Myklops Mirror?

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Myklops Mirror?

Postby Dave W » 5 Feb 2017, 3:14pm


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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby Norman H » 5 Feb 2017, 4:54pm

Is this for the new recumbent? ----- I'm not sure how well it would work in that situation.

I first saw them, or something very similar, at the Bike show about three years ago. There's a link to their web site in this thread.

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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby john4703 » 5 Feb 2017, 6:54pm

I use this and think it is better than one on your arm as it stays fixed. I am not on a recumbent but I can see the same problem that any small movement of your hand would change the view.
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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Feb 2017, 10:08am

john4703 wrote:I use this and think it is better than one on your arm as it stays fixed. I am not on a recumbent but I can see the same problem that any small movement of your hand would change the view.

+1
I use the Cateye BM-300G:- http://www.cateye.com/intl/products/detail/BM-300G/
The designed for drop bar ID it can be made to fit straights with a bit of persuasion.

The wriststrap one is fraught with problems,not least that to adjust it on the move would need one hand over the top of the other and that it will need constant adjustment as hand movement changes,not a good design at all.
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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby Threevok » 6 Feb 2017, 12:29pm

Dave W wrote:https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories/myklops-wearable-rear-view-mirror/

Anyone tried one?


I like the idea of that - and I was going to make something similar.

I currently use Zefal mirrors, but like all bar mounted ones, they get knocked out of position easily, when passing though control gates and tight spaces.

I have rigged up a bracket (as mentioned in another thread) to move the mirror inward on the bars and it works great for my commute.

However, I would like something for my other bike - for my weekend off road use - where there are a few miles of road to and from the trails.
I don't really want something fixed to that bike (the point of the singlespeed was no clutter on the bars)

I have just pulled the trigger on one and will let you know how I get on

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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby DevonDamo » 6 Feb 2017, 2:22pm

I bought one of these ages ago: https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/b--m-cycle-star-901-mirror/aid:199229?channable=e8467.MTk5MjI5&gclid=Cj0KEQiA2uDEBRDxurOO77Cp-7kBEiQAOUgKVytwySUydWoU0a8F81piOxM3YgOo27AM1J61XFLdzoEaAhsn8P8HAQ

In no time at all, the bike fell over and the stalk broke near to the point where it clamps into your bar-end. So I wrapped the remaining stalk in sticky tape and rammed the whole thing inside my handlebar so the mirror just pokes out. It's perfectly secure, and the mirror is still on an articulating ball joint so you can move it around to the right position, but there's plenty of friction to stop it wandering when you don't want it to. If ever you drop your bike heavily, the mirror can pop off the ball-joint, but you simply press it hard to get it back on.

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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby Morzedec » 6 Feb 2017, 2:28pm

Hello, the wrist-mounted mirror does have an additional function.

If I get an itch and feel the need to scratch anything - sort of behind me, and lower down a bit - I can see exactly where I am aiming, but that's not a view to be taken lightly nor published on this forum.

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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby Threevok » 10 Feb 2017, 7:27pm

Got mine back today and wore it home on the commute and I love it.

The field of vision is very good - although it's going to take some time getting used to, mainly how far objects are behind you, compared to my other mirror(s). Despite this, I found myself using this mirror constantly and not looking at the one I have installed below the bars at all.

My only gripe is the strap, which is a bit of a faff to adjust and fasten. Imagine trying to put a watch on your right wrist if you are not left-handed. I can see me replacing the strap for an elasticated alternative.

That aside, it's very easy to setup, use and stow, even with thick waterproof gloves on.

It is perfect for me and I would recommend it to anyone with similar needs

Big thanks to Dave for pointing this out

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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby Dave W » 10 Feb 2017, 7:46pm

Mine arrived yesterday I've not used it yet. A lot of money for what it is. Loads of adjustability, the whole base can be turned, the mirror can be extended, strap is a bit odd but I've sorted it. I was using two Zefal spin mirrors on the recumbent with very limited success. Hopefully give it a go tomorrow.

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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby MikeF » 10 Feb 2017, 10:09pm

reohn2 wrote:
john4703 wrote:I use this and think it is better than one on your arm as it stays fixed. I am not on a recumbent but I can see the same problem that any small movement of your hand would change the view.

+1
I use the Cateye BM-300G:- http://www.cateye.com/intl/products/detail/BM-300G/
The designed for drop bar ID it can be made to fit straights with a bit of persuasion.

The wriststrap one is fraught with problems,not least that to adjust it on the move would need one hand over the top of the other and that it will need constant adjustment as hand movement changes,not a good design at all.
But surely if you have bar end shifters you can't use it.
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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby Bill Reynolds » 27 Feb 2017, 3:12pm

I brought one of these as I need a mirror as I am deaf. Up to now I have used a Cateye mirror with the end of the handlebar plug put in the end of my right hand bar end. This mirror looks alright but if I get tired of it I find that it straps to the above bar end and be comes again...a fixed mirror!!.......

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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby reohn2 » 27 Feb 2017, 6:30pm

MikeF wrote:But surely if you have bar end shifters you can't use it.

Sorry missed this post.
No you can't use one with b/end shifters,but then I don't have them :wink:
If you do you could use another type of mirror :wink:
One of these would fit drops:- https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... py-mirror/
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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby Geoff.D » 28 Feb 2017, 11:21am

I use one of these. I wouldn't be without it. It gives tremendous rear view (wide angle) because it's close to the eye. And I can add to that wide angle view by moving my head. The only problems are (a) you have to be a spectacle use and (b) it's made for the American market, so you have to do some bending of the arm to correct it for that bias.

I'm a recumbent rider, so the wide angle is especially useful, because you can't twist your body so easily. But, it's transferablle when I'm on my Brommie because the adjustability is easy.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... es-mirror/

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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby MikeF » 28 Feb 2017, 1:14pm

reohn2 wrote:
MikeF wrote:But surely if you have bar end shifters you can't use it.

Sorry missed this post.
No you can't use one with b/end shifters,but then I don't have them :wink:
If you do you could use another type of mirror :wink:
One of these would fit drops:- https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... py-mirror/
Thanks. That looks a possibility.
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Re: Myklops Mirror?

Postby LollyKat » 28 Feb 2017, 8:46pm

reohn2 wrote:One of these would fit drops:- https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... py-mirror/

I tried one of these but it was so small I found it useless.