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Wrist mirror

Posted: 11 Dec 2018, 7:20pm
by roberts8
Does any know if these work? I have butterfly bars and drops and do change bar positions frequently on a ride so constant adjustment could be annoying but can see (no pun intended ) the advantage as I have slightly restricted movement in my neck. I assume it would be useful when cycling on European roads.

Thanks

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 11 Dec 2018, 8:39pm
by mjr
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A small sharp disc of plastic (I really hope it's not glass) near one's wrist? What could possibly go wrong in the worst case? (In case it's not clear, I think this is only just less daft as an idea than ones sticking out of helmets on skewers.)

Can you really not make a mirror or two on the bike work?

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 11 Dec 2018, 10:36pm
by roberts8
The safety aspect is a good point so maybe I will look at the ones that fit on the down tubes so can be interchangeable between bikes. Thanks for your opinion.

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 11 Dec 2018, 10:42pm
by MikeF
There are different designs to that without sticking out. However I've yet to find any mirror of any sort that is any good.

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 12:54am
by simonhill
Re the useful in Europe. I use a bike mounted mirror, I put it on the right for lhd roads and the left for rhd roads. Most mirrors are interchangeable. Mine is a Cateye, so it's (notionally) French anyway.

I use flat bars, so can't recommend mine, but there are lots to choose from.
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I find it very useful when touring, to give me a idea of what's behind. I wouldn't rely on it as a full check before a move across the road manoeuvre.

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 5:10am
by MarcusT
Considering that your wrist has to be in the perfect position every time you check the mirror it could end up being frustrating.
On my butterfly bars I placed the mirror on the upper bend (corner angle). Mainly because I used the main bars, the side bars, much more than the upper bars. After a few hours you get used to it.

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 6:25am
by Cunobelin
MarcusT wrote:Considering that your wrist has to be in the perfect position every time you check the mirror it could end up being frustrating.
On my butterfly bars I placed the mirror on the upper bend (corner angle). Mainly because I used the main bars, the side bars, much more than the upper bars. After a few hours you get used to it.


+1

Never been an issue

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 6:27am
by Greystoke
I've used one that fits in the end of my drop bars on my tourer for years, very good and increases safety.
That wrist mount one looks like a Wallace & Grommit invention.
Helmet ones seem a good idea but haven't tried one.

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 10:05am
by Nigel
simonhill wrote:Re the useful in Europe. I use a bike mounted mirror, I put it on the right for lhd roads and the left for rhd roads. Most mirrors are interchangeable. Mine is a Cateye, so it's (notionally) French anyway.


There's me thinking that Cateye are Japanese :-)

I also have bike mounted mirrors. Of the ones I've tried: The original Mirrycle worked well, but not compatible with modern drop-bar brakes. The bar-end Mirrycle was also good. On the current bikes, we have three B&M types. They are available in two diameters and a variety of mounts and stalk-lengths.


- Nigel

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 10:18am
by tod28
Nigel wrote:
simonhill wrote:Mine is a Cateye, so it's (notionally) French anyway.


There's me thinking that Cateye are Japanese :-)

- Nigel


Only since 1954! :roll:

https://www.cateye.com/intl/company/outline/

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 10:40am
by mjr
Nigel wrote:
simonhill wrote:[...] Mine is a Cateye, so it's (notionally) French anyway.


There's me thinking that Cateye are Japanese :-)

Yes, Zefal are the main French mirror-makers that I've seen.

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 10:51am
by thirdcrank
I know a recumbent rider who uses a mirror dangling from the wrist to excellent effect.

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 7:39pm
by simonhill
Sorry, I meant Zéfal, the French bike accessory maker since 1880, not the upstart Cateye.

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 9:34pm
by Mike_Ayling
mjr wrote: (In case it's not clear, I think this is only just less daft as an idea than ones sticking out of helmets on skewers.)

Can you really not make a mirror or two on the bike work?


I have used a helmet mounted mirror for years.

IMHO if any injury caused by these devices had ever been recorded the recall notices would have gone out immediately.

Mike

Re: Wrist mirror

Posted: 13 Dec 2018, 6:00am
by Mick F
Greystoke wrote:Helmet ones seem a good idea but haven't tried one.


First, you need a helmet to fit it to. :wink:
I no longer own one.