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Old 04-18-22, 12:19 PM
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Mirror

I need a mirror, right now I have a Take-A-Look and it works fine but over time it causes my glasses stem bend and eventually break. My bike has bar end shifters so some of the cool looking drop bar mirrors will not work for me. My Brake Levers Tektro RRL-A.

Selle Italia looks like it would work but I would like to know what you guys and gals think. I am afraid the first time my bike falls over on the left side I will have a $60 broken mirror.

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Old 04-18-22, 12:23 PM
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I have my mirror mounted on my helmet.
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Old 04-18-22, 12:49 PM
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EVT safety mirror is the best.
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Old 04-18-22, 01:05 PM
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fwiw - I like to have 2. 1 on my glasses & 1 on my bars. I feel like they compliment each other, because they each have their own features, benefits & blind spots that the other does not share. hope I wrote that clearly
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Old 04-18-22, 01:17 PM
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Had a helmet mirror for a while and then switched to the take a look mirror on my glasses. Don't feel a need for anything more. It's small, light weight, and I can aim it wherever needed just by moving my head.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:06 PM
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've been using the small Cat Eye helmet mirrors a long time. I like all but the clamp onto the helmet so I make my own brackets that the clamp secures onto well and bolt the bracket to the helmet visor with #4 screws. (Putting the mirror on the visor means cashing the helmet is easy. Just remove the visor which I do anyway.)

My pet peeve - why can't the helmet people and mirror people talk to each other and devise a standard that allowed a simple, removable mirror attachment so you could just buy another helmet or mirror and not have to re-invent the wheel when models change.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:08 PM
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I've a mirrycle mirror at bar end - I removed on brace since really don't need it on my road bikes.
I didn't fall, but when it gets hit or lay the bike against a wall it just turn a bit that is easily adjustable.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
fwiw - I like to have 2. 1 on my glasses & 1 on my bars. I feel like they compliment each other, because they each have their own features, benefits & blind spots that the other does not share. hope I wrote that clearly
This is what I do too.

You could mount the Take-a-Look mirror on your helmet, or another brand. I tried a couple before settling on the glasses mount which is better for me, but the helmet was better than just a bar mount.

Also, the Tak-A-Look mirror metal grab thing is bendable enough that you should be able to bend it into a shape that puts less pressure on your glasses. I usually employ an older pair of glasses to bike and I have had to bend the T-A-L mirror "fingers" to accommodate glasses of differing thickness.

On the other hand, I'm sure there are some thinner plastic or metal earpieces that are not up to the task.
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Old 04-18-22, 06:56 PM
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I don't wear glasses all the time so I'm limited to helmet mirror only. I just like the way you can aim the helmet or glass mirror anywhere you like so it can be much smaller than the handlebar mirror and you don't have to look down.

Like ​​​​​79pmooney I also mod the mirror to clamp it down harder on the helmet to eliminate any extra vibrations on bumpy surfaces such as rough gravel. For me I simply put zip ties around the attach point.
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Old 04-18-22, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by qwaalodge View Post
I don't wear glasses all the time so I'm limited to helmet mirror only. I just like the way you can aim the helmet or glass mirror anywhere you like so it can be much smaller than the handlebar mirror and you don't have to look down.

Like ​​​​​79pmooney I also mod the mirror to clamp it down harder on the helmet to eliminate any extra vibrations on bumpy surfaces such as rough gravel. For me I simply put zip ties around the attach point.
I actually use hot glue on the cla;mp part to reduce vibration. Really makes a difference.
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Old 04-22-22, 02:35 PM
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Try these guys:
https://www.hafnycomponents.com/bike-mirrors
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Old 04-22-22, 02:44 PM
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How do you guys deal with the block in your field of vision? I tried it once and it made me twitchy; not to mention I never could get it adjusted properly.
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Old 05-01-22, 02:18 PM
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Check out the Specchio mirror that has a magnetic attachment to eyeglasses. My wife and I use them and they work reasonably well. They do require sunglasses that have a relatively straight front in term of the lenses orientation - too much curvature and the mirrors cannot be adjusted adequately. Spare magnetic mounts are cheap so they can be put on additional pairs of sunglasses. They can be purchased directly and they are also sold on Amazon.
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Old 05-01-22, 10:28 PM
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Don’t rule out Varia radar sold by Garmin. It not only tells you how many vehicles, bikes, cyclists are closing in behind you and their relative position, but how fast they are overtaking and when the last one has passed. At that point you get a green all-clear dot and special all clear tone. Had a mirror but won’t go back after this.
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