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  1. Ritten

    Ritten Oakley Beginner

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    I'm new to the forum and figured I'd put my first post here since it has to do with my Romeo 1's. My first pair of Oakleys I purchased were a set of E wires over 17 years ago. I loved them because I could get prescription lenses tinted and was allowed to use them for my job (outdoor forklift driver). Fast forward a few years down the road and I found myself really liking a pair of Romeos. They were a newer design (to me) but still reminded me of those e wires. Now when I say I'm hard on sunglasses, I mean I put them through hell. The titanium frames appealed to me in that respect and although I don't remember when I purchased these (early 2000's) I have literally worn them every day up until about a year ago. This is the fourth or fifth set of lenses I've put in them (all ebay bought after the OEMs) and really enjoyed the glasses after a lasik surgery allowing me to throw away contacts. However, there was always a noticeable difference where the lenses just weren't quite up to par with the originals. In a last ditch effort to replace the rubber gaskets, nose pads, etc. my search led me to this forum. Now, after a few texts with InfiniteHero I hope to have some OEM lenses back in them, new bits from Linegear to dress them up, and spend another 15 years enjoying my Oakleys.

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    After a bit of reading I thought I might have a set of Jordans, but the serial # is 000632. Low, but no cigar.
     
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  2. Krank

    Krank Oakley Enthusiast

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  3. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. AngelAir

    AngelAir Oakley Collector

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    Welcome. Post up pics once you dress them out again. Nice low number also!
     
  5. oakleyjab

    oakleyjab Oakley Enthusiast

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    great story for an iconic pair! hope to get mine in the next couple of days... might need some lens replacement too.
     
  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    a true testament to the Xmetal Line. Thanks for the share!
     
  7. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    welcome to the forum R1s are awesome!
     
  8. Ritten

    Ritten Oakley Beginner

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    I received my lenses from InfiniteHero this week. The gaskets and new screws from Linegear were only a day behind. I gave the frames a thorough cleaning and got everything back together yesterday. My favorite pair of shades are back just in time for Mardi Gras (today)!

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  9. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    They look absolutely superb and a great story to boot! Exactly what they were built for :)
     
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  10. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I'm loving it...