Beer View Mirror (California, Hawaii, and Alaska): Bicycling mirror made with Bottle Cap, Spoke, & Acrylic Mirror

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Beer View Mirror (California, Hawaii, and Alaska): Bicycling mirror made with Bottle Cap, Spoke, & Acrylic Mirror

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Spoke, Bike Spoke, Bicycle Spoke, Beer Cap, Bottle Cap, Mirror, Stone Bottle Cap, Sierra Nevada Bottle Cap, Acme Bottle Cap, Kona Bottle Cap, Mission Bottle Cap

The West set of ReBcycle beer view mirrors consist of an acrylic mirror mounted in a used bottle cap from a beer brewed in California, Hawaii, or Alaska and attached to a bicycle spoke. The spoke is shaped to fit on the temple of a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses.

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 my left ear) has been helpful to me and I hope that others will like it.

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.

One other option is to have a long spoke clamped to the helmet. This works best on a Nutcase or Bern helmet, not as well on aerodynamic helmets. Before purchasing this style of mirror I would recommend contacting me and sending a photo of your helmet so I'll be confident that it will work.

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.

Listed in the pull-down menu are bottle caps from Alaska (Alaskan), California (Acme, Almanac, Anchor Steam, Anderson Valley, Ballast Point, Bear Republic, Belching Beaver, Bootlegger's, Brouwerij West, Coronado, Figueroa Mountain, Firestone Walker, Green Flash, Half Moon Bay, Humboldt, Island, Karl Strauss, Lagunitas, Lost Coast, M.Special, Mendocino, Mission, North Coast, Port, Redlands, Russian River, Saint Archer, Sierra Nevada, Six Rivers, SouthNorte, Steelhead, Stone, Sudwerk, and Trumer Pils), and Hawai'i (Kona & Mehana). I'm always looking for more caps from good beers, will be adding more as I get them, and if you request a cap from a beer that I don't have listed here, I will do my best to get it. If you have good caps from a beer that I don't have or don't have many of, let me know and we can arrange a discounted price for your mirror.

The bottle caps are predominantly 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, Pacific Northwest, Colorado/Utah/New Mexico, International, and macrobrews). Some of these used to be located under this listing, so check the other options if you're looking for something from another state.

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. The spokes are very durable and can be bent in any direction and readjusted many times. If you are concerned about whether this product will work for your glasses, I am happy to consult with you.

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 West set of ReBcycle beer view mirrors consist of an acrylic mirror mounted in a used bottle cap from a beer brewed in California, Hawaii, or Alaska and attached to a bicycle spoke. The spoke is shaped to fit on the temple of a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses.

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 my left ear) has been helpful to me and I hope that others will like it.

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.

One other option is to have a long spoke clamped to the helmet. This works best on a Nutcase or Bern helmet, not as well on aerodynamic helmets. Before purchasing this style of mirror I would recommend contacting me and sending a photo of your helmet so I'll be confident that it will work.

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.

Listed in the pull-down menu are bottle caps from Alaska (Alaskan), California (Acme, Almanac, Anchor Steam, Anderson Valley, Ballast Point, Bear Republic, Belching Beaver, Bootlegger's, Brouwerij West, Coronado, Figueroa Mountain, Firestone Walker, Green Flash, Half Moon Bay, Humboldt, Island, Karl Strauss, Lagunitas, Lost Coast, M.Special, Mendocino, Mission, North Coast, Port, Redlands, Russian River, Saint Archer, Sierra Nevada, Six Rivers, SouthNorte, Steelhead, Stone, Sudwerk, and Trumer Pils), and Hawai'i (Kona & Mehana). I'm always looking for more caps from good beers, will be adding more as I get them, and if you request a cap from a beer that I don't have listed here, I will do my best to get it. If you have good caps from a beer that I don't have or don't have many of, let me know and we can arrange a discounted price for your mirror.

The bottle caps are predominantly 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, Pacific Northwest, Colorado/Utah/New Mexico, International, and macrobrews). Some of these used to be located under this listing, so check the other options if you're looking for something from another state.

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. The spokes are very durable and can be bent in any direction and readjusted many times. If you are concerned about whether this product will work for your glasses, I am happy to consult with you.

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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