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    Helmet with built in mirror

    I was in my LBS this morning and saw this on the counter

    http://www.reevu.com/product_design.htm

    Its a helmet with an inbuilt mirror.

    I gave it a quick try on and wasn't too sure about it neither was the LBS owner.

    Has anyone got one of these and if so how do you find it?

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    Looks very neat on the paper. I'd give it a try given the possibility. How much does it cost?

    I'd even start wearing a helmet if the price was reasoable.
    Last edited by MeHT; 10-18-02 at 04:35 PM.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

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    I think it was 50 Sterling. I wasn't paying much attention to the price.

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    Aack - No United States distributors.

    Sheesh - it looks like a REALLY cool gadget, and I am a gadget kind of guy

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    It would get knocked off by a tree, I just know it. Besides if I don't pay attention to my forward motion I run into rocks

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    Here is another option. Looks a bit strange, but it works for me.

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    Originally posted by Maelstrom
    It would get knocked off by a tree, I just know it. Besides if I don't pay attention to my forward motion I run into rocks
    I think this is primarily for street use. I don't really see the need to look behind your back if you're on the trails.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

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    Originally posted by MeHT
    I think this is primarily for street use. I don't really see the need to look behind your back if you're on the trails.
    Hence the winking eye ...I realize that. I don't even have reflectors...a big no no in street driving

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    Originally posted by Maelstrom


    Hence the winking eye ...I realize that. I don't even have reflectors...a big no no in street driving
    Damn. Excessive studying reduces your insight.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

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    Hey, this is no good. Everything is backwards in the view.

    Look at this, the cars appear to be driving on the wrong side of the road!

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    I knew it --- mention gadget and Mike is there

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    oh, man, I've got to get my hands on one of these!

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    I'm not so sure. I've looked at these before and I think the constant view in the mirror would be distracting. Also, it might encourage people not to glance over their shoulders, and we all know about blindspots (since cyclists are always in them!)


    Also, what if you are riding out of the sun, It could dazzle you.
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    Originally posted by tiride
    Here is another option. Looks a bit strange, but it works for me.
    Delta InSight mirror
    These things don't work. I tried one and it would shift positions every time I hit even a small bump. I had to readjust it every few minutes.
    Trashed it after a month!
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    The Reevu helmet looks pretty slick. I wish they had a US or North American distributor.
    I'd like to try it.
    Is Mike right? Is everything backward? I'm trying to "picture" what I see in my mirror.
    Duh, it's early Monday morning. I'm lucky I can remember my name. :confused:

    <edit> Does anyone know if the top of sunglasses interfere with viewing the mirror? </edit>
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    I think Mike was being funny. It's a UK picture so the cars are driving on the left anyway. So the mirror view is correct (for a mirror anyway) but its just taken me 5 minutes to work that out without a mirror.

    My head hurts

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    for those of us in the us, just got this from the company.

    Hello

    Thanks for the Enq.

    We will hopefully have the Reevu Product range in your retail outlets in the near future. we will keep you informed as to its progress, unfortunately we do not advise the helmets being bought over the net as distributors of some countries will have standards on the helmets that are not applicable in your Country

    Joshua


    ----- Original Message -----
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    Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 6:10 AM
    Subject: how to buy from america?


    hello!

    I'm interested in how to purchase one of your helmets, but I live in America. pricing, shipping info?

    thanks in advance,

    alex

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    I tried one of these at a show today. It was pretty good, but I thought that the actual field of view vertically was much shorter than in the piccie that Mike posted. It was also very busy at the show, with lots of movement and detail, so it was very difficult to pick things out. Perhaps it would be better on the road.

    And I had hopes that they might build the visual portion of the thing as an add-on for other helmets, but I think not. There seem to too many special design features specific to this helmet.

    Cheers...Gary

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    An update on availability in U.S. - I contacted the company in the U. K. and was told the Reevu helmets will be available in the U.S. in January '03 and that they "are negotiating distribution as we speak" (12-12-02).

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    hey keep us posted I want one of those things I haven;'t found a glasses, helmet, or handlebar mirror that I like. Thanx
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    The press found it - sorry on the stale link - I just saw this.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2533829.stm

    I found this link in James Raia's TDF times in the Road section.

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