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Old 11-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Mirror Ideas

This is a mirror bracket I made from a piece of aluminum bar I had laying around. It works really well for the most part except for being able to remove it quickly and easily. I was wondering if other people out there had came up with similar ideas and what they might look like.


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Old 11-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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I like that better than the $30 dollar ones I paid for that take a months training to see stuff in


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Old 11-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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I like the eyeglass mount ones myself.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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I use an eyeglass-mounted mirror myself, but I'm looking to go to a helmet-mounted one so I can transition from sunglasses to ski goggles as the weather gets colder.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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I rode with a helmet mirror for about 10 miles once, I pulled it off and never used it again. I rode right off the rode while trying to use it! This setup works great for me...I moved it forward enough to be just a quick glance down and far enough out to see clearly past even a flapping jacket sleeve. I used plastic for the first one, but it vibrated to much so I made this one out of the aluminum. I'm thinking about making one that will slip on and off of where the hood cover attaches to the shifter body.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #6
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I use an eyeglass-mounted mirror myself, but I'm looking to go to a helmet-mounted one so I can transition from sunglasses to ski goggles as the weather gets colder.
For the last 4 or 5 years I've used a Take Look Mirror http://www.rei.com/product/752285/bike-peddler-take-a-look-mirror

It's designed to attach to glasses, but it attaches easily to a helmet visor. A short velcro strip ensures it stays in place. I find it bounces around much less than handle bar mounted mirrors, and I don't have to look away from the road as much to use it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:12 PM   #7
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The helmet mirror never worked for me. I just couldn't get used to seeing with it. But it was a cheapie and that may have been part of the issue.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #8
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Helmet mirror here, best thing I found so far, 6 bikes 1 helmet
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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Soooo, has anyone have any examples of a mirror LIKE the one this thread is about? lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:50 AM   #10
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Mirror Ideas - General Bike Discussion http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31W9j0su9NL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Mirrycle Road STI Bicycle Mirror
by Mirrycle $15-20

I have the end-cap version for mtb bars, and I like it a lot. It seems pretty delicate though, but it's not glass. It doesn't vibrate even with full pressure tires, though I've had it move some in high winds. I advise to put a star-washer in the stack or a piece of hard rubber.



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