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Old 10-07-12, 04:55 PM
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Mirror Recommendation

I have a Shimano Ultegra shifter lever on my road bike and need a good mirror. I really like Mirrycle that attaches to the shifter lever. I have only been able to find a mirror that attaches to the end of the drop handlebar and it keeps getting bumped and needs readjustment. Does anyone know of a good mirror that attaches to the brake hood of a Shimano Ultegra shifter lever? Thanks!
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Old 10-10-12, 11:19 AM
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Is anyone aware of a type of mirror that attaches directly to the handlebar next to the shifter/brake hood?
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Old 10-10-12, 11:26 AM
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This doesn't answer your question but I'm not crazy about bike mounted mirrors. They vibrate too much and don't always show what you need to see. I much prefer eyeglass or helmet mounted mirrors because they let you focus the mirror view by moving your head.
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I have the Mirrycle mirror that attaches to my STI and love it.
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Originally Posted by bud16415 View Post
I have the Mirrycle mirror that attaches to my STI and love it.
Compared to the bar end mirrors on flat bars, I felt the STI mounted mirror vibrated more than I would like. I've seen people put the bar end mirrors on the end of the drop bars, but the location felt less than optimal to me.

Fortunately, I only have one bike without a mirror, and that's my folding bike. I keep intending to get a helmet mounted mirror for that, but I only ride it a couple times a year.
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consider an "italian road bike " mirror that fits on the end of your handle bar, held in place by your handlebar tape. have one on my road bike, hardly notice it is there, provides a reasonable rear view, is light weight, doesn't get knocked out of place - it really works well. downside- it is a little harder to install than most other mirrors
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Old 10-13-12, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
Compared to the bar end mirrors on flat bars, I felt the STI mounted mirror vibrated more than I would like. I've seen people put the bar end mirrors on the end of the drop bars, but the location felt less than optimal to me.

Fortunately, I only have one bike without a mirror, and that's my folding bike. I keep intending to get a helmet mounted mirror for that, but I only ride it a couple times a year.
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. I purchased a Sprintech Road Bicycle Drop Bar Mirror and it works really well!

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Old 10-15-12, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ICBiker View Post
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. I purchased a Sprintech Road Bicycle Drop Bar Mirror and it works really well!
How's the distortion on that? I had one and found it almost useless for seeing anything more than a few cars back because it was so small and distorted.
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Old 10-17-12, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
How's the distortion on that? I had one and found it almost useless for seeing anything more than a few cars back because it was so small and distorted.
There is some distortion (fish eye lens like) but its not as bad as the previous handlebar mirror where the distortion drove me nuts. Its not as good as the Mirrcycle that fits on the brake hood but I am happy with it. It looks fine and does not get in the way when you go to the drops.
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Old 10-17-12, 03:57 PM
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Link :https://www.mirrycle.com/road_mirror.php
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
This mirror does not work with the brake hood of a Shimano Ultegra shifter lever according to Mirrycle customer support. That is the mirror I would like to install but cannot.
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This page shows the fit chart and what models use shims.

https://www.mirrycle.com/instructions...ctions_eng.pdf

Not sure what shifter you have.
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Originally Posted by ICBiker View Post
This mirror does not work with the brake hood of a Shimano Ultegra shifter lever according to Mirrycle customer support. That is the mirror I would like to install but cannot.
from the Mirrycle website: The Road Mirror will NOT fit on most Shimano STI levers installed on bikes after Spring 2010. The best way to determine if the mirror will fit your brake lever is to view the Assembly Instructions (link above) and see if your lever has a brake lever clip similar to the one shown in the instructions.
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Old 10-18-12, 10:26 AM
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Yep won’t work.

I didn’t see the part where you said they were newer than 2010.
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Old 10-18-12, 12:15 PM
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I use a Mirrycle mounted on a light bracket placed right under the brake hood. It's rock solid and has great field of view. Just put it under the bar tape.

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How about This One: https://www.safezonemirror.com/


goes where your eyes are..

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