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Old 03-23-23, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Unnecessary roughness. 15 yard penalty, do not repeat the down.
C'mon. It's just that irascible BikeForum wit you're supposed to just roll with, right?

Actually a rear camera on a bike that could be bluetoothed to a phone would be a great idea. I'm surprised that hasn't caught on.
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
C'mon. It's just that irascible BikeForum wit you're supposed to just roll with, right?

Actually a rear camera on a bike that could be bluetoothed to a phone would be a great idea. I'm surprised that hasn't caught on.

Wait, you thought you were being witty?
My annoyance just turned to pity.
Seriously, that joke was ______.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Wait, you thought you were being witty?
My annoyance just turned to pity.
Seriously, that joke was ______.
No I was being sardonic. Never mind. You probably should buy a flag. Not for your bike, just for walking around town.
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People that are so anti-mirror, to the point of making fun of others, are just pro-racing wannabes. If their heroes don't roll a certain way, they follow like sheep and any other way is mocked as a method that no "true cyclist" would ever consider.


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Originally Posted by work4bike
People that are so anti-mirror, to the point of making fun of others, are just pro-racing wannabes.
I'm not anti-mirror. In fact, I find the presence of a bike-mounted mirror a reliable indicator of a cyclist's bike handling skills. It's like wearing a sign on their back that reads, "proceed with caution".
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Old 03-23-23, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by work4bike
People that are so anti-mirror, to the point of making fun of others, are just pro-racing wannabes. If their heroes don't roll a certain way, they follow like sheep and any other way is mocked as a method that no "true cyclist" would ever consider.


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Careful about wearing out the bristles on that broad brush of yours.

Some of us use Varia radar instead. Itís a wonderful tool.
My 70 YO wife is no pro-racer wannabe and doesnít use a mirror. At 68, Iím not either.
Some of could care less about what others do or think - its a waste of time.
Interesting that you denigrate people who denigrate others. Two wrongs make a right?

If I donít hear back with something derogatory, I will be amazed. Amaze me.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Careful about wearing out the bristles on that broad brush of yours.

Some of us use Varia radar instead. Itís a wonderful tool.
My 70 YO wife is no pro-racer wannabe and doesnít use a mirror. At 68, Iím not either.
Some of could care less about what others do or think - its a waste of time.
Interesting that you denigrate people who denigrate others. Two wrongs make a right?

If I donít hear back with something derogatory, I will be amazed. Amaze me.
I do NOT broad brush, hence the part of my sentence: "...to the point of making fun of others..."

I'm not denigrating anyone that doesn't use mirrors, I could care less. I'm only responding to those that equate those of us that use mirrors as something less than true cyclists.


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Originally Posted by work4bike
I do NOT broad brush, hence the part of my sentence: "...to the point of making fun of others..."

I'm not denigrating anyone that doesn't use mirrors, I could care less. I'm only responding to those that equate those of us that use mirrors as something less than true cyclists.


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My error and apologies. Itís good that people are out cycling regardless of bike, mirrors, attire or valve caps.
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Originally Posted by work4bike
People that are so anti-mirror, to the point of making fun of others, are just pro-racing wannabes.
Not necessarily -- they could just be dbags.
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
No I was being sardonic. Never mind. You probably should buy a flag. Not for your bike, just for walking around town.

So much for your ability to roll with the "irascible" joke. Hypocrite, much?
You claimed it was "irascible BikeForum wit", so now you're saying your "wit" wasn't meant to be "witty"?
I have some ideas of what you could do with a flag.<--------- Me being sardonic.
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Originally Posted by work4bike
I do NOT broad brush, hence the part of my sentence: "...to the point of making fun of others..."

I'm not denigrating anyone that doesn't use mirrors, I could care less. I'm only responding to those that equate those of us that use mirrors as something less than true cyclists.


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I'm pretty sure they're wanabee somethings, not sure I'd slag wanabee racers with the guilt by association.

Funny thing is I don't use a mirror, but I just find the wanabee tough-guy posturing on any safety equipment people find useful to be truly annoying.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Some of us use Varia radar instead. Itís a wonderful tool..
It might be even better than you think. See how many you need to line up to heat up an egg.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/tec...d-by-accident/
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Originally Posted by rsbob
and duct tape.
Don't forget WD-40. Remember:

1) If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape.
2) If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.
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Originally Posted by work4bike
People that are so anti-mirror, to the point of making fun of others, are just pro-racing wannabes.
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But mirrors weigh soooooooooooooooooo much!
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Is it so wrong to wannabe a wannabe?
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Is it so wrong to wannabe a wannabe?
We aspire to hope!
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Originally Posted by work4bike
People that are so anti-mirror, to the point of making fun of others, are just pro-racing wannabes. If their heroes don't roll a certain way, they follow like sheep and any other way is mocked as a method that no "true cyclist" would ever consider.


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I've used handlebar mounted mirrors for a long time and I will continue to use them. I don't give a **** if somebody makes fun of me or what anybody says.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
I've used handlebar mounted mirrors for a long time and I will continue to use them. I don't give a **** if somebody makes fun of me or what anybody says.

Just be aware that they might be larger than they appear.

Sorry, there just aren't that many rear view mirror jokes.

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I bought some off-brand but high-quality mirrors which use a larger Allen bolt for the mounting and a smaller one for adjustment ... I didn't realize i was supposed to be upset. Thanks for cluing me in.

You'd think they'd put it in the instructions: "The purpose of the second Allen wrench is to twist your knickers really tight--do not overtighten."
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I bought some off-brand but high-quality mirrors which use a larger Allen bolt for the mounting and a smaller one for adjustment ... I didn't realize i was supposed to be upset. Thanks for cluing me in.
Actually, I think you're too late to order this off the Outrage du Jour menu.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
I bought some off-brand but high-quality mirrors which use a larger Allen bolt for the mounting and a smaller one for adjustment ... I didn't realize i was supposed to be upset. Thanks for cluing me in.

You'd think they'd put it in the instructions: "The purpose of the second Allen wrench is to twist your knickers really tight--do not overtighten."
Actually, if you read my OP and post 17 you'll see that I've been buying this mirror for years with only one size allen wrench with absolutely no problems. And on post 17 you'll notice that the 0.5-mm larger allen that was added is for the screws that are primarily used for adjustment. The primary mounting screw is the smaller of all the screws.

Like I said in my OP, this is just a rant, I know there are far more pressing issues in the world, so it's not like I'm losing any sleep over this; however, I was really curious if anyone else noticed this. And of course there's the curiosity part of me that is always ask Why, why, why....and just wanted others perspective, but instead I got sh*tted on by many.



I would tell people to chill out and go ride a bike, but this is a site for cycling enthusiasts...right



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Originally Posted by work4bike
Actually, if you read my OP and post 17 you'll see that I've been buying this mirror for years with only one size allen wrench with absolutely no problems. And on post 17 you'll notice that the 0.5-mm larger allen that was added is for the screws that are primarily used for adjustment. The primary mounting screw is the smaller of all the screws.

Like I said in my OP, this is just a rant, I know there are far more pressing issues in the world, so it's not like I'm losing any sleep over this; however, I was really curious if anyone else noticed this. And of course there's the curiosity part of me that is always ask Why, why, why....and just wanted others perspective, but instead I got sh*tted on by many.



I would tell people to chill out and go ride a bike, but this is a site for cycling enthusiasts...right




I took it you knew it was a kind of a silly thing to get ranty about, and you were actually self-mocking about that. People were just playing along ,and/or lightly teasing you (we all have our pet bugaboos) If you think you've been the subject of fecal abuse in this thread, I suggest you might want to recalibrate the sh_tometer you are using because outside of the gratuitous mirror-user/flag user insult, this has been pretty good-natured.
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Sh_tometer recalibrated...
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Originally Posted by work4bike
Sh_tometer recalibrated...

Welcome back! This has been a fun thread and the OP set a funny relaxed tone for it by acknowledging how low-stakes this issue is.
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Originally Posted by car5car
There should be 3 different bolts. With allen head, Philips and flat heads.
Then we would know this is a conspiracy by Big Bike Tool.
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