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  1. ducatiti

    ducatiti Oakley Enthusiast

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    So I picked these up today. Can't go wrong for the price I paid. They are a lot smaller than I expected. Can't wait till I find time to test them out.

    $30 tool to tighten nosebridges yourself.. - E7EAA9D3-CDDC-4F35-A254-2BA2BCE7CA33_zpsw4jrrjtt.jpg
     
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  2. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Interesting.
     
  3. Jmgarcia

    Jmgarcia Oakley Collector

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    $30!?!??!?!? Wow that's cheap! Good find, I can see clearly now. ;)
     
  4. ducatiti

    ducatiti Oakley Enthusiast

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    Fleabay shipped from China. Please resend PM, I had to delete a few messages.
     
  5. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    $30 to fix yourself
    Priceless when you have to send to @THE X-MAN to fix the damage you've done.

    :)
     
  6. ducatiti

    ducatiti Oakley Enthusiast

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    True. Going to practice on some beater pairs. With some padding or cloth to protect the finish, it shouldn't be that difficult. With the tool, total cost to tighten a frame would be around $20 or so, including the pins and flex coupler.
     
  7. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 I've got a few Oakleys

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    I got one of these about a year and a half ago. It works fine but you'll notice the pointy end will ruin the first 3-4 pins before it flattens out and then cups around the pin. This also tells you how soft the metal tip is. Over time mine has bent out of whack and I've had to file it down to avoid going in crooked. This leads to the taper getting too wide to go far enough into the nose bridge making you pull the pin the rest of the way out. That's where I am now. I need a new push rod thing for it. I don't know how many I've done but it's a lot and I've only punched through one nose bridge and ruined the first 5 or 6 pins. Pretty good odds I guess.

    It's the same one that LG sells but half the price. Alliexpress also sells it if you're ebay weary.

    Also, go with OXM Parts for pins and flex couplers and save yourself time, money, and a headache.
     
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  8. ducatiti

    ducatiti Oakley Enthusiast

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    Did you ruin the bridge when the pin went through it?

    Also, will a piece of cardboard help minimize the indentation?
     
  9. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 I've got a few Oakleys

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    Yep. Completely ruined. It's still together but ugly as hell. Cardboard won't help. Proper alignment and lubrication are key. TWSS!
     
  10. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Famous last words.
     
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