This could go in a few forums so I decided to put it in general.
I am going to install bar ends and a mirror on my bike for better comfort and safety when riding the streets. (wow it sounds like I am part of a gang).
However, they are going to be used on a mountain bike that I would like to also use as a mountain bike and would like to be able to easily remove the bar ends and mirror for safety reasons when on trails. Then of course I want to put them back on again for a more commuting style of riding. It is a much cheaper alternative to owning two bikes.
However, I have been told that, if you haven't installed bar ends before, it can take you up to an hour to put them on properly. I was planning to get the LBS to install the bar ends first off and then do it myself from there. I have yet to ask about mirrors.
So, is it easy/hard to install and remove?
Any styles or brands that you know are easier to take on and off?
Any how to guides? (Or you could just tell me how to do it).
Any tips or pointers that may help?