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    Hi All, Is anyone else hating adjusting flat temples? They always turn in to the persons head. Anyone have any tricks??

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    Are you referring to a Library type temple or perhaps better known as an Oakley temple?
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    i think you are referring to the ones where the tips are flat vertically like bending a pd ruler along the hash marks. There isn't much give and once you do manage to bend it either curls in or stresses the other side too much. I have this problem as well and absolutely hate it. I hope others have tips

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    I suspect this is the future of metal frames.

    I think we are rapidly seeing manufactures make a metal frames components from sheet stock steel (nothing wrong with that) precision cut by water jet then mostly robotic welded, painted and when possible assembled with minimal need for human hands.

    The temple tip therefore cannot be rounded so an optician can adjust them.

    But the opticians skills are morphing into someone who only needs to sell- but not fit- frames. Yesterday's burger flipper can now be an optician today with these minimal to no adjustment temples.

    But like everything a niche for quality temples will always exist imo.

    Who knows though. Maybe this will go the way of those stupid, gimmicky, "spring" nose pad arms that gave the public nothing but problems a while ago but I haven't seen for a long time now.

    Or did we stop buying them en-mass?

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    I noticed some Rayban frames with flat carbon fiber temples that cannot be adjusted at all. Terrible design.

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    Why do you have these frames in your shop?

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    I have a few flexon that are like that. I didn't realize they were like that because the temple tip hid it. Found out the hard way. I find that if you give them more heat it helps. I also kinda pull out while pulling down. Hard to explain, but sometimes that helps. Still not ideal. More times than not, they turn in on you. For those, it's best to make sure the temple length fits well to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Camblor View Post
    I noticed some Rayban frames with flat carbon fiber temples that cannot be adjusted at all. Terrible design.
    I'm not a huge Ray-Ban fan but some of my favorites are the ones with the carbon fiber temples. They look really sharp and hold their adjustment really well. You're right, they cannot be adjusted but if selected properly they just plain FIT and never need an adjustment which I like a lot. I'm just VERY careful when selling those frames to explain that they CANNOT be adjusted... I explain that "If they fit you well, you'll be really happy with them" and "If they don't fit you well just the way they are you must avoid them and pick something else"....

    A 'cautionary tale' and all that nonsense... Your mileage may vary.

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