|Sunglasses --- what's your opinion||pmf1|
Nov 19, 2003 7:45 AM
|Winter is when I wear sunglasses the most often. I use clear lenses for cold and night/commute riding. So I have to have a pair with clear replacement lenses. I've had a set of Rudy Project for some time that are about to go and need new ones. Anyone got opinions on these two (Zeal vs. Oakley)? I'd appreciate it. I kind of hate to spend $120 on glasses with only one set of lenses and then have to turn around and spend $30-$40 a set on additional lenses. Each of these come with 3 sets of lenses.
Here are the Zeal glasses -- seem like a good deal
Here are the Oakley glasses -- cool, but kinda expensive:
Thanks for your opinions.
|Low budget solution...||spluti|
Nov 19, 2003 8:11 AM
|Take a look at these. I'm going to try them with the prescription insert. They come with three lenses. Let me know what you think.
I'm tired of expensive designer glasses
|re: Sunglasses -like bikes you have to try them on||andy02|
Nov 19, 2003 8:16 AM
|I don't buy glasses online unless I know how the fit.
In the winter I prefer a larger lens to keep the wind out.
|re: Sunglasses -like bikes you have to try them on||boyd2|
Nov 19, 2003 8:22 AM
|I am an engineer in a manufacturing facility, so I have lots of safety glasses laying around. Every few months I pick up a pair from a supplier or at a conference. I have found a pair that I really like for biking. The smith and wesson brand wrap-around safety glasses are perfect for me. Good coverage top and bottom, wrap around (important for contact lens wearers) and they are free for me! You could probally find a pair for $5 at home depot. Otherwise look at a supply house like McMaster-Carr or MSC. It really does not make sence to me when people spend over $10 for clear glasses.|
|I too work in manufacturing and use safety glasses||Milliet|
Nov 19, 2003 1:11 PM
|At our plant, we are actually encouraged to take home and use saftey glasses. I order them out of the store room and have tried many types including the S&W you mention. Also like the Harley Davidson line. I particularly like the M frame knock offs with medium tent. I have at least a half dozen at home and at work. They work great.|
|I'm cheap too and use either safetyglasses or cheap sunglasses.||bimini|
Nov 19, 2003 1:23 PM
|I too work in manufacturing and use safety glasses||jaybike|
Nov 19, 2003 7:50 PM
|Check out crewsinc.com. I use the 'Tremors', they are shaped like the Oakley M-frames. they wrap around, have a rubber nosepiece and earpiece and sell for under $10.|
|Deals on Oaklays can be found on eBay...||biknben|
Nov 19, 2003 9:04 AM
|I'm a big Oakley fan. Mostly because they fit me well. I have M-frames (both folding and non-folding) and an assortment of lenses. I like the long ear socks that wrap around the head. Offers a solid secure fit without being tight.
A quick search for "Oakley M" brought up 4 pages of auctions on eBay. It's worth a look.
|Deals on Oaklays can be found on eBay...||MShaw|
Nov 19, 2003 9:46 AM
|I'm with you on the Oakley thing.
I've modified my Oakley wearing by going down to TJ/Mexico and picking up some Faux-kleys. $8 gets me a pair of fake glasses that I can put my real lenses in.
I haven't ridden anything else since the mid-90s, so can't comment on the rest.
|I used to have some fake Oakleys||pmf1|
Nov 19, 2003 10:41 AM
|Got them from a street vendor in DC. The frames were uncomfortable. The ends of the arms pushed into the back of my head and felt really annoying after a few hours.|
|I have Fakelys and Oakleys||bigrider|
Nov 19, 2003 11:17 AM
|My Wife bought me Oakleys for 120 bucks for my birthday and I almost crapped my chamois. I buy the Fakelys by the case and pay less than 5 bucks a piece. This is the kicker. I cannot tell the difference wearing them. The only noticable difference is the frames break more often on the fake ones because the plastic must not be as strong.|
Nov 19, 2003 11:40 AM
|That's exactly what my husband does. Fake Oakleys frames on the street in NY (throw away the lenses) + real Oakley lenses saved from all the Oakley frames he has destroyed over the years.
'course, I'm not so hard on mine. I still have the first Oakley frames I ever bought, just replace the lenses for $30 every couple of years when they get too scratched to see out of.
|Sunglasses - my opinion...||No_sprint|
Nov 19, 2003 9:46 AM
|I've got tons of them, Spys, Ray Bans, Rudy Project, Oakley. I always revert back to my favorite and easily interchangable, Oakley M Frame.|
|Some good sources for eyewear||Live Steam|
Nov 19, 2003 9:48 AM
Excellent for good deals if you can find what you are looking for.
|here's my problem||capt pearl|
Nov 19, 2003 11:10 AM
|I need something that
(A)blocks wind when in the drops (love my optic nerves, but not quite tall enuff),
(C)doesn't look like big safety classes. I'm shallow, I know, but I can't get over the looks of rudy projects or oakley m's
(D)doesn't cost an arm and a leg. sunglasses are "consumables" by definition. they don't have an infinite life (if you're busy having a life!)
I want some glasses that have clear, amber, tint and I hate (wont!) spend big bux for something I'm going to lose or destroy (avid mountainbiker). Am looking at the performance stuff, several options there. I may just go with safety glasses, if I can find some that don't scream "forklift" (not that I dislike forklifts or forklifters, mind you) and don't have dark nose pieces - I find that very distracting.
so, lemme know if you find anything great.
|re: Sunglasses --- what's your opinion||GregJ|
Nov 19, 2003 7:13 PM
|Check at Campmor.com or at Performance for Bolle's on sale. I recently bought some I am very pleased with them, they came with 3 different color lenses and they are comfortable and they were around 39 bucks. I have had a few pairs of Oakleys, they always broke and they are way overpriced, they are not the company they used to be.|
Nov 20, 2003 7:43 AM
|I'll check them out.|| |