Road Bike Mirror

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Smokin Joe, 1 Jul 2008.

  1. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

  2. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    So were am I going to put my bar end shifters ???
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Wrong, sooooo wrong !
  4. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    The angle of the mirror seems to be fixed relative to the drops, so I don't think it'll work for everyone.
  5. Perry

    Perry Senior Member

    East London/Essex
    As a driver I'm not keen on bike mirrors.

    Drivers feel more confident if a cyclist can see them. A quick turn of the head shows the rider is more confident and concerned about road safety.

    If you use mirrors the drivers won't be sure if you have seen them.
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    Also if you exclusively depend on a mirror you will have blind spots. I find turning my head and looking behind me works well! :smile:
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

  8. Origamist

    Origamist Guru

    You can use a mirror and look behind you - the two are not mutually exclusive.

    Most drivers are plenty "confident" enough already - sometimes a bit of uncertainty can work in your favour.
  9. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Wallsend on Tyne
    User1314;318908]How long before we get a live video feed from a rear-mount cycle camera played onto a little screen on the handlebars, showing everything that's going on behind with a mere glance.

    Magnatom's best part of the way there now! As soon as he works out where to fit the aerodynamic 42 inch plasma screen he'll be sorted
  10. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    The last thing I want (as a cyclist) is drivers feeling 'more confident' if they think that I might have seen them. If I'm anywhere in front of another vehicle I expect the driver to at least treat me like any other road user, and observe my road positioning/signals. A mirror will not replace a quick turn of the head (The Life Saver), but it does help to keep a general eye on things behind (and my bike mirror shows as much behind as the centre and right hand rear view mirrors on my car). There's probably a reason why most (if not all) road motorcycles sold new over the past few years have all had two mirrors fitted :biggrin:.
  11. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

  12. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    You can have that now. VIO POV-1
  13. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Same here...I much prefer it when drivers use theirs, though. :smile:
  14. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

  15. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Worth looking here (and no that's not the mirror that I use ... but I might if I had 'drops' :smile:.

    This is the one on the tourer/main bike
    it flips out of the way if it gets knocked (or for parking in bike stands), and I can flip it back into the pre-set position.
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