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figurine
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6055 posts since 14/5/07

27 Feb 2018 09:39
Laughing out loud
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

27 Feb 2018 11:27
Decided to keep my Castelli top as I guess it's meant to be tight. I was just shocked at first! It might help inspire me to lose an inch or two round my belly as well. Cry
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

27 Feb 2018 18:47
morgan wrote: You’re making yourself look a cunt.
You’re not involved in the conversation. I’m getting advice from mature people.
Just drop it you fucking idiot.

Sorry to spell it out to you, you’re making yourself look a cunt. If you’re ”getting back into cycling”, don’t ask this mundane shit you should know in every post, visit a bike shop yeah? Or for your most imbecille shit, google yeah?
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

27 Feb 2018 19:05
But you come off as a cool guy so np
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

27 Feb 2018 20:30
It’s a cycling thread and I’ve googled quite a bit.
Why do you have to be such a dick?
If you don’t like my inane questions don’t get involved. Simple as that.
I’ve got all the info I need now and I’ll show the bike in a few weeks when it’s built.
Then you can call me all the names under the sun if it makes you feel better about yourself.
MrW
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3080 posts since 1/8/11

1 Mar 2018 09:06
Anyone else got a place on Velo South?
swede
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10144 posts since 21/3/09

1 Mar 2018 19:32
anyone get out in the snow?

illwill
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4149 posts since 17/5/04

1 Mar 2018 19:42
Love cycling in the snow. Just got back in after cycling through gridlock in town. Feeling pretty smug.

It's half terrifying, half exhilarating and you can make surprisingly steady progress even with slicks on.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

posted 3 Mar 2018 21:49, edited 3 Mar 2018 21:49
Can anyone recommend good prescription cycling glasses? I was leaning towards a photochromic pair so I can use them in darker light.

The 3 I am looking at are:

Optilabs Max
Rudy Project Rydon
Oakley Jawbreaker

I'd prefer to spend around £200-300, so that might rule out the Oakleys, unless they are really worth the coin.
andymakesglasses
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20641 posts since 26/1/06

4 Mar 2018 10:50
I take it you're going for an optical insert clip.

I would say generally that Oakleys are worth the money for the lenses, they're top notch. Rudy Project are well thought of in the industry. I've never heard of Optilabs.

I've no idea how much they cost or who does them but Transitions now have a photochromic lens called Vantage which is also polarised. Polarised is well worth it in my opinion. I'd sooner have polarised lenses than photochromic but appreciate that with prescription glasses you can't just take them off it gets too dark.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

4 Mar 2018 11:12
I was originally thinking about the inserts but worried that they look a bit nan kid.

I've been looking at cycling forums and quite a few people recommended getting Oakleys reglazed by a company called Ciliary Blue. Anyone done that? Would potentially save a lot of cash.

https://www.reglaze-glasses-direct.com
andymakesglasses
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20641 posts since 26/1/06

4 Mar 2018 14:27
I don't know if that will be possible with the mask-type lenses that the Jawbreaker uses. They way it fits into the frame and the strong curve makes me think people on the cycling forums may be referring to reglazing Oakley frames with two flatter lenses, like the Frogskins for example.

I see they have an option called Shield Implant Technology where the prescription part is actually moulded into the shield, but it's not cheap:

http://www.rxsport.co.uk/products/Oakley-Jawbreaker-Prescription-Sunglasses-%252d-Redline.html

A few people on here used Ciliary Blue for lenses in normal glasses. There are a few links to other places that do it at the top of the sunglasses thread.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

posted 4 Mar 2018 15:20, edited 4 Mar 2018 15:20
^Thanks. I've emailed them about the radar/jawbreakers but doesn't seem promising. They do have half/flak jackets on their list of frames they work on and I believe they are decent for cycling.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

5 Mar 2018 20:51
Ciliary Blue can't reglaze the mask type glasses after all.

I've actually now got a 50% off voucher for vision express so will try to get a pair from there.

I'm going to trial contacts first and if they work I'll get non prescription cycling glasses. I just need to get a wider pair to fit my giant heid. Any suggestions?
andymakesglasses
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20641 posts since 26/1/06

5 Mar 2018 22:37
I'm pretty sure Oakley and Rudy Project have sizes suitable for melon heads. I vaguely remember someone saying Wiley X were good for that, but (genuinely) not sure how their lenses compare.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

5 Mar 2018 23:07
My head doesn't even look particuarly big (honestly) but I notice quite a lot of glasses are tight at my temples. I should get to try some more on Fri.
Best
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9944 posts since 21/10/05

18 Mar 2018 16:45

Got this today Cool
Only been around the block but futureshock is amazing
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

18 Mar 2018 20:27
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DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

18 Mar 2018 21:36
Laughing out loud
swede
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10144 posts since 21/3/09

18 Mar 2018 22:00
whats going on at the BB cluster and seatpost? what is futureshock? looks expensive