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  1. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    So I was on the bay minding my own business the other day and a pair of trashed Romeo 1s came up. The seller said they were owned by Sir Matthew Pinsent (Rower - nearest in the shot), who's our very own sporting legend winning 14 gold medals throughout his illustrious career!
    Now I've searched the internet and only found this image, which shows his team mate wearing a Titanium/Gold pair, so they were definitely used within the team, but I can't find any evidence that he wore a pair!
    Olympian's R1s!?! - matthew_pinsent_3.jpg
    I've managed to clean them up and add new rubbers, but the lenses were completely trashed. I might sell them in time or write to Matt and get him to send me an image of himself wearing them, sign it, and then sell onto a Matthew Pinsent fan! (now that option does sound a bit creepy!!!) ;)

    Anyway's here they are in all their glory - Any Matthew Pinsent fans...? :)
    Olympian's R1s!?! - IMG_2424[4].JPG
    Olympian's R1s!?! - IMG_2427[1].JPG
    Olympian's R1s!?! - IMG_2428[1].JPG
    Olympian's R1s!?! - IMG_2425[1].JPG
     
    Last edited: 9/26/16
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  2. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    cool story bro!! and nice pair of romeos!
     
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  3. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks, you're not a Matthew Pinsent fan are you!?! ;)
     
  4. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Nice story - Tim Foster wearing the R1's, Steve Redgrave behind and James Cracknell at the back...


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  5. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    Oops. The second person is a GUY? :shock:

    I thought he was a manly chick.
     
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  6. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Just proves that manly chicks can also wear Romeo's! :brunette:
     
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  7. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    agreed.

    Sexy chicks can wear them too. :p
     
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  8. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Coooooool bro
     
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  9. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks, just need to invest in some lenses now!
     
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  10. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    Interesting story. I have heard of athlete issued R1s but they were ti and persimmon all the storied r1 have been TI not xmetal finish. It would not be far fetched to let the athletes have a choice of course.
     
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