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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

+1^ safety glasses are certainly cheap and impact/UV resistant, I thought it's fine if the guy don't care for better optics. The article about the broken jawbreaker is rather silly, any pair of eyeweae would break in a face-planting incident.

I am very much amazed by his priorities though, he'll rather get a Carbonworks bottle cage over authentic eyewear...

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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.
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by kgt

It' not a matter of opinion. Discuss it with any optician and he will tell you that safety glasses must never be used as sunglasses. Especially chinese, no-name ones.
As Kayrehn wrote it's crazy to spend money on expensive carbon bottlecages and not on proper sunglasses. There are many good options for less than 40 euros.

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It's also spectacularly dense to not use the actual Oakleys you have in case you damage them - like they're worth more than your eyes or face.

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by bura

kgt wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 8:58 am
It' not a matter of opinion. Discuss it with any optician and he will tell you that safety glasses must never be used as sunglasses. Especially chinese, no-name ones.
As Kayrehn wrote it's crazy to spend money on expensive carbon bottlecages and not on proper sunglasses. There are many good options for less than 40 euros.
Don't know if this was written in relation to my points of view. If so, sorry I can't see any relation .
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by themidge

What is the point of a clear lens anyway? It won't keep the sun out of your eyes, so why not just wear no glasses?

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themidge wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:35 pm
What is the point of a clear lens anyway? It won't keep the sun out of your eyes, so why not just wear no glasses?
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by blaugrana

And it's not like fake eyewear from AliExpress is the only alternative to 200€ Oakleys. There are plenty of inexpensive alternatives that still have proper quality control and certifications and are perfectly safe to use (though maybe a little less fancy).

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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.
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Just bought some new bearings for my Look Keo Blade 1 pedals - Titanium spindles are here this week, and I wanted some fresh new bearing on them because one of the pedals was not rotating very well last week. For those who are interested 6701 bearings 18 x 12 x 4 mm for the Look Keo blade 1.

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Just picked up my first pair of sidis. So far so good. Comfortable. Plenty of room in the toe box. Really digging the adjustable heal cup.
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Picked up a Colnago V1-R fork.. to put on my Parlee Z-Zero.. because I could not find an ESX fork and I want to use a EE direct mount brake.(g3) so far so good.. not a good match visially since the fork is gloss black vs waxed nude finish on the frame. Eventually I will matte the finish or strip the paint. Net weight gain about 40g.. the colnago fork is a fatty.

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themidge wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:35 pm
What is the point of a clear lens anyway? It won't keep the sun out of your eyes, so why not just wear no glasses?
never been hit by bugs as speed, wind drying your eyes out.. I dont know I'd rather be protected.

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New Mt Zoom 640mm flat bar in UD (124g) to replace my Mt Zoom 610mm bar in some weave (111g), which I crashed - oops

Recently rode a 76mi off-road loop and appreciated bar-ends (until I crashed and tore one off necessitating a new bar - oops). Picker Mt Zoom bar-ends (47g/pair) and KCNC plugs (23g/pair) to keep the ends from crushing the end of the bar.

Figured as long as I was getting product shipped to me all the way from the UK, threw in a Mt Zoom expander (14g) and top cap and bolt (5g).

So, I'm adding ~78g but expect to lose a few on the new expander and top cap. We'll see!

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