Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs Have a need for adaptive equipment to ride to compensate for a disability or loss of limb or function? This area is for discussion among those of us in the cycling world that are coming back from traumatic circumstances and tell the world, "No, you are not going to beat me down!"


Old 06-17-20, 02:39 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Location: East Texas
Posts: 27

Bikes: 2004 Schwinn Super Sport, 2017 Trek Marlin 6, 1997 Raleigh M80, 200? Schwinn Cruiser SS, 1973 Schwinn Varsity

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts

I've never seen a section for adaptive bikes. What a good idea. We'll anyway I have a question. I have always been totally blind in my left eye from birth. Merging left has always been difficult on the bike or in the car. I solved the car problem by getting an F150 which has huge mirrors but nothing for the bike. The ones I've seen all my life seem to be department store junk. I fear losing control if I have to turn my head too far to the left to see what is behind me.

I need a mirror for the left side but one that doesn't shake. Would an actual motorcycle mirror work better? Ideas?
Pianoboy57 is offline  
Old 06-19-20, 11:32 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sin City, Nevada
Posts: 2,633

Bikes: Catrike 700, Greenspeed GTO trike, , Linear LWB recumbent, Haluzak Horizon SWB recumbent, Balance 450 MTB, Cannondale SM800 Beast of the East

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 459 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 160 Times in 124 Posts
The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle Mountain Handlebar Mirror but it only works for bikes where you can mount it at the end of the handlebars. If you have bar end shifters it doesn't work. You can mount it on either side of the handlebar. It costs about $15. Here's a seller on eBay who has it for $14 including shipping.

I have used this mirror on my recumbent trikes for two decades and it works great. The field of view is large and it does not vibrate at all.
VegasTriker is offline  
Likes For VegasTriker:
Old 06-20-20, 08:59 PM
Miele Man
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,532

Bikes: iele Latina, Miele Suprema, Miele Uno LS, Miele Miele Beta, MMTB, Bianchi Model Unknown, Fiori Venezia, Fiori Napoli, VeloSport Adamas AX

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1267 Post(s)
Liked 854 Times in 592 Posts
I've used Mirrycle Original Mirrors since the mid 1980s. I really like them. Optical quality glass and I can even take an image of the reflection in it when riding.

Miele Man is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.