Oakley Factory Pilots - They're back!!
Last Post 02/28/2014 05:32 PM by Cosmic Kid. 12 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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02/27/2014 01:16 PM
Stopped in at an Oakley store this week while I was in Boston.  Oakley has reintroduced Factory Pilots, Blades and Frogskins all in their original designs / splendor!!  Now part of the "Heritage Collection."

For grins and giggles, I tried on the Factory Pilots.....holy schitt, those things were HUGE!!! Did we all really think these things were cool?  I did almost buy a pair, though....and still may!!  (note - no foam pad on top.  Maybe they include them in the box. )




Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
ChinookPass

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02/27/2014 01:43 PM
if it snows at MSR again this year, they may need the coverage. gawd.
Oldfart

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02/27/2014 03:17 PM
Oh yeah. When did they first come out? 1985? I remember seeing bus drivers who also raced wearing them to drive. Interestingly, one our secretaries has some Gucci sunglasses that are easily as large.
jacques_anquetil

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02/27/2014 03:29 PM
$230!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://ca.oakley.com/store/collections/heritage-collection
jrt1045

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02/27/2014 03:33 PM
Those were awesome back in the day, perfect with a giro prolight lid - lycra cover of course. neon

I had some Rudy Projects like these way back then
Ron

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02/27/2014 04:59 PM
I saw this as well. Can't believe they're asking $200.

I like Oakley shades, I hate Oakley customer service. Just went around and around with them for weeks to get them to warranty some lenses that delaminated. They were total jerks about it, told them I have numerous pairs of Oakleys and none have had this issue, they claimed I was using/treating these differently. SRAM just upgraded me when a Force shifter broke, no questions about warranty.

I don't dig these. BUT, thos Rudy Project Performance shades are awesome! Mottet! Rudy pretty much just needs to re-release every set of cycling shades they've ever made.
Cosmic Kid

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02/27/2014 05:30 PM
My b-day is next week......just sent Mrs. CK the link. Figured "What the hell"....

I actually think they will be great for tri's. The huge frame will still let me see from the aero position and the straight back arms will slide inside my TT lid with no extra pressure.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
huckleberry

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02/27/2014 06:24 PM
Still hideous...

Actually even more so.
Yo Mike

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02/28/2014 09:11 AM
those sunglasses are little better than


Orange Crush

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02/28/2014 10:16 AM
The guy in the cool shades and hip black and red bike is me...1991. I've got a climbing closeup somewhere...looks just as good as Lucho.

Funny enough, five of us in that pic reconneced over last couple months...there is talk of a reunion sometime.

Cosmic Kid

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02/28/2014 05:07 PM
That can't be you, OC....wrong hair color!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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02/28/2014 05:30 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 02/28/2014 05:07 PM
That can't be you, OC....wrong hair color!!


At least I have my hair still
Cosmic Kid

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02/28/2014 05:32 PM
Wow....that is just hurtful.

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!


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