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Old 06-17-20, 02:39 PM
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I've never seen a section for adaptive bikes. What a good idea. We'll anyway I have a question. I have always been totally blind in my left eye from birth. Merging left has always been difficult on the bike or in the car. I solved the car problem by getting an F150 which has huge mirrors but nothing for the bike. The ones I've seen all my life seem to be department store junk. I fear losing control if I have to turn my head too far to the left to see what is behind me.

I need a mirror for the left side but one that doesn't shake. Would an actual motorcycle mirror work better? Ideas?
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Old 06-19-20, 11:32 AM
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The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle Mountain Handlebar Mirror but it only works for bikes where you can mount it at the end of the handlebars. If you have bar end shifters it doesn't work. You can mount it on either side of the handlebar. It costs about $15. Here's a seller on eBay who has it for $14 including shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MIRRYCLE-HY...EAAOSwaKRe4PAi

I have used this mirror on my recumbent trikes for two decades and it works great. The field of view is large and it does not vibrate at all.
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Old 06-20-20, 08:59 PM
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I've used Mirrycle Original Mirrors since the mid 1980s. I really like them. Optical quality glass and I can even take an image of the reflection in it when riding.




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