Also, I'm not keen on attaching something to my helmet so that options out. The helmet is designed to work without things attached to it. Whatever protection it is giving me, I'd rather it be maximised rather than compromised.…
ll mirror mounted near the bottom of the drops.).
No, motorists are oblivious to our mirrors.
Relying on mirrors is a risk.
For me, with neck injuries, thanks to a careless and impatient motorist, I save myself some painful head turns with a mirror. Example...in the door zone on a busy road going up hill where I am being overtaken (eg parts of Parramatta Rd between 10am and 3pm when there are no bus lanes active) a glance at the mirror tells me how far off is the next overtaking vehicle is and so how wide a berth I can give a suspect looking car (ie, one from which a door could be flung open).
Your subject is too big for me to make further comments here. But on the specific issue you raise, engaging with the motorists is important in traffic in Sydney. The mirror does not play a role in that IMO.…
rake levers, so you can't get it anymore. But it was the best damn mirror I ever had - and your design is just the thing I've been searching for. I've spent a fortune on various mirrors, including helmet, to try to find something that works just like this - all to no avail. I found helmet mirrors just didn't work for me - field of view was just too narrow, and the mirror tended to bob all over the place making it hard to get a good enough view of anything back 50 m or more.
The big advantage of the above design was that it put the mirror up nice and high (closer to eye, means better field of view), and wide of the bars where it could easily see past your body. Needed no adjustment for sitting up or drop down position.
Can you post some more details of how to construct, and details of make of your brake levers etc.,. ? I'd like to transfer this mirror to my newer bike with Shimano Sora levers, but couldn't see how to do it.
I agree with your later comments about Mirrcycle mirrors - got one for my MTB ($15 + postage from USA), and it works just so much better than anything else. It's the second best bike mirror I've owned.
And the one pictured above is > 35 years old, been dropped and bumped so many times I couldn't count it. Mirrcycle == another word for durability.…
ic and check it frequently. They are not cool, they may even make you look like a dork, but I would rather that and be alive and cycling than the alternative.
My RVM is a modified Third-Eye helmet-mounted one. Some riders irrationally and ignorantly claim such mirrors are dangerous but they are not. (Others cite valid reasons why they, personally, don't use them.) The fact remains that on-your-helmet is simply the best place to mount a mirror.
On-bike options are also available for those unconvinced by my assurances based on 30-years' experience of using a HMRVM.…