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Old 08-15-09, 11:54 AM   #1
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Flag

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I see visibility as a main safety factor, and as such I want to fit a flag to my daughters bike.
I have seen a flat on ebay that mounts on the rear wheel nut.
I have only seen flags on trailers, anyone else seen this idea used on road bikes? I might just buy a Yorkshire flag.

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Old 08-15-09, 03:13 PM   #2
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LBS should have flags, or able to get them, +/- $10 usd. on my commuter i have a 4 ft flag (orange) attached. use this flag on tour as well! very geeky, but who cares as long as seen. add string lights, panniers, and air-zound and see response to being seen!

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Old 08-16-09, 08:25 AM   #3
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Hi

I have seen a flag on sale on ebay, barbie! I assume LBS is short for local bike store? I am in the UK.
I have asked at 2 bike shops, even a very large Halfords, no flags. I have seen a 3 mtr flag pole on ebay, I may buy a separate flag and some form of bracket to clamp it to the frame.

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I have seen one called "Flash-Flag" that mounts horizontally to the seat stay and encourages passing cars to give more clearance
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LBS should have flags, or able to get them, +/- $10 usd. on my commuter i have a 4 ft flag (orange) attached.
Four foot? In what way?
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Four foot? In what way?
horizontally! my flags extend about 4 ft (48 inches) from rear axil of bicycle.

LBS = Local Bicycle Shop. i have seen vertical flags too, but much less, not as frequently.

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Old 08-19-09, 01:35 AM   #7
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You gotta show us a pic of that! 4 ft horizontally is a long way!
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here is the website for flash flags. they only take mail in checks as their website is down.
it works. cars give me more clearance as they pass me


http://www.flashback.ca/bicycle.html
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You're in the uk? See if you can contact a shop in the Netherlands, they will definitely have them.
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Correction:

the flags i use extend from rear axil upward, actually "Vertically", from ground upward! they are
orange flags attached to white fiberglass (?) poles, LBS is suppler!

i have seen "horizontal" flags extending from seat post of bicycle out, equal distance from the ground, but much less often.

sorry for the non-clarity, wrong terms.

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