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Old 05-25-23, 07:29 AM
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Berthoud mirror =$99?!
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Berthoud mirror =$99?!
Yeah..... No
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@The Golden Boy, maybe it would work better if you oriented it horizontally.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
This one just came in the mail this afternoon and I did a short ride with it- So far- this thing is pretty good- it is much lighter than it looks and it does have a very large field of vision. I do need to figure out how I want this thing aimed... there's no reason for it to be showing so much sky or the ground beneath me.
I've been riding this bike with this mirror for the past week or so.

The positioning is pretty good- this puts a mirror relatively close to where I wanted it. As jlaw mentioned, the mirror doesn't move much- it doesn't droop much after its set, and it's a pretty stable mirror.

However, as I mentioned before- it has a really large field of vision of things I don't care so much about. Because of the curve of the mirror, it's not giving you a lot of detail- even in the big part of the mirror. And because of the curve you can see high into the sky AND down under your BB. noglider the mirror can't be oriented differently- it's fixed in relation to the bar- so you can't orient the mirror horizontally without mounting the mirror in a different location.

IMG_3374 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

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It's getting towards bike season- I'm still generally unsatisfied with the mirrors I've used- with the exception of the original Mirrycle. What are you using for mirrors and how happy are you with them?
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Perhaps I posted this earlier in this thread, but after using one on a bike borrowed from @Andy_K, I became a fan of the Sprintech mirror:

https://www.amazon.com/Sprintech-Lef...017WP7XU/?th=1
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There ae/were mirrors for motorcycles that mounts on the end of handlebars that have an expanding wedge plug system for anchorage.
the more common ones are all metal; so they might be too heavy to put on a bicycle handle bar, but I remember some of them were also made with composite plastics and skaller mirrors to keep the weight down.
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I preferred the Take-A-Look glasses-mounted mirror for years. I still use it occasionally but now usually use the helmet-mounted Hubbub mirror. It's very sturdily made.
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I haven't gone through this entire thread, so I'm not sure if this link has been posted before, but this thread reminded me of this story, from the link below. I wonder if anyone here has any of his mirrors?

https://www.ohiohistory.org/looking-...ing-innovator/
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
David,

You've covered most of the options. I do have a mirror which attaches to the bars with a loop around rubberband and a hook. It is quick on and off and has a bit of pivot up and down. Adjustment is a combination of placement and the pivot.

It is called the Zefal Spy Bike/Handlebar Mounted Mirror and is sold by Nashbar. While the pics show it at the end of the drop, it can be placed in several locations.

I find, however, that I cannot use it as safely and efficiently as helmet/glasses mirrors.
I have one of these and have never been able to get a good view with it. Perhaps I should try again. Until recently I was using a Cat Eye bar end mirror, but it broke
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
I haven't gone through this entire thread, so I'm not sure if this link has been posted before, but this thread reminded me of this story, from the link below. I wonder if anyone here has any of his mirrors?

https://www.ohiohistory.org/looking-...ing-innovator/
I've been using mirrors that I bought from Chuck for a few decades or so.
He used to be a regular at the Horsey Hundred ride in Kentucky. He did the ride, but also sold mirrors and helped fit and adjust them for customers.



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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Thank you for that. I was about to ask if folks with mirrors routinely actually see hazards, identify same, analyze the risk and take evasive action because they have a mirror. I've ridden thousands of miles, and not yet have we had to do anything but stay where we should be because someone identified a car back.

My main threat is oncoming cars passing other oncoming cars, and mirrors don't help that.

I'd really like to hear of more situations or routines (like commuting) where the rider is actually using the mirror to take action. I simply ride as if there's a car back all the time. It's the highway, after all.
I realize you are not here anymore but I use a very (blindingly) bright headlight.
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