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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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dare,,,,shouldercheck,,,and,hold,your,LINE!,
,cantdoit!
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>>1578893
there are
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>>1573423
> Hey, don't do that thing. It could cause harm
> I also wish that specific harm on you
I never got this ass backwards logic
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>>1571977
Putting a mirror on your helmet is the patrician choice anyway. No looking down required; you just glance at your mirror and all is well.
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>>1586475
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>>1586750
haha safety and awareness of your surroundings is so gay
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Lmao the road isn't a velodrome. A 0.02633% increase in drag doesn't make a difference.
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>>1571967

OP is based, I don't trust any cager behind me, most of them are boomers that can't drive for shit.
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>>1571964
I use wear a pair of "spy" sunglasses I stole from my youngest brother
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>>1571964
useful but fragile af - i've trashed 3 of those past couple of years.
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>>1578893
a big one like in OP would be horrible for aero
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some anons won't even wear a helmet, lights/reflectors or clipless pedals, a mirror is pretty far down down the list of potentially useful things, if you have a proper bike fit your neck/shoulders won't be so tense that you can't easily look behind you
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>>1589785
Use your body's power to overcome the increased drag.
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>>1589789
That's not how it works.
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What do you guys think of the airZound and similar air-based bike horns

Kino or nah?
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>>1590317
come on now this is obviously incel tier, people feel insecure about little things like having a slightly longer stem and then there's this goofy neckbeard stuff that they don't bat an eye at
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This thread proves that bicycling is the cattiest, pettiest hobby you can engage in
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>>1590366
dude 99.99% of bicycles don't have a rear view mirror, /n/ is oddly oblivious and cringe, if your bike fit isn't fucked up your neck and shoulders should be relaxed enough so that you can turn your head, you can sense the presence of cars with your hearing and seeing them and the light from the headlights in your peripheral vision and lit up reflectors in front of you, and if your bike isn't fucked up you won't randomly swerve into the path of an overtaking car, even sheldon fucking brown didn't put a rear view mirror on his bikes although he used a helmet mirror
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>>1590382
My point: proven.
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>>1573712
Not as much when you have prescription glasses, extremely not if you have strong prescription glasses or multifocals

t. have glasses
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>>1586475
>Putting a mirror on your helmet
>your helmet
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>>1590500
if you're that kind of hobo mode why bother with other accessories which have a truly marginal benefit at best like a $15+ mirror
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most anons cheap out on their bike as much as they can get away with but they have money to blow on fancy bar tape and mirrors etc
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you might as well get a motorcycle or a car if you're such an imbecilic slob who can't look behind you without swerving
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>>1590518
It's not about swerving.
a slight nod to check behind takes my eyes away from the road ahead for less time than turning my head around.
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>>1590519
cycling takes a reasonable amount of skill with balance, cornering, starting and stopping etc, a mirror is nothing but a crutch for when you have inadequate skills and/or an inadequate bike
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>>1571964
>>1571967
>tfw i looked back to see if there was any oncoming trafic and when i looked forward i drove in parallell to the curb resulting in me fracturing my ulna and radius
neckbros we got too cocky
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>>1571971
just know the traffic laws and apply good etiquette, people drive vehicles with poor rear view visibility all the time
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>>1590672
>drove in parallell to the curb
I do this all the time
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>>1589734
>compass
>he doesn't use the stars to navigate
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>>1572080

That is a suspiciously arched back and pronounced butt pose for a rear view mirror
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>>1591887
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>>1572146
Great way to blind yourself when you catch the sun
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>>1590672
might I suggest you may have driven perpendicular to the curb at an oblique angle
>>1590806
when looking over the right shoulder be sure to steer to the right
I do this by holding the back of the seat with my right hand
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>>1571964
you know what else improves the quality of life by 100%, not being a faggot.

try it.
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>>1578633
Im not sure if that’s UCI legal anon.



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