Visibility / Flags / Etc...

edited April 2013 in Accessories
I have the rover Silver frame & the rest black.

I seriously doubt I will be riding at night.
I still have concerns about visibility. The trike sits pretty low making it harder to see me. I am thinking Fluorescent colors & some other sites have recommended reflective.

I do not drive, what is easier for a driver to see in the daytime? Reflective strips or Fluorescent colors?
I see some people here have multiple flags on a single whip, where did you get the flags? Please share.

Thanks :shock:

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  • This may help below for safty flags and more
    the recumbent trike store Also you can search for (reflective trike flags) ;)
    Happy Trikings !
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  • On BROL (another trike forum) talks about flags all the time: http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/forumdisplay.php?f=13

    Personally I love my large 'Purple Sky Flag' - lots of color choices, streamers to catch the eye, and more http://purpleskyflags.com/

    Good luck :)
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  • I say go with as much dazzle as you can. I was coming off the highway the other evening (dusk). There was a bicyclist coming along perpendicular to me wearing a medium blue shirt and back pack. He did have light fore and aft but a fluorescent shirt, jacket, or vest would have made him easier to see. I didn't see his lights until I was behind him and passed him.

    Have fun with your trike. I wear a fluorescent highway worker windbreaker and have 4 flags when I ride and lights in my spokes and a rear flashing light. I want to be seen.
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.

  • A good flashing multi-led taillight is a must, but I also run dual flags courtesy of http://www.bikeflagsusa.com. Dennis custom designed me a USMC flag and I fly it next to the Stars & Stripes model he sells. Excellent quality, stout fiberglass pole. The nylon is thick enough to be tough and so they don't flap in the breeze like a really lightweight flag does. Plus, they're pretty.
  • mmaxon888 wrote:

    A good flashing multi-led taillight is a must, but I also run dual flags courtesy of http://www.bikeflagsusa.com. Dennis custom designed me a USMC flag and I fly it next to the Stars & Stripes model he sells. Excellent quality, stout fiberglass pole. The nylon is thick enough to be tough and so they don't flap in the breeze like a really lightweight flag does. Plus, they're pretty.


    Thank You
    I just sent him an Email..... :shock:
  • http://www.soundwindz.com/bike_flags.html

    These guys have really cool flags as well.
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • just recieved my flag from http://www.bikeflagsusa.com i am extremly happy with it!
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  • I ordered one from Dennis(www.bikeflagsusa.com) last night; can't wait for it to get here. Told him I would like main color to be orange to match the Rambler and yellow/silver as he saw fit. Couple of e-mails and it was a done deal.
  • You will be very happy with you new flag from Dennis at bikeflagsusa,com he does quality work and you will enjoy it shortly, I love my high vis. green flag. :o :mrgreen:
    Happy Trikings !
  • My wife & I just got a pare of stars & stripes flags form them & they are grate
  • My flag came today. A bit different than I had expected, but it works even better the way Dennis made; it REALLY look good on the trike. Looks like it will be good in low light too with all the reflective bits in it.
  • This a main concern of mine. I believe MORE IS BETTER. I have FOUR flashing red lights in the rear;3 on the trike, 1 on my helmet, TWO flashing white lights in the front. Front,rear and side reflectors. Plus the TerraTrike flag. AND I wear a reflective vest.
    I live in the country, and drivers seem to think, "Oh, there's a cyclist, I need to pass him a 95mph, so I can get around him sooner." I guess as LONG AS THEY SEE ME!!!
  • A distracted/drunk/drugged driver is a crime about to happen . That driver will run into a tree, car, truck, ditch, pole or bike/trike, pedestrian regardless of how many flags and lights they display because that driver is not in control of what they are doing. Luck when encountering one of them is your best defense. The lights and flags are security blankets.
  • edited August 23
    Was riding down the highway again yesterday, with the GoPro running. Was like half a dozen cars with their wheels on the inside of the emergency/bike lane. Lights and flag did nothing and one idiot got rather close.

    One good thing about having a motion camera on board, it records these drivers.
    As an added bonus, the Mirrycle mirror gets a near rear view as the car comes up on me.

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    ¬ ITL
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