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Old 04-20-07, 04:55 PM
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Sunglasses that don't suck

So when I'm riding in the morning and it's breezy and cold, my eyes tear up like crazy, to the point where I can barely see.

I've tried normal sunglasses (aviator type, and yes, I'm trying to be a hipster and fit in, I've also co-opted the aviation culture). They don't work, the air just sorta gets in there.

So my question is, do any of you wear sunglass that work but don't look super roadie lame?
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Old 04-20-07, 04:57 PM
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It may not be what you want to hear, but the roadie ones work great. Being able to change lenses for the conditions is nice as well. Basically you want something that fits tight and wraps around to keep the wind out. They should, rather obviously, be shatter proof.
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Old 04-20-07, 05:04 PM
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I have these really obnoxious girl sunglasses that can be bought at the pharmacy for like 4 dollars. Work great...

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I love these shades. They have the mono-lens and the side shields for added awesomeness. no more tears
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Yeah, I wear roadie glasses. Never could pull off the aviator look anyhow.

Even more lame, I usually use the pink lenses, as they work awesome in both dim and bright settings.
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I picked up some roadie ones from the LBS, and they work awesomely. Also dont think they are that bad looking.
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Old 04-20-07, 05:19 PM
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just today i was thinking maybe i should get some sunglasses and look more like a roadie

but in all seriousness, i would like good sunglasses.
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Old 04-20-07, 05:25 PM
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Rec specs ftw
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Old 04-20-07, 05:27 PM
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native when wearing contacts...
must.get.lasik.
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No more tears...was that an Ozzy Osbourne reference in Seaneee's thread? I think I need to go put that song on my record player.
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I'm using the specialized shiftys. Despite being the ugliest thing I've ever put on my face (jokes commence ad nauseum), the self tinting lenses and lack of fogging make them my favorite glasses ever. Ever. EVER.
They are seriously ugly, but work sooo well.


They are much uglier than this in person.
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Old 04-20-07, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by me thinkst
native when wearing contacts...
must.get.lasik.
i got lasik 2 years ago. i ******** love it! i can see great now and the procedure itself wasn't a big deal.
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Get a pair of Smiths.

I have the District IIs:



Change lenses, doesn't block peripherals all that much, and they look good. Bunch of different colors. They retail around $120, so don't lose them. If they break, Smith offers a real generous warranty. They only downside is they're French.

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i got it at strong medical center in rochester, ny. i flew up there from nyc. total (lasik + plane + whatever else) came to less than it would have been in nyc and it did me really well.
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I wear Home Depot safety glasses.
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If you really wanted to coopt aviation culture, you'd rock these.

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Originally Posted by seaneee
So when I'm riding in the morning and it's breezy and cold, my eyes tear up like crazy, to the point where I can barely see.

I've tried normal sunglasses (aviator type, and yes, I'm trying to be a hipster and fit in, I've also co-opted the aviation culture). They don't work, the air just sorta gets in there.

So my question is, do any of you wear sunglass that work but don't look super roadie lame?
What's wrong with roadies?



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Old 04-20-07, 07:23 PM
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I rock a pair that once belonged to Amelia Earhart that she once used in her Lockheed L-10E Electra, yo. That last sentence isn't entirely true. Some of the aviator styles by Vuarnet are pretty effective.
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i either rock the oakley gascans


or these smith bauhaus'
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I know i've posted this one a few times, but hey:



Some Bolle's I picked up at Goodwill.
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I usually wear some $4 clear safety glasses or some yellow tinted safety glasses. I've got a hand me down pair of Serfas glasses with the interchangeable lenses, but find my cheap ones to be much more comfortable and I'm not so fearful of breaking them.


You could always go for some total wind protection:

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I wear cheap wrap around shades from mountain equipment co-op. I pretty much never ride without them. If its not bright I use clear lenses and if its bright I use various tinted lenses. I figure it will keep something from hitting me in the eye and they are 100% UV protectant even when clear. The lenses cost 6 bucks so I don't even bother using a glasses case and just hook them on something or throw them in my bag. a feature you tend to lose with expensive sunglasses!
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i buy expensive sunglasses on clearance and then treat them like crap

funny how that works
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