Smartphone mount: A bad experience

Browneye

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Careful. I expressed my opinion that the Mirrcycle is inadequate for speed pedelec use and I was roundly chastised by forum members. But in spite of the flaming, I haven't changed my opinion. This picture, where I overlayed a cutout of the Mirrcycle on my Ergotech says it all (imo). When I go through the winding roads of an urban park in my area, the Mirrcycle sometimes cannot see the cars coming around curves behind me although it is positioned perfectly for riding on a straightaway. I find myself having to fiddle with the Mirrcycles a lot. This Ergotec (on my Haibike) gives me a wider view without being a gigantic mirror. My B&Ms on my faster bikes I also think are just more adequate for a speed pedelec. I have Mirrcycles on my Terns where I value more the compact size and travel at lower speeds.
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Here is the thread you referenced: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/ebike-mirror-recommendation.30921/#post-233942

I just read thru the whole thing and didn't find any 'chastising' or 'flaming'.
It would seem you thought other choices or preference was some kind of slight on you - it's just not.

You expressed difficulties that no one else had - it's okay to disagree. Personal experiences and opinions are why we're all here.
 

Over50

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Here is the thread you referenced: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/ebike-mirror-recommendation.30921/#post-233942

I just read thru the whole thing and didn't find any 'chastising' or 'flaming'.
It would seem you thought other choices or preference was some kind of slight on you - it's just not.

You expressed difficulties that no one else had - it's okay to disagree. Personal experiences and opinions are why we're all here.
The exaggeration of the response was intended as tongue in cheek or to be a bit facetious ... that people can be pretty passionate about a seemingly benign topic like a mirror (or a taillight or whatever) ...
 

Stefan Mikes

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I just want to tell everybody the Spigen Universal Adapter connected with my smartphone's Karbon Case by the Plastic Weld glue keeps indeed very strongly. As it were the Quad Lock phone-specific case :D

Going a little off-topic: Do you use a bell on your e-bike? Sometimes I have to ride on the dedicated bike lane with my Vado 5 (although that is technically speaking illegal). In my country, many pedestrians walk on bike-only lanes, who cares? If I use the horn, people are not familiar with the sound and just ignore it. They are, however, familiar with the bike-bell tone. So I bought two tiny bells, one for each of my e-bikes. Hallelujah! People can hear the bell, turn around, see me smiling and they readily let me pass. The bell tone is gentle, not as aggressive and impolite as the horn sound.
 

Thomas Jaszewski

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Going a little off-topic: Do you use a bell on your e-bike? Sometimes I have to ride on the dedicated bike lane with my Vado 5 (although that is technically speaking illegal). In my country, many pedestrians walk on bike-only lanes, who cares? If I use the horn, people are not familiar with the sound and just ignore it. They are, however, familiar with the bike-bell tone. So I bought two tiny bells, one for each of my e-bikes. Hallelujah! People can hear the bell, turn around, see me smiling and they readily let me pass. The bell tone is gentle, not as aggressive and impolite as the horn sound.
All my bikes have a bell. Mirrycle bell from your side mirror maker. BTW, I tuck mine in and even with my big butt I have a good view. I have a couple of Airzound horns on my two street bikes, but not on my bike/walking path setups. (250 and 350w limited to 15mph for public park path around the local lake. )
 

Browneye

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Bells are good on the strand. Wifey uses hers, I don't have one. People are used to hearing them and don't step in front of you. And yes, WAY less annoying than any horn.
If I'm sneaking up on a ped I just call out 'on your left'.
 

Stefan Mikes

Well-Known Member
Bells are good on the strand. Wifey uses hers, I don't have one. People are used to hearing them and don't step in front of you. And yes, WAY less annoying than any horn.
If I'm sneaking up on a ped I just call out 'on your left'.
With the windy weather we're experiencing here, people simply cannot hear the shouting...
 

dAz63

Member
I use both bell and horn, bell mostly for peds, but if they jogging along with q-tips/cotton buds in their ears then they don't hear anything except whatever they are listening to on their phones

I think an air horn is the next upgrade

 

MechaNut

Active Member
I just want to tell everybody the Spigen Universal Adapter connected with my smartphone's Karbon Case by the Plastic Weld glue keeps indeed very strongly. As it were the Quad Lock phone-specific case :D

Going a little off-topic: Do you use a bell on your e-bike? Sometimes I have to ride on the dedicated bike lane with my Vado 5 (although that is technically speaking illegal). In my country, many pedestrians walk on bike-only lanes, who cares? If I use the horn, people are not familiar with the sound and just ignore it. They are, however, familiar with the bike-bell tone. So I bought two tiny bells, one for each of my e-bikes. Hallelujah! People can hear the bell, turn around, see me smiling and they readily let me pass. The bell tone is gentle, not as aggressive and impolite as the horn sound.
I have both a horn and a bell. I use the bell when I'm on bike and multi-use paths. I use the horn when I'm on streets or when I run across people that aren't paying attention (usually due to headphones or earbuds in their ears). I give them a couple rings and if they don't respond I use the horn as a last resort. My horn has already saved me from an inattentive driver at least once since I put it on the bike. I will always mount a horn moving forward.