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Old 12-13-03, 10:42 PM   #1
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14.95 for some sunglasses is pretty hard to beat. They are perfect for riding and if i wreck and they break i wont be out of 200 bucks! I have a real pair of oakleys for driving but no way would i go ride with them!...Yall should check them out www.oakleys-fake.com if yall are in need of some sunglasses
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14.95 for some sunglasses is pretty hard to beat. They are perfect for riding and if i wreck and they break i wont be out of 200 bucks! I have a real pair of oakleys for driving but no way would i go ride with them!...Yall should check them out www.oakleys-fake.com if yall are in need of some sunglasses

That is really sweet, it sucks to be oakley I guess?
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Wow, I'm surprised oakley hasn't hit these guys for trademark infringement. I figure they're probably cool except that site said they write oakley on the glasses and use the logo.

I feel you on the price. I got my riding glasses from JcPenny's. About $15 and they're just as stylish (IMHO) as the $150 e-wires.
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I'm another member of the "cheap sunglasses" club -- I'm bad about losing or breaking 'em so I don't spend much money on a pair. For instance, on this year's MS-150 I accidentally left my shades behind at the overnight stop -- no problem since they were cheapies, and $8 at a gas station along the way solved the problem. If those had been $150+ shades I left behind it sure would have put a damper on the rest of my ride.
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14.95 for some sunglasses is pretty hard to beat. They are perfect for riding and if i wreck and they break i wont be out of 200 bucks! I have a real pair of oakleys for driving but no way would i go ride with them!...Yall should check them out www.oakleys-fake.com if yall are in need of some sunglasses


Sweet!

Just bought myself a load of cycling glasses cheap from tasco, but these are more stylish...
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those are nice sunglasses. I have bought oakley fakes before, they tend to break easily... I got it for $12.

Now, I use spyder sunglasses.. They are not cycling specific, according to the manual its for skiing enthusiasts.. You can get a pair(the lower end models) for less than $30.
So much cheaper than oakley but the lenses and frame are jusr as good.
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I'm usually not in favour of knock-off stuff but considering Oakley's pricing I like these.

I haven't bought a pair of Oakleys since I worked in a bike shop. Far too much money for something I'll drop or sit on. My current M-frames are 10 years old and held together by a (non-visible) bead of silicone (I stepped on them )
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they (fake oakleys) are crap, they dont block the same sun, they fall apart, and they look as fake as those burberry bags on lexington ave, nyc.
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I'm all for the fakes. I'm always losing my dang glasses, and it's a big investment to pay for glasses that probably cost about one third of what they charge to make them and have huge profits.

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they (fake oakleys) are crap, they dont block the same sun, they fall apart, and they look as fake as those burberry bags on lexington ave, nyc.


In other words, to most eyes they'll look just fine....

Haven't checked these particular fakes in detail, but the glasses I got from tasco for about $5 each block exactly the same amount and type of sun of similar tint $150 designer shades.

You ain't necessarily getting any better sunblocking features when you pay 10 times more!

Admit it, you're a fashion snob.
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they (fake oakleys) are crap, they dont block the same sun, they fall apart, and they look as fake as those burberry bags on lexington ave, nyc.

well I have one of those bags and it looks pretty damn real.

HOWEVER, I would think the issue would be safety. Oakley lenses are damn near indestructible. I wouldn't want a cheap piece of glass/plastic near my eye to break while I was riding.
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The general rule of thumb is that the more expensive the glasses, the easier they are to lose. I've actually had people say "Sir, you left your sunglasses" after they saw that they only cost $10 If they were Oakleys? No chance!
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I notice the fake Oakley's don't say anything about blocking UV light. If they don't, the $125 you save will cost you thousands some day. Since your eyes will dilate, you'll be exposing your eyes to significantly more UV light than w/o glasses. Enjoy your cataracts. Can anyone verify that these block 99-100% UVA & UVB?
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Please stop getting the fake oakleys!!! I'm not saying this out of some sort of snobbish thing, and I don't want to sound angry or anything. I am concerned that the fake glasses are really damaging your eyes. When you wear the generics, they dialate your eyes, and don't block out the UV rays properly. This just opens up your eyes for more damage! Your eyes are precious, and I'd suggest spending at least $40 on a good pair of glasses to make sure that you are getting the best protection if you are spending that much time in the sun. Everyone I talk to says that the generics are dangerous, and just damage your eyes. This is just what I've heard in college, and thought that you guys should be warned.
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Hmmm... I dunno if mine do anything about blocking UVA/B; at $8 a pop I kinda doubt it. Dangit, now you done went and said something that will probably make me spend more on sunglasses.
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The fake Oakleys have UV protection too. Its not like UV protection is some expensive process reserved only for <$100 sunglasses.

I don't own a pair of "fakes", but I have some "reals". I am going to try the "fakes" to see how much of a quality difference there is.
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I wasn't trying to stir anything up, just wanted to point out some long term consequences of the fakes. I was just wondering how you know if the UV protection is working or how it compares between two pairs of glasses. I know that the cheap stuff isn't polarized, which could really help while biking.
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Please stop getting the fake oakleys!!! I'm not saying this out of some sort of snobbish thing, and I don't want to sound angry or anything. I am concerned that the fake glasses are really damaging your eyes. When you wear the generics, they dialate your eyes, and don't block out the UV rays properly. This just opens up your eyes for more damage! Your eyes are precious, and I'd suggest spending at least $40 on a good pair of glasses to make sure that you are getting the best protection if you are spending that much time in the sun. Everyone I talk to says that the generics are dangerous, and just damage your eyes. This is just what I've heard in college, and thought that you guys should be warned.

Dunno about the oakleys, but the 6 or so sets of cheap safety glasses for cycling I got from tasco are all as UV protected as $150 glasses, for $5 a pop. Haven't lost any of em yet, unlike expensive glasses...which I either lose or sit on.

Two of the pairs, I spent a little more on and bought them polarized.
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How do you know? They don't mention it anywhere on the site. Unless you have a pair that are "certified" (I use this word loosely), they likely are not. Not saying you *can't* protect from UV light for a cheap price, but if they're not labelled as such, they probably aren't...
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How do you know? They don't mention it anywhere on the site. Unless you have a pair that are "certified" (I use this word loosely), they likely are not. Not saying you *can't* protect from UV light for a cheap price, but if they're not labelled as such, they probably aren't...
"Replica Five 2.0
Fives 2.0 best fit a small to medium face. Five 2.0 frames are plastic. The lenses provide 100% UV protection. Every pair includes a free storage/cleaning bag. Colored frames come with the name printed on the nose piece and a raised O shape on both arms."

I contacted them and they said the same is true of ALL the sunglasses they sell.
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Then go for it! Let me know if they're any good!
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wow i didnt know my post was gunna cause such an uproar...i should get pair pretty soon and ill let yall know how they are
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Check out some of these if you've time...excellent for cycling.

Some will "take a bullet". Not sure my face would, but there you go....

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I got the sunglasses and they are pretty much DEAD on replica's..They look real good. I ordered them monday and i got them today (thursday) so they came quick. I defintly recommend them. They even came with a oakley cleaning/storage bag.
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that is so damn cheesy, cheap sunglasses are one thing but buying into something that violates copyright laws is down right illegal. Why would you want to own something that is fake.
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