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Goofy Glasses: Look like a **** but get down long and low with no Neck Pain

Old 01-31-23, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by timtak
I eventually did as @wphamilton suggested, and got a helmet with a visor really cheap from aliexpress (it was half price when I purchased it at @35USD) and have added RX lens inserts to the visor. It is a great feel of freedom since I have no wind nor lenses in my eyes and nothing heavy on my nose. I think I'll get a translucent yellow or clear visor for winter. I shall miss my goofy glasses though.


The End of Goofy Glasses by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr
Ah, the helmet with visor is on half price sale again. Perhaps 35 is the normal price (but they do occasionally put it up). It is a nice helmet with good anti-insect mesh and a safe looking thickness. No affiliation.
https://goo.gl/bHR4tx
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Old 01-31-23, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
How did I miss this golden gem?
It happened before you got here. Me, too, for that matter.
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Old 01-31-23, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
It happened before you got here. Me, too, for that matter.

All the good ones did.


I blame you.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
All the good ones did.


I blame you.
You're not the only one who blames me for things that I had nothing to do with. After all, I am married.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
You're not the only one who blames me for things that I had nothing to do with. After all, I am married.
Iíve been telling my wife lately that she should blame you and not me.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
You're not the only one who blames me for things that I had nothing to do with. After all, I am married.
It canít be your fault if itís my fault.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It canít be your fault if itís my fault.
Yet, somehow, it can - LOL
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
How did I miss this golden gem?
Youíre welcome.
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So do yíall know if the OPs original glasses come with transition lens? My best friend recently took my glasses, so I am in need of new pair that is both practical, aero, and looks awesome. Also if it protects my eyes from the cold thatís a bonus.
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Old 01-31-23, 08:06 PM
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I am still rocking the visor (and lenses) which is now yellow as remains my cycling wear.

I don't ride as low as I did so often, partly because I prefer the sphinx position, except when I need to have my hands on the brakes at high speed.

The glasses could be made with any lenses, including transition, and remain practical for those who want to get low but I recommend the ultra tough Trivex (as I am now using) which does not come in photochromic at least in the store that I purchased from.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3261...446c1802Wh0mSI

I used these blanks

Lenses bigger
by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr

Lenses
by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by timtak
I am still rocking the visor (and lenses) which is now yellow as remains my cycling wear.

I don't ride as low as I did so often, partly because I prefer the sphinx position, except when I need to have my hands on the brakes at high speed.

The glasses could be made with any lenses, including transition, and remain practical for those who want to get low but I recommend the ultra tough Trivex (as I am now using) which does not come in photochromic at least in the store that I purchased from.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3261...446c1802Wh0mSI

I used these blanks

Lenses bigger by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr

Lenses by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr

I am impressed that you responded, and I am impressed that you actually have drawings for this. Thank you for sharing.
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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27
Also, the Tri dorks have been playing around with this stuff for years, and yours look even dumber than theirs:

View-Speed Cyclops Glasses

also, I hope you realize that there is a much easier solution to your problem too. It's called wearing contact lenses. That way, your image is always in focus, no matter which way your eyes or eyeballs are turned. Good luck with the ridicule.
Not all of us can (or should) wear contacts. (I probably could but I would have lost at least one eye long ago if I did.)

Edit: plead guilty, Your Honor, of answering an ancient post
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
Not all of us can (or should) wear contacts. (I probably could but I would have lost at least one eye long ago if I did.)

Edit: plead guilty, Your Honor, of answering an ancient post

If he comes back to respond, you win.


But to piggy back on you. I personally donít like wearing contacts. After wearing them for about 6 hours my eyes start to hate me. On regular rides or training rides I wear my glasses that have transition lens.

I will wear contacts when I race, so I can wear my cycling appropriate sun glasses. That might sound silly, but one of the guys on my team has a gnarly scar across his face and almost lost an eye wearing metal framed glasses at a race.
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Originally Posted by timtak
I may have recommended these before somewhere, but they deserve their own thread.

When I am low on my road bike I get a pain in my neck from having to put my heads up so that I can see out of my spectacles, rather than above them.

I had a local Optician create some cycling glasses with very tall frames on top of some half framed reading glasses. My eyes end up looking like those of Goofy (cartoon dog) but the tall glasses allow me to look out of the tops of my eyes, limited only by my brows. They really need to be this tall to be able to achieve this.

Attachment 381560

I heartily recommend them. Spandex looks silly too but we wear it because it works.
Lycra does not look silly.

There are literally companies who invest in R&D and develop cycling specific glasses (Oakley, Smith, etc., not to name them). There are also helmet with built in glasses...
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These never get old. Might not work under a helmet, though.

https://www.oakley.com/en-us/concept...o/over-the-top

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Originally Posted by eduskator
Lycra does not look silly.

There are literally companies who invest in R&D and develop cycling specific glasses (Oakley, Smith, etc., not to name them). There are also helmet with built in glasses...
To most non-cycling folks, Lycra does looks silly, and the weirdos who wear it are frequently mocked.

The OP has very specific needs related to his very extreme position on his road bike, and was experimenting with a solution that he wasn't finding with typical manufacturers. You're also responding to a post that is almost 9 years old.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That might sound silly, but one of the guys on my team has a gnarly scar across his face and almost lost an eye wearing metal framed glasses at a race.
This is EXACTLY why I don't ever wear metal-framed glasses when I'm doing activities with an elevated potential for falling down.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
This is EXACTLY why I don't ever wear metal-framed glasses when I'm doing activities with an elevated potential for falling down.

Get these (second sunglasses listed): https://bikerumor.com/shimano-s-phyr...el-cyclocross/
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Originally Posted by Eric F
This is EXACTLY why I don't ever wear metal-framed glasses when I'm doing activities with an elevated potential for falling down.
Good reason why I don't wear them at all!
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This never gets old either.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Good reason why I don't wear them at all!
I like my Oakley metal-frame, aviator-ish style glasses for driving and general walking around stuff. Bike is all plastic. Sure, you could theoretically skewer your eyeball with a plastic earpiece, too, but it seems less likely. I guess I could also fall down while walking down the sidewalk, too, but again, that seems less likely than on a bike.
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Originally Posted by eduskator
Lycra does not look silly.
Well, I agree, but some don't.

Originally Posted by eduskator
There are literally companies who invest in R&D and develop cycling specific glasses (Oakley, Smith, etc., not to name them). There are also helmet with built in glasses...
I found that these literal companies did not make prescription inserts that go up higher than ordinary glasses.

(In general, I think that literal companies provide a lot of tosh a lot of the time)

From earlier in the thread

Originally Posted by timtak
Re Jawbreaker.

Alas it seems that while the sunglasses are really big and provide an excellent field of vision, the inserts are considerably smaller.
This may be one of the reasons why bampilot chooses to wear contacts under his sunglasses.

Originally Posted by bampilot06
I will wear contacts when I race, so I can wear my cycling appropriate sun glasses.

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I am very pleased to see Timtak is still reading, posting, and riding. He is one of the Original BF Gangsters, and either an complete .... ummm... outlier, a true pioneer, or just a creative genius ... or maybe all that and more.

When you mention the "sphinx" position, Mr. Timtak, I assume you aren't commuting and riding in traffic much?
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