I've lost a couple of flags in the past. About one year ago I tried this simple idea to secure the flag on my trikes. It worked and I haven't lost a flag since.
|The Purple Sky flag comes in two sections. I epoxied the two pole sections into the coupling that connects the two sections. Being able to take the flag apart is less of a concern then losing the flag.|
|Good ole DiNotte O rings. The base of the quick release prevents the Catrike flag holder from swinging any further back.|
|The same bolt that secures the flag holder is long enough to provide a point to attach the DiNotte O ring to the trike. On the side that the O ring attaches I use a washer, nut (covered by O ring), another washer and finally a locking nut.|
|I used a small piece of an old tire tube around the flag post and secured it with zip ties to provide a non-slip point of attachment for the DiNotte O ring.|