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Bicycle Safety Accessories


Flash Flag


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This remarkable 24-hour safety product was tested on national TV by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. The tests proved that the flag gets cyclists at least an extra body width of safe-riding room. Other tests by govern-ment departments, police forces and cycling experts in Great Britain, the U.S. and Canada confirmed its value.

See the end of this page to read the History of the Amazing Flash Flag

flash flag flash back The patented shaft is collapsible to provide extra safety, the clamp will not scratch the frame, and the complete device hooks down out of the way when not in use. It works for the whole family, and has even been used to train for special events. Lon Haldeman used it when not accompanied by a support vehicle while training for RAAM (the Race Across America).

Bicycle club special: Order four Flash Flags and receive five. State in Paypal’s “Instructions to Merchant” the model number for your free Flash Flag.




The Flash Flag - Touring Model $14.95
Retroreflective safety flash flag flash back This model has a 14" shaft, perfect for the average bicycler on todays roads, perfect for thebusy daily commuter for keeping vehicles at a safe distance. Product comes with a Universal or Standard Clamp option.

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The Flash Flag - Commuter Model - $14.95
Retroreflective safety flash flag flash back This version of the Flash Flag has a 17" shaft, perfect for the busy daily commuter for keeping vehicles at a safe distance. Product comes with a Universal or Standard Clamp option.

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Choose your Clamp

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The History of the Amazing Flash Flag

Invented in Sweden in the 1960s, this side flag was called the “Stingpinnen” because drivers gave cyclists using it a wide birth to avoid contact with their vehicles – day and night. The design included two unique features: a crucifix shaped shaft that safety bent out of the way, if anyone fell on it – and – an easy-to-attach clamp.

Bike-Up Canada Inc. introduced it as the “Flash Flag” in 1978 and it became so popular that the Insurance Bureau of Canada had it tested on National TV in the 80s. The tests proved that the Flash Flag gets cyclists an extra 46cm (18”) or body width of safe-riding room. The Bureau’s “Play it Safe” booklet confirmed this fact, as did tests by Bicycling magazine and Britain’s Transport & Road Research Laborastory. As a result, sales exploded.

Unfortunately, the publicity attracted the attention of importers and those who were more interested in making money than in the safety of cyclists. Soon the market was flooded with cheap non-reflective side flags with dangerous non-bendable shafts. Over time, all side flags became a gimmick to be avoided, as opposed to a safety accessory that worked, and a once respected product, the Flash Flag, almost disappeared from the market.

Through the internet and with help from cyclists around the world who have been using the Flash Flag for many years, it is now regaining its place as the best product ever invented to get cyclists more safe-riding room. And we guarantee it. If you purchase one and it doesn't do the job you expect, you can return it for a full refund.


Bike Trim

Lights, reflectors and flashers can malfunction, break or be stolen. These vandal-proof reflective strips are always there when they are needed. This product is so important that Ontario traffic laws require it on bicycles anytime visibility is poor, day or night.

These products are also available in bundles of 50 pieces per colour to give away or sell at bicycle rodeos and community safety events. For enquiries e-mail info@flashback.ca

bike trim

Example with red in the rear and white in the front.



#50100   1” x 5”     2 red, 2 white - $2.95
#50200 ½” x 10”    2 red, 2 white - $2.95  


Bike Trim

Rear View Mirror For Eyeglass Frames.

Easy and quick to adjust. The unbreakable mirror is backed with hi-intensity reflective material.

Eliminates having to drop or turn your head to see what is behind you. With the mirror so close to your eye, you have a wider picture than handlebar mirrors may provide.

$2.95

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Pin Stripe

Cyclists often forget that their safety depends on being seen from both sides, as well as from the back and front. Pinstripe does this effectively because it outlines the unmistakable shape of your bike in the dark. Click to See Tape and Trim Page


Reflastic™ Pump Strap


The extra-wide elastic strap prevents pumps from dislodging. The centre strip reflects at night. Retroreflective safety flash flag flash back

$3.95


Spoke Reflectors

These 1 ½” reflectors snap on and rotate to provide all-around reflection

Retroreflective safety flash flag flash back

PKG/5 $1.50
#48101 – Red
#48103 – Blue
#48104 – Green

Colours


For more information, call us at (613) 254-9897
Email: sales@flashback.ca
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