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Old 03-19-17, 10:23 PM   #1
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Mirror for LHT

I am looking for a mirror for my LHT . Doesn't seem like anywhere to put it on the top of the bar.
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Old 03-19-17, 10:28 PM   #2
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3rd eye bar end mirror.
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Old 03-19-17, 10:39 PM   #3
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I like this mirror. Sold by Blackburn but also by Bell.
It vecro's on and will fit flat, trekking and drop bars and I transfer it as required.

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If your LHT is stock, you probably have bar-end shifters, so a bar-end mirror won't work. Otherwise I would suggest the Hafny bar-end mirror.

https://www.amazon.com/Hafny-Mirror-.../dp/B01MQL4XND

It is the best I have tried of 10 or so mirrors over the years.

One that is very flexible in terms of mounting is the Zefal spy

https://www.amazon.com/Zefal-95293-S.../dp/B000FY05PG

I place mine near the end of the dropbar inside toward the bike.
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Old 03-20-17, 03:18 AM   #5
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Cycle Star Mirror 901 & 901/3 Busch & Muller
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Old 03-20-17, 04:49 PM   #6
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I'll own one of those next time I order something from bike24. As it is I presently have the third eye and it isn't bad but I can't get it as tight as I'd like in my bar end. Of course if he has bar end shifters he'll have to look elsewhere.

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I'll own one of those next time I order something from bike24. As it is I presently have the third eye and it isn't bad but I can't get it as tight as I'd like in my bar end. Of course if he has bar end shifters he'll have to look elsewhere.
Nevermind, I was thinking of this one...

https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=72845;menu=1000,5,164
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I modded a bar end mirrcycle. I used the bracket from one of those goofy front reflectors that everyone throws away.
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I use a Zefal Spy Mirror on my Surly Long Haul Trucker and in fact on all my bikes.

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I am looking ...
It is difficult to fit a mirror to a bike where it doesn't interfere with hand position or operation of controls, and they permit a rear view only from one specific position. Shift hand grip to drops or bar ends, shift on the saddle or pedal standing and the mirror becomes useless. Additionally, when you change bikes temporarily you lose the mirror (or you have to buy mirrors for all your bikes).

For these reasons, many cyclists choose a helmet-mounted mirror. They are not perfect either but usually work a little better than bike-mounted mirrors. There are many types - I use the CycleAware Reflex.
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Old 03-21-17, 08:18 PM   #11
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I am looking for a mirror for my LHT . Doesn't seem like anywhere to put it on the top of the bar.
I have three of these and absolutely love them. One is zip tied to my helmet, two others are spares that clip to your sunglasses. I have tried a few different bar mount mirrors but they all vibrate and are hard to see out of, also you have to look down to look through the mirror. With these you just move your left eye about 20 degrees and you can see perfectly behind you

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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used to be some that were strapped to the brake lever hood, with velcro straps.
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It is difficult to fit a mirror to a bike where it doesn't interfere with hand position or operation of controls, and they permit a rear view only from one specific position. Shift hand grip to drops or bar ends, shift on the saddle or pedal standing and the mirror becomes useless. Additionally, when you change bikes temporarily you lose the mirror (or you have to buy mirrors for all your bikes).

For these reasons, many cyclists choose a helmet-mounted mirror. They are not perfect either but usually work a little better than bike-mounted mirrors. There are many types - I use the CycleAware Reflex.
As to the mirror I showed in post #3:

Velcros on all types of bars.
Transferable from bike to bike.
Doesn't interfere with hand grip or controls.
Same view from hoods to drops (and areos as well).

Bullhorns:



Trekking bars:



Dropbars:




Here's a better shot of how it attaches:





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Old 03-22-17, 05:24 AM   #14
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Hi there,

Really like the Busch & Müller mirror,
stylised and versatile and can using like bar end or like mine as clamp to anything:


Good luck
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Do not get that Blackburn mirror. It vibrates so much it's unusable. By far the best bike mirror is the Mirrycle bar end mirror. It's super sturdy, real glass, wide field of vision. Only problem is it's bar-end, so you need to mod it to fit on an LHT. I attached mine with a hose clamp on the drop bar just above the shifter. I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Are you sure it's the mirror? I've used that one for over two years on several bikes, touring and commuting to work 1 hour each day. No vibrating.

But maybe I'm just lucky.

Also, you know there is a tensioning nut to tighten or loosen the flex of the mirror yes?

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At 3:26 of this video you can see the blackburn not vibrating...


and you can see it being used in this video too. The GoPro vibrates a lot because it is mounted to the bars but the mirror does not.


and in this video at 1:26 its not vibrating again.


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Eladh,

Is that the 55mm or 81mm version of the B&M mirror? Looks great!
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Eladh,

Is that the 55mm or 81mm version of the B&M mirror? Looks great!
Thanks!
It is the 80mm. for my setup is perfect.
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I much prefer either a glasses (sunglasses too) mounted mirror or a helmet mounted mirror to a on bike mirror. With a helmet or glasses mounted mirror I can scan behind me, see what's behind me in a turn, see ahead and behind with just a flick of the eye and not have to worry about damaging an on bike mirror. YMMV

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I use a Mountain Mirrycle mounted on a light/reflector clamp under the brake hood. I did this because of bar-end shifters but I also prefer this position. I can see behind from all positions and a small shift allows me to see all around, like helmet/glass mirror users like to brag about. The photo was a first try. My current mirror is clamped under the bar tape.


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Old 03-27-17, 10:10 PM   #22
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I've got the Zefal Spy on my LHT, or whatever Chinese knockoff version they were selling at the LBS anyway... It's not ideal, but it works. I kept it mounted right next to the bar-end shifter on the left side. After 5 minutes practice, you'll not notice it when shifting. However, your arm will always be in the way of a clear view, regardless of where your hand is currently placed. On the upside I never had any problems with shaking, vibrations etc. I bought it on impulse when noticing it at the register while buying other stuff. I'm going to replace this one with something bigger though. When I hear a vehicle behind me, the view in this mirror is just a bit too small to accurately gauge the vehicle's speed, size and general friendliness towards cyclists. When making a left turn I find myself first checking the mirror and then double-checking by turning my head before I dare venture further into the lane of traffic. Something like the Mountain Mirrycle or the B&M Cycle Star seen above in this thread looks much better, although I worry about vibrations with the long arm on the Cycle Star. Eladh7, or anyone else with first hand experience, do you have some input on vibrations with that one?

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