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Old 01-01-07, 11:06 PM
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Do You or Would You Use A Bell on your Bike?

I've always heard riders rag on other riders that used bells on their bikes. But much to my suprise, I noticed a bell on another rider's bike the other day. One I never expected. So that makes two riders with bells, and what is suprising is that the two riders with the bells are two of the biggest badazzes I know!
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on my mtb's...gotta have them then!!!
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Bells are awesome, nothing says 'Get the **** outta my way' like a little ring from the bell.

Telling people 'On your left' always causes them to look over their left shoulder and move slightly to the left...
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no bell. i like talking to people and telling them i'm on their left. i say hi when i go by them, too. it is fun....the cute cycling wimmins like it.
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Originally Posted by Extort
Bells are awesome, nothing says 'Get the **** outta my way' like a little ring from the bell.

Telling people 'On your left' always causes them to look over their left shoulder and move slightly to the left...

truest words ever spoken....
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got one on my MTBs, great for going around blinc corners on singletracks and DH.
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"get the **** outta my way"?


OK now, does that start with an "H" or an "F"?
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I use a whistle....
blow it low on the MUP..and its loud enough for someone in a car to hear it!

Works on mtbs and in tunnels...
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depends on who the bell is speaking to...
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I have one like this on my Electra.
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How old are you Frank?...no, not the bell, cause you said the other day you weren't as young as I. I'm wondering though!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
How old are you Frank?...no, not the bell, cause you said the other day you weren't as young as I. I'm wondering though!
I'll be 48 later this month. A little too old to have a bike with a big bell and a license plate. Especially a license plate that says Janet. Do you know how many funny people ask if my name is Janet?
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Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig
I'll be 48 later this month. A little too old to have a bike with a big bell and a license plate. Especially a license plate that says Janet. Do you know how many funny people ask if my name is Janet?
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Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig
I'll be 48 later this month. A little too old to have a bike with a big bell and a license plate. Especially a license plate that says Janet. Do you know how many funny people ask if my name is Janet?
Oh, you're not that much older. I'll be 44 soon. I had one of those bells on one of my bikes. People on the trail seemed to get annoyed by it!
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No bell for me...I like to say 'good morning'...unless it's afternoon...then I change it up.
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Originally Posted by Brandy
No bell for me...I like to say 'good morning'...unless it's afternoon...then I change it up.

Well I guess I'm just a talented rider. I can ring the bell and say "good morning"!
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The thought of using a bell at the beach has seriously crossed my mind a time or two. I was also thinking about maybe strapping one of those sports air horn deals to the top tube and blasting away at anybody that gets in front of me.
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Well I guess I'm just a talented rider. I can ring the bell and say "good morning"!
I'm not good at multi-tasking.
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The thought of using a bell at the beach has seriously crossed my mind a time or two. I was also thinking about maybe strapping one of those sports air horn deals to the top tube and blasting away at anybody that gets in front of me.
We ride to the beach most of the time . I won't dare ride along the beach with all the people on the beach path. Usually the wind in the ears, most don't hear me call out cause I'm a pretty softspoken person.

The bell just seems to pierce the wind and air. Myfriends used to laugh at me and call me a Fred. Now that they see how effective it is, they all yell,"ring the bell" when we pull up on other riders.
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Originally Posted by Extort
Bells are awesome, nothing says 'Get the **** outta my way' like a little ring from the bell.

Telling people 'On your left' always causes them to look over their left shoulder and move slightly to the left...
I bought a bell when I was in Holland, cuz it was easier to buy the bell than to learn to say "on your left" in Dutch.
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Originally Posted by Brandy
I'm not good at multi-tasking.

Whatever you do, don't compromise safety. Not sure if it's true or not, but I heard one of the girls that rode up to the ski lifts on Saturday crashed. Image what could have happened if she had been reaching for a bell!
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I use a bell on my mountain bike only.
But if I rode my road bike on bike paths very often, I'd have one on my road bike as well.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
Whatever you do, don't compromise safety. Not sure if it's true or not, but I heard one of the girls that rode up to the ski lifts on Saturday crashed. Image what could have happened if she had been reaching for a bell!
Yeah...I heard that too. Apparently she's on a every Saturday crash schedule...what a dumb ass!
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Maybe if I was uncool or something
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Yeah...I heard that too. Apparently she's on a every Saturday crash schedule...what a dumb ass!

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