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Old 11-12-23, 12:56 PM
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"Dost bell ringeth for thee?"


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Old 11-12-23, 03:53 PM
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I've got 3 bells on 3 bikes; all three are mounted on the stem on the right side. A brass Crane Suzu, a brass Crane Karen and a "some kind of metal Suzu style that came on a Raleigh."

From what I've been able to gather- a "Suzu" bell has the hammer striker, the Karen has the striker mounted to a spring.

I think I like the brass Suzu best.
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Originally Posted by juvela
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"Dost bell ringeth for thee?"-----
"Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not."
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Okay, after all these examples, is O.P. any-the-wiser?
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I've got both Ping! bells and Ring-a-ling bells. I prefer the ring-a-lings. I was on a business trip to the Anaheim area and stopped in at Daiso. I picked up a few bicycle related items while there. Most items are $1.75 and that is what I paid for this bell. It works and sounds great. I installed it on my Le Tour on the stem. With drop bars I like to keep the bars free of stuff so that I have more room for my hands.
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Brass is best. It resonates for a long time.
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rode w/ my later Father's bear bell hanging from my bars this weekend. so there was always a little jingling in the air. I think the dogs heard it more than the ppl

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@PhilFo - Thanks for pointing out the E-Ne. Bought one and installed. Not as loud or long as the bigger cousin but still acceptable for a small bell.
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Velo Orange bell on upright bars.

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Just about visible on my bars here is one from the Lion Bellworks made in Birmingham, the one in the West Midlands that is, check the website for the ringtone.

https://www.lionbellworks.co.uk/

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Originally Posted by Small cog
Just about visible on my bars here is one from the Lion Bellworks made in Birmingham, the one in the West Midlands that is, check the website for the ringtone.
Lion bells. Word. Alpha and omega. Low fundamental, lush overtone spectrum, sustain into next week. Makes strong men grow misty-eyed, women feel flushed and small children jump up and down, clapping their hands. Endorsed by Quasimodo. Suitable for ringing the Nine Tailors. Has a written part in Josef Strauss' Vélocipéde Polka.

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Old 11-27-23, 05:11 PM
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Fun fact: The Tokyo San Esu Universal Sound Bell is in its 50th year of production.
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Old 11-27-23, 05:17 PM
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If all your riding buddies have Spurcycles, you need a Sögreni.

https://sogreni.com/en-us/collection...s/sogreni-bell
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Originally Posted by OTS
The compact and stylish Spurcycle bell is made in the USA and comes with a guarantee for life.
The Version 1 Rubber Foot/Grommet on my early Spurcycle deteriorated and had to be replaced. The Crane E-Ne I purchased at around the same time for half the Spurcycle's cost has not needed any attention or repair (as one would anticipate for a bell).
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Originally Posted by tcs
The Version 1 Rubber Foot/Grommet on my early Spurcycle deteriorated and had to be replaced. The Crane E-Ne I purchased at around the same time for half the Spurcycle's cost has not needed any attention or repair (as one would anticipate for a bell).
I had a front end collision with an ATV on a city MUP. My Spurcycle Bell was significantly damaged in the process.
After I recovered physically, I sent the bell in for repair and they sent me a new bell for no charge and wished me a full and complete recovery.
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Originally Posted by OTS
I had a front end collision with an ATV on a city MUP. My Spurcycle Bell was significantly damaged in the process.
After I recovered physically, I sent the bell in for repair and they sent me a new bell for no charge and wished me a full and complete recovery.
In my case, it would have cost me more to ship the bell back for 'free' repair of the deteriorated parts.
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my single ping bells get little attention on the MUP. I had a lady who didn't move tell me she thought it was someone's phone. I will update to ringers at some point.
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
My single ping bells get little attention on the MUP.

I give them two or three pings, or for the truly recalcitrant MUP user, a dozen or more. I haven't been torpedoed yet.

https://www.pingplotter.com/wisdom/a...ntinuous-ping/

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All of my bikes have bells (I have more than 10) , some cheapo bells and some pretty good pricey ones.

The Crane bells are the loudest but also the biggest and nicest looking out there. But a little big .

The little Spurcycle bells are a pain in the ass to mount as the clamp part has sharp edges so you have to use tape underneath to prevent scratches. There are 2 size clamps included for handlebar or frame mounting , a little work is involved in getting the clamp curved just right and staying place while you screw it down .They do have a really nice High pitch Ping to them , and are so compact you can mount them on your handlebar under your brake lever for easy access.

The Kong bells are on my modern bikes and fit nicely on the top of the bars next to the Stem , I mount them upside down to push the striker lever easier. They are Rounded so you have a smooth area to rest your hands on when you are hammering thru the wind. I like to keep my hands on the bars closest to the stem to get a little more Aero, so these are very convenient for that as some bells get in the way on the bars.

The Key ,I think , is to find a bell you can mount and activate easily while riding , and not interfere with your hands or the look of the bike.

I pick up bells at Swap Meets and keep a few on hand but even some of the cheap ones are nice and loud.
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Originally Posted by Manny66
The Kong bells are on my modern bikes...
The knock on Knog, when they came out, was that they did everything a bell should except make noise. They were too quiet. Allegedly Knog's sound production has improved. Your take in comparison to your other bells?
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Originally Posted by gugie
Did someone say Reich bells?

part of my collection
A clutch of bells.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
I saw the thread and thought the more somber "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
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A few years ago I was given a Raleigh Lenton that was on the scrapheap at my local bikeshop which a friend owns and has been there over 100 years most of that time owned by his family, a couple of days ago I was looking for a suitable vintage bell for it and found this one sold by the same shop probably in the 1960s or '70s, I am not sure if S J Soanes is Sid's father or grandfather but a good find.

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