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Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

bura wrote:
kgt wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Klaster1 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:17 am
kgt wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:21 am
Buying cheap glasses with crap lenses is the worst way to save money...
Why exactly? I use glasses only to protect against debris, branches and insects, the actual sunlight never caused me any inconvenience.
It's not just sunlight but UV radiation that you should protect your eyes from.
I totaly disagree.
There are tons of tasteful protective glasses out there which cost a fraction of that what is worn by "pro riders" and of that what especially a US company with their fancy HQ wants us to wear. Their last models have exaggerated towards the welder and ski googles design and size and cyclists around the globe do think they must follow their last shit produced. What you then see are stereotypes of otherwise smart people ,who just look embarrassing in their welder googles. :lol:
Even if you disagree with my views and you think that you need to spend money to have protective eyewear then for heavens sake check on Rapha classic line or their regular "cyclists MUST wear curved aerodynamic glasses" line.
My Oakley Radar XL’s snapped in a crash.
I also believe there was a test not long ago, may have been on the BBC where they tested cheap and expensive sunglasses. There was barely any difference in protection against harmful rays only in clarity.
In 30 years of cycling with people wearing some of the cheapest most hideous glasses I’ve yet to see a cracked lens on anyone apart from Hinault.
I remember pre Oakley everyone I knew wore Maddison 3 lens for £10 specials and there where no problems and nobody I know has gone blind.
Go to any beach in Europe and see thousands of tourists with the cheapest sunglasses available, you’d thing there’d be an epidemic of people with eye problems.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my Oakleys, I’ve been using them since 92 and think the clarity and style is fantastic.
If I’m riding CX or MTB I use my fake Oakley clear lenses. They’ve been battered for 5 years and are still going strong.
Google snapped Oakley and you’ll see it’s fairly common. My old monster dog arms weren’t very strong at all.


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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

bura wrote:
TonyM wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:30 pm
One of the many reasons not to go cheap with the sunglasses when biking....


http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/lates ... ash-327144
Here is the crap copied from above link:
"An Oakley representative told Cycling Weekly that the company would encourage consumers to only buy its sunglasses from certified shops, and that this would never have happened with genuine Oakley sunglasses."

What a bullshit that is. Oakley (and other "fancy" brands) are just afraid about their profits in a world where a few gram plastic coupled with USD.5.- lenses ( I have price lists of polarized lenses of a few Chinese manufacturers) are sold for USD.200.- and more.
And the best thing is that you can actually make people believe that your "welder and ski design "cycling" googles" are the safest,the best,give the best protection etc.
I’d rather wear fake cheap plastic glasses than fake pedal axles. Seems after market bike parts are okay on here just not glasses.


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funny you should mention the pedals...i passed a rider this morning pedaling with one leg. i looked down at the NDS pedal which was attached to his cleat.
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wingguy
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tarmackev wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:42 pm
I’d rather wear fake cheap plastic glasses than fake pedal axles. Seems after market bike parts are okay on here just not glasses.
And how many people do you know of who are riding with £5 counterfeit pedal axles from Alibaba? :noidea:

"Aftermarket" and "cheap fake" are two entirely different things.

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PinaRene
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3T Ergonova LTD for the Holdsworth - hope the grey will match a bit. ( Now I use a 3T Ergonova Team red one )

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Kjetil
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Ordered one of these a couple of days ago.
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spdntrxi
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Kjetil wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Ordered one of these a couple of days ago.
Nice ! Always wanted one myself.

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tabl10s
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Tillquist wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:11 pm
It would be fun to see what we buy for our various sports, large or small, expensive or cheap ....

I've got the idea from fotostart.dk and there is tremendous time in the thread, we can also get if you are on to it........ :P
Not today, but in the last 30 days:

3T Ergonova Stealth Ltd
eTap
Extralite rings
Carbon-Ti rings
Pinarello F8
Gelu P1 saddle
Selle Italia C59
EE Cane Creek brakes
3T Aeronova Stealth Ltd
Garmin Radar
Ceramic Speed OSPW
Rotor Qarbon rings
Rotor Uno
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2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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Some new Ale stuff for my birthday.
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spdntrxi
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Imageordered one of these today...

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Klaster1
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spdntrxi wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 4:43 am
ordered one of these today...
Welcome to the club.

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Calnago wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Dodger747 wrote:Not technically cycling related...

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Totally cycling related. Image
Are these expensive?
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

glam2deaf
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by glam2deaf

Similar price to a pair of Zipp wheels here in nz.

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