Mirrors?

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Re: Mirrors?

Postby waramatt » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:31 pm

+1 for the Zefal Spy Mirror, also on drops. Good gear.
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Re: Mirrors?

Postby Mike Ayling » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:18 pm

A poster on another forum whose name also includes the words bicycle and network has the following line beneath his or her signature:

"Mirrors are for dentists"

I have used a helmet mounted mirror in conjunction with the neck check routine for many years now.

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Re: Mirrors?

Postby il padrone » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:27 pm

Personally, I tried a glasses-mounted mirror many years ago. I couldn't handle the one-eyed peering (loss of binocular vision for distance judgement, and the squinting bothered me I think) and ditched it. I got a Mirrycle drop-bar mirror soon after and have always loved it and similar replacements - distance judgement (for me) is very good.

As I said, just my experience. They certainly work for others.
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Re: Mirrors?

Postby waramatt » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:43 pm

I know what Il Padrone means. On the weekend I purchased a mirror designed to be helmet mounted. I tried it out on this morning's commute. Maybe it's because I'm not accustomed to it yet, but it's a little freaky, a little small for my liking and so far I much prefer the bike-mounted Zefal spy mirror. I decided to experiment with the helmet mirror because I have too many bikes now (hahaha yeah right) :mrgreen: and the Zefal is not exactly portable. Epic fail, and it's glued on with Liquid Nails as the double sided tape failed. Glad I have a second helmet.
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