Bike Mirror Re-Repair

A gust of wind blew Mary’s bike helmet off the seat and, by the conservation of perversity, it landed on the mirror with predictable results:

Broken helmet mirror mount

Broken helmet mirror mount

I affixed the two ends with solvent glue, then epoxied a brass tube around them to stiffen it up. While I had the epoxy and brass out, I added a splint over a previous repair near the mirror ball:

Re-repaired mirror mount

Re-repaired mirror mount

After taking that picture, I heated and bent the remaining shaft just slightly to put the ball near the middle of its range. There’s no possible way this can survive this year’s cycling, so I must get cracking on building some durable mirrors. A 3-D printer should come in handy for something in that project!