Rear view glasses

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Rear view glasses

Postby ndwgolf » 27 Jan 2019, 3:31am

When out riding I just find it so difficult to have a good look behind me especially when I’m away to move from the bike lane to the main lane for cars.
Is there any rear view glasses that anyone on here are using?
God knows why but I don’t fancy mounting anything on the handle bars.......
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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby 1982john » 27 Jan 2019, 5:30am

I've been using a mirror attached to the bar end of a drop bar which is working well for me. There is a mirror that attaches to a helmet which I've seen a few people with.

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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby ndwgolf » 27 Jan 2019, 5:35am

I’ve seen the Corky and really wanted to get that but my Di2 controller is on the right side of the drop bar so given up on that idea.
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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby iandusud » 27 Jan 2019, 9:40am

I know you have stated that you don't want to fit anything on your bars but I would highly recommend this BM bar-end mirror. I fitted one to our tandem and it is great. Very discreet.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... drop-bars/

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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby cycleruk » 27 Jan 2019, 9:46am

There are "helmet mirrors". Zefal and Blackburn among two manufactures.
I'm not sure but I think there are ones that attach to glasses.
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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby ndwgolf » 27 Jan 2019, 9:50am

iandusud wrote:I know you have stated that you don't want to fit anything on your bars but I would highly recommend this BM bar-end mirror. I fitted one to our tandem and it is great. Very discreet.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... drop-bars/

Ian
looks good but it’s the same as the Corky and it won’t fit into the right bar end as the Di2 controller has already taken that spot.
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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby Patrickpioneer » 27 Jan 2019, 9:54am

if you have the cash here you are
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... ed-rearvie

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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby [XAP]Bob » 27 Jan 2019, 10:07am

There are both hat mounted and glasses mounted mirrors, but I’d recommend something bike mounted.

The bike eye mounts centrally, and probably requires you to hold you right leg somewhat open, and not have any luggage... bar ends/drop lever mounts are probably the easiest solution though.
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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby ndwgolf » 27 Jan 2019, 10:10am

Patrickpioneer wrote:if you have the cash here you are
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... ed-rearvie

Pat

Anyone ever tried these? I happy to pay the £££ if there any good.
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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby Mick F » 27 Jan 2019, 10:59am

iandusud wrote:I know you have stated that you don't want to fit anything on your bars but I would highly recommend this BM bar-end mirror. I fitted one to our tandem and it is great. Very discreet.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... drop-bars/

Ian

I have one on both my steeds. Highly recommended.
If they broke or were stolen, I'd replace them straightaway.
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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby ndwgolf » 27 Jan 2019, 11:07am

Thanks for all the feedback...........I have ordered these and happy to be the guinea pig
Screenshot 2019-01-27 18.04.06.png


Hopefully I will get them in the next 10 days and will let you all know how I get on with them

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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby Airsporter1st » 27 Jan 2019, 12:35pm

ndwgolf wrote:Thanks for all the feedback...........I have ordered these and happy to be the guinea pig
Screenshot 2019-01-27 18.04.06.png

Hopefully I will get them in the next 10 days and will let you all know how I get on with them

Neil


They certainly look good. My only problem is that I cycle in Spain and the UK, so would need two pairs. Anyway, very interested to hear how you get on with them.

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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby Colin Stanley » 1 Feb 2019, 4:34pm

If that doesn't work try a "third eye mirror". You can find them on ebay. There are various types that fit onto your specs side arm or stick onto helmets.
I have used this type for many years and find them the best. In France I swap the mirror over to the LH side spec arm.
They give a good head-up display of what is behind whilst searching for potholes ahead.

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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby Patrickpioneer » 6 Mar 2019, 6:56am

ndwgolf wrote:Thanks for all the feedback...........I have ordered these and happy to be the guinea pig
Screenshot 2019-01-27 18.04.06.png

Hopefully I will get them in the next 10 days and will let you all know how I get on with them

Neil



Did they arrive, are you using them?
pat

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Re: Rear view glasses

Postby ndwgolf » 6 Mar 2019, 7:31am

Patrickpioneer wrote:
ndwgolf wrote:Thanks for all the feedback...........I have ordered these and happy to be the guinea pig
Screenshot 2019-01-27 18.04.06.png

Hopefully I will get them in the next 10 days and will let you all know how I get on with them

Neil



Did they arrive, are you using them?
pat

Yes they did Pat and I love them. They take a little to get used to them but once you do it’s just a case of lifting your head a little and turning your head slightly to the right. I just wish they could come with my prescription so that I could see the computer clearly.
Maybe they will have that option at a later date.
Neil