Italian Road Bike Mirror

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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby reohn2 » 1 Jul 2011, 3:13pm

Mick
If you want a trouble free RVM for drops or flats FTM Try one of these:- http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLq ... tVersion=1 they're not quite as stylish as some but they are very cheap @ £6 and fold away when not in use,I have been using them for a number of years on all my bikes and haven't broken one yet,a very good product IMO :)
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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby Mick F » 1 Jul 2011, 4:27pm

Yes John, thanks, I reckon those are better and cheaper, but not as stylish!

I'm off on a long ride up to Skipton and back - leave 17th July - with Trailer in tow. It is always good to have a mirror when towing IMO, and I'll miss having one.

The good thing about the Cateye mirror you've linked, is that it can be taken off when not wanted.

I'll give it some thought ......
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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby Mick F » 1 Jul 2011, 4:34pm

PS:
CTC Shop/Wiggle sell it cheaper - and no P+P either.

http://ctcshop.org.uk/cycling/p/CTC/22/ ... 360007169/
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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby LollyKat » 1 Jul 2011, 7:52pm

My daughter has the Cateye but says it is slightly loose, and needs constant adjustment if the road is a bit bumpy. Maybe she has just been unlucky with it.

I have this Busch & Muller one which I find nice and firm and hasn't given me any probs. Costs a bit more, though.

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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby reohn2 » 1 Jul 2011, 8:11pm

LollyKat wrote:My daughter has the Cateye but says it is slightly loose, and needs constant adjustment if the road is a bit bumpy. Maybe she has just been unlucky with it..........



It can be a problem initially getting the tension on the fixing screw juussst right, but its better too tight than too slack.Its only very occasionally these days that need to reset it after a bumpy descent say.
One fault that I have had is that if the screw is overtensioned it can pull through the casing but its a simple job to unscrew it and put a washer on it so that it seats around the recessed hole a normal washer for a 5mm rack bolt or similar is ideal.
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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby anniesboy » 1 Jul 2011, 10:10pm

It shakes like jelly on a plate,this one is rock steady http://is.gd/EUdsMG
Not stylish but it works, I know because I have both.

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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby reohn2 » 1 Jul 2011, 11:33pm

anniesboy wrote:It shakes like jelly on a plate,this one is rock steady http://is.gd/EUdsMG
Not stylish but it works, I know because I have both.


Not if its tightened up properly,the one in the link doesn't fit drops.
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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby Mick F » 2 Jul 2011, 9:03am

I've ordered the Cateye from Wiggle.

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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby anniesboy » 2 Jul 2011, 10:27am

I agree the cateye I posted a link to ,is designed for straight bars, for drops I use this Blackburn http://is.gd/VJF76c

For drops and sti this looks the business http://is.gd/0sfsIn

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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby Swallow » 2 Jul 2011, 11:36am

I have a cat eye on each of my bikes, wouldn't be without them. I have arthritis which means I'm not as flexible as I could be so they're a godsend for me.
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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jul 2011, 5:17pm

anniesboy wrote:I agree the cateye I posted a link to ,is designed for straight bars, for drops I use this Blackburn http://is.gd/VJF76c

For drops and sti this looks the business http://is.gd/0sfsIn


Personally I couldn't live with the Mirrorcycle one, ergonomically unfriendly IMO.
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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby Mick F » 2 Jul 2011, 5:44pm

.......... and it won't fit on Campag Ergo hoods. :wink:
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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby BeeKeeper » 2 Jul 2011, 7:42pm

I've just done a week in France with a Mirrycle and the ergonomics are excellent - it is much closer to the line of sight than a mirror on the bar ends. Of course it only works with STI shifters and you can't lean the bike up againt a wall on the side it is fitted.

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Re: Italian Road Bike Mirror

Postby Malaconotus » 2 Jul 2011, 8:50pm

Mick F wrote:PS:
CTC Shop/Wiggle sell it cheaper - and no P+P either.

http://ctcshop.org.uk/cycling/p/CTC/22/ ... 360007169/


Not much use to you, Mick, with no shops south of Sheffield or Manchester yet, but Edinburgh Bike Co-op will price match anything in store. (as long as it's in stock, in the UK, including delivery cost).

Graham

(Vested interest disclosure; I am working part-time at the Leeds store for the summer)