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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by briwasson on July 26, 2016, 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 July 26, 2016, 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 July 26, 2016, 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 July 26, 2016, 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 July 26, 2016, 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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General Discussion / Re: Anyone have any TIPS on Shimano SPD pedals??
« Last post by driftlessregion on July 26, 2016, 09:17:55 am »
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 July 26, 2016, 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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Routes / Re: Gea.Bike, a bikepacking adventure in Tuscany, Italy
« Last post by florencebiketours on July 25, 2016, 01:44:29 pm »
GEA BIKE TRAIL:  Mission completed!
We mixed up epic rides single track up on the monutains, bikepacking, and the Great Apennine Excursion path.
Result is the hardest bikepacking course in Italy, the first unsupported mtb ultratrail on ridgeline single tracks.
Un undescribable adventure for tough riders.
550 km, 22000 m of elevation, 10 km portage.
The first 2 riders completed the trail in the past days...
The way is open, adventure is calling.
Info www.gea.bike













































Inviato dal mio GT-I9505 utilizzando Tapatalk

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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar Rearview Mirror
« Last post by dayjack119 on July 25, 2016, 12:52:48 pm »
Hey John:  Thanks for the helmet mirror rave.  I tried one and didn't like it.  It felt clumsy and my left eye is my bad eye.  One I liked was a wrist mirror but I lost it on tour.  Now I can't find another.
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