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Old 12-22-19, 09:07 AM
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Would you show me your mirrors?

I would love to see your drop bar mirror choice and how you’ve got them mounted......if you’d be so kind.
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Old 12-22-19, 10:59 AM
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Subscribed & will reply w photo when I’m free tonite
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Old 12-22-19, 11:17 AM
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I know this isn't what you asked for, but I'm just sitting here waiting for the pics too. In the meantime, I use a helmet mounted mirror because it goes with my head, literally. And it's also the excuse I need to always wear my helmet.
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Old 12-22-19, 11:33 AM
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I can't post pics (don't use an image hosting site and no "smart" phone)-this is what I use on my drop bar road bike, and I'm very happy with it--https://www.ebay.com/p/691203027?iid=303139053736&rt=nc The mirror isn't the smallest, but give a great field of view and no problem with vibrations. You have to remove the mirror from the mount to tighten a screw that spreads the mount inside the bar, and it's tight fit, but no problems with it loosening once it's on! I'd buy it again if it ever broke. Not sure the link worked, but it's a Sunlite Ce-2 Aero Bar End mirror.
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Old 12-22-19, 11:52 AM
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Old 12-22-19, 12:10 PM
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this is exactly what I have. Love it. Small, stealthy, and out of the way.
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Old 12-22-19, 12:27 PM
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ThirdEye brand. Although mine are fastened with the clips vertical.
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Old 12-22-19, 03:36 PM
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Thank you all, some interesting ideas!
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Old 12-22-19, 04:36 PM
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Sprintech. I find it indispensable. And it’s pretty cheap.

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Dont use a mirror. I jus turn my head around.
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Old 12-22-19, 04:39 PM
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I use a Sprintech Racing mirror.

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Old 12-22-19, 05:30 PM
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When I use a mirror mounted on the bike, I use a MirrCycle mirror. They are genuine quality glass and give a great view. However, with that being said I must admit that I still prefer either a good helmet mounted mirror or a Third Eye Mirror mounted on my sunglass earpiece. With a helmet or sunglass mounted mirror I do NOT have to take my eyes off the road to look into the mirror. I also have tried a number of different miroors for the ends of my dropbar but always found that my arm blocked my view of the mirror plus you can't use a barend mirror if you use barend shifters.

Here are the four types of MirrCycle mirrors.












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got this little number at a consignment shop in VT for only $10 & thought I would give it a try. it's a nice compliment to the take-a-look eye glass mirror I've been using for years. this one provides a better image but I have to take my eyes off the road to look at it. that's why it can't replace the take-a-look. cuz when I'm in traffic, approaching an intersection &/or riding past parked cars, I'm not taking my eyes off looking forward to check for oncoming traffic behind me







keeping tabs on Wifey









zip ties & tape keep it in place



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Old 12-22-19, 06:51 PM
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Take A Look (clipped to helmet):

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Old 12-22-19, 07:30 PM
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Very cool, thanks!
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Old 12-22-19, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by epnnf View Post
Dont use a mirror. I jus turn my head around.
That's what I used to do. But now that I'm an old guy with arthritis in my neck, turning around far enough to get a good look behind is not at all pleasant. These days, I use a glasses-mounted Take-A-Look mirror.
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Old 12-22-19, 08:19 PM
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My road-ridden bikes all have bar-con shifters, so drop-handlebar-end-mounted mirrors obviously won't work for me.

I briefly had one bike with a brake-lever-mounted mirror, but never rode that one as it was waaaay too large of a frame for me (I bought it just to pass it along to someone who would/could appreciate it). Yeah-- the sacrifices we make to further the hobby...

I just use my ears to hear when something is coming up behind me. 40+yrs ago, I used one of those eyeglass-temple-mounted 1"x1" sq mirrors, but I found that my hearing worked better to hear what was coming up behind me... Traffic at least. Other cyclists, well....

Now that I have severe arthritis in my neck, and I find it painful to turn my head to the left to check for traffic, I rely more and more on my hearing. If that goes away, I'll get another mirror...
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Old 12-22-19, 08:47 PM
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On my main commuter...

On my old 12-speed...

On my winter/snow/utility bike. I just converted it to drop bars last fall and mounted thumb-shifters near the bar end, so I bodged together this mid-drop mount just under the AirZound air-horn trigger. I like this mount position better than the bar-end mirrors...

...but I like my Take-A-Look glasses-mount mirror best of all by far...

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Old 12-22-19, 09:59 PM
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Another fan of the Take-A-Look mirror here. I've become so used to using it I'd be lost without it. I know it is not fashionable but I don't really care. It is a very useful piece of gear that works for me and in a sport that can be very pricey they are dirt cheap.
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Old 12-22-19, 10:15 PM
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Third eye mirror. Cheap and effective, and handles bumpy roads well.

This is on my single speed that I use for transportation and occasional road cycling outings.


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Old 12-23-19, 08:33 PM
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I use a Mirrycle mirror. I took off the extension arm and it is perfect. To me much better than Sprintech type of mirror.

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Old 12-23-19, 11:53 PM
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Due to an old C1-C2 neck injury I need mirrors to check behind me. On good days I can take a peek over both shoulders, but I'm more comfortable in traffic with mirrors.

Ditto, the Sprintech mirror. Outstanding value and functionality. There's a rubber plug that squeezes tightly into the bar end (the manufacturer says it's difficult to remove without damaging the soft rubber grippy plug, by design). The mirror has a ball joint that pops into the plug. It's easy to adjust as needed, but doesn't vibrate out of place. The only time I need to readjust the mirror is when my knee bumps it getting on and off the bike, or standing to pedal. A longer stem or shorter drop bar would solve that minor problem. I plan to use a longer stem anyway.

I got the matching left/right set, but used the "right" side mirror on the left of my second road bike. Works fine. The shape isn't that critical on either side. And there are a few places I ride with highways converging from both sides onto an access road where mirrors on both sides might be useful.

I also have Take-A-Look mirrors on two helmets. They're excellent. Took some getting used to, a couple of weeks. Now they're very natural. I even look for my mirror when I'm walking. I suppose I could mount one on glasses, but... nah. I mount them to the helmets with zip ties and a stiff plastic card cut to fit inside the helmet edge. It enables more adjustments but stays where I want it.

The spiffy Italian mirrors look nice but according to folks I know who use them they're not easy to adjust. But once set they shouldn't be vulnerable to being bumped out of alignment.

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I use a Sprintech Racing mirror.

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Old 12-23-19, 11:55 PM
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BTW, somewhere online recently I saw a Sprintech mirror mounted to a fork. Not sure how the fellow rigged it up, but it was a clever solution. Especially for folks who use bar end shifters, or bullhorns instead of drop bars.
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