Originally Posted by Richard Cranium
NO bar end is worth while.
The concept of a "bar end" mirror puts the "objective" - which is the mirror too far away from the user's eye. This results in images on the mirror being too small with respect to the field of view to be an effective means of judging the speed or velocity of any vehicles.
I suggest you at least try a mirror that is held close to the eye for checking rear views. The field of view is enhanced one-hundred fold.
I have to disagree. I love the cheapo bar end mirror I got from Walmart. It's on my flat bar hybrid. My road bike doesn't have a mirror and it needs one.
Keep working on your design. It looks like a very good idea. I was riding the other day and came across a large mirror that had fallen out of a vehicle and broke all over the road. I almost stopped to pick up some pieces to experiment with but it was on a hill, and I was hot, so I didn't stop.
Have you ever tried using a glass cutter? They work well. Seems like a person could make a good bar end mirror from a piece of high quality flat mirror. I love do-it-yourself projects.
One thing you might keep in mind. My Walmart mirror is infinitely adjustable. Is there some way to make your design adjustable? Maybe scavange a ball socket off something else, or mount it on a wire?
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Last edited by sknhgy; 07-29-11 at 07:17 PM.