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  1. bluenose

    bluenose Oakley Beginner

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    Hi guys picked up my first juliets and was wondering how you know when the nose bridge needs re doing there is play in it but I have nothing to compare it to as I have never seen another pair so don't know what is normal play etc.
    The rest of the frame is tight and rubbers are mint so don't want to send them for a tune if the bridge is ok.
    Out of interest if I do decide to send them in how long does the process take.
    Also should I total strip them first.
    Cheers
     
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  2. DG85

    DG85 Oakley Enthusiast

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    This is somewhat subjective. It's one of those things you'll just know. If the orbitals look saggy, that's a red flag. If one of the sides has noticeably more play, that would be another indicator.

    Oakley charges $65+10 shipping for an overhaul and they replace all rubbers and gaskets.

    There are private parties within this forum that will charge $30-$50 for a tune up plus $10 shipping. The XMan, based on the reviews of others tend to be better and stiffer than an OEM tune-up. This can vary depending on the silicone flex couplers. Some people prefer the tighter than OEM fit, but can potentially less comfortable when putting the glasses on/off.

    Check out the sticky thread, The XMan's corner for more detail.
     
    Last edited: 8/23/14
  3. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I can make em less tight if you wanted them that way......but most people want their frames tighter than new and let them slowly loosen in time.you can go to HQ and have them do a tuneup with new rubber but your gonna have to wait.........
    ill do the same job with oem rubber for the same price in ....3 DAYS.and if you dont like them for whatever reason.....ill send all your money back.
     
    Last edited: 8/22/14
  4. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Having done business with him, I endorse the x-man's services. He cares about the results.
     
  5. bluenose

    bluenose Oakley Beginner

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    Great guys thanks for help and they are sagging to one side more than other the good side seems ok

    The x man thanks for your offer think I'll take you up on it can you do lenses as well or would I source them myself
    I'm in the uk though is that a deal breaker ?
     
  6. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Try and find oem lenses.....dont get cheap on optics.ill help you out on the overseas part.
     
  7. bluenose

    bluenose Oakley Beginner

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    Defo won't get cheap optics they have new vl lenses in them and there pish the shot original fip are way better and there not in great shape.
    How would we go about getting them done x man
     
  8. Vrexx

    Vrexx Oakley Expert

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    As people have said above, it's more of a preference thing. My juliet's orbitals were to the point of separating when you held one stem and it made them so loose on my head if I looked down they would just fall off my face. I sent them into X-man and turn around to Canada was less than 2 weeks, which is pretty amazing since they usually sit in customs for at least 2 days both ways. I couldn't be happier with them now, and I also had a re-finish done from plasma to x-metal and he did a great job at that as well. You can see some pics of my before and afters in his stickied thread if you want >> The X-MAN Customs Corner Nothing but good things to say all around here :)
     
  9. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Euro tune-ups are done in Ireland and are a bit cheaper than HQ - bit under $50, £27.50. Allow a couple of weeks. They will replace the rubber whether you strip it or not so if you do strip it, you will have spares ;)

    There are 8 lenses still stocked by Oakley UK so just buy direct from them. In fact, if you put the fires back in you can ask for them to be replaced as part of the tune up.

    One of the giveaways for replacing flex couplers is that at rest the wrap of the orbitals seems increased, the tips are closer together and they just feel floppy on the face.

    How are you liking them anyway? I was instantly sold on the Juliet with my very first pair!
     
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  10. bluenose

    bluenose Oakley Beginner

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    Yeah I like them bud there the polished with the hammer stems I think you call them.
    I think I am over concerned about the movement in bridge there's only about 3mm of movement in them.