Funny this got bumped. I went to the local bicycle shop yesterday, like the place where my dad always took our bikes as kids, the place where my brother goes on a weekly basis for parts.
I tell them I'm looking for a mirror, preferably one with a threaded end because my levers have a threaded hole for just such an accessory. The kid shows me just such a mirror. I say "Do you mind if I bring my bike around to the garage to get a feel for how that will look on it?" the kid says sure, I go around back and the owner is back there wrenching on bikes. He says "what do we got?", the kid explains. He takes the mirror and walks outside, sees my bike, and his face goes all sour-like.
He holds the mirror up to my handlebar, still in it's package. I explain I wanted to see if it would clear my handlebars far enough to be able to see behind me. He grumbled that it's probably not right for me, then goes back in and shuts the door in my face.
I figure I'll buy it anyway since it was the only place around I had been able to find one, so I go back in the front and try to talk to the guy. He keeps discouraging me from buying stuff from him, then when some 15 year old brat with a $350 dollar BMX walks in with his mom bitching about how his chain flew off and he didn't stop and pick it up and she doesn't want to buy a new chain cause she just spent $350 on this damn bike but she's gonna make her son get a job and pay her back, the owner just walks away from me and starts talking to them.
I lingered in the store for a few minutes, looked at the snooty cycling stuff, kinda hoping another employee would come out from the shop and sell me the mirror, finally I just sheepishly wandered outside and sat on my ped for a few minutes confused and bewildered, googled "powersports" on my phone, and rode to the closest scooter/dirtbike/atv dealer. They sold me a nice mirror, while a mechanic and some younger scooter patrons checked out my ped. The lady behind the counter tells me "we got NGK plugs, too if you ever need one, and we can get tires or chains for that thing" I told her that I do my own repairs, but I'd definitely be back the next time I needed a plug or a chain.
My whole world was shaken to the very core. Shunned by my bicycle brethren, welcomed by chinese scooterists.