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Old 01-31-10, 11:38 AM   #1
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trekking bar + mirror?

Just curious to know what mirror (non-helmet/glasses mounted) you use with your trekking handlebars and how you like it?

I have the Blackburn Road Mirror and it works ok, I have to adjust it quiet often from vibrations and that's using two of the velcro straps holding it down. Seems like there should be a better option for trekking bars.
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I have been struggling with the same issue with my trekking bars. I have the same mirror and it does seem to need a lot adjustment.

I have been thinking of something like this (not this one -- something better) that would allow the mirror to be below and to the left of the bars. It would need a longer extension to work the way I am hoping.

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It's on drops but I think it may apply to trekking bars. I use a Mountain Myrricle mounted on a light clamp. It's very solid. There are commercial mounts for the Myrricle here: http://www.calhouncycle.com/productc...=9&pageStyle=H

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Thanks for the link, Erick, seems to be some good options there.
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That thread is eerily similar to what I was asking. Thanks.
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Look at the Zefal "SPY" and the ultralight at the Ortlieb site. The Zefal is small and works well for me. I also use the one from Ortlieb. It comes from Germany is is a bike version of a car mirror. The SPY goes on with a rubber strap,and the ultralight uses a zip tie type with a tightening screw. I cut off the strap and put on my own zip tie.

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+ 1 to the Zefal SPY mirror. Very solid and no vibration, though I do have it mounted over lots of padding. Not a great pic but shows how I have it mounted:

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+ 1 to the Zefal SPY mirror. Very solid and no vibration, though I do have it mounted over lots of padding. Not a great pic but shows how I have it mounted:

Cool album, dont want to get off topic, but I have to ask. Where were the pics taken?
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Cool album, dont want to get off topic, but I have to ask. Where were the pics taken?
Kinkuna National Park, Australia.
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It seems Ortlieb doesn't carry the other mirror but I found it at Rivendell. Take a look
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B&M Cyclestar

Hey guys!

I have a long reach Cyclestar mirror setup so I have look "through" the bars. It works pretty well. If I remember right, I got the idea from this forum.



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