Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-08-14, 01:51 AM   #1
Medic Zero
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Medic Zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Seattle
Bikes: Old steel GT's, for touring and commuting
Posts: 2,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Medic Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-14, 08:44 AM   #2
KenshiBiker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
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.
KenshiBiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-14, 09:27 AM   #3
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,766
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 208 Post(s)
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.

Last edited by fietsbob; 07-08-14 at 09:31 AM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-14, 02:42 PM   #4
Velocivixen 
Senior Member
 
Velocivixen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
Bikes: 1978 Univega Gran Rally, 2015 Surly Straggler, 1985 Nishiki Riviera mixte, 1987 Miyata One Twelve mixte, '71 Raleigh Twenty, 1995 Trek 820
Posts: 3,692
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
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.
Velocivixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:37 AM.