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Who uses bells?

Old 01-28-06, 12:20 PM
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yeah, i totally want one of those. no joke, i'd rock it.
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Old 01-28-06, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by humancongereel
do know where you can still get one of those? i never had one, but a friend did, and i thought it was SO. COOL.
Here is
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Originally Posted by humancongereel
yeah, i totally want one of those. no joke, i'd rock it.

Google bike siren.
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Old 01-28-06, 12:24 PM
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ah, bike siren. i was trying to think of what to google. "old school bike noisemaker thingy" didn't seem like anything that would work.
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Originally Posted by freddiesan
Here is
one.
i hope another one comes up. i wish i could get that right now.
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Here is something for you bike lovers.
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Haha.
Bike siren also yields this:



So, it's all a crap shoot.
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Old 01-28-06, 12:31 PM
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whoa....ummm...what?
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i use a really shrill westminster whistle--and i use it a lot. seems to work great with pedestrians, motorists and ****ing pedicab drivers.
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Originally Posted by freddiesan
Here is
one.
Oh man, that is the EXACT one that I had (the first pic). I'm so tempted to get it.
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We use one on our tandem. It has been very useful on rides such as RAGBRAI, CANDISC, GRABAAWR, SAGBRAW, CNC, and during our vacations to Sanibel Island in Florida. People haven't seemed to have been upset with us ringing it. But we begin ringing it long before we're right on top of them, so they're not alarmed by us as we pass on our tandem and Burley Piccollo.

We don't use bells on our singles.
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I love my bell.

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raaaaaank.

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Originally Posted by 2mtr
yes yes! where is this fabled down tube bell? i want it, I need it, I asked around at the LBSs, and they think i'm ********.
Oh, MomoVelo, oh, how I miss you.
momovelo's downtube bell was actually a bell just like matthew a brown's (above) rigged into an empty downtube shifter boss. now you may have one. i would have one if i didn't ride the rough stuff so much. i'd become a ringing, dinging, bouncing irritation riding through the forest.
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+1 for the jellibell

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I have a "ped whistle" which is meant to be used as a distress call if drowning.

Million Mile Freddy has an airhorn with a big button lifted from a car's dash board.
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yeah i've considered hooking up an airhorn...maybe its time...
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I want one of those old fashioned horns.
A-oooooooga! A-oooooooooga!

That'd get people's attention.
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those things are available and for pretty cheap
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Originally Posted by hyperRevue
I want one of those old fashioned horns.
A-oooooooga! A-oooooooooga!

That'd get people's attention.
I would much rather have a foghorn.
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Originally Posted by Ira in Chi
i also like this kind: http://www.bellsbeer.com/

Mmmmmm... Oberon. One of the few things I miss from MI.
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Some guy came into the shop a couple months ago with one of those HUGE horns with the rubber plunger on the end. He said he had gotten it as a loaner from a friend who purchased it in India. The thing was industrial sized and had the sound to match. We advised him to zip tie it onto his handlebars and go at it...
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Anyone know which bells have that single zen-like "ding" to them rather than the "bring bring" of most bells? Yes, I know that this is a ridiculous question but maybe someone will know what I'm talking about.
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i think the other model from incredibell, has a bell and a spring loaded 'hammer'. ask dynarider, he claims the sustain lasts for hours.
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yeah, the incredibell is a one-ding bell. I've got them on two bikes... I chose them more because they're small and will beat the no-bell traffic ticket more than for their utility; they sound nice, but people ignore them completely most of the time.
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