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What are my options for cycling mirrors?

What options are available in terms of types of cycling mirrors? Where all can I mount them and what are the advantages and disadvantages to each?
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Why should I use a mirror?

In a comment to an answer about helmet replacement mention was made of a mirror and perhaps suggesting that a helmet was merely a good place to mount a mirror. I, hopefully humorously, suggested that ...
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How can I prevent theft of mirrors?

I want to know to permanently fix back view mirrors. Last night, somebody stole them. Please tell me any solution.
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Where should I mount a mirror?

What do you recommend as an optimal point and orientation for mounting a rear-view mirror? I'm open to handlebar-, glasses-, or helmet-mounted. Some of the considerations, as I understand it, are: ...
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Are there front looking mirror options?

I have the standard drop handlebars on my road bike. When I'm in the lower position, my head is pointing down so my eyes are looking at the road and my front tire. Looking forward requires me to tilt ...
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How safe are helmet- or glasses-mounted mirrors?

I am wanting to get a mirror for my bicycle, but the obvious mount points are already occupied (bar-end shifters, aero brake levers). There is some appeal to the Take A Look or a helmet-mounted ...
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Mirrors on both bars

Is there conventional wisdom why bikers don't use mirrors on both handlebars in the same way as exist on a motorcycle or moped? Having both mirrors would seem to provide much better coverage which ...
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Third eye helmet mounter mirror swivels too much

I've got a "third eye" type bike mirror attached to my helmet. It has two points of articulation: one near where it mounts to the helmet, which controls how far it swings up, and the other near the ...
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Periscope style mirrors for road bike

I just got this bike, and put it in the classic "aggressive position". I also ran out and bought spandex. I was just wondering if there are periscope style mirrors I can fasten to the down tube so ...
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Mount mirror to front rack

I have a large front rack that is 17 inches wide. Is it possible to attach bike mirrors to the back side of the rack that extends to the right and left of the bike?
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Sun protective clothing interfering with bike mirror

I have had a "third eye" type bike mirror on my helmet for years. However, recently I have learned of some genetic predisposition to certain types of skin cancer which affect the skin on the face/...