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Postby Uba Tracker » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:59 pm

Not sure if this has discussed elswhere but who uses a flag for daylight visibilty. For the record I do.

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Postby Low Racer » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:17 pm

I use a flag for my commuting trike. As posted in another line, I don't on the low racer.

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Postby exadios » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:22 pm

Uba Tracker wrote:Not sure if this has discussed elswhere but who uses a flag for daylight visibilty. For the record I do.

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Postby vonhazza » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:34 pm

I don't use one because I am sitting quite high, level with most car drivers but I would if I had a Low racer or Trike.

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:04 pm

Same here.
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Postby recumbenteer » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:34 pm

the flag is raised on my trike,hopefully at least one driver will see it..
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Postby Leigh_caines » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:41 pm

Sometimes...
I have on some tours but to tell the truth it's a bloody pest... :oops:
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Postby froodh » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:40 pm

I don't use a flag since I have a SWB recumbent bike and am roughly the same height as drivers in a car. Still a lot lower than the driver of a cement-mixer though (see post in other thread!)
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Postby rog on a bike » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:49 pm

I do! On the basis it provides unusual movement and colour.

A few of the roads I ride on are heavily treed with narrow shoulders and high speed limits. Early morning/late afternoon shadows make visibility difficult, add to that a driver traveling at 100k with his mind on a dozen other things and I reckon I need everything going for me I can.

"I need to find a way to unscrew it quickly so I can use it as a whip on some of the WAyNe KERr'S that miss me by 150mm" :evil:

I know it can be annoying but it does seem to work.

Hmnn I think this whip idea has a lot of merit :twisted:
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Postby Ricco » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:29 am

:P Flag being used as a whip sounds cool, though some folks won't see it as a deterrent, kinky and all that, might not work for then.

On a more serious note, has anyone tried those streamer like bar ends seen on kids bikes, as a visable aid.

Have not used either, though see a need on my SWB bent.
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Postby rog on a bike » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:53 pm

Ricco!
I can just bear the ridicule of the flag! I doubt very much my person could with stand the onslaught of abuse the bar end streamers would attract. :lol:
On a more serious note a number of emergency service organisation employ the use of "electronic flares" these usually take the shape of strobe lights and vary in intensity. They would meet all our requirements in terms of awareness and are reasonably cheep :idea:

Unfortunatly they can't be used as a whip :evil:

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Postby fatherofmany » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:42 pm

Now I haven't gone this far... yet

but I read a description of a stinger from a us site. you mount a flexible pole (like the flag) sideways, make sure you shrpen the tip, or tape a nail to it, attach a fluro table tennis ball over the nail.

that way, car gets too close, car gets stung.
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Postby PEDALPOWER44 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:01 pm

Purchased one yesterday.

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Postby vonhazza » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:40 pm

Hi Steve if we end up going for a ride I must remember to pass on the inside.
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Postby rog on a bike » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:40 am

fatherofmany wrote:Now I haven't gone this far... yet

but I read a description of a stinger from a us site. you mount a flexible pole (like the flag) sideways, make sure you shrpen the tip, or tape a nail to it, attach a fluro table tennis ball over the nail.

that way, car gets too close, car gets stung.


This brings to mind a tune from the 70s it started "Chick a Boom Chick a Boom don't ya just luv it" :twisted:
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