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    Mirrors

    I don't want to start a Flame War but I need a good handle bar type of mirror that can out live the rough roads in my area. All the Chip and Gravel roads do a number on most mirrors that I have bought over the years. Right now, I do good if I get two years out of a mirror before it starts to fall apart. Does anyone have any ideas of what mirror can stand up to the beating it gets on the rough road I must travel?

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    Throughout the years, I've had quite a few mirrors. All made by different companies. I've never had that problem...
    Last edited by WestPablo; 05-06-14 at 07:09 AM.

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    Mountain Myrricle

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    "Take a look" mirror that go on sunglasses will solve your problem. Humans naturally stabilize images a little bit like chicken. So the impact of the rough road is reduced when your mirror is on your head vs your handle bar

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    add in the fact that you can swivel your head to get better views behind you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by e0richt View Post
    add in the fact that you can swivel your head to get better views behind you...
    This almost always screws me up! I've always veered to my left whenever I've tried to do that!

    Ya just gotta have mirrors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPablo View Post
    This almost always screws me up! I've always veered to my left whenever I've tried to do that!

    Ya just gotta have mirrors!
    I meant swiveling your head with a glass / helmet mirror... but I also do a quick over the shoulder check before moving into a lane.
    I actually feel naked without my helmet mirror...

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    Ditto Take a look mirror.
    "When life hands you lumens, make lumen-aide!"

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    D+D Oberlauda "ultralight german mirror". Mounts to any handlebar shape, or even a fork, rack, or frame tube.
    $26 from Riv
    $27 from Amazon.

    Quality, wide view, stays where you adjust it.

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    He specifically asked for a handlebar mounted mirror and made it clear he didn't want to start a Flame War. That said, I vote for the Mountain Mirrycle. Hate the name; love the mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Mountain Myrricle
    Second that. The head mounted mirrors I could never focus on that well.

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