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Pedaling to the Mall
By Neil Gunton and Chiho Sakamoto - (contact)

Update 3: New UltraLite Mirror and Halt! Holder

Sunday January 4, 2004

I found that I wasn't happy with the helmet mirror - I couldn't get it into a satisfactory position to be comfortable and able to see behind without moving my head. It always seemed like in order to get the mirror into a good position for my eyes, I was then only able to see my shoulder. Anyway, after a bit of searching I found the UltraLite Bike mirror, which is imported from Germany by Ortlieb USA. This seems to work and allows me to use a handlebar mounted mirror on the REI Novara butterfly (trekking) handlebars.

I also found a plastic clip holder for Halt! pepper spray on www.nashbar.com - they have two sizes, for road (large) and MTB (small) diameter handlebars. However I have found that the holder works equally well on the smaller main frame tubes (on my steel bike - I think the thicker Aluminum frames would be too thick).

Below are some pics of the mirror and Halt! holder.

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Close up of the UltraLite Bike mirror. The attachment scheme has a screw tightening system for securing the ball joint in place.

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UltraLite Bike mirror on the REI Novara butterfly (trekking) handlebars. The long piece of plastic that is sticking out from the screw attachment can be trimmed down if so desired.

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The Halt! pepper spray holder from Nashbar. The larger clip is for the can, the smaller one for the handlebar (or similar tube, e.g. bicycle frame)

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Example of the Halt! holder clipped onto the top tube of the bike frame. In this case it is immediately behind my bike computer, which had to be mounted there due to the configuration of the Softride suspension stem and handlebars. You could just as easily have the can underneath the tube so that it is more out of the way, but I have yet to experiment with whether road shock might dislodge it in that position.

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Nashbar Halt! holder show with the Halt! can attached.

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