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I am looking for solutions to storing sunglasses on your bike while riding. I start my ride before sunup and don't need my shades, later I will need them. Tried putting them in my rear jersey pocket but they get smudged from all the sweating and I don't want to carry a case back there. Tried attaching them to the top tube but sweat drips off my face onto them. Have seen some folks attach them backwards on their helmets but, I could not get them to stay. I am riding a standard road bike and my sunglasses are the type that go over prescription glasses. Any suggestions?
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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http://www.amazon.com/...lasses/dp/B004SBNU4U

Maybe something like this. Had one on my old car visor and the clip seemed pretty good. Would test it with something first but it would be fast.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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The cyclist's response would be to get a pair of cycling-specific sunglasses that will fit between the vents. The prescription insert goes into the glasses, not the other way around ;)

Seriously, it's worth it. I use Smith Optics Pivlock V2 now, was on the v1 before and Rudy Project Rydons before those, all with an insert. They stay put far better during exercise than my prescription glasses, and that by itself is a good reason to prefer them. Dorky as it may be, I've sometimes even opted for a clear lens on the sports glasses for runs at night over the bouncing of my everyday glasses.

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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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Have you considered buying a top tube feed bag, like a low tech version of the bento boxes that you see on a lot of tt bikes?
Something like this:
http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.imdserve.com/...9z80r4chm-700-80.jpg

I gave an old one that I used for food to my girlfriend, but she just uses it for keeping her phone & keys etc in and it works great for her.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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I've got a microfiber pouch with a drawstring that came with my glasses. I stick my sunglasses in that and carry them in one of my jersey pockets. The microfiber pouch is handy because you can also use it to clean the lenses.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [Redcorvette] [ In reply to ]
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How about photochromatic lenses? I have a pair of Tifossi glasses that I can wear even while running at night with a head lamp, and in daylight they convert to sunglasses.

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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [natethomas] [ In reply to ]
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I wear photochromatic lenses but I prefer darker lenses while cycling. Also I like my shades to wrap around the sides.
natethomas wrote:
How about photochromatic lenses?
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [Redcorvette] [ In reply to ]
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I have tried a microfiber pouch however, it just gets soaked in sweat since I sweat a great deal. I guess I could put the pouch in a ziplock baggie.
Redcorvette wrote:
I've got a microfiber pouch with a drawstring that came with my glasses. I stick my sunglasses in that and carry them in one of my jersey pockets. The microfiber pouch is handy because you can also use it to clean the lenses.
Mark
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [Liaman] [ In reply to ]
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I actually do have an old top tube bag which mounts right behind the stem. I am not sure how much sweat would get in there but, may try this since I already have it.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [adambeston] [ In reply to ]
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I have a couple of these clip but am not sure how I would mount it on my bike.
adambeston wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/...lasses/dp/B004SBNU4U

Maybe something like this. Had one on my old car visor and the clip seemed pretty good. Would test it with something first but it would be fast.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [tessartype] [ In reply to ]
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About how much do they cost? I would love to have some cycling specific shades but suspect due to the cost this is one of those things that I will have to wait for.
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The cyclist's response would be to get a pair of cycling-specific sunglasses that will fit between the vents. The prescription insert goes into the glasses, not the other way around ;)

Seriously, it's worth it. I use Smith Optics Pivlock V2 now, was on the v1 before and Rudy Project Rydons before those, all with an insert. They stay put far better during exercise than my prescription glasses, and that by itself is a good reason to prefer them. Dorky as it may be, I've sometimes even opted for a clear lens on the sports glasses for runs at night over the bouncing of my everyday glasses.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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Fold them up and put one of the temples/earpieces down your jersey behind your neck. Problem solved. Looks pro too, so you would have that going for you, which is nice.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [TashaSkippy] [ In reply to ]
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TashaSkippy wrote:
Fold them up and put one of the temples/earpieces down your jersey behind your neck. Problem solved. Looks pro too, so you would have that going for you, which is nice.

Either this or flip them upside down and lot them behind your head with the arms ontop of your ears. Basically wearing them upside down and on the back of your head.

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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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hazben wrote:
About how much do they cost? I would love to have some cycling specific shades but suspect due to the cost this is one of those things that I will have to wait for.

List price for Smiths is ~$150 if I remember correctly (different currency and taxes in my country..) with three lenses (dark, red and clear) included. Plenty of them used on ST classifieds. Rudy have been around for ages so tons of used options too.

Obviously it's not cheap, but it was my first investment in sports. Being able to see, comfortably and safely, was a far bigger priority than a carbon bike or good bibs...

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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [tessartype] [ In reply to ]
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At least in Canada, Ryders glasses are at every LBS for under $50. Quality/price ratio is probably the best you'll ever see.

I suspect you're not putting your current sun glasses into the vents upside down which will help a great deal.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [owen.] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks, for the ideas folks. When trying to get them on the back of my helmet I did not think to try putting them upside-down. Also did not try putting them on the back collar of my jersey. Figured it may not stay there but, will give it a go.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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If your only problem with putting them in your back jersey pocket is sweat/smudges, then a zip lock baggie should do the trick.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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Back of your helmet? They go on the front!


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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [owen.] [ In reply to ]
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Depends.



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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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hazben wrote:
Also did not try putting them on the back collar of my jersey. Figured it may not stay there but, will give it a go.
This is what I do and they stay there surprisingly well. Also, I ride with clear lenses most of the time on sunrise rides and just leave them on.
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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I feel like a lot of the people didn't read your last statement. Having clip on sunglasses makes it way harder since there are no legs to stick into your helmet. Have you thought about some sort of photochromatic lenses (Transistions)?
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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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You could get a pair of glasses with flip-up lenses: http://www.ebay.com/...-Frame-/151361855948

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Re: Sunglass Storage on Bike [hazben] [ In reply to ]
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Triathletes have a tendency to create a problem and a challenge out of nothing, even in the face of perfectly good solutions from stand-alone sports!

As others have suggested, find a pair of sport shields that will easily sick into the vents of most standard road helmets. Many of the most popular brands and styles of sport shields will do this.

It's what the pros do (as pictured) and it's what I've done for many years and never had a problem.


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