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Old 22nd February 2013, 18:37   #16
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@ Rudra Sen; the mirrors are beautiful! Where did you get them from? Bangalore or Delhi? If possible please let us have the address.
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Old 22nd February 2013, 20:25   #17
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Ragul, you can get side mirrors which don't need any hole in the body. Take a printout of the image I'm pasting here and take that any large auto parts shop. They can easily get you this type. This is of course, if you like this design.

After covering more than 9000km, I can tell you that this mirror has very good coverage.

In fact, one of our mirror was broken and we managed to get a new set from Leh town easily.

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Rudra Sir, I remember Tejas telling me 2 years ago that these mirrors cause huge blindspots and hence i had not gone for them and opted for the Bolero ones instead. Even i had a liking for these and still do
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Ho ho ho.. Rudro, These are exactly THE mirrors that Ragul is searching for, ever since he got his Gypsy
I have also heard the same as Raj, about these mirrors.
Btw, thanks for sharing the picture.
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Ragul, you can get side mirrors which don't need any hole in the body. Take a printout of the image I'm pasting here and take that any large auto parts shop. They can easily get you this type. This is of course, if you like this design.

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Ho ho ho.. Rudro, These are exactly THE mirrors that Ragul is searching for, ever since he got his Gypsy
I have also heard the same as Raj, about these mirrors.
Btw, thanks for sharing the picture.
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Correct! Nice that Deepak remembers...

Rudra Sir

I have gone around J.C road asking for these, nobody has them. They seem to be called "Virgin" mirrors colloquially because originally there was a company called "Virgin" that manufactured these many years back. Its not been seen in the market for years apparently. More than one person on J.C rd told me this explanation without batting an eyelid after I started looking at them quizzically. How is the build quality of these mirrors? I did get a cheap low quality version that I was told was popular amongst rickshaw wallahs in smaller towns but some plastic parts broke as I unpacked it and it would not have fit on my door anyways. So I junked it.

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Rudra Sir, I remember Tejas telling me 2 years ago that these mirrors cause huge blindspots and hence i had not gone for them and opted for the Bolero ones instead. Even i had a liking for these and still do

Now that is worrisome .. thinking about their size yes it is quiet likely is it not? In the 75 to 55 degree range assuming 90 degrees is straight ahead - is it true?

PS: That photo of the Gypsy is extraordinarily good! What camera and lens (focal length, aperture and shutter) Rudra sir?
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Rudra Sir, I remember Tejas telling me 2 years ago that these mirrors cause huge blindspots and hence i had not gone for them and opted for the Bolero ones instead.
I know what he meant but this wasn't a convex one. It was bigger than those normally cheap mirrors and we didn't have any problem.
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I have gone around J.C road asking for these, nobody has them. They seem to be called "Virgin" mirrors colloquially because originally there was a company called "Virgin" that manufactured these many years back.
This is surprising! Ajay picked them up few months before we left for Ladakh (2010) and one broke (plastic) somewhere in Delhi. We managed to get a better one from one regular spare parts shop in Leh market area. I don't think this was meant for any specific car. I've seen this mirror on trucks and tempos too.
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In the 75 to 55 degree range assuming 90 degrees is straight ahead - is it true?
As I said before, it was physically larger than regular small mirrors and FLAT. We didn't have any problem.
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It was shot during our 2010 trip. Details are here.
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I had those big elephant ear sized mirrors on my Gypsy for quite some time and must say that these cause 2 huge issues in congested city traffic

#1: As these showed images in their actual size, at times on a busy congested corner/turning etc, a motorcycle in your RHS mirror appeared as if coming from 60 degree angle in front of you. Trust me, it seems strange but it happened many a times to me and one had to be aware that the motorcycle is in rear mirror and not in front

#2: Blind Spots as others have mentioned.

However, they do look cool.

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Can be OT here are some images of small convex army ( & type) mirrors I have been using on my bike & LR for years

these are small but being convex they give wider view plus no significant ( disturbing ) glare at night , so one can have a fixed settings for all the time

The one on the bike are authentic , they dont break on impact where other plastic backed ones have broken . These have some spring strip behind the glass ( will post their disassembled pics shortly )

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The ones on the LR are remakes but still work fine & sturdy too

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Fitted these on Jeep yrs back on the MM 540 these are plain simple ones , cost effective ( so one can afford breakages )

Just drilled two holes on door ( Lh side ) with a simple drill machine , removed inner pannel to fit the inside nuts & re fitted it & that was all . ( there were no holes provided by company then )

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Bumping up this old thread as I am on the lookout for LHS ORVM for my Gypsy. I am aware that Bolero ORVMs are highly recommended by stalwarts but I seem to have taken a liking to the stock ORVM - it goes much better with the overall stance of the Gypsy, as compared to Bolero ones. Is there any possibility of getting anything close to the OE ORVM for the LHS door? I do not want to switch to Bolero ones unless I am left with no option.

Thanks in advance...

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