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    Attaching a flag to a handcycle

    Hi all! I just got a new(to me) XLT pro handcycle. I'm having a problem attaching a safety flag to it. Any photos, ideas would be greatly appreciated. I've been here a long time but found all the info that I've ever needed without posting, but I've had a hard time finding this one.
    Thanks, Summie

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    Hey Summie, Congrats on the bike; you're going to love it. I used zip ties to attach the flag holder to the back of the seat. The slit in the bracket fits over the adjustment tube easily, then just tie 'er down and slip the flag in.
    What are you doing for a mirror, you can see how I set this up. Its a blackburn mirror pushed into a cyling rest bar racers use. It's also a great way to stop the bike from moving when mounting or dismounting. The bracket for the flag is the silver piece along the backrest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Hey Summie, Congrats on the bike; you're going to love it. I used zip ties to attach the flag holder to the back of the seat. The slit in the bracket fits over the adjustment tube easily, then just tie 'er down and slip the flag in.
    What are you doing for a mirror, you can see how I set this up. Its a blackburn mirror pushed into a cyling rest bar racers use. It's also a great way to stop the bike from moving when mounting or dismounting. The bracket for the flag is the silver piece along the backrest.
    Was there supposed to be a picture with this?

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    Sorry bout the size of the photo. Can anyone instruct me how to make alter them to fit better.

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    I just drilled a hole through the tubing of the backrest and drop the flag in there. I know it is grossly primitive but it seems to work.

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    My bike came with a little clamp on flag holder...


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    Thanks guys,that helps. How many people use flags on there bikes? Alot of pics I see don't have flags on there bikes

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    That's cause they're crazy not too Summie. Not doing everything to be seen and to see what's coming is just, well crazy. It only takes one time and it's game over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summie View Post
    Hi all! I just got a new(to me) XLT pro handcycle. I'm having a problem attaching a safety flag to it. Any photos, ideas would be greatly appreciated. I've been here a long time but found all the info that I've ever needed without posting, but I've had a hard time finding this one.
    Thanks, Summie
    What about using a few good cable ties and fix the flag to a tube of your backrest?

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    Flags are a drag... I mean that and I have two 12 x 18 American flags on my bike. I want people to see me. And I use a mirror to monitor the traffic coming up behind me. I am not a racer but if I were I would see the flag(s) as a positive because it will slow you down some but you will not use them in a race so you get a boost. I would add weight to the cycle to train with. If you are using a flag and carrying extra weight and hit your goal of average MPH then you get a boost if you are in a organized ride or race you lose the flag and the weight and then you see how fast you can really go...

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