Los Angeles, for the last 50 some odd years, has been known to the world as its car capital. Despite this, there are tons of (read: more than anywhere else in the United States) actual riders of public transit, and many of these riders bike to the bus.
I have a car. But now, thanks to the magic that is the internet, I have a bike too, and I want to start using it. But it wouldn't be proper if I first didn't stock my bike full of nifty gadgets and trinkets.
My first purchase was a nifty little mirror from Italy called, yes, the Italian Road Bike Mirror. It was around $25 off eBay (plus $6 for shipping). I have yet to receive it, but it promises to be of the highest quality, something we should all value.
I bought it really, though, because it looks cool. Despite my love of gadgets and all things geek, I don't want to look like one, so a helmet mirror was the last thing I wanted. This thing attaches to the butt of my road bike handle and promises a rattle-less ride. Look forward to a review once it arrives.