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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by pkeibel on Today at 01:57:37 pm »
I love my Ortlieb mirror, no vibration great field of vision and is out of the way when I am not looking at it. Helmet and eyeglass mirrors make me go cross-eyed so I am not a fan - but that is a personal taste
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by dayjack119 on Today at 01:15:24 pm »
Didn't know Ortlieb had mirrors.  It looks like that will work very well.
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by briwasson on Today at 12:45:52 pm »
 How about the Otlieb mirror? Clamps on anyplace. I don't own one, but have seen them in my LBS and they look good. https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/gifts-under-30/sp/ortlieb-ultralite-bike-mirror/
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by dayjack119 on Today at 12:43:06 pm »
I found what I was looking for in a wrist mirror and went ahead and bought the last one the seller had.  It worked very well for me on a 7,000 mile ride until I lost it.  It's called a CyFy Wristview Mirror.  You just slap it on your wrist above your watch and it wraps around snugly with no velcro or snaps.
Thanks for your submissions, guys.
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by Patco on Today at 11:26:36 am »
Well yes, butterfly, of course. That would be a 'duh' on my part.
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone have any TIPS on Shimano SPD pedals??
« Last post by Iowagriz on Today at 10:17:18 am »
I remember a tip that I read many, many years ago, when SPD were first introduced.....to get out, think of the motion that a smoker makes when stepping on a cigarette.  Push down, before twisting out.  That releases a bit of tension compared to what most people were used to doing with toe cages (clips).
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by driftlessregion on Today at 09:23:14 am »
I've tried many handlebar mirrors and only Third Eye seems to have optics that I like. http://www.thirdeyemirrors.com/(09).htm. No vibration if you install it correctly.
I have it on 3 of 4 of my bikes and feel naked riding the one without it.
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You'll need to replace the cleats several times before the pedals wear out. Replace them when you have difficulty releasing from the pedal-assuming the cleat isn't rusty, use lube as was mentioned- or when your shoe/cleat feels loose or rocks vertically on the pedal. A clacking sound while pedaling is a cue that the cleat is worn.

There is a range of quality of the bearings across the Shimano line of pedals. Some wear out quickly, some last longer.
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by dayjack119 on Today at 12:49:13 am »
Can't use end bars on mine.  They are butterfly.
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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by Patco on July 25, 2016, 11:17:55 pm »
I have been using Cateye bar end mirrors on my drops for at least the last 25 years. The mirrors are not convex and I have never broken one but I have replaced one just because. Vibrations? Yes, but not so that I cannot ascertain what is behind me and it depends on whether I am in the drops or on the hoods and the road surface on which I am traveling.
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