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Old 05-22-2013, 05:34 AM   #28801
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sunglass recommendations? (Rx)

I used Bolle Vigilante's with the Rx insert for a long time which worked pretty well, then they fell out of the moto's tank bag when I stopped for gas and I didn't notice.
But, the vigilante's don't seem to be so common anymore, so I'm looking for alternatives. My eye doctor is selling Wiley X but I don't know anything about their stuff, and the doc doesn't keep any in stock.

I liked the width and wind protection of the Bolles, which I found especially nice in sub-freezing temps, though dealing with four surfaces was kind of a pain sometimes.

So, those of you who wear Rx specs and sunglasses, what do you like?
A while back Road bike rider wrote up a place in CO that puts Rx lenses in sport glass frames, anyone using their stuff? (sorry link info is on my other computer).

FWIW, I'd wear these most on the bicycle, and in the car, for the moto, the Bell Transitions face shield rocks.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:45 AM   #28802
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Lucky bastage fullmonte you got the jersey being decided in your neck of the woods this weekend. Wish I had known earlier would've made the drive up to watch.
Too bad you can't make it. I would've gladly shown you some climbs where that 34 x 32 setup would get some use. Looking forward to the road race on Memorial Day. I hear Sierra Nevada brewery will have a spectating/beer tent on the course.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:12 AM   #28803
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You can get the bars lower if you change to Rossin forks.





It might be a challenge to ride though unless your the Russian World Champion Vjatceslav Ekimov or GooMeMe
That is still one of my favorite saddles.

The position? Extreme, but you're only in it for a few minutes.

re the glasses: Oakley will do the prescription thing too. Try Rudy Project as well. Both spendy, but both higher quality than Bolle lens-wise

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:15 AM   #28804
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That is still one of my favorite saddles.

The position? Extreme, but you're only in it for a few minutes.

re the glasses: Oakley will do the prescription thing too. Try Rudy Project as well. Both spendy, but both higher quality than Bolle lens-wise

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:21 AM   #28805
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #28806
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You can get the bars lower if you change to Rossin forks.





It might be a challenge to ride though unless your the Russian World Champion Vjatceslav Ekimov or GooMeMe
I missed a chance at a Pinerello funny bike locally for $375. Not quite that extreme but close. Would have looked good on the wall if unrideable.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #28807
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The death of lycra?

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #28808
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instead of Lycra we now have Dyneema for road rash protection....
I wonder if Michelle can hook me up

http://www.bioracer.com/en/team/205/...t-skinprotect-
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:21 AM   #28809
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this is pretty nifty for those of us that buy used bikes



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Old 05-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #28810
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So, those of you who wear Rx specs and sunglasses, what do you like?
A while back Road bike rider wrote up a place in CO that puts Rx lenses in sport glass frames, anyone using their stuff?
Rudy Project Exception, for me. I have a very high index prescription, so my choices were limited. They are expensive, when figuring the Rx lense cost, too. But, the Rx can be changed anytime, without replacing the whole system. They can be worn with/without the flip-up tinted lenses, which can be changed out. They shield the eyes, very well, from wind and bugs.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #28811
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I suppose. Just didn't know that a 12-32 was available on SRAM. (I have Ult on mine and was pretty happy to get the 11-28 cassette.)
Actually, SRAM have a 36T low gear, too. I put one on my GF's bike, which runs a mid-cage Apex RD.

Shimano have low-geared options, too. But, you have to run at least a mid-cage RD to do it, which means stepping down to 105(?).
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #28812
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Check out this site for glasses. framesdirect.com
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:07 AM   #28813
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #28814
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Hey everybody!

I'm not dead!

In fact, I'm putting on a race in a month:

http://www.sturgeon100.com. You should come. It will be good.

Off to pedaler's jamboree this weekend: http://www.pedalersjamboree.com/

Anybody going?
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #28815
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yeah, this service has been a really neat idea since they introduced it, but clearly still needs a lot of help. even in the default page where it opens up (near Googleville itself), major bike routes aren't shown, bridges over freeways aren't shown while pedestrian-only bridges nearby *are* shown,...?

this stuff gets updated by people giving Google feedback; i encourage everyone to submit updates and corrections for the area they know and ride to Google to make this a more useful resource!


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