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Old 02-27-09, 07:31 PM   #1
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They're Baaaack!!!

Just got an email from Mirrycle - road mirrors are back!

http://www.mirrycle.com/mirrorroadmirrycle.htm



I own three of the recalled ones from last year, they are awesome! I can't see how these are functionally any different, so they will be great too.
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Old 02-27-09, 07:51 PM   #2
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Thanks, HP. I"ve been waiting for them to return.
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Old 02-27-09, 10:50 PM   #3
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I have one of those, but the stupid thing was coming unscrewed all the time. We had to put electrical tape on the threads to keep it from backing off. I had no idea it was recalled!
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Old 02-28-09, 02:58 AM   #4
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You know, I love my Mountain Mirrycle, and I definitely don't love the bar end mirror on my drop bars, but I just don't think I could bring myself to do that to my hoods.
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Old 02-28-09, 05:23 AM   #5
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ye I got the email too, have been waiting for this!
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Old 02-28-09, 06:44 AM   #6
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I have one of those, but the stupid thing was coming unscrewed all the time. We had to put electrical tape on the threads to keep it from backing off. I had no idea it was recalled!
The recall was actually because the mount could somehow over tighten when you folded the mirror in and out, leading to damage of the brifter. Your experience is interesting. I kept my three older versions for fear that they would substantially change the product during re-design, and I liked the way they functioned. For me, the mirror ends up in a perfect place for me to view behind me with little effort.

I emailed them to see if they were interested in letting me exchange my old ones for new ones - if not, I will continue to enjoy my boot leg mirrors.
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Old 02-28-09, 10:34 AM   #7
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I'm just too wide to see around myself with HB mounted mirrors.
I'll just stick to mounting the helmet mirror.
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I thought you were talking about bare mid-drifts
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http://www.amazon.com/Mirrycle-Road-...4294640&sr=8-2

Fifteen bucks, super save shipping eligible at Amazon - what a deal!

I let my bike tip over yesterday, my Mirrycle road mirror sacrificed itself in the fall. Found this great deal at amazon.
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What a hot potata! Thanks HP, I've been waiting to try the brifter mirror on
my winter tricross commuter
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ooh do like very much... just for the left side though.. I might have to look into this
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My bike blew over at a porta-potty stop on a windy ride, but the mirror folded-in just fine and survived.

After having had them for a few weeks, (one on the left side of each bike) I'm happy enough with them that I expect to always have them on my bikes. They're not quite perfect though. I'd like to see a couple of changes:
  • It doesn't stick out quite far enough. Angled so I can see a good distance behind me (a opposed to just whats beside me), my arm blocks about half the image. A half to three-quarters of a inch is all that's needed.
  • There must be some way to engineer the "elbow" so that it doesn't move over bumps, but still moves when you knock it or the bike falls over. I can't seem to find a happy medium between sloppy-floppy and locked-in-place. The best I've found still requires me to re-adjust the mirror several times in a 20-mile ride.

Even so, I like them much better than I thought I would.
  • The mounting is just great.
  • The position is perfect--I like it off the end of the STI like that.
  • It's completely out of the way when riding
  • The image is much more stable than that of the velcro mirrors with the rubbery arm (although it's still subject to shaking over bumps).

In just the few weeks I've had them my commute has become much more mellow.
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My bike blew over at a porta-potty stop on a windy ride, but the mirror folded-in just fine and survived.

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The mirror did fold in, and even went so far as to pop off of the brifter. While the unit remained in one piece, the mirror itself cracked from the impact. It was a choice between spending $9 for a replacement mirror, or $15 for a whole new unit. Since I broke a 1st generation Mirrycle road mirror that I refused to give up with the recall, I decided to spend the extra six bucks and get a 2nd generation model.

I haven't had any issues with keeping it where I want it. I hope this isn't a function of the pre-recall models allowing better tightening versus the 2nd generation.
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http://www.amazon.com/Mirrycle-Road-...4294640&sr=8-2

Fifteen bucks, super save shipping eligible at Amazon - what a deal!

I let my bike tip over yesterday, my Mirrycle road mirror sacrificed itself in the fall. Found this great deal at amazon.
Just ordered 3; plus $85 in other cycling stuff.

You are a bad influence.

PS: My wife is pissed at you now, better take cover.
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