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cool safety flags

Postby julesa » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:12 am

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone knows where to buy cool flags for my recumbent trike, have searched high and low with no joy :(
I am in Northern Vic

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Re: cool safety flags

Postby find_bruce » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:09 pm

It might help if we understand what you think of as cool. eg
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This guy seems fairly, um enthusiastic, about flags
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby Aushiker » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:13 pm

None? :wink:

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Re: cool safety flags

Postby missinglink » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:04 pm

The red plastic flag that was attached to the flexi pole that originally came with my trike eventually tore and broke off.

I purchased a safety vest from Bunnings for $10 and my wife kindly cut and sewed it up into a flag with reflective strip on it to my design.

If you know how to use a pair of scissors and as well as needle and thread (or better still a sewing machine) then you can make your own unique flag.
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby RonK » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:47 pm

Cool flags - well, Purple Sky Flags were probably the coolest but seem to have closed down. This shop has a few but it's uncertain that they'll ship here - Rocky Mountain Recumbent

Also, not something cyclists would be likely to think of but it would be worthwhile looking at kayak accessories such as this kayak safety kit from Railblaza. There are quite a few different manufacturers with similar products on offer, some quite innovative by cycling standards.
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby Aushiker » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:00 pm

Angletech and Hostel Shoppe will ship to Australia. Hostel Shoppe may burn you but on the postage ... no advance notice of the cost so play with care.

Locally Minewhips have flags .... Google is your friend.

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Re: cool safety flags

Postby outnabike » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:58 am

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Re: cool safety flags

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Inasmuch as a recumbent flag can ever be cool, I reckon this would be a good bet if not for the black background :) .


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Re: cool safety flags

Postby find_bruce » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:30 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Inasmuch as a recumbent flag can ever be cool, I reckon this would be a good bet if not for the black background :) .


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Fixed that for you. Imagine the skull & cross bones in reflective tape & you are good to go :lol:
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:09 pm

And I've got a Purple Sky Flag doing ditto :roll:
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby bychosis » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:45 pm

outnabike wrote:This one has a light in it. :)

http://www.velogear.com.au/cycling-acce ... stick.html

Except for the nerdy flag bit that's a light sabre! Then the force will be with you.
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby geebee » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:43 pm

Just bear in mind that a larger flag will slow you down if you like speed, I just use a standard triangle on a cut down pole on my GLR (very low) and dont bother with a flag on my Performer JC-70CM as it is higher.
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby Mbike23 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:48 pm

I use two flags because Melbourne drivers are nuts.
The first is the normal orange plastic flag with an old blue pennant directly under it. Then on the other side I use only the top half of a normal orange flag. My reasoning is the differing heights will give a wider view line for drivers. As to the extra drag I'd prefer to a little slower but seen. The GT5 s not much of a racer anyway.
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby Cheesewheel » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:19 am

most of the trike flags seem a tad $$$'y .... I just got a regular bike flag (maybe $10) and snipped a balinese flag down to size ($6) so it has a mane that runs up the flag pole and a little tail bit to flap in the breeze. Don't know if it fulfills your "cool" criteria but it is definitely a lot more visible than the puny one that came with the ice trike.
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby julesa » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:29 am

Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate all your advice, leaning to the one with lights, the mane of flags sounds my idea of individual *cool* as well. As for speed, life is a rush, my trike is for cruising and camping and company, Julesa :-)
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Re: cool safety flags

Postby find_bruce » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:15 am

Cheesewheel wrote:most of the trike flags seem a tad $$$'y .... I just got a regular bike flag (maybe $10) and snipped a balinese flag down to size ($6) so it has a mane that runs up the flag pole and a little tail bit to flap in the breeze. Don't know if it fulfills your "cool" criteria but it is definitely a lot more visible than the puny one that came with the ice trike.

Works for me so far - less than $10 on fleabay & 10 min with a sewing machine. Will see how long it lasts
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