NUKe wrote:After being pressured by friends and the wife I have given in and bought a reflective flag for the Grasshopper. I have got to say I don't think it is a big issue, most of my commute is unlit rural roads And I have good lights , but on the other hand adding a little more reflective material wont harm. I bought the Flag from Raindrop kites
and the pole from East Coast Fibre glass.
My question is what height to mount it at. I have a 2m pole but I don't want a flag at 7 foot, apart from it being unwieldy, I have to park in bike sheds etc. I thought about 5ft to 6ft from the ground would be about right any suggestions.
First make sure of the height of the bike sheds and cut your pole to go under them. Then they have to be in the eye line of drivers. with the type of flag you are going for I would say set the bottom at mid screen of the average car, that will put the top of the flag in the eye line of buss and most lorry drivers.
Remember you need it to be where drivers will see it without looking, you know most of them wont look so a flapping flag needs to be in that eye line.
The flag is for safety purposes not artistic display.