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Old 08-19-16, 08:12 AM
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anyone else excited for the Knog Oi?

https://usd.knog.com.au/oi-bike-bell.html

Can't wait for this puppy to come to market already. The only non-fugly bell for a road bike ever. I want to be able to alert MUP users to my presence without yelling.

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Old 08-19-16, 11:04 AM
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I want one, but it's been "out of stock" for ages. Maybe I'll just make one. It shouldn't be that difficult.
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Old 08-19-16, 11:54 AM
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Mine should be arriving either late this month or early next month. I'm pretty dang excited about it!
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Got my email from the Kickstarter a week or two ago saying they're ready to ship. I'm pretty excited.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Got my email from the Kickstarter a week or two ago saying they're ready to ship. I'm pretty excited.
Yeah they are supposed to be ready end of this month-ish. I wish I had pre-ordered.
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Old 08-19-16, 04:42 PM
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I've been waiting for this (im)patiently for months.

Ya hear me Aussies? M O N T H S.
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Just got an update from them the other day. I can't wait for mine. Especially since we are required to have a bell by law.
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Old 08-23-16, 08:28 AM
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I had a PDW Alexander Graham Bell which I really liked, but it requires a stem spacer to mount (goes right under the stem.) After my last fit adjustment, I lost the ability to fit that spacer, so I tapped a hole in my stem and mounted the bell directly. Then the fit changed again and I went to a 20mm shorter stem, so now the bell is in a drawer. Will be nice to have a bell back-- it has come in handy on many occasions.
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Cute, but for use in traffic??? At the speeds shown in the video?

Not hardly... ya need serious sound for that sort of environment... like this...

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I've never needed a bell in traffic, and have had very, very few instances in traffic where any bell/horn would have made a difference. Now on trails, MUPs, or just places where people are walking/jogging near the bike lanes...
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
I want one, but it's been "out of stock" for ages. Maybe I'll just make one. It shouldn't be that difficult.
If you can find the right piece of brass maybe. I tried one Sunday and realized that it would take a lot of experimentation to get a decent sound.
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
If you can find the right piece of brass maybe. I tried one Sunday and realized that it would take a lot of experimentation to get a decent sound.
I think the more difficult part will be mounting the "bell" on the clamp without killing the sound. Have to calculate the nodes, I suppose. I'll probably use stainless, instead of brass, too. Were you able to see how Knog attached the metal to the polymer?
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I saw someone with one of these bells on their bike.



Well, in actuality I HEARD them, I looked over and didn't find the bell until they pointed it out to me. It was black, not brass colored like the picture. If you're looking for a "hidden" bell, putting it on your stem is the way to go.
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Old 08-24-16, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
I think the more difficult part will be mounting the "bell" on the clamp without killing the sound. Have to calculate the nodes, I suppose. I'll probably use stainless, instead of brass, too. Were you able to see how Knog attached the metal to the polymer?
I tried two rubber stand-offs through holes near each end which wasn't all that damping, but probably not very durable. I spent more time with the clapper, to make it a sliding piece following around the curve which I thought is more in keeping with the overall look and design.
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
I tried two rubber stand-offs through holes near each end which wasn't all that damping, but probably not very durable. I spent more time with the clapper, to make it a sliding piece following around the curve which I thought is more in keeping with the overall look and design.
Sounds pretty cool. Good idea about the clapper.
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Looks nice but sounds kinda wimpy. For show rather than function, I suppose.
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
Looks nice but sounds kinda wimpy. For show rather than function, I suppose.
Oh, you already got yours? How did you get one so far in advance of everyone else?

...or are you basing your assumption on audio clips from the internet?
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Cute, but for use in traffic??? At the speeds shown in the video?

Not hardly... ya need serious sound for that sort of environment... like this...

https://youtu.be/x56igBIJHX8?t=14
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Oh, you already got yours? How did you get one so far in advance of everyone else?

...or are you basing your assumption on audio clips from the internet?
Yep
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
I want one, but it's been "out of stock" for ages. Maybe I'll just make one. It shouldn't be that difficult.
I would hope their page would list them as out of stock until they deliver the Kickstarter orders. But they should clear out their back orders in a month or two, and then I'd expect them to start selling them through their website. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if some bike shops are already standing in line.

I'm still waiting & excited about my order. Ti + 2x Aluminum bells.

On the "bright" side, my Reelight NEO arrived today
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...free-bikelight

A little heavier than I expected. I'll try it out soon.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Cute, but for use in traffic??? At the speeds shown in the video?

Not hardly... ya need serious sound for that sort of environment... like this...

https://youtu.be/x56igBIJHX8?t=14
While I don't like the Air Zound(I had this: Loud Bicycle | Car horn for bikes similar to the Air Zound). I certainly agree that this bell is useless in hi-speed traffic.
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My cheap ($1.50) and small bike bell from China was loud enough this past weekend to alert a jogger to my presence on a MUP, and he was even wearing headphones. After I gave him a couple dings he waved acknowledging that I was there. So I'll probably stick with it, though I like the looks of the Oi.
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I don't know whether TAVTA stole the design from Knog or vice versa or if they coincidentially created the same design, but you can get the nighdentical TAVTA Invisible Bike Bell right now from the usual Chinese sellers for about $10. I have one and confirm it looks nice but sounds weak.

The Oi is a great design, but I'm not convinced it's original. Some Oxelo scooters have been equipped with a similar OEM bell for about two years.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Cute, but for use in traffic??? At the speeds shown in the video?

Not hardly... ya need serious sound for that sort of environment... like this...

https://youtu.be/x56igBIJHX8?t=14
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I ordered mine on Oct 10 and as far as I can tell it hasn't even shipped yet. They have pushed the 'expected shipping date' back several times, and I'm really starting to wonder if it will ever get to me.
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