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smokeycanuck 03-11-21 08:49 PM

Mirror with Bar End Shifters
 
Hello

Just picked up a Surly LHT and realized mirrors are an issue without having the drop bar ends available i.e. bar end shifters.

Has anybody found a good mirror option without having to lose the shifters?

Thanks

Cyclist0108 03-11-21 09:19 PM

Garmin radar. Helmet mirror lasted about 3 weeks.

SalsaShark 03-11-21 09:25 PM

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on my 520 and installed a barend mirror on the left. Kept the RD shifter on the barend. I actually kinda prefer it this way now.

MarcusT 03-11-21 11:22 PM

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not see why they would not work. Attach to the last part of the bar at the shifters.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5bc1f1875e.jpg

flangehead 03-12-21 03:44 AM

Helmet mirror.

jpescatore 03-12-21 05:24 AM

There are several clamp-on bar mount mirrors out there you can find.

I've tried helmet and glasses mounted mirrors, either broke them quickly or didn't like the view and went to and really like bar end mirrors. My first one was some kind of clamp on because I had bar extenders on the flat bars on my old hybrid bike - worked fine, but the one MarcusT showed looks superior.

biker128pedal 03-12-21 05:38 AM

I do bar ends but use the Zefal mirror just below my brifter. Been using this for about 8 years. Well this is the second one. Got the radar last a couple years ago. The radar tells me to look. :thumb:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62e4d00c8.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dbd7e5efa.jpeg

smokeycanuck 03-12-21 07:31 AM

I picked up that little Zefal mirror yesterday from my LBS and will give it a try this weekend. Cheers.

Thanks MarcusT and biker128pedal.

debade 03-12-21 08:47 AM

I use a helmet mirror. DW uses a handlebar mounted one. It might be the Zefel. We both use the Garmin radar. For me, it is worth the investment.

Pratt 03-13-21 01:16 PM

I mounted a mirror on a block of wood, and epoxied that onto the end of a piece of flexible steel tubing, like an old gooseneck lamp might have, about 15" long. It actually doesn't look as clunky as it sounds. The tubing is clamped to the bar near the stem. it is nicely adjustable and has proved durable through lots of lumpy dirt roads, and a few falls. No geese were harmed in its manufacture. I got a piece of microphone mounting flex and cut the ends off. I got it from a musical instrument supply company called Sweetwater. They were very nice to deal with. BTW, the steel is very hard and just laughed at my hacksaw, but succumbed to an angle grinder. In use, it is easy to adjust, but has enough friction to hold the adjustment, at least until the next fall.

Kapusta 03-14-21 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by biker128pedal (Post 21963676)
I do bar ends but use the Zefal mirror just below my brifter. Been using this for about 8 years. Well this is the second one. Got the radar last a couple years ago. The radar tells me to look. :thumb:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62e4d00c8.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dbd7e5efa.jpeg

I am surprised that does not get in your way when you’re in the drops.

biker128pedal 03-15-21 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by Kapusta (Post 21966568)
I am surprised that does not get in your way when you’re in the drops.

I mostly ride in the hood but they the drops work. The Trek bars have a slightly straight flat section and my left hand just touches the mirror mount. Other bars may not be as roomy.

phughes 03-16-21 02:20 AM

Search for this and you will find a lot of threads with a lot of good options.

Here is what I did. I bought Mirrcycle Road Mirror and mounted it to my bars using a reflector clamp.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7c354181eb.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9a659bbf90.jpg

BikeLite 03-29-21 02:24 PM

phughes, thanks for the idea on using a reflector clamp to mount a mirrycle mirror. I did the same today, just inboard of my left bar end (didn't want to drill them out) on a flat bar mountain bike : ).

Freerojo 03-29-21 05:53 PM

https://www.mirrycle.com/product/ori...rrycle-mirror/

If you have the older style brake levers this is a way better option
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...206d3139e.jpeg

phughes 03-29-21 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by BikeLite (Post 21990670)
phughes, thanks for the idea on using a reflector clamp to mount a mirrycle mirror. I did the same today, just inboard of my left bar end (didn't want to drill them out) on a flat bar mountain bike : ).

Glad it worked for you.


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