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Anyone know where to find rearview mirrors locally? I've found several overseas sites that sell some nice-looking ones, but the shipping cost makes it a bit of a poor deal.

 

I've realized that rearview mirrors are not a nice-to-have.. they're a must.

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Anyone know where to find rearview mirrors locally? I've found several overseas sites that sell some nice-looking ones, but the shipping cost makes it a bit of a poor deal.

 

I've realized that rearview mirrors are not a nice-to-have.. they're a must.

 

Two things to try first.

 

1. Doppler effect.

2. Turning your head.

 

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Two things to try first.

 

1. Doppler effect.

2. Turning your head.

 

:thumbup:

 

1) Doesn't work in heavy traffic

2) means eyes are off the road for a few seconds - bad idea in heavy traffic, and I'd like to be able to know what's behind me in general, not just check when I'm about to do something.

 

I'm in Gauteng btw.

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1) Doesn't work in heavy traffic

2) means eyes are off the road for a few seconds - bad idea in heavy traffic, and I'd like to be able to know what's behind me in general, not just check when I'm about to do something.

 

I'm in Gauteng btw.

Takealot Link have them, and they ship from US Amazon. Usually take around 3-4weeks.

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1) Doesn't work in heavy traffic

2) means eyes are off the road for a few seconds - bad idea in heavy traffic, and I'd like to be able to know what's behind me in general, not just check when I'm about to do something.

 

I'm in Gauteng btw.

 

Your eyes will probably be off the road for less time by turning your head as opposed to decoding what's in the mirror and you will get a bigger picture. Don't under estimate the power of your peripheral vision as well.

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Your eyes will probably be off the road for less time by turning your head as opposed to decoding what's in the mirror and you will get a bigger picture. Don't under estimate the power of your peripheral vision as well.

 

Do you use your car's mirrors or do you turn your head all the time?

I don't understand why we don't use mirrors on bikes in this country.

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I do ...and don't give a toss at all the comments that get passed. Serfas make nice ones that strap onto the end of the handlebar drops!

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Do you use your car's mirrors or do you turn your head all the time?

I don't understand why we don't use mirrors on bikes in this country.

 

I have used the mirrors on a motorbike (I sometimes wonder why they even botherred...) and I think they would work a lot better than those bar mounted commuter mirrors. In my car I turn my head to check my blindspot before changing lanes or turning. I see a lot more when I turn my head.

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