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Offline bktourer1

« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2007, 08:19:32 am »
Take a look at teh Zefal "SPY" mirror
good for those with trekking bars


Offline DaveB

« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2007, 10:05:27 am »
I've used the 3rd Eye mirror for several years after trying, and giving up on, other styles.  It mounts fine in drop bars with the mirror below the bars themselves.  I usually adjust it so I can see a slight bit of my left leg as a point of reference.

Another vote for the Third Eye mirror.  It's really best suited to drop bars but gives a wide and stable view.  The only real disqualifier is if you use barcon shifters.

I've also tried all the alternatives; helmet mounts, glasses mounts, etc. and the Third Eye is the only one I use.  

Offline dombrosk

« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2007, 02:37:50 pm »
For bar end mirrors, I'm very happy with my "Mountain Mirrycle" --- it folds up against my handlebar to get out of the way. and is very easy to install.

Offline Sailariel

« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2007, 01:25:04 pm »
Well I managed to break my mirror on my road bike, and now will have bad luck. Went back to the Blacburn mirror with the velcro fastening system on the hoods. I like the position of the mirror because I can see it when I use my aero bars--which is about 70% of the time I ride.

Offline WesternFlyer

« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2007, 04:11:41 am »
I use a 3rd Eye bar end mirror.  It is cheap, has good optical qualities and I can see it clearly no matter where my hands are on my drop handlebars.  Be sure to tighten the nut and screw holding the mirror to the bar end plug after it is adjusted or it can rattle loose.

I have had bad luck with helmet and glasses mirrors.  They have lasted from 7 days to 2 hours before getting lost or broken!

Here looking to the at the road behind,

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Offline sps7

« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2007, 05:53:01 pm »
Peter, in 1983 or 1984 I bought a Rhode Gear handlebar mirror that attachs snugly with a velcro band to the brake lever hood. I still have it and use it in every ride. I love it and would always want a mirror like this one if I lost this one. Unfortunately, some time after I bought my Rhode Gear mirror, Blackburn or Bell bought Rhode Gear and discontinued this great mirror which has a metal arm and a nice, slightly convex glass mirror. Sadly, the velcro band is wearing out but still keeps the mirror in place. I sent an email message to Bell the other day to ask if they acquired Rhode Gear parts and items when they (Bell) bought that company many years ago. Maybe I can get from Bell a replacement for the velcro band from old Rhode Gear stock on some Bell shelf or in some drawer somewhere.

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

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Offline RussellSeaton

« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2007, 01:09:04 pm »
For the velcro band for the old Rhode Gear brake hood mirror, you can use a wide pump strap.  The one at Nashbar should work fine if you cut off the foam piece sewn into it.  I used the metal Rhode Gear mirror for many years and like it a lot.  It prevented you from laying the bike down on the non drive side so you had to find something to lean the bike against.  And when the bike fell over, the metal arm got bent.  Able to bend it back though.  It was retired when I bought a new bike with Ergo and the bracket does not fit on Ergo levers.  Rhode Gear mirror was on the touring bike with regular brake hoods and bar ends.  So I had to get the Take A Look sunglass mounted mirror for the Ergo bike.  Once I tried the Take A Look, I never used the Rhode Gear mirror again even on the bike with normal brake hoods and bar end shifters.  The Take A Look was better.

Offline gponce101

« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2007, 03:56:04 pm »
Been using a Third Eye for a couple years and won't leave home without it.
Don't have any issues with it vibrating out of place etc.

Offline James

« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2007, 01:48:17 am »
Just my opinion, any mirror takes some getting used to. I used one that replaced a handle bar plug on the end of my drop bars, it worked fine. I liked the advanced warning of approaching trucks it gave me on my trans-am tour.  One word of warning, as with other vehicles, mirrors have a blind spot. They are NOT a replacement for looking over your shoulder before pulling out into the middle of a lane to execute a turn.