Brompton mirrors

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Gower
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Brompton mirrors

Postby Gower » 27 Jun 2011, 8:17pm

Any one aware of a rear view mirror for the Brompton that doesn't fit into the bar end?
Cheers,
Jim

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Re: Brompton mirrors

Postby LWaB » 28 Jun 2011, 8:44am

Something like a Blackburn Mountain Mirror perhaps? http://www.velorution.biz/shop/blackbur ... in-mirror/

Where are you aiming to put this mirror? A mirror near the LH end of the bar tends to hit the ground when folded. A Bike-Eye low on the stem might work http://www.bike-eye.com/

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Re: Brompton mirrors

Postby TonyR » 28 Jun 2011, 11:37am

The best mirror I have found for the Brompton, although it is bar end mounting, is the Zefal Dooback. Its a big easy to see in mirror but then can be flipped 180 degrees to lie out of the way alongside the grip when you fold the bike. Just flip it back when you unfold and its back in its original position ready to use without any adjustment.

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Re: Brompton mirrors

Postby LollyKat » 28 Jun 2011, 1:23pm

I have used a Zefal Dooback on my Brompton for years and like Tony find it excellent. Is there any reason you don't want a bar end mirror?

Gower
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Re: Brompton mirrors

Postby Gower » 28 Jun 2011, 4:47pm

Thanks for response but a bar end type mirror will not fit as the right hand grip contains the rotating throttle for the Nano motor.
Sorry, I should have mentioned that. Just had a thought, I've never tried a left hand mirror on a bike. Might be better than nothing!
Jim

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Re: Brompton mirrors

Postby Cunobelin » 28 Jun 2011, 6:32pm

THe B&M CycleStar are excellent and come with a band on bar mounting option:

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