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Honoring the original Major Taylor club’s imagination

Re-imagined, Re-built

The String Studios MTCC collection will consist of all the original jersey designs from the early days of the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Columbus, Ohio.

This collection honors the earliest days of the Major Taylor Cycling Club movement by showcasing the original club’s kit designs. 

The folks at String Studios were there in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and many of the designs offered are their handiwork.

We started with the fifth original design and have plans to add several more. Ultimately, we will have seven original designs completely re-imagined and re-built using today’s fabrics and comfortable construction. Sign up for announcements; we’ll let you know when we offer new kits.

But why?

The growth of Major Taylor Clubs continues to reach new heights. The Major Taylor International Alliance is proof of the depth of the increase. 

We feel the origins need a highlight. Many of the original members of the MTCC are still on the road. They actively participate in the growth of Major Taylor clubs by attending Alliance events. They are proud of the number of clubs carrying a name they pioneered. 

We know. We’re part of the original MTCC Club.

We intend to honor them for making this movement possible.

Re-imagined? Yeah, kinda and totally.

Some of the original kits were not kits. They were single, short-sleeved jerseys. We designed jerseys, and the selection of shorts was left to us to decide. We all had our favorite brands, from Kuchurik to Avocet, and if they were all wool, all the better.

But times have changed, and so has the design of comfortable cycling. We’ve partnered with a US-based manufacturer – one we’ve tested thoroughly after years of wearing competitors’ kits. We feel this is one of the best-fitting, best-looking systems today.

Who does this help?

Quite a few, actually.

First, it will help the founders

They’ll get a kick by seeing the original kits in MTCC pacelines across the US.

Second, we want to help the MTCC Club movement grow. String Studios actively donates a portion of the proceeds of each sale to the Major Taylor Cycling Alliance. Just ask Brother Bill Gaston. He’s along with us on this roll.

Cinco

{The first of many to come}

We question which jersey we developed first. Some were not jerseys but T or sweatshirts with iron-on lettering. Besides, so much is a blur. Nonetheless, we’ve decided this is the fifth in our line of outfits

Welcome Cinco.

We are sure this design is the second professionally constructed jersey. We estimate it first appeared in 1993 as the club approached a membership of 45.

The distinctive blue panels are accented with white and yellow shoulders and sleeves. This design, coupled with our symbol, the major leafs, made a strong statement in pacelines.

This jersey may not have been our fifth; however, one of the first with wide distribution as it included a logo of our sister club, The Cleveland Easy Riders.

Cinco Sizing

Take a look at the three examples below. Three photos will open in a lightbox once you click on them. These photos, taken recently, use models you may know and may see out on the road at MTCC events. If you don’t recognize them, read the short description, then look for them on your next ride.

When you run into one of these gentlemen, stand beside them and see how you measure up.

Or, use these photos and charts as examples.

Cinco MTCC SS Jersey

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Sport the original!

Raglan sleeves with Lycra cuffs, side panels, slim fit, highly breathable fabric inserts, active safety reflecting piping inserts, Camlock zippers, multimedia pocket, flat cover stitching. Only available with full zipper.

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Description

Sport the original!

Raglan sleeves with Lycra cuffs, side panels, slim fit, highly breathable fabric inserts, active safety reflecting piping inserts, Camlock zippers, multimedia pocket, flat cover stitching. Only available with full zipper.

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Size

Large, Medium, Small, XLarge, XXLarge, XXXLarge

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Cinco+ Major Taylor SS Jersey

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Some folks do not want to wear other clubs jerseys, but like the design and want to support the idea of promoting the original club. This is their jersey.

Raglan sleeves with Lycra cuffs, side panels, slim fit, highly breathable fabric inserts, active safety reflecting piping inserts, Camlock zippers, multimedia pocket, flat cover stitching. Only available with full zipper.

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Description

Some folks do not want to wear other clubs jerseys, but like the design and want to support the idea of promoting the original club. This is their jersey. We offer this jersey for those who want to honor the original members, but don’t feel comfortable in a Columbus Club jersey. It is the same construction, colors and basic design of the Columbus Clubs’ without a reference to it.

Raglan sleeves with Lycra cuffs, side panels, slim fit, highly breathable fabric inserts, active safety reflecting piping inserts, Camlock zippers, multimedia pocket, flat cover stitching. Only available with full zipper.

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Size

Large, Medium, Small, XLarge, XXLarge

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