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Old 09-08-09, 08:00 AM
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Help Using "Take A Look" Mirror

Hello friends,

I recently purchased the compact version of this mirror but it seems I need a helmet visor in order to use it (I could put it on my eyeglasses, but I often wear contacts - putting it on the helmet will allow it to work in all situations).

Can anyone point me to a good visor I can use with my existing helmet, a ten-year-old Bell "Vita Pro"? I have read about some concerns about safetly with these visors so I'm looking for one that won't pose a danger (ie. shattering in a crash). Or if there's no way to use it with the helmet I already have, a new helmet that will work with this mirror out of the box? Something that has reflective material on it would be nice - I commute at night. Don't need a "racing" helmet.

Many thanks.
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Old 09-09-09, 06:58 AM
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I use the take-a-look with a cheap pair of indoor outdoor safety glasses when cycling. This protects my eyes from UV, flying objects, bugs etc. But then, I have a helmet visor too, to shade the glasses. They are cheap and useable at night.
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Old 09-09-09, 12:53 PM
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The regular 'Take-a-Look' mirrors are just about the right length to attach to a helmet visor. The compact version might be on the short side to get a good position for quick glances and you might have to wear a pair of 'clear lens' safety or glasses and attach you mirror to those instead. It is possible to attach the mirror under the visor but you need to use some cable ties or velcro strap to keep it from falling off. The optional 'Take-a-Look' helmet attachment does not work for all helmets and is held on by automotive grade tape, so proper prep and surface is necessary but doesn't guarantee that it won't lose adhesion eventually esp if you remove/attach the mirror a lot.

If you want to try a helmet with a visor w/o spending a lot, buy a Schwinn Thrasher. The standard Take-a-Look mirror attaches to the visor from the top just fine like my Giro Animas (just tried it..lol). Very comfy, plenty of vents and padding and under $20. My GF likes/wears it more often than her Giro...so I don't have a spare/emergency helmet to use when I clean mine...lol. Looks like this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00012M5MS
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Old 09-09-09, 01:12 PM
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I use my mirror on a Bell delerium and it just clips on the perpendicular edge with a little duct tape to dampen vibration and complete the fredness.
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Trade in the old bucket for a Bell Citi:

Here is a link to my helmet camera and mirror setup on a Bell Metropolis which is discontinued but virtually identical to the Citi. Hope this helps.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=456613
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Old 09-09-09, 06:25 PM
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Get some Shoe Goo from Wal-Mart and glue the mirror to the bottom rim or side of the helmet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_Goo

No need for a visor if you do not want one.
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Forget all that, you need to pick up one of these:



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product

It also slightly elevates the mirror vs having it on your glasses which makes your shoulder less of an obstacle to aim over.

You may find that the "original" size would have worked better for this also, vs the compact.
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Originally Posted by wickedcold View Post
Forget all that, you need to pick up one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product
So over $6 as opposed to a few cents of Shoe Goo. You will find many other uses for the rest of the Shoe Goo.
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