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    Hi

    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.

    G

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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!

    ride VB, be seen!

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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.

    G

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tomg View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    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.

    be seen!

    tomg

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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.

    t

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