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Old 03-29-14, 06:46 PM   #1
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Mirror for bicycle with bar end shifters?

I just picked up my new Jamis Aurora last week. It comes with bar end shifters and Tektro Aero brake levers. I have a Mirrycle mountain bike mirror that fits on the bar end of m old road / touring bike that I really like

Mirrycle does not have a mount for those brake levers like they have for some STI shifter levers.

Other that helmet or sunglasses mounted mirrors, does anyone have recommendations for a decent mirror that stays put?
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Yes, they do, and Calhoun Cycle in Minneapolis has em......
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Yes, they do, and Calhoun Cycle in Minneapolis has em......
Well I am not in Minneapolis so what kind of mirror is it?
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Myrricle, and they do ship. They have their own bracketry for workarounds.
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I clamped mine under the brake hood using a light bracket. The light mount goes under the bar tape, unlike the picture.

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Take your old mirror. Remove the long mounting bolt and jam nut. Cut off the part that goes into the handlebar. Purchase a 1" I.D. vinyl coated hose clamp. Mount either right at the end of your bar with the flat portion of the clamp to the outside and down so the gap of the clamp goes around the shifter cable housing next to the shifter or mount right at the curve of the bars just above where the shifter housing comes out of the tape. Use a shorter bolt and locknut to tighten the mirror onto the clamp and bars. You may need to add a little more tape under the clamp to get the proper tightness if your bar tape is too thin.
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Myrricle, and they do ship. They have their own bracketry for workarounds.
I am still confused. Who was the bracket? Myrricle or Calhoun Cycle?
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I clamped mine under the brake hood using a light bracket. The light mount goes under the bar tape, unlike the picture.

What did you use? Looks like a simple P-clamp? That is a pretty good idea. I even have a spare mirror.
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I really like the "German Ultralight Mirror" available at Rivendell. It works great with bar end shifters.
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I just got the T4 adapter clamp from Bikemaster, haven't mounted it yet. It will accept a variety of mirrors with a 10mm thread mount. The clamp weighs 36g and fits a 1" bar. It's motorcycle stuff so there are a lot of mirror options. I don't have bar end shifters, but I'm tired of looking down to check the mirror.

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I find a Blackburn Road mirror works pretty well for me. It is plastic so it is a bit fragile, but it straps to the left brake lever with a Velcro strap. I think I got mine from Nashbar.
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What did you use? Looks like a simple P-clamp? That is a pretty good idea. I even have a spare mirror.
It's one of those seat post clamp that comes with every bike light/reflector.
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Bicycle Mirror

Here ya go, they have an application for just about any mirror.
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What did you use? Looks like a simple P-clamp? That is a pretty good idea. I even have a spare mirror.
I did the same thing with a p clamp, the only difference was my myrricle was mounted right above my bar end shifter.
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View the Bike Mirror at http://www.ortliebusa.com
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I find a Blackburn Road mirror works pretty well for me. It is plastic so it is a bit fragile, but it straps to the left brake lever with a Velcro strap. I think I got mine from Nashbar.

I used to have a Blackburn and I HATED it. No matter how hard I tried to strap the thing down, it would end up moving.
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Bicycle Mirror

Here ya go, they have an application for just about any mirror.
Wow decisions, decisions!
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It's one of those seat post clamp that comes with every bike light/reflector.
Excellent idea! This is the way I went. Just I just one of those funky front reflectors that everyone tosses. I mounted mine up under the hood. I wish I would have tried it before taking the bar tape off. Turns out I had able room even over the tape. In fact when installing over the tape, I still had to install a shim.

Can't wait to try it! I think is is going to work better than the one one my bar end. In fact I might switch my road bike to this method.
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+1 for the "german ultralight mirror" from Rivendell. Very versatile, easy to mount. It stays where you put it and is pretty sturdy.
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You can probably find it on amazon as well.
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Take-a-look mirror, mounted on the helmet with the helmet adapter, also shown, is our favorite. Very secure, easily adjusted, but stays put.

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Took Erick's suggestion and went for a test ride today. Worked perfectly and best of all it was a free solution. Thanks Erick!
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Take-a-look mirror, mounted on the helmet with the helmet adapter, also shown, is our favorite. Very secure, easily adjusted, but stays put.

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Hey DFrost, where was the pic taken in your avatar? It looks beautiful.
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Hey DFrost, where was the pic taken in your avatar? It looks beautiful.
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.
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I did the same thing with a p clamp, the only difference was my myrricle was mounted right above my bar end shifter.
I had something similar on my old 520, years ago. Basically the p-clamp was mounted at the very end of the drop (small enough clamp to fit under the cable for the bar-end shifter), then wrapped bar tape up to the clamp. So the arm connecting the mirror to the p-clamp went down and to my left, out of the way enough to shift. I looked long and hard at a replacement, but just recently went over to the dark side (STI shifters) and so it's no longer an issue.

Edit: Similar to this, but slid down to the end of the bar, right next to the bar end shifter:


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