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Richard A Thackeray



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Oakleys RIP................ Reply with quote

After 'knocking on the door' of 25 years use, my blue Oakley Mumbos have finally succumbed to age
They've seemed slightly loose, and been moving/almost fell off (in the slipstream) when l turned my head to look behind
The frames split this morning, when I took the lens out to clean it properly

The lens has been swapped with the frame that houses my 'Purple Iridium' lens
The arms are salvageable, so they will be retained

Dear when bought, as a present, in about 1992 (£90 ish). by g/f - wife since 1998
Worth every penny


Why so?
Because they probably saved my eyes, when I RTC'd back in 1997

It was on the A61 (Leeds - Wakefield road) late one night when riding home from work

I rode into the back of a (later found to be abandoned, when Police came to talk to me, at home) car, on an unlit section of road, after being dazzled by oncoming traffic
It was an Austin Metro

Back then it was unlit, & a national speed limit section - not 40MPH, & lit, as it is now

There were plenty of glass-slashes on my jacket/t-shirt/gloves/face, from going through the rear window, onto the back seat
I counted myself lucky that I was wearing glasses, I still have the scars
(contact lenses, so always wear them)

I could blow my nose, & squirt blood out of side for a week or so Laughing

The worst part was carrying the bike, the remaining 6 miles home, as I didn't have a mobile phone back then, & the pubs that I passed were closed by then
(the phones boxes I passed, weren't working)

Rather fortunately, it was about a month before I started working at Pinderfields.
However, Joanne knew a lot of staff in A&E when we attended, as she was the Chief Bed Manager for the Trust at that time, so she got me seen by the ENT team


The frame still hangs in the garage, as a reminder



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddy Norah, Richard, that is certainly some "ding" in that frame. Shocked
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Richard A Thackeray



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner wrote:
Ruddy Norah, Richard, that is certainly some "ding" in that frame. Shocked


It was a fair old impact!
Where it happened was at the base of a dip (old mining subsidence), & I was probably on the big-ring

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should speak to Oakley and see if they can sort you out! 25 years on one frame! Amazing!
Failing that there may be a shoot round the corner from me that still sells them!
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