I have been used to riding a hybrid. The hybrid is a great workhorse loaded down with all kinds of dweebie cool stuff including a Berlin ampelman reflector I attached to the seat bag-
-and one of those industrial sized mtb mirrors. I have been riding the road bike without a mirror and turning my head to check behind me and listening carefully. I miss the mirror on the road bike. I just can't do that one that hangs off the helmet. I can't do the huge one that hangs off the handlebar on the hybrid.
Do any of you use a mirror on your road bike? I don't even have reflectors on the road bike. I did buy an LED seat stay blinky light for safety in traffic (that thing is blinding!). Do you get used to looking over your shoulder or under your arm? I seem to have been doing fine with that, but an inconspicuous mirror would be nice. Do they make such a thing, would you use one and where would it attach without getting in the way? Do you think they are necessary? I really don't want one on the bike, but at the same time they are pretty handy.