Beer View Mirror (PA): Bicycling mirror made with Bottle Cap, Spoke, & Acrylic Mirror

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Beer View Mirror (PA): Bicycling mirror made with Bottle Cap, Spoke, & Acrylic Mirror

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Spoke, Bike Spoke, Bicycle Spoke, Beer Cap, Bottle Cap, Mirror, Plastic, Troegs Bottle Cap, Yards Brewing Bottle Cap, Rolling Rock Bottle Cap, Yuengling Bottle Cap

The Pennsylvania set of ReBcycle beer view mirrors consist of an acrylic mirror mounted in a used bottle cap (from a beer brewed or originally from Pennsylvania) and attached to a bicycle spoke. The spoke is shaped to fit on the temple of a pair of glasses.

The mirror, if mounted on the left temple and properly adjusted, is designed to help cyclists see vehicles approaching them from behind. Using the beer view mirror (adjusted to show just a bit of the left ear) has been helpful to me and I hope that others will like it.

Listed in the pull-down menu are bottle caps from the Pennsylvania beers that I currently have (Appalachian, Erie, Evil Genius, Full Pint, Lionshead, Otto's, Penn Brewery, Rolling Rock, Rusty Rail, Stoudt's Brewing, Straub, Susquehanna, Troegs, Victory, Wells, Weyerbacher, Yards, and Yuengling). I'm always looking for more caps from good local beers and if you request a cap from a different Pennsylvania beer I will do my best to get it. It's worth acknowledging that Rolling Rock is now owned by Anheuser-Busch and is now brewed in New Jersey and not in the glass-lined tanks in Latrobe, PA. Also, Fat Head's is listed in the Pennsylvania and Midwest groups because it started in Pittsburgh, but the bottling is now happening in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Spokes are available in long or short lengths, depending on personal preference. Short spokes (with their mirrors) are usually between 4 1/2" and 5 1/2" long. Long spokes (with their mirrors) are usually between 6 1/2" and 8 1/2" in length. Most people seem to prefer the long spoke because the mirror takes up less of the users visual frame and because it can be more easily adjusted to see around hair, hats, and such. Some people prefer the short spokes because they easily fit in a shirt pocket and are slightly more lightweight.

The bike spokes are from Baltimore City bike repair shops and local cyclists and vary widely in style and character. The spokes are shaped by me and dipped in a plastic to reduce scratching of the glasses temple. Users can choose the color of plastic (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, or black) in addition to the length of the spoke.

The spokes can be bent and cap rotated to improve adjustment for your particular pair of glasses and to help you get the mirror to show objects behind you. If you are concerned about whether this product will work for your glasses, I am happy to consult with you.

The bottle caps are from myself and my friends and are washed to remove beer residue. I have listed the many bottle cap options, and have some other listings just with beers from a specific state or region, but I have far more caps than listed here and am happy to find any cap that you want for your personal Beer View Mirror. We also have a separate listing for Soda View Mirrors with bottle caps from non-alcoholic beverages and beers from different regions (MD/DE, PA, NY, New England, Midwest, West, International, and macrobrews).

The mirror can also be used for rowing crew or other activities where seeing behind you would be helpful. Rowers generally want their mirrors adjusted for use on the right temple, as do cyclists in countries where vehicles drive on the left, so please let me know if that is your preference.
The Pennsylvania set of ReBcycle beer view mirrors consist of an acrylic mirror mounted in a used bottle cap (from a beer brewed or originally from Pennsylvania) and attached to a bicycle spoke. The spoke is shaped to fit on the temple of a pair of glasses.

The mirror, if mounted on the left temple and properly adjusted, is designed to help cyclists see vehicles approaching them from behind. Using the beer view mirror (adjusted to show just a bit of the left ear) has been helpful to me and I hope that others will like it.

Listed in the pull-down menu are bottle caps from the Pennsylvania beers that I currently have (Appalachian, Erie, Evil Genius, Full Pint, Lionshead, Otto's, Penn Brewery, Rolling Rock, Rusty Rail, Stoudt's Brewing, Straub, Susquehanna, Troegs, Victory, Wells, Weyerbacher, Yards, and Yuengling). I'm always looking for more caps from good local beers and if you request a cap from a different Pennsylvania beer I will do my best to get it. It's worth acknowledging that Rolling Rock is now owned by Anheuser-Busch and is now brewed in New Jersey and not in the glass-lined tanks in Latrobe, PA. Also, Fat Head's is listed in the Pennsylvania and Midwest groups because it started in Pittsburgh, but the bottling is now happening in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Spokes are available in long or short lengths, depending on personal preference. Short spokes (with their mirrors) are usually between 4 1/2" and 5 1/2" long. Long spokes (with their mirrors) are usually between 6 1/2" and 8 1/2" in length. Most people seem to prefer the long spoke because the mirror takes up less of the users visual frame and because it can be more easily adjusted to see around hair, hats, and such. Some people prefer the short spokes because they easily fit in a shirt pocket and are slightly more lightweight.

The bike spokes are from Baltimore City bike repair shops and local cyclists and vary widely in style and character. The spokes are shaped by me and dipped in a plastic to reduce scratching of the glasses temple. Users can choose the color of plastic (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, or black) in addition to the length of the spoke.

The spokes can be bent and cap rotated to improve adjustment for your particular pair of glasses and to help you get the mirror to show objects behind you. If you are concerned about whether this product will work for your glasses, I am happy to consult with you.

The bottle caps are from myself and my friends and are washed to remove beer residue. I have listed the many bottle cap options, and have some other listings just with beers from a specific state or region, but I have far more caps than listed here and am happy to find any cap that you want for your personal Beer View Mirror. We also have a separate listing for Soda View Mirrors with bottle caps from non-alcoholic beverages and beers from different regions (MD/DE, PA, NY, New England, Midwest, West, International, and macrobrews).

The mirror can also be used for rowing crew or other activities where seeing behind you would be helpful. Rowers generally want their mirrors adjusted for use on the right temple, as do cyclists in countries where vehicles drive on the left, so please let me know if that is your preference.

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I’ve created a YouTube video that explains and shows how the mirrors designed for glasses and sunglasses should be attached to the temple of the glasses. You can find it at https://youtu.be/TsqFDDqwKao. Please contact me through Etsy or at ReBcycle@gmail.com if you have other questions.
I’ve created a YouTube video that explains and shows how the mirrors designed for bicycle helmets should be attached. You can find it at https://youtu.be/f--K2oRHbmY. Please contact me through Etsy or at ReBcycle@gmail.com if you have other questions.

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