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  1. salj838

    salj838 Oakley Enthusiast

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  2. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 Oakley Expert

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    I spoke with the second seller. He has 11 complete boxed sets. Wants about 300 per set. Hes trying to break them down to just pieces and get the most money. And he ripped the serial numbers off the boxes too.

    Edit: he said its about 50/50 left and right broken. I got him to 220 for two frames, no lenses and no boxes. Maybe you can get him to go lower.
     
  3. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Half Mars, half Crater... Macrater?

    Very clean breaks in both cases, even the non-matching one... Maybe they both got tune-up advice from the same person?
     
  4. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    buy em if you need parts it seems like a good deal.
     
  5. XMetalAddict

    XMetalAddict Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Could that be fixed by welding? I know it is possible to weld Titanium but I am not sure how delicate you can be. I have read somewhere on this form of people welding the bridge together to make it ridged.
     
  6. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    This seems like it defeats the purpose of the flex coupler design... I know it's possible but there is no way they could fit on a moderately sized head like mine without flex...
     
  7. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    There was one pair that popped up welded like that, and it wasn't done by a forum member, IIRC. AFAIK, nobody here has successfully welded a repair. The problem has been the x-metal alloy has enough other metals in it to prevent normal Ti welding from working.

    One guy recast an entire piece but it was prohibitively expensive.
     
  8. XMetalAddict

    XMetalAddict Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Sorry, my post was a bit confusing. I meant weld the broken flex coupler. I just used the other bit as reason why i thought it could be done, not to actually do it. Like you, i feel this would not be particularly comfortable/practical.
     
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  9. XMetalAddict

    XMetalAddict Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I guess the alloy has different melting properties which causes poor welds.

    The re-casting sounds fun, but a pastime for millionaires. Where would you even begin to find a foundry to do that?

    I am surprised that no one has tried to print a pair yet in titanium :)
     
  10. kronin323

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    Repaired broken X-metal frame... | Oakley Forum

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  11. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Can't print one without a model
     
  12. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    If someone has a broken frame I can take it to the shop at work and see if it can be brazed. Clean right at the tab it going to be tough. Cleaning up the weld enough to get the nose bridge back on will be even tougher. Getting penetration deep enough to take out the laid/filleted bead after would likely melt the frame.