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.
Perfect fit to hold in one of the Purple Sky Flags!
On two Long Wheelbase Recumbents both flags are back-leaning so the Grommet really does make a difference in holding the flag pole in place. I would definitely NOT keep the flag in place during car transport but it seems that it really helps with normal recumbent bike riding. I also use a loose zip tie for helping hold the flag pole go my bike rack.
Very easy to install grips flag pole and allows for easy removal/insertion
What a great solution for “flyaway” flags! Such simplicity; great product.
At least, I know that it's stated purpose, to prevent someone easily taking off with the flag, will work. I know this because I forgot it was on there when removing the flag and was at first confused, then pleasantly surprised, when it failed to move.