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Old 12-18-08, 03:48 PM   #1
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Extra Large Mirrors ...

Does anyone have extra large mirrors on their bicycle? I've tried a variety of the usual bicycle mirrors, and cannot see the cars until it's too late. So, I need extra large mirrors ...

Where would I find the extra large mirrors?

I don't think mirrors that attach to a helmet or glasses would work for me, because I have a serious problem with my eyes watering, sometimes nearly nonstop. If I have extra large mirrors, I should be able to still see the traffic behind me.
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How large is extra large?
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Old 12-18-08, 04:13 PM   #3
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Try motorcycle mirrors, should be able to put them on your handlebar with a little shimming.
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Do what I did. Install a pair of scooter mirrors with a "P" clip on your bike. I got mine from e-bay
for $14 the pair!!
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Old 12-18-08, 06:14 PM   #5
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I added a new mirror yesterday!

It has a 9 inch arm.

The name brand is "SUNLITE".

I just Googled it:

http://www.sunlitecycling.com/site/index.htm

It must be new. When I click "mirrors", it says "coming soon".
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I like this one for large field of view and to see drafting riders directly behind me. This is good even if you have other mirrors.

http://bikeeye.com/new/product.shtml
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Mirror Size - 4x6 Inches ....

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How large is extra large?
I need long arms for the mirrors, probably at least 9 inches, and a mirror size of about 4x6 inches.
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I find that the tiny mirrors that stick to the inside of your glasses give a much larger image than any bar mount one I've ever used. The closeness to the eye more than compensates for the small size.
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I need long arms for the mirrors, probably at least 9 inches, and a mirror size of about 4x6 inches.
Then Nightshade's suggestion of scooter mirrors are probably your best bet.
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I need long arms for the mirrors, probably at least 9 inches, and a mirror size of about 4x6 inches.
Then yer gonna love scooter mirrors.!
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