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mirror, mirror - suggestions!(12 posts)

mirror, mirror - suggestions!xilverxee
Oct 16, 2001 8:20 AM
hi there! for those of you who uses mirror what`s the best you think - handlebar mount, attached to helmet or sunglasses? thanks!
re: mirror, mirror - suggestions!zero1
Oct 16, 2001 9:14 AM
i use one on the helmet but the glue on it did not work that well so i finally had to use glass tape to keep it on my helmet...ride safe
re: mirror, mirror - suggestions!Stew
Oct 16, 2001 10:14 AM
I like the helmet mirror I have. Have never used anything else, but with this mirror you can see anywhere behind you by simply moving your head. I went on an organized tour a couple of months ago and there were a bunch of people using those sunglass mirrors that clip to the side of the glasses.
re: mirror, mirror - suggestions!lunchrider
Oct 16, 2001 1:53 PM
I've been quite content using a sunglasses mounted mirror for 3/4 years. I like the fact that you can move it around and scan behind you quickly. Its gotten to the point that if feels trange to ride without it.
"Take-a-Look" Glasses MountRich Clark
Oct 16, 2001 2:36 PM
My favorite mirror of all time. Easy to move from one pair of glasses to another. Easy to adjust. Huge field of view. Vibration-free.

It takes a bit of acclimatization before using it becomes second nature... there's a "move" of the head you have to learn. Took me a couple of rides with it before I was comfortable. Now I wouldn't ride without it.

I've tried various helmet- and bar-mount mirrors without anywhere near the success I've had with this.

"Take-a-Look" Glasses Mountrdbk
Oct 16, 2001 5:01 PM
where can i buy this? i tried to find it at nashbar and performance but couldn`t find them. is there an online store that carry these mirror? and how much is it? thanks!
"Take-a-Look" Glasses MountRich Clark
Oct 16, 2001 6:41 PM
Well, I bought mine at my LBS. But let's see... yeah, searching on "take-a-look bicycle mirror" on Yahoo turned up a bunch of immediate hits where you can read about it and/or order one.

"Take-a-Look" Glasses Mountzeke
Oct 27, 2001 6:42 AM
i found one site on the net that sells "take a look" but they wanted to charge me $30 to ship it to japan.

i forget the name of the shop, but there was only one. is there another shop that maybe i missed using yahoo?
"Take-a-Look" Glasses MountACE-
Oct 16, 2001 8:13 PM
Try Colorado Cyclist... A great mirror!...ACE
"Take-a-Look" Glasses Mountzeke
Oct 27, 2001 6:30 PM
yes it is, wonderful mirror.
i did try colorado cyclist and from them i wont know the exact shipping until after i order. they would then let me know in a few days. dangerous! i have found, after living in japan for a few years, that many companies take advantage of customers thru intl shipping rates.
I'll second thatDog
Oct 29, 2001 7:52 AM
I've tried about 6 mirrors and had given up on them. The helmet mounted ones either fell off, move around (along with the helmet), or just could not get to the right position.

The Take a Look, if that's the little square one with the wire holder, works great. I like it a lot.

My all-time favorite isn't made anymore, but...cory
Oct 28, 2001 6:12 PM
It was an old Rhode gear one with a steel bracket that velcroed to the brake hoods. Used it for years, until I lost it somewhere. Replaced it with the new plastic-bracket ones, and I've broken two of them just giving them a little tweak to adjust them.
Just got a Harris glasses-mount mirror from Rivendell, and it's fine once you get used to it. I really like the wide field and easy focus of handlebar mount, though.