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DuffBeer

Member since May 2020 • Last active Aug 2020
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    It’s pretty good. I’ve got quite a daft/aggressive saddle-to-bar drop and I can still see where I’m going when I’m in the drops. It’s not like I’m rocking a pair of Dennis Taylor’s but it’s enough that I let gravity help as much as possible on the descents.

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    My other half went with contacts and a pair of Rudy’s, but unlike her I can’t bear touching my eyes so contacts were a no-no.

    I’m chuffed with the Jawbreakers as they have a massive area for the prescription part of the lens; it helps me spot when she’s about to jump me for the town sign sprint!

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    Not cheap; as the old adverts go they were reassuringly expensive. Obviously you have to buy the glasses off them in the first place so they can send them off.

    By the time I’d chosen my tint and the quality of lens (I went to mid-range lenses so I could see over my shoulder better when glancing back through the edge of the prescription section), I think the whole lot came in at £370.

    You can find them here https://www.rxsport.co.uk/products/Oakle­y-Jawbreaker-Prescription-Sunglasses-%25­2d-Grey-Ink.html.

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    I got some Oakley Jawbreakers a month or so ago from RX Sport. I’d not ordered glasses or sunnies online before, but their website was simple to use and the order came bang-on the promised time. They also show you which sunnies can or can’t be used with your prescription as you search which makes life a lot easier!

    They were done at Oakley so they’re well made, and they managed to cater to my -4/-3.5 prescription. I’ll be getting some normal glasses from them too in the not-too-distant future.

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    It should work, there isn’t a significant change in derailleur geometry. Is there enough cable tension and are the limit screws set correctly?

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    Not that I can see, the Modolo’s are either on Silver 26.0 or Black 31.8. I’ve ordered a Modolo Q-Race 11 to go with them as the Eclypse is cracked, so at least it’ll be easy to put the bars in this time!

    I’ve not seen any 25.4 compact bars anywhere by anyone (apart from the Decathlon bars mentioned on the previous page).

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    These are the Modolo Venus in 26.0 and 42cm C-C. The specs can be found on their website for the sizing, but they’re really good for being able to reach the brakes when in the drops.

    A word of warning though, they are an absolute PITA to get on a stem that doesn’t have an open face. Just out of shot on the overhead photo is a crack I managed to put into the weld on the stem...

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    I haven’t got one to sell you, but I bought one of these for converting my 1995 Shamal’s.

    https://www.bellatisport.com/shop/produc­t/277/Marchisio_Lock_Rings.html

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