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Old 01-07-09, 11:43 AM
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Bicycel Mirror for Drop Bar with bar end shifters

A month or two ago I found a mirror I thought would work great on drop bars with end shifters. It was made by third eye and clamped on the bar near the break leaver. Now I'm trying to find it again and can't seem to find anyone who is selling it? If you know where I can buy one let me know or if you know of another that works let me know about it. Thanks you.
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Old 01-07-09, 12:36 PM
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I prefer helmet mounted mirrors. They take a little getting used to but once you figure them out, the work great. Also, no matter which of my bikes I'm riding, it is always in the same place.
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Not the one you're loooking for, but made for bar-ends: https://www.calhouncycle.com/productc...&idproduct=885

I made a homemade version with a light clamp.
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Originally Posted by Erick L View Post
Not the one you're loooking for, but made for bar-ends: https://www.calhouncycle.com/productc...&idproduct=885

I made a homemade version with a light clamp.
Thanks, that is much like the one I was looking for and I think I'll order it. I don't need a mirror often but when I do I sure miss having one. I have one on the other bike I ride to work and it sure makes changing lanes much easier.
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this one?
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Old 01-07-09, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by baldsue View Post
This is the one I use.
Much better mounting system than the one from calhoun.
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Originally Posted by d2create View Post
This is the one I use.
Much better mounting system than the one from calhoun.
Could you elaborate on that? Thanks.

Personnally, I've made one with a light clamp. It's solid until the bar tape loosens a bit. Next time I change tape, I'll put the clamp directly on the bar.
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Old 01-07-09, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Erick L View Post
Could you elaborate on that? Thanks.
Actually, it's such a P.O.S. i can't. I don't know how to explain it.
It's kinda like bend this piece of thin metal around your bar and then shove the bent end up inside this plastic cap. Oh and that's after you try to line up the holes on the bend piece so you can get the cap screw through it. Ugh. It's like something that was cobbled together from spare material laying around your shop.
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Another option,
https://velonews.com/article/78862/
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Old 01-08-09, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
I did find that one too but I think saw it was being recalled?
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Old 01-08-09, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by d2create View Post
This is the one I use.
Much better mounting system than the one from calhoun.
Well I'll know soon enough because I ordered the one from Calhoun. I noticed on the Performance site that some people gave the one you recommend a negative review, for what that may be worth? The thing is sometimes you have to try more then one item before you find the one you really like. On my hybrid I use a bar end mirror from Blackburn and I'm very happy with it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Originally Posted by clg View Post
Well I'll know soon enough because I ordered the one from Calhoun. I noticed on the Performance site that some people gave the one you recommend a negative review, for what that may be worth? The thing is sometimes you have to try more then one item before you find the one you really like. On my hybrid I use a bar end mirror from Blackburn and I'm very happy with it. Thanks for the suggestion.
One guy was trying to put it on ergo grips (not the case for you) and I don't know what the other guy was doing for them not to work on road bars. Doesn't know how to use a screwdriver maybe??? My only complaint compared to the one from calhoun is things look farther back in comparison because the one from performance is more convex or whatever. You get a wider view but you have to get used to how far things look vs how close they really are.
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Originally Posted by clg View Post
I did find that one too but I think saw it was being recalled?
I thought I saw that it was being recalled then was re-released. Here's the MFR website: https://www.mirrycle.com/main_mirrors.htm
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Old 01-10-09, 01:54 AM
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The option I'd go for would be to use a down-tube shifter for the front derailleur (but keep the bar-end shifter for the rear), then use a bar-end mounted mirror.
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Old 01-11-09, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris_W View Post
The option I'd go for would be to use a down-tube shifter for the front derailleur (but keep the bar-end shifter for the rear), then use a bar-end mounted mirror.
+1, exactly what I did with my 2x9 Trek 520. Works great.
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This mirror sounds versatile and may suit your purpose.
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Originally Posted by martianone View Post
+1, exactly what I did with my 2x9 Trek 520. Works great.
Wow! I was also talking about a Trek 520 that I have set up with 2x9 gearing (26-42 on the front, 12-26 on the back - perfect for touring and commuting).
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Originally Posted by jdmitch View Post
I thought I saw that it was being recalled then was re-released. Here's the MFR website: https://www.mirrycle.com/main_mirrors.htm
Which says,
Availability To Be Announced
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Originally Posted by Erick L View Post
I made a homemade version with a light clamp.

Could you post a pic, or tell us how you made this?
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It's a Mountain Mirrycle bolted to a plastic light clamp I had laying around. I just put it directly on the bar and it's extremely solid yet adjustable.
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Originally Posted by CACycling View Post
I prefer helmet mounted mirrors. They take a little getting used to but once you figure them out, the work great. Also, no matter which of my bikes I'm riding, it is always in the same place.
If you ride in the drops with a messenger bag or backpack, it is possible that a helmet mirror may not work. Mine didn't; all I could see was a big wall of cordura over my left shoulder.

I don't own one, but from my research the best drop bar mounted mirror is this one: Italian Road Bike Mirror on Aspire Velotech
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Originally Posted by vaticdart View Post
If you ride in the drops with a messenger bag or backpack, it is possible that a helmet mirror may not work. Mine didn't; all I could see was a big wall of cordura over my left shoulder.

I don't own one, but from my research the best drop bar mounted mirror is this one: Italian Road Bike Mirror on Aspire Velotech
Does the Italian Road Mirror require a complete rewrap of the bar?

What holds the end of the tape at the end of the mirror?

Would falling on the mirror in a crash do more damage than a bar plug?

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Originally Posted by clg View Post
A month or two ago I found a mirror I thought would work great on drop bars with end shifters. It was made by third eye and clamped on the bar near the break leaver. Now I'm trying to find it again and can't seem to find anyone who is selling it? If you know where I can buy one let me know or if you know of another that works let me know about it. Thanks you.
I use the Blackburn brake hood mirror and have it on two standard brake lever equipped bikes, one a single speed and one a geared bike with downtube shifters. The mirror is a wide ovalish shape and is held on with a velcro strap. It vibrates a little but once tightened is alright by me.
I am wondering if that mircycle mirror that mounts on a STI lever hood works on a standard Shimano non STI lever. I like the Mircycle mirrors and have them on my recumbent and have used them on other bikes but nothing so far on a drop bar bike. I have the 'German' mirror as seen on the Rivendell site and use it on a mustache bar bike. Its fine but the image size is smaller than real life and you have to keep that in mind before making turns etc. Objects are closer than they appear.
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Originally Posted by charles vail View Post
I am wondering if that mircycle mirror that mounts on a STI lever hood works on a standard Shimano non STI lever. I like the Mircycle mirrors and have them on my recumbent and have used them on other bikes but nothing so far on a drop bar bike. I have the 'German' mirror as seen on the Rivendell site and use it on a mustache bar bike. Its fine but the image size is smaller than real life and you have to keep that in mind before making turns etc. Objects are closer than they appear.
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Originally Posted by jdmitch View Post
I have standard shimano brake levers and the cable comes off the side (which is highly preferable in my opinion). I don't think it'd be very convenient with that setup: Getting the mirror into a useful position would be difficult.
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