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Old 02-12-16, 08:21 AM
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Bell that works in the rain/cold?

Hello

None of the bells I've had so far work in the rain and/or when it's cold.

Before buying a Crane bell, I wanted to check from people who bought one whether those do work well in that kind of weather.

I'm thinking of getting either the E-Ne

or the Sakura:


Thank you.

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Old 02-12-16, 08:43 AM
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I have a Spurcycle bell that works well in the cold. Spurcycle Bell

You're going to have some trouble with any conventional bell in the rain, though. The water that collects on the bell, even if only droplets, dampens the bell's vibration and absorbs the sound.

Hmm, that gives me an idea. I wonder if coating a bell with NeverWet would improve things?
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Old 02-12-16, 08:49 AM
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I have a crane brass bell mounted vertically on the right drop, just below the brake lever, work fine in all weather.
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Old 02-12-16, 08:53 AM
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I recommend Spurcycle or one of the knockoffs. However, I only recommend the brass version. The steel and aluminum versions are not as loud in good weather and are significantly affected by rain/cold while the brass is more robust.
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Crane bell works fine in the rain. Get the brass one. It sounds better.
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Old 02-12-16, 10:15 AM
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Thanks much for the feedback. I'll get one made of brass then, and see how it goes.
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Wearing my cycle rain cape over the bars No one can hear it . But Myrricle Grip Bell I Can rotate it with gloves on,

but You may dampen the ringing with the gloved hand mirrycle.com: incredibell grip bell

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Old 02-12-16, 02:48 PM
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What, no one's gonna make a "colder than brass bells" joke?
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Brass Bells on monkey ..
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I have a spurcycle and love it. First got one for my everyday, commuter bike and now want one for my Roadie...
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I hang my bell upside down so the tab is right next to my thumb as I'm riding. It also helps to reduce the amount of rain on it.
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The question I have is, why don't your other bells work in the rain and cold?
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
The question I have is, why don't your other bells work in the rain and cold?

Come on, help me out with this question, I'm seriously curious!
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
Come on, help me out with this question, I'm seriously curious!
They just don't.

One is made of aluminium, so that would match the info given above.

The other, I don't know: It's the one that comes with the Brompton. Could be steel.

Both are totally useless when it rains or cold (ie below 5C, not cold by North American standards, I know).
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Brass Bells on monkey ..
Brass Monkey...
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