Picture of The Pocket-Sized, Clip-On, Rear-View Mirror
If you've ever wanted to have one of those clip-on bike mirrors, but didn't want to buy one that specifically mounted either the helmet, the visor, or your glasses, then this Instructable is for you. It's even better if you have the parts lying around like I do.

The result is the Pocket-Sized, Clip-On, Rear-View Mirror -- and it's even triple-hyphenated! Using a stiff copper wire, it's adjustable to any position and it's quite lightweight: under 12 grams.

Step 1: What You'll Need

Picture of What You'll Need
The mirror itself consists of:
  • an alligator clip
  • a piece of 14 gauge or 12 gauge solid copper wire
  • a 1"x1" hobby mirror
  • epoxy like JB Weld

Tool wise, you'll need:
  • needle-nosed pliers
  • wire strippers
  • a soldering iron and solder (optional)
  • a knife (if you're extracting the wire from a scrap of Romex cable)
3366carlos2 years ago
maxman5 years ago
Thanks. I'm gonna make one. Better than spending 12 bucks for a store-bought mirror. I'm going to use a light-weight plastic mirror that my dentist gave me for checking my teeth.
myrrhmaid6 years ago
Definitely Thumbs Up! I want one!