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Old 07-08-14, 01:51 AM   #1
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PDW Graham bell VS Crane Suzu


Anyone tried both bells? I know the Crane Suzu is superb, the PDW Graham brass bell looks to be a very similar design, I'm curious if it is as loud and penetrating as the Crane.
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I like my Cranes, but the Spurcycle is smaller and just as loud, if not louder. If it wasn't for the fact it's "stupid expensive", I'd put them on my two other bikes (well, except for the fact I already have Cranes on them). No experience with the PDW.
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Same striker type .. I think you worry too much ..

(G-fu) PDW is a spacer mount , apparently.. (crane is a handlebar mount)

that where you want it to go? they may go to the same place to make both ..

PDW is an Importer , not a Manufacturer in PDX.

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I do have experience. I have Crane Suzu bells on almost all my bikes in brass- both clamp mount as well as headset spacer mount. I have considered buying the PDW so went to a local place (Universal Cycles) that sells both. At first I assumed they would be identical sounding....but no. Similar but not the same. Aesthetically both looked the same but sound was different. They both produced loud, clear sound, but the quality of the tone was more pleasing with the Crane. For some it would be splitting hairs, but I love Cranes.
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