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    Take a Look vs 3rdEye Pro

    Anybody have experience with both? I've been using a 3rd Eye Pro on my helmet, and love it. But just got a new helmet, and can't mount the 3rd eye like I want to. Looking at the Take a Look glasses mount, and maybe the helmet adapter fo rit, and the 3rd eye glasses mount version.

    Seems like the glasses mounts put the mirror closer to your eye than the helmet mount 3rd eye pro.

    Who can give me the skinny on the glasses mount mirrors (and preferably compare them to 3rd eye pro helmet mount)?

    I can just go buy a TAL at REI, and take it back if I don't like it, but it's a 45 mile drive...
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    Found the glasses mount to be better.
    You will have to make your own judgement.
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    I realized some time ago I am not cool, and bought a take-a-look. It's great! It takes a bit to get it adjusted at first, but after a while you wonder how you rode without one. You'll find yourself glancing up/left when you walk down the street.
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    I tried a 3rd eye eyeglass mirror and didn't like it because it didn't hold it's adjustment well enough to suit me. I like the Take-a-Look eyeglass mirror much better.

    I also have a helmet mounted mirror. It's made by a 50+ fellow who forms the support from a bicycle spoke. It's kind of neat in it's own way but I prefer the Take-a-Look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I also have a helmet mounted mirror. It's made by a 50+ fellow who forms the support from a bicycle spoke. It's kind of neat in it's own way but I prefer the Take-a-Look.
    You're probably referring to Chuck Harris, a fellow Ohioan. I use one of his glasses mirrors and love it. It's kind of quirky and harder to adjust than other mirrors, but once set up properly it will hold that adjustment forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    You're probably referring to Chuck Harris, a fellow Ohioan.
    Chuck Harris - sounds right although I really don't remember. I think that I got the mirror at a Dayton tandem bicycle rally.

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    I have a friend who swears by the Chuck Harris mirror, but I really like the Take a Look.

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    I used the 3rdEyePro for many years. I finally tried the TAL on my sunglasses. TAL is better in every respect - ease of attachment, adjustment and visibility. If you are already accustomed to the 3rdEye, you will absolutely love the TAL - it really is a superior product.

    The main reason I switched was because over the years the helmets became so much more harder to get the mirror on. I couldn't find a spot for the mirror mount. I can't believe that I fiddled so much with 3rdEye for all those years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Chuck Harris - sounds right although I really don't remember. I think that I got the mirror at a Dayton tandem bicycle rally.
    Yeah, that had to be him, he shows up at different events and usually operates out of his old VW minibus.

    Here's a link to Hubbub here in Ohio. I cannot attest to the helmet mount model as mine is a glasses mount.

    Look familiar? http://www.hubbub.com/store/proddetail.asp?prod=helmir

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    Ok, think I 'll pick a TAL up at REI tomorrow and give it a shot.
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    Hey Dellphinus, I have had and used both mirrows, you cannot go wrong with the TAL. Good choice.

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    I've used both the 3rd Eye helmet mount and glasses mount. I had to install and remove the glasses mount mirror for every ride because, if left on my glasses, it would deform the temple. It finally snapped one day when I was putting it on so I used some Goop and glued it to the helmet. Works fine now.

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    +1 tal

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    Picked one up today. Will check it out tomorrow- riding down to the Gateway Arch. Only concerns I've got are taking it off the glasses to get them back in the case after rides, and the mirror/eye distance is a lot closer with the TaL. Report tomorrow...
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    Nice thing about Chuck Harris' and Take-A-Look mirrors: They work great, are nealy indistructable (have crashed with mine) and as a big bonus are "Made in he USA."
    Chuck uses 90% recycled material and real glass mirror and are usually round.
    TAL does not use real glass but it just as good for seeing and is rectangular.
    Do prefer eyeglass mounted vs helmet mounted.

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    Tried the TaL today- you folks are right (again, and as usual). The TaL is a keeper. Only minor complaint, and I think it's just going to be a getting used to thing, is the lack of vertical adjustment that the 3rd eye has- I'm used to just pushing the stalk up a little or down a little when I go from the aeros to the top or hoods. Withthe Tal have to swing the mirror a little. No better, no worse, just different.
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    I bought the glasses mount third-eye mirror and mounted on the helmet. It has three prongs. I simply poked three small holes in the rim of the helmet put a drop of glue in each, and pushed the prongs of the mirror into the hole. It works beautifully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    I bought the glasses mount third-eye mirror and mounted on the helmet. It has three prongs. I simply poked three small holes in the rim of the helmet put a drop of glue in each, and pushed the prongs of the mirror into the hole. It works beautifully.
    By rim, did you mean visor? Because, if not...
    Your helmet manufacturer has just negated any claims you may have should the helmet fail to protect in the event of a crash. Seriously, you should never modify a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigaj View Post
    By rim, did you mean visor? Because, if not...
    Your helmet manufacturer has just negated any claims you may have should the helmet fail to protect in the event of a crash. Seriously, you should never modify a helmet.
    My helmet, my head, I'll modify it if I want. Seriously, the holes are pin prick holes, and frankly if that's enough to destroy the protective value of the helmet, then I'm not sure why I'm even wearing it.
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