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Style Question(15 posts)

Style QuestionMisJG
Apr 12, 2001 7:21 AM
Was going to submit this to Bicycling Mag's "Style Man", but thought I'd get a faster answer here. . .

How do you wear your helmet straps? Over or Under your sunglasses temples?
Apr 12, 2001 7:24 AM
..keeps thm nice and secure.....
re: Style QuestionLazy
Apr 12, 2001 7:27 AM
It depends on your glasses. I have a pair of Oakley M-Frames that are much more comfy when worn outside the strap. I also have a pair of Rudy's that work much better inside.
re: Style QuestionLarry Meade
Apr 12, 2001 7:49 AM
I wear my sunglasses over the helmet straps. This way I can have my straps nice and snug and still easily take off my glasses, clean them and put them back on while riding. It just doesn't feel right to me under the straps. Some glasses, like several Oakley models don't work so well under the straps.

under, if not you take your lid off and snap your glasses off nmclimbo
Apr 12, 2001 8:00 AM
over nmMade in Taiwan
Apr 12, 2001 8:44 AM
It's not a style thing with the OaksBreck
Apr 12, 2001 8:42 AM
Oakley 'New M-Frame', 'New Zeros' ... always over.
It's not a style thing with the Oaks. Over, due to their bowed out side frames that don't compress well. Also have some older Oakley Frogs that need to be over the brain-bucket straps.

mis-read your orientation, straps under the Oak's side frameBreck
Apr 12, 2001 8:49 AM
old age, etc.

Over on the left, under on the right-nmmike mcmahon
Apr 12, 2001 9:28 AM
re: Style QuestionHap
Apr 12, 2001 10:17 AM
I'll have to look in mirror next time I have them on and get back to you. Give me some time, I may have to do this more than once to establish a trend.

Over, mainly because...E3
Apr 12, 2001 10:33 AM
...I use a tiny rearview mirror inside my left lens. Wearing glasses over keeps the strap from flapping and obstructing my view.
It dependsTypeOne
Apr 12, 2001 11:25 AM
I started paying attention to this last summer to see what others did, and there was no consensus. Whichever is more comfortable for you, make sure you are aware of what is over the other before you pull in after a long group ride, pull off your helmet and send your shades flying, or flip off the shades and catch them dangling off the helmet strap. And if you have a cap or balaclava--whoa, big trouble. Either way, you look like a dork.
I am an under-the-strap guy, because when I take off the lid, I am still going to wear the shades.
re: It dependsmr tornado head
Apr 12, 2001 6:07 PM
Used to wear the glasses under the strap, then I read a VeloNews article that mentioned that that's how newbies wear 'em, real riders wear them Over the straps. SO I tried that for a while (like that's going to convert me to instant road veteran) and kept taking my helmet off and sending my glasses flying.

Now, it's back to glasses under the straps. For you, tho, try it both ways several times and just go with what works best.
re: Style QuestionPimple Poppa
Apr 12, 2001 12:25 PM
I make sure the straps are under the glass's frame. This way, I get to have the sweat and oil soaked nylon rubbing my temples, cheekbones, and jowels. After 4-6 hours of this, I get a nice fresh batch of puss filled blemishes, just ripe for the poppin'!
re: Style Questionharlydog
Apr 12, 2001 4:56 PM
Left side under, right side over