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Old 12-07-16, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
a good thing about having glasses is you always got something protecting your eyeballs from errant crap flying thru the air when youre on the bike

a bad thing is that sunglasses are a pain in the ass now
I took to using clip-on shades from Walgreens. Not super stylish, and may not work for all frames, but they're cheap and get the job done. I may go back to contacts though, so I can wear real sunnies.
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Old 12-07-16, 05:30 AM
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I finally got on the contacts bandwagon this year and ill be honest i love em. contacts allow me to be completely glasses free if i want, and they let me have sunglasses that aren't $300 that i will lose, scratch, and break

It also lets me still wear my glasses sometimes, which i do like because apparently i look good in them, and they help me look less like samsquanch at work. I considered lasik, and i know a few people that are super happy after having done it but my vision isn't really terrible (Things get blurry far away) and i like having options. oh yeah and the $4000 pricetag with zero insurance coverage too.

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Old 12-07-16, 07:09 AM
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Old 12-07-16, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
I finally got on the contacts bandwagon this year and ill be honest i love em. contacts allow me to be completely glasses free if i want, and they let me have sunglasses that aren't $300 that i will lose, scratch, and break

It also lets me still wear my glasses sometimes, which i do like because apparently i look good in them, and they help me look less like samsquanch at work. I considered lasik, and i know a few people that are super happy after having done it but my vision isn't really terrible (Things get blurry far away) and i like having options. oh yeah and the $4000 pricetag with zero insurance coverage too.

Both of my parents had both eyes done. For them, happy is a huge understatement. But yeah, no insurance makes it a tough choice.
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Old 12-07-16, 08:58 AM
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It's alright. Being able to see is good and I look like an elder badass with glasses.
How badass? Real badass?




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Old 12-07-16, 09:12 AM
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I got prescription Oakley's two summers ago. Should have done it a decade ago.

Transition lenses change between full dark/clear in about eight seconds. The only time I notice the transition is when I come out of a tunnel into bright sunlight.

VSP is great insurance. Don't hesitate if your employer offers it.
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Old 12-07-16, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
a good thing about having glasses is you always got something protecting your eyeballs from errant crap flying thru the air when youre on the bike

a bad thing is that sunglasses are a pain in the ass now
Yeah, I wear them way too much so I'll be looking into prescription sunglasses soon too.

Also, I don't find myself reading things up close while wearing sunglasses very often so I don't think it will be much of a problem.

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Old 12-07-16, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Yeah, I wear them way too much so I'll be looking into prescription sunglasses soon too.
Transitions are the way to go, now if only there were more womens sport frames that supported standard lenses...
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Old 12-07-16, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by lydiainmint View Post
Transitions are the way to go, now if only there were more womens sport frames that supported standard lenses...

What do you mean by "standard lenses?" I don't understand.

I have the Flak 2.0. Oakley were the only people who could do the lenses I wanted - semi wrap, no line bifocal with the bottom of the lens' focus set to read a GPS at arm's length, transition, non-polarized, frosted edges. Everyone else uses third party labs and they wouldn't touch it. Oakley does their own lenses in house. The optician had the rep from Oakley's lab on speaker phone and he literally said, "We can do that. No problem."

The women's Half Jacket 2.0 look really nice.

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Old 12-07-16, 09:55 AM
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My insurance would not cover the half jacket or anything with a specialized lens mounting system(rayban halfs/etc) as it was classified as a sport frame. Managed to get the gascan covered since it was classified as a standard frame and could have lenses cut for them. Many of the womens frames with full lenses did not sit close in towards the eye and would not give a reasonable amount of protection from debris.
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Old 12-07-16, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by lydiainmint View Post
My insurance would not cover the half jacket or anything with a specialized lens mounting system(rayban halfs/etc) as it was classified as a sport frame. Managed to get the gascan covered since it was classified as a standard frame and could have lenses cut for them. Many of the womens frames with full lenses did not sit close in towards the eye and would not give a reasonable amount of protection from debris.
I see. Too bad they don't cover sports frames/lenses.

An employer should provide coverage which encourages healthy activities such as sports instead of discouraging it by not covering the necessary glasses. Must be frustrating.

Based on how my Oakley's perform and if I had to do it again without coverage then I would pay full price. I tried hard not to buy Oakley's but I'd not hesitate to do it again.


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Old 12-07-16, 11:24 AM
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Oakley is a good choice for the optics technology, but so sad that they are now owned by the Luxottica monopoly. I remember buying $150 Oakley glasses and being happy with the "Made in USA" on them, but now my $300+ glasses from them are made in China.
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Old 12-07-16, 01:00 PM
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Old 12-07-16, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Finally got my 12 speed XX1 group on my MTB. I can probably climb up vertical walls with 30x50.
I just ordered 1x11 things. Went shimano tho. SLX shifter/RD and XT cassette.
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Old 12-07-16, 03:13 PM
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Finally got my 12 speed XX1 group on my MTB. I can probably climb up vertical walls with 30x50.
Photos or it didn't happen.


Also, another vote for LASIK, had mine done almost 5 years ago now and it was definitely life changing. Being able to see when you wake up in the morning is something that should never be taken for granted.
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Old 12-07-16, 04:44 PM
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To give you an idea of how weak my script is, im actually not even supposed to be wearing my glasses all the time. The main reason i keep them on is because alternating between no glasses and glasses repeatedly thruout the day gives me migraines
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Old 12-08-16, 11:32 AM
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Speaking of sunglasses...

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL - green fade - $113

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Old 12-08-16, 11:55 AM
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My shop changed locations last week.

I've been there 3 years now, and theyve had the previous location since '04. We moved right down the street, more modern building.

I'm gonna miss the wood floors to be honest.
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Old 12-08-16, 12:12 PM
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My shop changed locations last week.

I've been there 3 years now, and theyve had the previous location since '04. We moved right down the street, more modern building.

I'm gonna miss the wood floors to be honest.
Is it bigger tho?
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No lol. We had to move a lot of our stuff to one of our other locations for storage. Pretty much only stuff we use every day got moved with us.
Better foot traffic though, we'll be busy as hell come summer.
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Any of the San Diego people remember when Gatorz were just starting out and they were practically giving those glasses away? Or am I the only one who is that old? You'd go to the bike shop and there would be Oakley's for $60 and gatorz for $2.80.
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oakleys for $60?

sign me up.
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oakleys for $60?

sign me up.

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
My shop changed locations last week.

I've been there 3 years now, and theyve had the previous location since '04. We moved right down the street, more modern building.

I'm gonna miss the wood floors to be honest.
I know the feeling, I just changed shops all of our locations have stayed put but I have moved and everything is different, weird and no cats but more money so...
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Photos or it didn't happen.
Sure, here ya go

If anybody's wondering, this is going on an enduro/ all-mountain bike and I'm experimenting with maximizing my gear range to handle anything the mountains throw at me.

Prior to this with eagle 11, all you had up to was the largest Ti-N casette cog. This is eagle 12.



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