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Old 05-30-19, 11:42 AM
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Big fan of helmet mirrors but not of the attachments so I make my own. A simple fiberglass piece, formed with a shape that the mirror clamps securely to. At its top, it is formed to fit the inside of my helmet visor. Drill two small holes and use nice SS screws. Outlasts several helmets. Near perfect, both for view and no-hassle. I take the visor off to clean the helmet anyways, so that is also easy. I make the mounts to fit the clamp on Third Eye Round Helmet Mirror.

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Old 06-03-19, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
I ride in constant traffic. Either passing or getting passed constantly. A mirror would simply be a distraction but maybe you're conditions are different.
If I have parked cars on both sides of the street and two way traffic in addition, I don't have anytime for a rearward mirror.
That is the situation where they're most useful.

You know *exactly* where cars are, where the gaps are so you can set up better transitions, who's setting up to pass and turn in front of you (goodbye hooks), who's about to mess with you for sport, who doesn't see you at all, and who has stuff sticking out the sides (trailers, construction stuff, etc) and isn't thinking about that when considering their width, and who's giving you extra space so you can fit somewhere you need to be.

Ignore all that stuff, and you're relying on luck for your safety.
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Old 06-04-19, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
That is the situation where they're most useful.

You know *exactly* where cars are, where the gaps are so you can set up better transitions, who's setting up to pass and turn in front of you (goodbye hooks), who's about to mess with you for sport, who doesn't see you at all, and who has stuff sticking out the sides (trailers, construction stuff, etc) and isn't thinking about that when considering their width, and who's giving you extra space so you can fit somewhere you need to be.

Ignore all that stuff, and you're relying on luck for your safety.
Dude, sorry, but where I ride the cars are packed and mirrors are useless.

This is an example.


Maybe it's different for you but a mirror is nothing but an unwanted distraction for me.

This is old video and traffic is much worse now.
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