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Mirrors part 2 - frame mount(7 posts)

Mirrors part 2 - frame mountmontavi
Jul 1, 2003 7:35 AM
Has anyone here used the Delta Insight frame mounted mirror? I was thinking of getting a mirror and it seems a little less conspicuous than other types. Just wondering how well they work.

thanks
re: Mirrors part 2 - frame mountMikeC
Jul 1, 2003 9:33 AM
Yeah, I bought one on impulse once at an REI store. I could never find any position or angle on my road bike where I could see anything. It might have worked if the mirror was convex, but with a flat surface it really didn't let me see anything behind me at all.
Do Any Bike-Mounted Mirrors Work?MisJG
Jul 1, 2003 9:47 AM
I bought a Rhode-Gear model that strapped to the brake hood. Great in concept, but so much road vibration that I couldn't see anything clearly. Later abandoned the idea of using a mirror at all as it just freaked me out to see those cars coming up from behind. I figured there was no way I was going to be able to avoid anything anyway, so I went back to just listening and pretending the cars were not there, holding my line and trusting that my flashing tail light(s) got their attention.
I had one of those once...Lone Gunman
Jul 1, 2003 4:12 PM
I crashed and the mirror broke of and left a serrated metal knife fixed to my brake hood. Get the helmet mounted take- a -look from REI or wherever. You got to practice using it to get the feel for it, now I feel naked without it.
Too nervous for helmet/glasses mountedMisJG
Jul 1, 2003 7:06 PM
If you crashed and smashed your mirror mounted on your bike, what is the potential for a helmet or glasses mounted mirror from becoming a "sharp stick in the eye" in a crash? I am too nervous to put something that close to my eye that has the potential to stab into it in a crash.
When that mirror is mounted to glasses or helmetLone Gunman
Jul 2, 2003 4:11 PM
it is beside your temple, not really near the eye, plus the helmet mount mounts inside the helmet under the padding. If your face is going to contact anything in a crash, the mirror is the least of your concerns. You would have to see how it is mounted to understand how it works. No jiggling or blurred images like you had with the Rhode gear. I tried the glasses mounted option and did not like it, sort of unbalanced the glasses and I had to keep fiddling with them on my face.
re: Mirrors part 2 - frame mountSunnyBunny
Jul 1, 2003 5:41 PM
I like MIRRYCLE product, the mountain mirrycle work well on my ATB but I crash too much, modified (take off one link) to fit on barend of my TCR2, excellent view except when in drop position.

Here is the link: http://www.mirrycle.com/index.html, check out the original model, I might need to get one too :)