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NE2
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« on: March 17, 2012, 10:58:20 PM »

I just got a cheap mirror and I found that however I mount it, I have to turn my head a bit to the left to see anything behind me (since it won't bend far enough from the helmet). Is this normal, or am I mounting it incorrectly?
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 05:29:05 AM »

I think that's pretty normal.  Also depends on the bike you ride.  Road or Mountain, because of the way your body is positioned.

My mirror reflective surface is about 4 inches in front of my left eye, and I position it so when I'm riding, I can see the bottom outside arch of my shoulder from the 3 o'clock to the 7 o'clock position on the mirror.  Then when I swivel my head about 3 inches to the left I can see behind me.

I ride a road bike, so the top of my head is kind of pointed forward...

Takes a few weeks to settle on a position that works for you.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 06:34:58 AM »

That doesn't sound normal to me.  Any mirror I've ever had allowed me to see directly back without turning my head.  You should be able to see part of your ear.  Hard to understand what's wrong without a photo.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 07:59:37 AM »

It was truly a cheap mirror - the bloody thing popped out after a few rides. I'll do without one.

Perhaps part of the problem (with turning my head) was that my glasses don't cover the extreme sides and top of my field of vision.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 09:40:06 AM »

I recommend the Take-a-Look.  Best mirror I've ever owned (and I've been using them since about 1977).
http://www.rei.com/product/752285/bike-peddler-take-a-look-mirror
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 09:42:43 AM »

I recommend the Take-a-Look.  Best mirror I've ever owned (and I've been using them since about 1977).
http://www.rei.com/product/752285/bike-peddler-take-a-look-mirror

I recently began using one of these. It took a few rides to adjust to but it works very well.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 03:18:16 PM »

Keri's a user of this mirror:

http://www.safezonemirror.com/

which is rather large, which appeals to me. It's also priced appropriately high, but what price safety and convenience?

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 02:51:12 PM »

I use a take-a-look, also.
The big one is nice for doing rear-facing video, I feel like I can see more without turning.* The take-a-look is less clunky, good for general use and better for front-facing video since it doesn't obscure the rider's face when on camera.

*note: I have a rider behind me who does a head turn and tells me when it is safe to change lanes. A head turn doesn't work well for rear-facing video, but it looks fine on the front-facing video.
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