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...I've seen both, but the more experienced riders seem to wear them outside? Yes, no? And why?
 

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Glasses go flying . . .

as you frantically remove your helmet in an attempt to rid yourself of the bee/wasp/hornet before it stings. Particulalry bad scene when you're riding in a group.

Been there.

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soup67 said:
as you frantically remove your helmet in an attempt to rid yourself of the bee/wasp/hornet before it stings. Particulalry bad scene when you're riding in a group.

Been there.

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My helmet got caught in my sunglasses. I ended up tearing them both off. Glasses got ran over by a bike behind me. Helmet got smooshed by a car passing. I'm nearly blind. Basically, So blind that I couldn't ride home. Had to pull over and call teh rents...
 

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outside if you sponsored

Outside so that the logo on the arm is clearly visable - not kidding this why they wear them outside the strap. My wife gets her glasses for free so they outside I pay for my so I wear em however I want - which is usually inside.

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...I've seen both, but the more experienced riders seem to wear them outside? Yes, no? And why?
 

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I wear them outside unless it's cold enough to have something over my ears.
When you have them under the straps, it's hard to sit up and take them off and on again.
 

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my m-frames seem to be specifically designed to make it impossible for them to be worn inside.
Well I think they WERE designed for armstrong... where your number one priority would be to show off that nice O logo.
 

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Depends

Deprnds on the helmet for me. I currently have a Specialized Decibel and wear the sunglasses to the inside. The way the straps are attached to the helment leaves a gap between the the strap and my face- no mater how tight the straps are. The helment fits me like a glove. In fact, Specialized helments are the only helmets I can find that fit my longish head right.
 

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M Frames haven't changed since 1990 (except for the Pro model).
 

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LBK said:
FYI, you are suppose to wear them outside.
Actually it depends on the frames you have and the shape of your head and the thickness of the ear pieces. I have wrap around glasses and they fit under the straps of my helmet more easily than outside. That said, who ever joined the fashion police? There is no rule that says glasses should be worn outside the helmet straps. By the way, I do wear my glasses outside the straps anyway. And just so you know, I properly wear my helmet with the straps tight under my chin with the helmet level on my head.
 

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uh, how tight do you have your helmet straps if sunglass ear pieces don't fit inside? Helmet straps "tight" under the chin? That would certainly 'splain it. My straps are much looser than that -but still hold the helmet on fine (I could 'prolly get the chin strap over my chin w/o unbuckling it - and yes, this is actually OK). Aside from Oakley M-frames - like all other sunglasses made - if I wore them outside of the straps - the straps would be pressed against one's skull in a rather uncomfortable way.
 

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The O's on my M-frames would be visible regardless of whether they were inside or outside the straps, but the white is barely visible, (I can't believe I've managed to keep glasses this long without destroying or losing them). Bee stings and such must be dealt with while the frames are outside the straps because Styleman says so!
 
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