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Old 08-15-20, 01:13 AM
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I've been using a take-a-look mirror for years now and would feel naked without it.
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The diamond shape avoids filling the mirror with my shoulder...
Tried the tilt yesterday and it does remove part of your shoulder from view. A couple more adjustments and I may have it dialed in.
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Old 08-17-20, 08:58 AM
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Those things are toys, and dangerous if you bump into a branch or fall.
I have on both bikes a mirror like what's on small motorcycles. I can see great, when I can get them to stop flopping.
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Old 08-22-20, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by CoraSnyder
Those things are toys, and dangerous if you bump into a branch or fall.
I have on both bikes a mirror like what's on small motorcycles. I can see great, when I can get them to stop flopping.
...and then sometimes a branch fall on you!
And When the Bough Breaks....
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Old 08-30-20, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by CB HI
DreamRider85 The first issue is that you need to train yourself to be able to hold your line even when you turn your head.

Once you have that down, then you can use your mirror whichever way you prefer.
Simply the most important safety maneuver for all cyclists, whether you have a mirror or not or only ride mostly on dirt or MUPs. Practice it regularly until you and do it perfectly under any condition.
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Old 08-30-20, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DreamRider85
I have been using the rear mirror on my helmet. It's pretty useful but I have a question. Are you supposed to turn your head to see what's behind you? Or should you be able to see everything as is? When I try to set it to see everything without tuning, I see my own hair and ear. But the problem with turning my head is it causes my bike to go that direction. I have to adjust it usually when I take my helmet off. It has a velcro strap.
I don't use mirrors. Because, They are subject to, movement. Of either, the handlebars, or the helmet.
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