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Does anyone mount a mirror on their bike to see behind them?

Old 08-18-22, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
sure, but you are using logic. Plenty of illogical people out there. I could see a little old lady thinking, Iíll just give that nice young man a toot of my horn to let him know Iím passing, or have dementia, or let them know I love mens butts in spandex

and to answer the OPís question, I would only use a mirror to look backwards, never any other direction. But I use Varia and head-checks so will disqualify myself

I've had people give "friendly" honks while I'm riding ahead of them and get totally mystified why I wasn't happy about it. I just don't think people get how conditioned we are to interpret the honk as indicating trouble of one kind or another. Also, it's way louder to a cyclist than it is to a driver inside of another car, so way more startling at close range.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
I just ordered this for $8
https://www.ebay.com/itm/134188824280?
This is what I got.
Here is how I mounted them
https://i.imgur.com/0E04s7K.jpg

Originally Posted by Duo
great suggestion on affordable mirrors. lately i have been thinking to get serious about this. when you get yours, we would like to know how your experience with this is.

Edit, this mirror is a bit smaller, so may not be as good as the one suggested...
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...cycle&_sacat=0
I love the mirror I got.
They are larger than your link.

Originally Posted by GhostRider62
Enjoy your garbage mirror, you will love it.
Yes, I love it. Works great. Mirrors are glass shiny. Only $8.

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Old 08-21-22, 04:38 PM
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I guess those work for you. They seem mounted so close to the stem that your body will block your view. I have bar end mirrors on the left side of my bikes except the one with bar end shifters.
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Old 08-22-22, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Inusuit
I guess those work for you. They seem mounted so close to the stem that your body will block your view. I have bar end mirrors on the left side of my bikes except the one with bar end shifters.
Only partially blocked.
I can see under my armpit area if any cars are behind me.
I feel putting them at the end of the handlebars is awkward.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0969KHRNZ...roduct_details

I have tried a bunch and these are the best. I use them on my drop-bar bikes, only on the left (traffic-side in most countries.)

They mount securely (expanding nut) and the hinge can be adjusted---they stay in place while riding and I can flip them inward when I park. Also, they extend out about an inch further than other bar-end mirrors I have tried, so I can see past my leg and still see behind me.
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Old 08-22-22, 07:49 AM
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Mirrors on a bike?!?

What madness is this?
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Old 08-22-22, 08:16 AM
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I mount a mirror on the back of my bike and simply keep turning around to see whatís in front of me.
Have I been doing it wrong all this time?

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Old 08-22-22, 08:17 AM
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Isn't the back of your back your chest? I'm so confused.
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Something like this should solve the OP's isuue.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=motorcycl...l_8r7cc1tipn_e
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Originally Posted by Inusuit
Isn't the back of your back your chest? I'm so confused.
Fixed it!
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I live in a location where honking the horn is actually written into the law regarding overtaking/passing - it is literally the 1st thing you are mandated to do by law even before using the turn signal.

Fortunately almost no one pays it any attention.

What a time to be alive!

Fun fact - the driver doing the passing has the right-of-way and the vehicle getting passed is obligated to slow down and do whatever else is required for the passing driver to complete their pass.

We have stupid laws here.
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster
I mount a mirror on the back of my bike and simply keep turning around to see whatís in front of me.
Have I been doing it wrong all this time?
Maybe you'd be better off with VR goggles and a 360* camera?
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Originally Posted by Bearhawker
I live in a location where honking the horn is actually written into the law regarding overtaking/passing - it is literally the 1st thing you are mandated to do by law even before using the turn signal.

Fortunately almost no one pays it any attention.

What a time to be alive!

Fun fact - the driver doing the passing has the right-of-way and the vehicle getting passed is obligated to slow down and do whatever else is required for the passing driver to complete their pass.

We have stupid laws here.

Have you actually seen this law? I'm skeptical. Here's the Prince Edward Island Drivers Manual, and it says don't honk when passing a cyclist:

https://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/tpw_dh_chap6.pdf

"ē do not blow your horn when you are passing a cyclist. It may frighten them and cause them to steer into your path. If you feel that you must use your horn, tap it quickly and lightly while you are still some distance away from the cyclist."
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Originally Posted by Bearhawker
Maybe you'd be better off with VR goggles and a 360* camera?
Ooh. Great idea!
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You find placing the mirrors where they're going to be most effective awkward but looking under your arm while you're riding not awkward?
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Originally Posted by philbob57
You find placing the mirrors where they're going to be most effective awkward but looking under your arm while you're riding not awkward?

So what if that's true? That's a personal preference kind of thing. He's got the wide angle mirrors on, so depending on his position on the bike, under the arms might not be much of a problem.
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So what if that's true?
I asked the OP a question, and I'm interested in his answer. At this point, that's all.

Did you read something into the question?
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Originally Posted by philbob57
I asked the OP a question, and I'm interested in his answer. At this point, that's all.

Did you read something into the question?

Sorry, but I did read that as a rhetorical question implying that didn't make sense. I would hope that you might see the tone of incredulity in the way you asked it, right?
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
The eyeglass lens on the glove is brilliant.
That is the 1 gem in 100 posts of sewage that makes it worth starting threads here!
You can get the Mirrored Glasses at The Dollar Store.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
You can get the Mirrored Glasses at The Dollar Store.


Its a thread thats been dead for over a year and a half, and you are responding to someone who is banned.
For shame!
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Yes, I ride with mirrors and I made my own mounts. I can't explain how to do it but you can find it on YouTube.
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I have handlebar mirrors mounted on all my road bikes for the very reasons you state. Especiallyon my training rides when automobile traffic is a concern, I feel very uncomfortable without some kind of rear visibility assistance.
Originally Posted by spelger
sounds like you want to ride on the wrong side of the road. Not too smart.
If the choice is between riding on the "wrong" side with a dedicated bike lane or wide shoulder for safety versus riding on the "right" side with no or very little margin for safety, I think he is making the smart decision. But that's just me.
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This thread is from a banned member and has not been active since August of 22. Let's let it rest eternally please!
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I use this Sunlite cruiser mirror on my swept bar. The mount it comes with is a piece of garbage; mild steel with sharp edges, so I found a handlebar-mounted reflector clamp, and it works great.


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