Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Advocacy & Safety Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every public road, just as do all other users. Discuss your bicycle advocacy and safety concerns here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-08, 04:33 PM   #1
Chris516
24-Speed Machine
Thread Starter
 
Chris516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wash. Grove, MD
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Allez 24-Speed Road Bike
Posts: 6,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eyewear

On Thursday, I road a round-trip of 30mi.. It took my 5hrs.. By the time I got home, my eyes were bloodshot from the sun.

I would love to get some ideas on what kind of specific glasses to wear, to protect my eyes from the sun.

Christopher
Chris516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 04:51 PM   #2
Camilo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,263
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Go to any store and buy sunglasses that you like and can afford. I buy all of mine on the racks you see at quick stops with glasses for $10-$20.

Another source is building supply / home stores or hardware stores - buy from their safety glasses rack. They are just sunglasses, and often nice styling and reasonable price.

Or buy $100 glasses if you don't have anything better to spend your money on.

Never ride without glasses. Not only sun, but bugs, debris, dust, etc. can harm your eyes. Buy some dark ones and some light (clear or yellow) ones.
Camilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 04:56 PM   #3
Jabba Degrassi
FNG
 
Jabba Degrassi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: 2008 IRO Angus, 2008 Jamis Exile 29er
Posts: 2,313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Or, if you can get them at a reasonable price, just get a pair with interchangeable lenses.
Jabba Degrassi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 05:16 PM   #4
Chris516
24-Speed Machine
Thread Starter
 
Chris516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wash. Grove, MD
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Allez 24-Speed Road Bike
Posts: 6,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
Go to any store and buy sunglasses that you like and can afford. I buy all of mine on the racks you see at quick stops with glasses for $10-$20.

Another source is building supply / home stores or hardware stores - buy from their safety glasses rack. They are just sunglasses, and often nice styling and reasonable price.

Or buy $100 glasses if you don't have anything better to spend your money on.

Never ride without glasses. Not only sun, but bugs, debris, dust, etc. can harm your eyes. Buy some dark ones and some light (clear or yellow) ones.
I didn't think of a hardware store as a possibility. Thanks for mentioning it.
Chris516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 05:17 PM   #5
virre
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Bikes: Merrida Crossway Striker
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well I need my glasses too acctualy see where I rid, so how would I do. (Alright clip-on's I guess is a possibility, lenses are not, nor is new real glasses (Expensive))
virre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 05:20 PM   #6
grayloon
Senior Member
 
grayloon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kingwood, Texas
Bikes: 1983 Nishiki Cresta (original owner), 1987 Centurion Lemans RS, 1996 Gary Fisher X-Caliber, His and Hers Trek 800's, Schwinn beach cruiser woman's frame, and grandson's Huffy learner bike.
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I fish, so I get the glare from both the sun and it bouncing off the water. While the cheap store glasses will do the job, I've found my better glasses do a better job and have lasted longer. Of course, that pair is only for fishing, I don't wear them except, perhaps, on a long driving trip. The came from Wal Mart in the prescription section, though they are not prescription and cost $48, cheap protection. Mine are also polarized, that helps with glare too.
grayloon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 05:30 PM   #7
Treespeed
Warning:Mild Peril
 
Treespeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Seattle Refugee in Los Angeles
Bikes: Cilo, Surly Pacer, Kona Fire Mountain w/Bob Trailer, Scattante
Posts: 3,171
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would agree that anything is better than nothing.
That being said I want to put my vote in for Rudy Project.
I've been using thee for about 5 years now, mostly because they have a great prescription insert.
When I broke a pair a year ago they replaced them no questions asked.
They are over $100, but they also have a good outlet section on their website wear I got my most recent pair for a good discount.

And I'm not saying you have to spend $100, but I find the quality to be worth it.

Schill over.
__________________
Non semper erit aestas.
Treespeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 06:06 PM   #8
tomg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south jersey
Bikes:
Posts: 1,206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
when is the last time you had an eye exam?

i use prescription sunglasses...work insurance covered cost of both exam and glasses!

does your helmet have a visor? are you using sunscreen too?

protect your eyes!

t
tomg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 06:28 PM   #9
KZBrian
Senior Member
 
KZBrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kalamazoo, MI USA
Bikes: 1986 Cannondale SR400, 1986 Schwinn Super Sport , 1994 Trek 920
Posts: 369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm a big fan of Crews Storm safety glasses for use as cycling sunglasses/overall eye protection. They have a pivot at the temple hinge so I can raise the top to maximize my forward vision with minimal neck flex while riding on the drops. That's important to be because I fractured C7 years ago and have reduced range of motion. They wrap around the sides to reduce particle entry and provide unobstructed peripheral view. Plus, they are less than $6 and have a good, quality feel.
KZBrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 07:36 PM   #10
rajman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: Miyata 600, Marin Larkspur, Marin Muirwoods, GT tequesta, Fuji Ace
Posts: 970
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use these
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...45524442576561

Mostly with the clear lens, but on bright days I have been spotted with the grey lens too.

Glasses are really important for me at night because of bugs as well as tree branches, and I find that the yellow lenses are great with rainy days.
rajman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-08, 06:50 PM   #11
Feathers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 444
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rudy Project Ekynox SX prescription sunglasses are unbelievably good. Clarity is simply fantastic.
Feathers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-08, 10:00 PM   #12
Treespeed
Warning:Mild Peril
 
Treespeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Seattle Refugee in Los Angeles
Bikes: Cilo, Surly Pacer, Kona Fire Mountain w/Bob Trailer, Scattante
Posts: 3,171
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feathers View Post
Rudy Project Ekynox SX prescription sunglasses are unbelievably good. Clarity is simply fantastic.
That's what I run with.
__________________
Non semper erit aestas.
Treespeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:15 PM.