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Old 12-08-21, 02:25 PM
aka Tom Reingold
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It can take a while to find a mirror you like. I've used the Take-A-Look mirror for years and been happy with it. I attach it to my glasses. I recently switched to the Hubbub Helmet Mirror. It's a bit expensive at about $35 but I'm very happy with it. In the rain, my glasses get fogged. My prescription is mild, so I take my glasses off in the rain, and then the glasses-mounted mirror does no good. Now that my mirror is on my helmet, I don't have that problem. I could have attached the Take-A-Look mirror to the helmet, but I didn't. The Hubbub is bigger, too.

I won't argue that eyeglass- or helmet-mounted mirrors are better than mirrors on handlebars. Use what works for you. It also takes practice to use a bike mirror. But once you are practiced, I believe you are safer with any kind of mirror.
Tom Reingold,
New York City and High Falls, NY
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