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Turning 60 next week and goin' Fred....

Old 12-25-09, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bigtea View Post
...it's time to face reality, it's getting harder to turn and look back over my shoulder. I can do it, but the old body just doesn't have the flex it did 30 years ago.

So...what recommendations do you have for a mirror?
I like the Take a Look unit. You'll feel a lot more comfortable in traffic. Yes, as with any mirror it has a high Fred coefficient but it's better than being a hood ornament on a Lexus.
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Old 01-18-10, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MUZE View Post
I like the Take a Look unit. You'll feel a lot more comfortable in traffic. Yes, as with any mirror it has a high Fred coefficient but it's better than being a hood ornament on a Lexus.
I looked at all of the recommendations and bought a Take-a-Look at REI. After two weeks of use I have to say it is far better than I expected. Now I wonder why I put off the inevitable for so long (probably pride, one of the seven deadly sins).

Thanks to everyone for their input.
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Originally Posted by bigtea View Post
...it's time to face reality, it's getting harder to turn and look back over my shoulder. I can do it, but the old body just doesn't have the flex it did 30 years ago.

So...what recommendations do you have for a mirror?
Don't go there.
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Old 01-18-10, 03:15 PM
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you are too old to ride

take your Social Security checks and buy a stationary bike and a pair of slippers
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Old 01-18-10, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Don't go there.
Too late Pcad...been there, and now have done that. My hope is that faster riders will whiz by me and won't even notice the mirror. Slower riders will approach me with envy.
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Old 01-18-10, 09:29 PM
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I like this one:
https://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...ry_Code=MIRROR
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Old 01-18-10, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bigtea View Post
I'm astounded. It's built with 30 second looping so that you can record accidents (assuming that you are conscious and can shut it off before it reloops).
Relax, the recording device stops when the bike stops. Now the question is: If the poor guy who was killed in Miami Sunday had one, would it have stopped recording when he got HIT AT 8AM BY THE DRUNK BA$+@RD WITH NO DRIVERS LICENCE THAT SWERVED INTO THE BIKE LANE AND DRAGGED HIS BIKE FOR 5 MILES? That is the real test.

Since the BA$+@rd was going about 60 in a 45 zone, I don't think the device would have given him time to swerve out of the way.
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Old 01-18-10, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by thesmoothdome View Post
That's pretty cool. Now if the'd just add gps turn by turn directions to it, I'd be in line to buy one the day they come out.
I love it!
A direct view mirror is Fred but an aft facing camera and monitor is cool... ok.
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Originally Posted by DonFrambach View Post
Excellent product. Its weakness is lack of adjustment. If you are out of the saddle on a long climb, it is useless. I have them and like them but they have limitations.

Try looking under your arm bigtea, works well for me.
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