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  1. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    When it comes to nose-bridges on the X-Metal family. How loose is too loose? At what point do you feel like they need to be tuned up. Just curious because before joining and acquiring many frames here, the only experience with X-Metals that I had was with the one's I purchased new. That being said, they were all factory tight. The only one that I purchased brand new was an OCP Juliet polished frame, that was about the same as some that I've received here. In picking up some metals here on the forum, I've found different degrees of looseness that are not really loose like falling apart or anything, but looser than I'm used to, so I'm posing the question at what point do they need to be tuned up? Is there a standard you use to determine this or is it soley on personal preference?
     
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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Too loose for me is when they no longer fit on my face well, i have to constantly push the bridge back up to the top of my nose.
     
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  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    I find it to be something you'll know when you see and/or wear it. I've been quite lucky, only one pair had to go to Oakley before I could wear it at all.
     
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  4. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I actually find loose arms more annoying than anything else. I hate loose arms!
     
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  5. YakuzaFloralGangsta

    YakuzaFloralGangsta R1 Ninja Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Yes loose arms are so annoying, agreed in that.
    A loose Nosebridge I have one XX need to have a tune up
     
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  6. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Can't u just tighten the arms with a T6 though?
     
  7. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yeah there is a little plastic washer in there that wears out to. I need to replace them on a pair of my Juliets.
     
  8. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Ha. Did not know about that washer. Now I can account for all 25 parts, lol. Learn something every time I'm here.
     
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  9. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Yeah the washers prevent metal-on-metal rubbing when you open/close the earstems, so it's better to replace them than just tighten the screws. Even though it's a pain in the ass...

    Regarding the original topic, I think this has been asked before. Personally, though it's subjective for each person, my threshold is when they no longer will sit firmly on top of my head - it's very annoying when they keep falling back down. Even worse, if you tilt your head back and they fall off backwards... :eek:
     
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  10. dave m

    dave m Oakley Enthusiast

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    recently got my original J's back from an Oakley tune up, they'd been loose on the left from wearers POV for years, put them on one morning and it just fell down, that was when I sent them in!
     
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