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Old 03-20-23, 04:48 PM
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I have exact same mirror and I would rate it as an excellent product. I don't really understand what OP is complaining about
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Old 03-20-23, 07:52 PM
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Do mirrors come with one of those flags you put in the back of the bike?
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Old 03-20-23, 07:53 PM
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Do mirrors come with one of those flags you put in the back of the bike?
I'm just kidding. I guess whatever keeps you safez right?
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Old 03-20-23, 07:59 PM
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the solution to the new design would be to find a duel purposed wrench containing both of each sizes. Might be possible to find that one piece of hardware with the old tool side head size.
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Old 03-20-23, 08:18 PM
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Do mirrors come with one of those flags you put in the back of the bike?
I use the same mirror. I for one have neck problems and find a mirror very helpful.
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Old 03-20-23, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Be honest, do you really care about the topic, or did you just want to type "screw" a bunch of times?
Actually, I am the one that wanted to type screw, skrew, squerw, ScReW, a bunch of times. There, now I feel so much better, but please in the future keep your perps straight.
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Old 03-20-23, 08:57 PM
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I blame big allen wrench
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Old 03-20-23, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Actually, I am the one that wanted to type screw, skrew, squerw, ScReW, a bunch of times. There, now I feel so much better, but please in the future keep your perps straight.
https://archive.org/details/screwbal...-1944-restored
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Old 03-20-23, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Actually, I am the one that wanted to type screw, skrew, squerw, ScReW, a bunch of times. There, now I feel so much better, but please in the future keep your perps straight.
gotta set those askew, straight.
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Old 03-21-23, 07:36 AM
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Nothing to contribute, except that a mechanic in a shop I ran insisted on calling it a "Mirri-cycle." Drove me crazy.
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Old 03-21-23, 07:52 PM
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There's probably a business case to justify the change that doesn't seem obvious to end users. Unless you write directly to them and ask, you may never know what that reason is.

Now, compare it with the kitchen garbage bin that you install inside the door under the sink. Every one I had purchased whether for myself or my rental properties had the mounting tabs broken. Now there's an improvement that should have been done if ever there was one. But over the course of 30+ years, those bins keep selling so there's never a business case to invest on improving it.
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Engineers are smarter.
Change is good.
You needed it anyway.
Life goes on.
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Old 03-21-23, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
I'm just kidding. I guess whatever keeps you safez right?
Well, both are very nice to have on a recumbent. The only time I had either a mirror or a flag was when I was riding a tadpole recumbent for a few months. I wouldn't ride one without a mirror or flag.
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To finally and directly answer the question: Why, Why, Why not?
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Old 03-22-23, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
I'm just kidding. I guess whatever keeps you safez right?
Too late.
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Old 03-22-23, 05:04 AM
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It actually irritates me when stuff comes supplied with Allen keys. I just toss them straight in the bin (re-cycling of course, where they will no doubt end up in some landfill regardless). Do they really think people don't have simple Allen keys? pfffff.
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Old 03-22-23, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
It actually irritates me when stuff comes supplied with Allen keys. I just toss them straight in the bin (re-cycling of course, where they will no doubt end up in some landfill regardless). Do they really think people don't have simple Allen keys? pfffff.
I have tossed so many that came with IKEA furniture.
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Old 03-22-23, 12:43 PM
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Plus they are so soft they end up rounding off the Allen head after about 3 uses. Garbage.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
It actually irritates me when stuff comes supplied with Allen keys. I just toss them straight in the bin (re-cycling of course, where they will no doubt end up in some landfill regardless). Do they really think people don't have simple Allen keys? pfffff.
It seems ridiculous to you and me. But there really are plenty of hamfisted if not clueless people out there that maybe own nothing more than a couple of screwdrivers and a hammer.
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Originally Posted by Lombard
It seems ridiculous to you and me. But there really are plenty of hamfisted if not clueless people out there that maybe own nothing more than a couple of screwdrivers and a hammer.
It's always a concern when someone's toolbox consists entirely of different sized hammers.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
It's always a concern when someone's toolbox consists entirely of different sized hammers.

I feel attacked...
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
It's always a concern when someone's toolbox consists entirely of different sized hammers.
Most likely, there's a blowtorch and possibly a plumbing wrench in there too.
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
Do mirrors come with one of those flags you put in the back of the bike?
Unnecessary roughness. 15 yard penalty, do not repeat the down.
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Originally Posted by Lombard
It seems ridiculous to you and me. But there really are plenty of hamfisted if not clueless people out there that maybe own nothing more than a couple of screwdrivers and a hammer.
and duct tape.
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Originally Posted by Troul
I feel attacked...
If you have the biggest hammer, you win!
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