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Chris Froome needs glasses.

FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
edited September 2014 in Pro race
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  • :?:
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  • TimB34TimB34 Posts: 316
    Hahaha!

    Prismatic "belay glasses" for rock climbing - they let the person standing at the bottom (controling the rope) keep an eye on what the climber above them is doing without having to crane their neck back

    Like this
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  • Ah! Never knew that existed.
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  • Coach HCoach H Posts: 1,092
    Looks like a classic candidate for 'marginal gains'.

    I suspect Sir Dave will have the Secret Squirrel's making some CF frames for them
    Coach H. (Dont ask me for training advice - 'It's not about the bike')
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    What was the program I saw recently on telly where someone was wearing them ?

    They were lying flat in bed, but watching a TV on the wall

    Using these specs they could see without having to bend their neck. Looked bizarre.

    Can't remember the programme, but they were American, so it figured...
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    TimB34 wrote:
    Hahaha!

    Prismatic "belay glasses" for rock climbing - they let the person standing at the bottom (controling the rope) keep an eye on what the climber above them is doing without having to crane their neck back

    Like this
    35dc99_b20e3eecdffb48dd8952d2036e40161e.png_srz_p_800_368_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz
    35dc99_120cf9c3710c4e8b960cf8dda397964e.jpg_srz_p_1078_497_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz

    Cheers, thats a good use for them, must put an end to neck pain.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    TimB34 wrote:
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    If you just angled those forward a little they'd be great to wear in London to check out the 'sights' :wink:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,012
    There's a decent club time triallist I know who has something like that attached to his visor to aid forward vision.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    Pross wrote:
    There's a decent club time triallist I know who has something like that attached to his visor to aid forward vision.

    Very forward thinking. The only snag I feel with all of this marginal gaines bonfinary, is the competition does the same so any evolution becomes negated. The winners are the product designers/manufactures.

    Still, having said that I guess it filters down to affordable levels as seen with F1 to cars.
  • ai_1ai_1 Posts: 3,060
    FocusZing wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    There's a decent club time triallist I know who has something like that attached to his visor to aid forward vision.

    Very forward thinking. The only snag I feel with all of this marginal gaines bonfinary, is the competition does the same so any evolution becomes negated. The winners are the product designers/manufactures.

    Still, having said that I guess it filters down to affordable levels as seen with F1 to cars.
    I don't see this as being about marginal gains so much as easing neck strain. Plenty riders suffer with neck problems due to the unnatural sustained neck attitude on the bike, especially from aggressive positions.
  • nic_77nic_77 Posts: 929
    andy_wrx wrote:
    What was the program I saw recently on telly where someone was wearing them ?

    They were lying flat in bed, but watching a TV on the wall

    Using these specs they could see without having to bend their neck. Looked bizarre.

    Can't remember the programme, but they were American, so it figured...

    Some years ago I caused myself a nasty neck injury which meant I had to lie flat on my back in a hospital bed... the docs gave me a pair of these to watch the world cup on the telly.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    nic_77 wrote:
    andy_wrx wrote:
    What was the program I saw recently on telly where someone was wearing them ?

    They were lying flat in bed, but watching a TV on the wall

    Using these specs they could see without having to bend their neck. Looked bizarre.

    Can't remember the programme, but they were American, so it figured...

    Some years ago I caused myself a nasty neck injury which meant I had to lie flat on my back in a hospital bed... the docs gave me a pair of these to watch the world cup on the telly.

    If the pro's used them, it wouldn't be long before we'd see a pair of Oakley's.
  • tonyf34tonyf34 Posts: 177
    Surprised a company hasn't fitted tiny cameras into the head section of an aero helmet feeding the transmission onto the visor to give the exact same effect of looking at the road with your eyes. You could easily put the speed and wattage etc on the lens similar to a HUD.
    Would give a very decent gain, more aero, less strain on neck means less strain on rest of the body.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    Some sort of split screen system where you could look at your stem and still see the road might benefit Froome...
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