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Having a small mirror on the traffic side of your bike improves quality of life by 100%.
I can never go back.
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what's the matter boomer, got a stiff neck?
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>>1571967
Yes.
But also being able to monitor what's coming up from behind at all times without rubbernecking a hundred times per minute is legit.
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idk anytime seeing whats behind you actually matters (intersections, making a turn etc.) you still have to turn your head.
Any other time it pretty much doesn't matter whats behind you so why bother
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>>1571964
I like how they couldn't even be arsed to trim the brake cable
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>>1571971
Don't know about you but I'm not staring down at my horns while riding, using the mirror seems like it would require very deliberate head movement.
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>>1571977
>but I'm not staring down at my horns while riding
Ride harder.
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>>1571975
this
there's no way I'm switching lanes or turning left without turning my head, even if I had a mirror
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>>1571964
It does not. It's ridiculously small, it shakes all the time and it's always out of position. Don't trust it and be run over.

Just fucking do a shoulder check!
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>>1571964
I bought a Varia instead but its pretty worthless
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>>1571977
>Don't know about you but I'm not staring down at my horns
>my horns
Satan?
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>>1571964
A mirror on your wrist works better
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i haven't tried the mirrycle mirror but i like the design a lot. they also have an older model for non aero levers that replaces the brake barrel adjuster to mount it
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>>1572058
The only time I ever found a mirror to be helpful which was a Pic related but that was only in 1 single situation, dark back twisty roads and the mirror would blind me with their light so I knew to move over a little JUST IN CASE drunk driver (Super common here)
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>think about buying barend mirror because they're the only kind that don't look absolutely retarded
>go look at them
>lump of plastic with a reflective sticker pasted on that makes anything more than 3 feet away completely blurry
>that'll be $30 goy
>no thanks, I'd rather just get run over, thanks.
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>>1572097
I like how this once is able to close if you need it to gtfo of the way.
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>>1571964
>t. Fred
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Turbocringe thread.
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How about a mirror big enough to see stuff?
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>>1571964
https://www.amazon.com/IRBM-Italian-Mirror-Bicycle-Black/dp/B01N9PEZ0Q

The gold standard
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>>1571964
>Right side
>Britbong
Please leave
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>>1571964
Mirrors are nice, I have one on my commuter fredsled
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>>1572103
I as well passed on the aliexpress silver painted cadmium bar plug
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>>1573417
>using a phone while in control of a moving vehicle
I honestly hope you get run over.
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>>1573423
oh look, an internet extremist.
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Every time I go to pass someone with a bar or helmet mirror they freak out because they didn't see me coming up behind them. Really makes ya think
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Found the vampire >>1573432
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>>1572275
Bigger is better.
Unless you are comparing flat to a convex of similar size. Convex one is always going to be better, because just seeing one angle is useless.
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>>1573438
Best post
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>>1571964
ITT

Shit piss poor excuses
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>>1571977
Anon forgot his eyes can move without his head moving
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enjoy your terrible aero
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>>1572142
it works but its so unpractical for any real world uses.

I didn't mind a helmet mirror but again, a shoulder check completes the same and doesn't blind me with sun.
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I like having one on my commuter bike.
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>>1571964
What's the best way to mount a mirror if you've got bar-end shifters?

No, brifters are not an option. I prefer controls that can actually survive a minor crash.
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>>1574296
I just have my mirror on my left side drop bar in a position I never put my hands on. Might post a pic later
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>>1574296
You sound fat.
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>>1571992
Clearly you don't have a mirror. If you had, you'd realize you often don't need to turn your head.

>>1573417
Although you get a beter view, I noticed that having my mirror outside of my handlebars is impractical. The mirror breaks off when the bike falls down, and your bike becomes much wider.

>>1573438
Lost


Depending on the road, they can make your ride much more enjoyable. I need to be able to watch what kind of traffic is coming up behind me. Without it, I would have been killed three times while riding in Africa or south america, where half of the drivers are drunk or high and where brakes on cars are optional.
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>>1574296
helmet
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>>1571975
your time is very limited if you dont watch cars pass you.
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>>1576935
>Clearly you don't have a mirror. If you had, you'd realize you often don't need to turn your head.
It's a good thing you're not driving a death cage.
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>>1573438
>>1573432
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>>1571964
why yes, this is a race
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I literally pulled something in my neck doing a shoulder check this morning. If only I had a mirror.
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>>1571964
yes use a mirror! I wouldn't ride my motorcycle without one and the same reasons work for bikes too.
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>>1572146
work as well as the x-ray specs from comic book ads
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>>1573719
like anybody on here is a world class competitor and it would be a noticeable drag....





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