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Cycle Bell

CraigleaCraiglea Posts: 19
edited September 2008 in Commuting chat
I've finally and reluctantly come to the conclusion that I need to buy a bell for my daily commute. Unfortunately this is where it's all going to get a bit poncey...

I would like to get a bell that (a) sounds nice and friendly and (b) is fairly discrete in both volume and physical size. I seem to recall that Cateye made some really nice bells at one time but can't find anything now. When I pop in to my LBS the choice available seems pretty poor restricted to the sort of thing I would fit to my daughter's bike.

Is there anything available in the UK that someone can recommend?
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  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    Go to the LBS and get a big solid "Ice Cream" Bell.
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  • grayo59grayo59 Posts: 722
    Cunobelin wrote:
    Go to the LBS and get a big solid "Ice Cream" Bell.

    My daughter's outgrown her barbie bell if you want that! :D
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  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    Neither loud enough or classy enough!
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    He that buys eggs buys many shells,
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  • AndyMancAndyManc Posts: 1,393
    Craiglea wrote:

    I would like to get a bell that (a) sounds nice and friendly quote]

    Get the censored Emery bell ... it goes .. Woooo Hoooo
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  • You need an AirZound you do! :shock:
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    get a hooter. I'm sure they are going to make a comeback
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  • Seen one recently but it was on a modern penny farthing. Fantastic looking bike but didn't look like the sort of thing one would want to stop is a hurry!
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  • proper mud tires, sounds like a landie or more sensibly a fulcrum hub that wakes folk up!
  • prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
    I've got a simple understated small black bell that I've fixed upside down on the right side of my bars, just under my shifter. You can't even really tell it's there, I ting it with my thumb.

    Using an air zound on a pedestrian is just unfair.

    Witness the subtle and sublime power of a cycle bell first hand, it even works on stairs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtv2_-2mHck

    I imagine if this guy did this with an air zound he'd get twatted quite quickly.
  • That was superb - I'll have to get one for the high street :D
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