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    New question here. Bar End Mirrors -- Recommendations ??

    Would like some recommendations for bar-end / bar-plug mirrors.

    What do people like??

    I've used the Mountain Mirrycle mirror -- *Fabulous* functionality, but the screws that pass through the body kept breaking -- kind of fragile... if you tighten it down enough that it won't move due to raid vibrations, the screws can break...

    I am hoping to find something durable, preferably a little higher than the bar, and that can be easily adjusted and stay put while on the ride.

    Must be a barplug type, not velcro'd on.

    Any recommendations / warnings??

    Here are some others:
    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...gory=47&type=T
    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=MI3012
    http://www.e-ms.us/cateyemirror.html
    http://lonelyplanet.altrec.com/shop/detail/13563/
    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=MI1306
    http://www.comcycle-usa.com/ProductInfo.aspx?id=3524595
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bicycle--Bar-End...807191148r3282
    http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.asp?PART_NUM_SUB='3235-00'
    http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...408-ppxs&dds=y (too low)


    (I know some of these are duplicate models -- I am posting this partly as a resources for other folks who may come later...)

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    This is the one i got. Been using it for the past 2 months. So far so good.

    http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/277

    Saw it once at my LBS and decided to get it. Never seen it again at any store.

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    I've had no probelms out of my Mountain Mirrycle mirror for the last 4 years. I tightened the screws just tight enough to hold it in place yet still be able to move it by hand at any time. No issues with it bouncing out of place either.

    And you're right...this mirror has ALOT of functionality.
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    I mounted a set of Topeak Bar'n'mirrors this Spring. So far, I love them. Only downside is a slightly narrow field of vision, so precise adjustment involves trial and error with mounting angle. But, after that, they are solid as a rock. AND I have them mounted on Carbon Bars.

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    I use the Mountain Miracle but leave out the middle piece to make it narrower. It adjusts side to side at the mirror and vertically at the bar plug. Now I don't have to fold it in for oncoming traffic. No problems with broken screws or loosening. Maybe this is a stiffer setup?

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    Maybe the screws are bottoming out in their holes before they tighten things up.Did you put in all the extra washers that these mirrors come with?

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    Try getting a bar end mirror from a motorcycle shop, not a bicycle shop. They tend to be tougher and stay in place better. The ones for 7/8 handlebars on Japanese motorcycles work great on bicycles.

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    I also use the topeak bar-n-mirrors once you get used to the narrow field of view they are great. they fold out of the way (back into the bar end) when you are not using them. They are pretty sturdy also.

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    here they are folded in. They look like regular bar ends


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