This handy little grommet fits into your Catrike flag mount and grips your flagpole, keeping it from falling out. It's that simple! It wedges into the upper window in the flag mount and grips the pole. It gives a nice amount of grip, enough to keep the pole from bouncing out but not so much that it's hard to get the pole in and out when you want to. Super simple and super effective.
1. How does it work?
It's rubber, and it works by fitting into the upper window in the mount. The pole is exposed there, and the rubber grips it and keeps it from sliding out.
2. How do I install it?
Simply snap it in most of the way with your fingers, then use a flat bladed screwdriver to pop the rest of the ring into place. You can do it with the mount still on the trike, but it's easier on a workbench.
Simply snap it in most of the way with your fingers, then use a flat bladed screwdriver to pop the rest of the ring into place. You can do it with the mount still on the trike, but it's easier on a workbench. Then, insert your pole. You will be able to feel how it grips the pole on the way in and the way out.
- We searched all over for this particular grommet. It's an odd size, considerably thicker than most. The thickness is needed to mate up with the flag mount.
- Neoprene rubber for durability and long life.
- Sized for the Catrike machined flag mount. If you have a different mount, you might need something else.
Works as Advertized
It does work to keep the flag in place; however, now that you ask for a review, it seems to me that Catrike should include this item; they can buy them in bulk from TerraCycle; that’s my opinion.
Easy to install and it works!
Very easy to install and it does hold the flag mast securely.
Great item to hold your flag in place!
The grommet was a breeze to install and worked like a charm to hold my flag pole in place and give me peace of mind. The ONLY downside is that a $2 item costs $7+ to ship. Wish they would offer a cheaper option. I ended up waiting until I needed other items to make up for it tho.
had no difficulty mounting. first time putting the pole back in, it was difficult but subsequently was much easier but still more snug. i am not sure how well it will prevent the flag from flying off but it's only $2 and was something i added on to my order.
The grommets work great, but they are a little overpriced