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Old 09-26-08, 01:22 PM
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Bell for STI Shifters?

I'm wondering if people have bell recommendations for (or near) STI shifters. I've got them on my CX commuter and usually ride on the hoods. My first pick would be a bar end bell, but this is more convenient if riding in the drops. Thanks for the advice!

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Old 09-26-08, 02:26 PM
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I use one of these on my CX bike. It mounts underneath the top cap on your headset. Not quite at the hoods, but fairly accessible when needed.

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Old 09-26-08, 02:30 PM
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Here's how I had mine mounted a while back. They're Sora shifters though. Don't know how it would work with the paddle on other TI levers.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t=#post2558998
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Old 09-26-08, 02:44 PM
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Is that a flick bell, or the spin-lever (you know what I mean, the classic type) kind of bell?
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Old 09-26-08, 02:48 PM
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From the thread title, I thought you wanted to buy STI with an integrated bell. Shifters, brakes and bell; all in one.
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It's a flick bell. Just a bell with a "hammer" on a spring.
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The pic looks like an Incredibell with a headset mount. I've been using regular Incredibells mounted vertically on my stem vertical. In some cases, the stem is too big and I made a diameter extension for the bell with a cable tie.

I don't think I'd want something near my STI shifters, and this method hides the bell reasonably.
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Old 09-26-08, 08:39 PM
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Wrong thread...

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Mine is mounted on the curve like jwgd's, except I put mine on the right bar and pointed the ringer toward the back, so I ring it with my thumb. It's super convenient from the hoods. Less so from the drops, but it can be done.

And it shouldn't be a problem for STI, since nothing protrudes in front of the bar (as long as the bell isn't huge).
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Old 09-27-08, 08:10 AM
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My cyclocross bike came with a flick bell mounted on the top bar brake levers. Very clean install, very convenient, but not on the hoods.
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This is th eonly cable lock I trust even a little bit. Kryptonite Gorgon:



Hard to tell fromt he picture, but it's very thick. Still nowhere nearas good as a good u lock though.
Are you sure you are posting in the correct thread?
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I use an old bell I had lying around, used cable ties instead of the bolts it came with so it fits around the bar.

I put it on the flat part of the drop bars, near where the bar tape ends, so I can reach it from the hoods but still ride on the flat part of the bar.
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