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Old 08-29-10, 08:02 AM   #1
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mirrors

I decided after a near miss yesterday morning, I need a mirror. I kind of looked around the web but really found nothing. Couldnt decided on helmet, eye glass or bike mount. We ride hybirds. So please give a rookie a little help.
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Old 08-29-10, 08:05 AM   #2
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Helmet mount here. It's a slight strain to turn my eyes up and to the left, and to change focus to such a close object, but I'm not looking at it constantly and I like not having it mounted on the bike.
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I and some friends like this one.

http://www.messengermirror.com/

It is tiny and takes about three days to get use to it.

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this is the best. It mounts on glasses, helmet, or or visor. It's the strongest one I have seen by far. I have mine on my glasses, it is more stable that way. I takes a few days to get used to all of these kinds of mirrors. I know a few others who have been using them for a decade too.

http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Peddler-C.../dp/B001VTQNVO
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i use mirrycle mirrors on my bikes, work really well. haven't tried helmet mounted ones.
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this is the best. It mounts on glasses, helmet, or or visor. It's the strongest one I have seen by far. I have mine on my glasses, it is more stable that way. I takes a few days to get used to all of these kinds of mirrors. I know a few others who have been using them for a decade too.

http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Peddler-C.../dp/B001VTQNVO
That's my favorite too. The thing that I like most about it is that it allows me to direct it's field-of-view by moving my head.
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Mountain Myrricle - excellent view, works great, easy to use.
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I like bar end mirrors, it just stems from my motorcycling experience and what I'm used to.

Also, being that I'm constantly storing away my helmet, do not wish to wear sunglasses, bar mirrors being far less fragile, and only need to see the general view behind me(not wanting to read newspaper print at a 100 yards), bar mirrors work great for me.
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Mountain Myrricle - excellent view, works great, easy to use.
+1. i have two of them---great field of vision.
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Take-a-Look is a great mirror. Mine mounts to the helmet visor.

Note: Looking into a bike mirror does not involve close focus vision.
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Mountain Myrricle - excellent view, works great, easy to use.
+2 all that. I would add that there is no shake when you hit a bump, as with some other mirrors.

I don't know how anyone can get used to eyeglass/helmet mirrors--definitely not for me! I struggled so hard to get anything into view that it was more likely to cause than prevent a crash!
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Handle Bar mount is the way to go if you need reading glasses because your close focus has gone ..
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Handle Bar mount is the way to go if you need reading glasses because your close focus has gone ..
Looking into a bike mirror is distance, not close, focus.
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That's my favorite too. The thing that I like most about it is that it allows me to direct it's field-of-view by moving my head.
Yes !! That is the best part.

My "take a look" lets me see almost180 degrees behind me. There really is no blind spot. Having more than 180 degrees when looking forward covers the complete 360 degree view.
And.............
If one sets a bar mirror to work when your head is in one position, if you switch your grip and move your head it no longer works. As already posted not close focus.
Bar end mirrors get hit on things like doorways. Not good in a close group or a paceline.
Bar mirrors are heavier.
If one rides in deep snow wrap velcro around the bracket and the glasses temple. I knocked one off in the snow and never found it.
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I just bought a mirror for my flat bar hybrid yesterday. Went to my LBS to see what they had in bar end mirrors, looked at several, and ended up with a Mountain Mirrycle. This was the one recommended by the LBS staff, and they even helped me install it on my bike before i left (no charge for the installation help.
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thanks for all of the advie. I am still looking at all of the above models and styles. Going to go to the bike shop tis weekend and pick something up.
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this is the best. It mounts on glasses, helmet, or or visor. It's the strongest one I have seen by far. I have mine on my glasses, it is more stable that way. I takes a few days to get used to all of these kinds of mirrors. I know a few others who have been using them for a decade too.

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+1 on this one. I have mine on my glasses, and can see a lot behind me by turning my head, and still see what's in front.
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I liked the Mirrcycle on my hybrid. Use a 3rd Eye on my helmet since I switched over to a road bike. They both have worked well for me.
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Take-a-Look is a great mirror. Mine mounts to the helmet visor.

Note: Looking into a bike mirror does not involve close focus vision.
The Take-a-Look is just about the best!
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If one sets a bar mirror to work when your head is in one position, if you switch your grip and move your head it no longer works. As already posted not close focus.
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Totally false - the Myrricle is easy to see, no matter your position. Yes, the view does change slightly, but not enuf to make a difference.

I know this because I ride semi-bent forward, and straight up no handed - the mirror image is still good.
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I and some friends like this one.

http://www.messengermirror.com/

It is tiny and takes about three days to get use to it.

+1 on this. It's cheap and the guy who sells it posts on here (or at least he used to). I used to use a Third Eye glasses mount mirror, but that one was always wobbling around and needing adjusting (or just plain popping off my glasses). This works great, stays where you want it and is just all around good stuff. I had a little trouble at first getting to focus with just the one eye on it as it's so small, but now that I'm used to it, it's great. Plus, if you don't like it, you're only out $7 including shipping.

p.s. I used to have a handlebar mounted one and all the vibrations of the road made it constantly bounce/vibrate to the point it was blurry most of the time and not at all usable.
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+1 on this. It's cheap and the guy who sells it posts on here (or at least he used to). I used to use a Third Eye glasses mount mirror, but that one was always wobbling around and needing adjusting (or just plain popping off my glasses). This works great, stays where you want it and is just all around good stuff. I had a little trouble at first getting to focus with just the one eye on it as it's so small, but now that I'm used to it, it's great. Plus, if you don't like it, you're only out $7 including shipping.

p.s. I used to have a handlebar mounted one and all the vibrations of the road made it constantly bounce/vibrate to the point it was blurry most of the time and not at all usable.
Thanks himespau (and 10 wheels)! Yep, I'm still here. I really appreciate both of your posts with kind words about the MessengerMirror.

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A Myracle mirror never vibrates, bounces, or moves - unless it hits something, or you move it. It's a great mirror.
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The Mountain Myrricle totally rocks. I have two of them, and could never imagine riding the street without one.
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