Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mirror on Fran R's TravelScoot

If Fran is able to send in a picture, I'll post it when I get it. If you have a TravelScoot picture and/or post you'd like to share with us, please send it to me by email, at .

From Fran R:

I must be the only person on the planet who doesn't have a camera, but my grandson will be coming over on Friday and I'll have him take a picture. I didn't like the fact that I couldn't see cars coming up behind me - with the mirror I can make sure I get way over to the side of the street when that happens. I was fortunate to have 2 women in the bike shop who were willing to spend the time to find a solution that worked for me.

Not everyone may want to do this, but what she did was take the grip off the left handlebar - than disconnect the end piece that's connected to that bungee type cord which enables the handlebars to fold down. The mirror is the type that you insert into the side of the grip. This means that you can't fold down the handlebars in the normal manner. They will still fold down but would be held by the cords that run up the stem of the steering column. Hardy may disapprove of doing this - but I haven't had any occasion to fold down the handlebars so don't foresee this being a problem for me. And I imagine that you could always attach the grips more firmly to the stem with a stretchy cord to keep them more secure if you do fold them down. I kept the end piece from the grip so if necessary I could always put things back the way they were. I felt that the mirror was a necessity for me being on the street with 2 dogs alongside ---- and I will try to get you a picture on Friday or Saturday.


  1. Is the travelscoot like a bike and therefore rules of the road apply, or is more like pedestrian when it comes to roads? I don't know nor do I know who would know.

  2. You could ask your local police department.