Yeah I thought it looked familiar. Rainier. I have to get out there on the bicycle.
How did you find just a beautiful crisp clear day? Any time I have been near Rainer it was raining!
Another option if you like your bar end mirror is to put the shifter from the left side on the downtube, if you have the gear for it. I don't shift that one as much and I actually find the downtube easier to run because the downtube is so rigid for the long heavy throw of that shifter. I like bar ends for the rear deraileur. I grew up when state of the art was downtube or barend.
Spinnaker - Good riding with you last week. Hey, when I can find mine this is what I use: Blackburn Road Mirror at BikeTiresDirect The picture has the mirror twisted backwards, but basically it fits on the brake hood and secures with a Velcro strap. Great view and this will break first when your bike falls so it may even save a few scrapes. (I have broken 3 of these and each time it prevented a scraped brake hood...
I like this Axiom mirror a lot. Used it all across Asia and didnt have any problems.
Axiom Fastflash DLX Universal Handlebar Mirror: Super Convex in Tree Fort Bikes Mirrors (cat148)
I too have used Erick's suggestion with a Mirrycle mirror -- works great, have it on 3 different bikes in our family!Attachment 372937
I started using a Blackburn Road Mirror last week though I was aware of its weaknesses (shaking and constantly needing re-adjustment).
Well, both are true but I seem to have solved the re-adjustment problem. I first tried roughing up the ball joint with some sandpaper, but that didn't help. This afternoon I took it apart again, cut a piece of padded bar tape and put it between the mirror and ball joint. It increased the resistance to movement considerably. I just came back from a 3-mile round trip to the store over numerous bumps and I didn't need to adjust it at all!
It still shakes, but so did my trusty Rhode Gear hood-mount lever that I loved until vibration fatigued the metal mount.