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    Mirror Mirror On The Hand...

    the back of the hand... who knew. Apparently snowmobile drivers do. Google: snowmobile hand mirror. Cipa makes one, so does Raider. Under $10. You can pay much more and get one from Polaris. Why don't we talk about this. All I ever hear about are handlebar mirrors or helmet/eye-glass mirrors. A back of the hand mounting and the large size of mirror it allows for, plus the ability to instantly rotate the mirror to show you exactly what you want to look at... I'm in. Ordering a couple right now. Give you a report in a couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
    the back of the hand... who knew. Apparently snowmobile drivers do. Google: snowmobile hand mirror. Cipa makes one, so does Raider. Under $10. You can pay much more and get one from Polaris. Why don't we talk about this. All I ever hear about are handlebar mirrors or helmet/eye-glass mirrors. A back of the hand mounting and the large size of mirror it allows for, plus the ability to instantly rotate the mirror to show you exactly what you want to look at... I'm in. Ordering a couple right now. Give you a report in a couple of weeks.

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    For me, my dual, right and left, eye-glass-mounted mirrors are perfect. I would be worried about manoeuvering my hand from controlling the bike to looking rearward, especially in a situation requiring a quick visualization and response.

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    I used a home-made one for several years before I knew anyone actually manufactured one. I simply glued a small wide-angle mirror to a metal badge, then pinned the badge through the back of my glove. I thought it was the most clever idea ever, but the folks on these newsgroups hated it. Ultimately, I decided that a handlebar-mounted mirror was a better choice, overall. The amount of adjustability I lost was made up by the fact that I didn't have to take one hand off the bars in a tight, life-threatening situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
    the back of the hand... who knew. Apparently snowmobile drivers do. Google: snowmobile hand mirror. Cipa makes one, so does Raider. Under $10. You can pay much more and get one from Polaris. Why don't we talk about this. All I ever hear about are handlebar mirrors or helmet/eye-glass mirrors. A back of the hand mounting and the large size of mirror it allows for, plus the ability to instantly rotate the mirror to show you exactly what you want to look at... I'm in. Ordering a couple right now. Give you a report in a couple of weeks.

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    Hadn't heard of these. Thanks for the heads up. It would work really well for those of us who commute on recumbents.

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