Bells for bikes

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
pwa
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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby pwa » 16 Sep 2020, 2:01pm

Marcus Aurelius wrote:Image

The ‘Hornit’ up to 140 dBs of ‘I’m behind you’.

https://hornit.com/

I won’t leave home without one.

I'm guessing you don't use that around horses! :lol:

mercalia
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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby mercalia » 16 Sep 2020, 2:47pm

pwa wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:Image

The ‘Hornit’ up to 140 dBs of ‘I’m behind you’.

https://hornit.com/

I won’t leave home without one.

I'm guessing you don't use that around horses! :lol:


or people who might take offence and beat you up :lol:

greyingbeard
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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby greyingbeard » 16 Sep 2020, 2:52pm

good in traffic though. Especially since the majority of really bad drivers seem to be on the phone / have blacked out windows and cant see properly / smell of cannabis.

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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby Cowsham » 16 Sep 2020, 3:20pm

My mother in law bought my youngest son a rechargeable light set for his new bike but it has a horn built into it. Not only that but the battery is in the front lamp bit which is great cos you just plug it into a mini USB phone charger and that gives front / rear light and horn power and there is a button for light or horn -- when you press horn the lamp flashes to give extra warning of your arrival. Bloody brilliant thing. One charge does all.

http://www.omeril.com/index.php?route=p ... duct_id=63

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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby greyingbeard » 16 Sep 2020, 3:50pm

Teaching bikeability at a school, a girl let out an ear splitting scream, I told her that she didnt need a bell. :D

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NUKe
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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby NUKe » 16 Sep 2020, 4:14pm

bells are for nothing more than politely announcing your existence, I certainly wouldn't use a Hornet for anything other than alerting cars to your existence.
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mercalia
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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby mercalia » 16 Sep 2020, 5:07pm

NUKe wrote:bells are for nothing more than politely announcing your existence, I certainly wouldn't use a Hornet for anything other than alerting cars to your existence.


it should be renamed get the ***** out of my ***** way horn

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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby Grldtnr » 16 Sep 2020, 5:14pm

mercalia wrote:
NUKe wrote:bells are for nothing more than politely announcing your existence, I certainly wouldn't use a Hornet for anything other than alerting cars to your existence.


it should be renamed get the ***** out of my ***** way horn


Had an airzound horn, for a bit, it eventually failed, bloomin' loud an all, you just pumped it up with a track pump, which I had to do lots, friends and acquaintances liked sounding it off!

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Re: Bells for bikes

Postby Freeasabird » 16 Sep 2020, 6:22pm

whoof wrote:
Brucey wrote:
The 'ding-dong' bells are good but I suspect they may not so quickly mean 'bike' to most people.

cheers

Indeed some may think that the witch is dead.

To the OP be carefully regarding the bar clamp width with some cheap bells. I got one from the Poundshop and the clamp was tiny. Probably only suited to a child's bike. Another from the Euro shop in the Netherlands was fine.


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