications or deletions. Because each item is custom built, refunds and exchanges will not be accepted. After you have confirmed your order is correct, click on “Proceed to Checkout” to complete the secure checkout process by entering your credit card payment information.
After you have completed the secure checkout process, an Order Confirmation will automatically be displayed and e-mailed to you for your records.
After the order deadline date has passed, you will no longer be able to access the order site. If you have not completed the checkout process for your order by this date, any items in your cart will be removed. The Order Deadline and the Order Ship Date are displayed on the order homepage. The Ship Date is the date that your order will be shipped from Voler.
Thank you for your order. If you have any questions, please call 800-488-6537 and ask for assistance from a Voler Customer Service Representative, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those ordering club clothing or considering ordering clothing, there will be a few small design changes for 2016 in order to better represent the club's long standing association with Benidorm Bikes:
- The Benidorm logo on the back of the jersey will be slightly larger, and moved up a bit higher.
- A Benidorm Bikes logo will be added to the front upper left chest (opposite the star)
- We plan to change the logo on the back of the shorts from Eastern Bloc to Benidorm Bikes.
Other than those minor logo adjustments, the overall look of the design will remain the same.
With 11 days to go before the order closes it looks like we have a good chance to meet to 15 piece minimum on 'tops', but it's going to be close on shorts. If we removed the green from the shorts so that they are all black and white, would anyone be more likely to order shorts? That way you could wear the club shorts with another non EBCC jersey without the dreaded "kit clash". Please reply if you have a strong preference either way.
I hear you Lew. We'll keep the green and hope to get enough shorts orders.
Another reason to order new shorts this year ...
I just got the comment back from Voler:
"we have a new fabric for the back panel of the shorts. It's more opaque or 'thicker' and I think it's what you're looking for. And you can still sublimate on it."
You might want to check your current shorts for 'crack'. The new shorts will be more opaque.
> For those ordering club clothing or considering ordering clothing, there will be a few small design changes for 2016 in order to better represent the club's long standing association with Benidorm Bikes: * The Benidorm logo on the back of the jersey will be slightly larger, and moved up a bit higher. > * A Benidorm Bikes logo will be added to the front upper left chest (opposite the star) > * We plan to change the logo on the back of the shorts from Eastern Bloc to Benidorm Bikes.
Can we see the artwork showing the Benidorm changes to the design ?
I updated the shorts image above to the show what it should look like with the Benidorm logo on the back. I'll try to get an image of what we anticipate the jersey will look like with slightly altered Benidorm logos.
This is a mock of how the front panel of the jersey should look with the added Benidorm logo (the blue line are just the pattern outlines for different sizes).
The Back should look very close to the same as the current design (below) but we have asked Voler to increase the Benidorm logo size just a little, and on the larger sizes keep it higher above the back pockets as space allows.
I know some people wanted to see updated mocks, so I hope this helps to visualize the changes for 2016.
With 4 days to go before the order closes, we are at 7 pairs of shorts ordered, and 13 jerseys/tops. With a 15 piece minimum for each category we are just about there on the jerseys, but it's not looking so good for the shorts.
If you were on the fence about placing an order, get your order is soon!
Kudos Dr. Gerard!!!
Evidently threats work! Who knew?! After Doug's threat to ride exclusively in his semi-see-thru shorts, there was a flurry of orders for EBCC shorts/bibs and we have now met the minimum numbers for both the club jerseys/vests/jackets and shorts/bibs. Thanks Doug!!!
In any case, there is a little over 1 day left to place an order. Time to get on the bus!! (As a reminder, there are no plans for another order this year. You've been advised!)