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    Every day a winding road spinnaker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfrost View Post
    That's on the way up to Paradise, a beautiful old lodge on the south side of Mt. Rainier in Washington. It's a long (18 mile) climb on the bike from the south (Longmire) entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park to the lodge, but it is also a fabulously beautiful road, too, and not just for the views of the mountain top.

    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!
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    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.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sculbertson View Post
    I really like the "German Ultralight Mirror" available at Rivendell. It works great with bar end shifters.
    Me too. They fit on just about anyplace and have a great field of vision. You can find them on Amazon and Adventure cycling also.

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    Senior Member zeppinger's Avatar
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    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)

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    I too have used Erick's suggestion with a Mirrycle mirror -- works great, have it on 3 different bikes in our family!Mirrycle on bars with bar ends.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sculbertson View Post
    I really like the "German Ultralight Mirror" available at Rivendell. It works great with bar end shifters.
    I second the recommendation! After having used a series of mirrors, I can say that this one stands alone as the best.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfrost View Post
    Take-a-look mirror, mounted on the helmet with the helmet adapter, also shown, is our favorite. Very secure, easily adjusted, but stays put.
    http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Peddler-C.../dp/B001VTQNVO
    The price range is from $16.95 to $1,695. I'm assuming the higher priced models have a lot of bling attached? Actually, this is the first mirror I bought and didn't like it so it got tossed onto a shelf and replaced with another helmet mount mirror that had a smaller mirror with a vertical orientation. It got thrown into the trash and back onto the helmet went the first mirror. After riding with it for a month I'm starting to like it. Sometimes a guy just has to stick with something for awhile and it'll work. Imagine that!

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