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Which mirror to use?(6 posts)

Which mirror to use?vindicator
Mar 4, 2003 8:08 AM
I'm looking for one of the small "dentist" type mirrors to use for rear-view. The kind that clamps on to the helmet doesn't fit my helmet unless I wear the visor, which I prefer not to (when it's not raining).

So, how about the "Third Eye" eyeglass mirror that snaps onto your sunglasses vs. the "Cycle Aware" reflex mirror that uses glue to stick to the side of your helmet? Any opinions/reviews/reccos?


I use the Take A Look; works great nmDougSloan
Mar 4, 2003 8:13 AM
Looks like they have three modelsvindicator
Mar 4, 2003 8:24 AM
Model 100 "original"
Model 200 with adhesive helmet mount
Model 300 "compact" which is shorter

Which do you use and where do you mount it?

Thanks Doug (as always)!

i like compact the bestDougSloan
Mar 4, 2003 10:07 AM
I have the original and compact. The compact is just a little smaller. It still gives full rear view, but obstructs forward/side vision less.

I mount them on the left side of my sunglasses.

re: Which mirror to use?KEN2
Mar 4, 2003 9:59 AM
I've used them all. Third Eye is too wimpy, and thus the stalk vibrates when you ride, making the rear view blurry at best. CycleAware works fine on certain sunglasses--it depends on the degree of curvature in the lens, and how close they sweep to your face. It works better with glasses that aren't too close, but have some curve. It works fine with my Smith Sliders 02. The advantage is the stealth/non-Fred factor... no one knows you're sporting a mirror. But you give up some range of rear view, and some people have trouble focusing that close. Also, you have to turn your head to the left more to see.

The Take A Look is one of the best on the market (I recommend the shorter one). Actually my favorite and the one I use commuting is the Chuck Harris mirror (the eyeglass mount, not the one shown in this photo):
The problem is that they're handmade and hard to get.
re: Which mirror to use?milt51
Mar 4, 2003 12:00 PM
Try the Pink Dog mirror available at "The Rest Stop" in Sacramento Ca.It's guarenteed except for loosing it and can mount to your helment or glasses.It's by far the best I've ever tried in 12 years.You can order it over the phone .