I just had an email from Eden Fowler who lives in France and is the proud owner of a 1990 Brompton M3R that he has just done a 3 to 6 speed conversion on. Eden seems to have found a nice solution in his search for a Brompton rear view mirror. Here is the email:
“I’m writing to tell you of a splendid rear-view mirror I recently came accross that fits the left-hand end of a Brompton’s handlebar. It’s called the ZEFAL DOOBACK (really!) and it’s made in France. I bought it on line from Probikeshop (also French) for just under 11 Euros including delivery by Mondial Relay to a collection point in a nearby town for just 1Euro!
The mirror is all plastic and flips out on a clicking pivot, and doesn’t affect the fold adversely. My gyroscope is a bit dicky these days, and trying to pivot my head enough for a good view behind tends to provoke a potentially dangerous swerve. Now a thing of the past I’m very pleased to say.”