How the other half live

by Gkam84   August 14, 2012  

Froome picking out his new Oakley's for the Vuelta

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Wear contacts underneath?

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
15th August 2012 - 12:59

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Ah. Slightly too much partying while wearing contacts a few years ago left me with protein infections and I can't bear to put them in anymore!

Only Bolle have the license to the technology to produce sports specs strong enough for me, but the exclusivity on the patent runs out at the end of this year, so I'm looking forward (hoping?) to seeing Oakley getting in on the act.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3349 posts]
15th August 2012 - 19:26

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Just checked that website, picked 3 pairs and it costs $20.00 delivery giving a grand totsl of $60.00 for delivery and the glasses, which is bloody marvellous Applause .

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2810 posts]
15th August 2012 - 19:45

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Just go to ebay and search 'cycling sunglasses' Got a pair of radars and jawbones for about £25. Fauxkleys FTW!

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [491 posts]
15th August 2012 - 20:31

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although keep us posted as to how you get on with that site...!

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [491 posts]
15th August 2012 - 20:42

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Do you know the username of the seller for the jawbones? Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8953 posts]
15th August 2012 - 21:19

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ahem i definately dont have 2 jaw bones and 3 radars from this seller on ebay 'shiningstar201102' and they definately are not superb and faultless in every way. cough..

look a fish!

*runs away fast..

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
16th August 2012 - 19:12

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They do not have exactly the same pictures as another seller that I have put into my watch list because they are a bit cheaper Wink That I would never think of buying because they are knockoff........ Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8953 posts]
16th August 2012 - 19:26

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Those photos look like the sort of place where you could get an Orange Mocha Frappuccino. But why is Morrissey helping Evan Davis to pick out sunglasses?

posted by handlebarcam [529 posts]
16th August 2012 - 19:27

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gkam84 - as i said i do NOT have 5 pairs from this seller and they really are not impossible to tell apart. the only issue if i were to have bought some would be 21 days delivery, but i wouldnt know this as i must re-iterate i havent bought many pairs and do not have radars set up with iridium, clear, yellow lenses just to pick out the draw depending on the conditions.

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
16th August 2012 - 19:34

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these are not my favourite sets

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posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
16th August 2012 - 19:46

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I also do not have a set of Jawbones and a set of Radars with 5 (count 'em) 5 changes of lenses including a polarized lens. Both sets did definitely not come with hard cases, bags, cloths, certainly not from this guy

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/shiningstar201102

Smile

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [491 posts]
17th August 2012 - 11:11

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There are also no Frogskins, Holbrooks, Pit boss, Scalpel, juliet and Jupiters..... Wink

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [491 posts]
17th August 2012 - 11:13

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Ahhhh bike glassess porn! Big Grin

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posted by keith roberts [185 posts]
17th August 2012 - 16:32

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Phwoaaah.

shiningstar201102 is not going to not be not receiving an order from me anytime in the not not future

I'm not not not not not notnot not notnot not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not not

going to not order some jawbones and radars.

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Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
17th August 2012 - 21:07

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Just a thought, but I seem to remember some consternation about Road.cc buying a knock-off cycling kit item and that being bad for the sport and supporting criminality in some form or another.

I totally get that people like Oakleys, by far my favourite sunglasses by a long way as well, but i dont see how this is any different than buying a dodgy kit.

Now I dont know where these are made, and it may be the same factories that the genuine ones are made in, but in all likelihood it isn't and therein lies the rub.

dodgy sunglasses are actually bad for you, they might be made from plastics that arent so good so will snap easier but thats never been my issue.

The chances are they zero UV protection and are just making everything darker, thereby opening up the pupil so more UV rays etc and exposing the eyes to more danger.

We all like cool sunglasses, but not at the expense of our eyes surely? if you cant afford genuine Oakleys, either buy something cheaper, or save until you can - they will taste better that way!

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posted by themartincox [370 posts]
18th August 2012 - 11:37

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I do have genuine Oakley's. Two pairs of Radar's. With me everything has to be coloured right. So I have a White pair with red rubber and the other pair are Red with black rubber.

To get a genuine pair of Jawbones would set me back around £200 in the colour I want. Just can't justify that.

So a fake pair it is. Then some fake Radar's for certain rides so that I don't damage my real ones as I cannot afford to replace them Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8953 posts]
18th August 2012 - 12:08

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i have spent over £1000 in the last 5-6 years on real ones. the lookey likeys are great and are uv safe.

oakley prices have rocketed in the last few years. there is literally no justification for the prices. the lense tech and the unobtanium tech havent changed since i bought my first ever pair of oakleys in 1990.

they must piss themselves when people pay £300 for 28g of plastic.

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
18th August 2012 - 13:24

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Bloody hell, wish I hadn't seen this, I've just lost my Oakleys and I can't afford another pair!
Crying

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posted by _Karlos_ [65 posts]
18th August 2012 - 19:53

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Worth pointing out that we didn't get in trouble for buying some knock off kit. We reviewed a Chinese knock-off of some of some of our own Quota roadcc race kit, but as it was our kit and we helped design it, and all of the original stuff had long since been sold - we didn't mind. The Chinese version was pretty good too. Some people weren't very happy about it but there you go…

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4151 posts]
30th October 2012 - 21:38

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Hmm. Terrible. Fancy condoning this behaviour

I wouldn't ever check out the link, goggle at the prices and order a pair of Radars with polarised lenses for £23.47 including delivery.

That sort of behaviour isn't allowed you know.

Why, I would love to pay 5 times the price for these sunglasses any time.

posted by Pisiform [52 posts]
31st October 2012 - 14:14

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russyparkin, how do you know these lenses are UV safe? Please don't say it's because there's a sticker that says so! Martin-LeJog's right, whatever your views on getting knock-off gear, surely dodgy lenses and potentially damaged eyes aren't worth the vanity of having people think you've got real Oakleys?

posted by withnails [92 posts]
31st October 2012 - 15:23

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For me its not about having Oakley look a likes. Its about having comfy cycling glasses that don't cost a fortune.

I have real Oakley's for wearing off the bike. But as there is NO mention of Oakley in the ebay listings, nor Oakley's brand name (Jawbone, Radar....etc) They are Replica not counterfeit Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8953 posts]
31st October 2012 - 15:57

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There's plenty of comfy cycling glasses that don't cost a fortune. why not get some of them? BBB and Bollé spring immediately to mind, there are plenty more.

like withnails says, for someone that spends their life making 'replicas' of oakleys, copying a UV sticker isn't any great shakes.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7444 posts]
31st October 2012 - 16:07

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The reason being, I know that the Oakley's are comfy, I have no knowledge of the others.

But to answer the UV question. I have no idea and don't really care about the UV protection, but I use my genuine lenses in the "replica" frames

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posted by Gkam84 [8953 posts]
31st October 2012 - 16:24

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He's now got crosslinks and radarlocks...

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [491 posts]
8th November 2012 - 18:04

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Saw these in John Lewis.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ae2d/

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posted by Joselito [135 posts]
9th November 2012 - 14:07

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If I could get them for Ten Quid or less? I'd have a pair.

posted by Mostyn [407 posts]
9th November 2012 - 21:55

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I swear by Bolle Bandido clear goggles:

http://www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=en&tab=ww#q=bolle+bandido&hl=en&prmd=im...

off of ebay or elsewhere. Cheap, and clear because you don't need sunglasses for 90% of the year. No frames just a clear visor so they are not to geeky.



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posted by bikeboy76 [1356 posts]
9th November 2012 - 23:26

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Good tip, they look cool too.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4151 posts]
10th November 2012 - 0:48

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