New bell.

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reohn2
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New bell.

Postby reohn2 » 10 Nov 2016, 6:01pm

I've just bought one of these:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381475343790? ... EBIDX%3AIT
It looks very well made(SS and brass according to the blurb) with no plastic bits,and the ring is much louder than many others I've tried in the past.
It's early days yet but for I fiver it looks the bis.
BTW other sellers have them for the same price but UK sellers are slightly more expensive,though you wouldn't need to wait three weeks like wot I did as mine came from Hong Kong :?
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Re: New bell.

Postby deliquium » 10 Nov 2016, 7:04pm

I've just ordered one - my trust is with you John :wink:

I've got 4 Lion Bellworks bells to compare it with :roll:
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New bell.

Postby Heltor Chasca » 10 Nov 2016, 7:16pm

My Rock Bros arrived in just over a week. £8 posted. Tiny. Almost invisible. Out the way of flight controls. A bit fiddly to fit and no instructions. Posh packaging. Lovely tring. What's not to like?
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Re: New bell.

Postby reohn2 » 10 Nov 2016, 7:16pm

deliquium wrote:I've just ordered one - my trust is with you John :wink:

I've got 4 Lion Bellworks bells to compare it with :roll:


Let us know how you get on with it when it finally arrives at Snowdon Towers :)
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Re: New bell.

Postby PH » 10 Nov 2016, 9:07pm

Ha, mine came this week too. Who first posted it here? we must have ordered around the same time.
I got a silver one and will probably order another. It's a good ding and a neat fitting, plus nice and small on the bars. Time will tell if it was a good buy, but first impressions are very positive.

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Re: New bell.

Postby PH » 10 Nov 2016, 9:17pm

Heltor Chasca wrote:A bit fiddly to fit and no instructions.

I didn't think it really needed instructions
Imagebell by Paul, on Flickr

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Re: New bell.

Postby reohn2 » 10 Nov 2016, 9:40pm

He He,ordered mine on the 25 October.
Three weeks was a bit of an over estimate on length of time to arrive :oops:
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Re: New bell.

Postby Heltor Chasca » 10 Nov 2016, 9:50pm

PH wrote:
Heltor Chasca wrote:A bit fiddly to fit and no instructions.

I didn't think it really needed instructions
Imagebell by Paul, on Flickr


I didn't order silver. Mine was a different colour. Silver ones are easy to fit.

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Re: New bell.

Postby Heltor Chasca » 10 Nov 2016, 9:58pm

reohn2 wrote:He He,ordered mine on the 25 October.
Three weeks was a bit of an over estimate on length of time to arrive :oops:


The £2 extra I paid was worth it then? I fitted it to a 1 year old MTB I've just got as a winter hack/off road tourer. Now I get moaned at by people who don't like bike bells a few weeks earlier than you'll get moaned at.

Bonus.

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Re: New bell.

Postby reohn2 » 10 Nov 2016, 10:01pm

Heltor Chasca wrote:
reohn2 wrote:He He,ordered mine on the 25 October.
Three weeks was a bit of an over estimate on length of time to arrive :oops:


The £2 extra I paid was worth it then? I fitted it to a 1 year old MTB I've just got as a winter hack/off road tourer. Now I get moaned at by people who don't like bike bells a few weeks earlier than you'll get moaned at.

Bonus.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Some year ago I removed bells from my bikes due to same problems :?
And funnily enough the bell I bought was for an old MTB hack that I've just built :D
PS,mine's stealth black so no one knows it's me :mrgreen:
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Re: New bell.

Postby Heltor Chasca » 10 Nov 2016, 10:18pm

reohn2 wrote:
Heltor Chasca wrote:
reohn2 wrote:He He,ordered mine on the 25 October.
Three weeks was a bit of an over estimate on length of time to arrive :oops:


The £2 extra I paid was worth it then? I fitted it to a 1 year old MTB I've just got as a winter hack/off road tourer. Now I get moaned at by people who don't like bike bells a few weeks earlier than you'll get moaned at.

Bonus.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Some year ago I removed bells from my bikes due to same problems :?
And funnily enough the bell I bought was for an old MTB hack that I've just built :D
PS,mine's stealth black so no one knows it's me :mrgreen:


Hah! Mine's stealth black too! (With a couple of lumo-yellow decals)

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Re: New bell.

Postby Des49 » 10 Nov 2016, 11:26pm

reohn2 wrote:I've just bought one of these:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381475343790? ... EBIDX%3AIT
It looks very well made(SS and brass according to the blurb) with no plastic bits,and the ring is much louder than many others I've tried in the past.
It's early days yet but for I fiver it looks the bis.
BTW other sellers have them for the same price but UK sellers are slightly more expensive,though you wouldn't need to wait three weeks like wot I did as mine came from Hong Kong :?


This thread caught my eye as I was thinking of getting a bell, currently none of my bikes are equipped with a bell.

However after following the link it sort of reminded me of an article I read a little while ago, which I have just located:-
https://cyclingtips.com/2016/08/a-tale- ... erfeiters/

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Re: New bell.

Postby reohn2 » 11 Nov 2016, 12:07am

Des49 wrote:
This thread caught my eye as I was thinking of getting a bell, currently none of my bikes are equipped with a bell.

However after following the link it sort of reminded me of an article I read a little while ago, which I have just located:-
https://cyclingtips.com/2016/08/a-tale- ... erfeiters/


The bottom line is,would you pay £45 to £50 for a bicycle bell?
I wouldn't,TBH I wouldn't pay £15 for one.
A tenner would IMO be a reasonable cost for a quality bell.

That said,at time of purchase I'd never heard of the Spurcycle bell,but I was impressed with the bell I bought from Hong Kong at what I thought was a very reasonably priced bit of nice kit.
So I Googled the makers name,with a view to buying probably 50 and selling them on Ebay,and found out the RockBros bell was a copy of the Spurcycle one.
I've no problem with that,I've a big problem with spending £45 to £50 on a bell,and an even bigger one should I wish to equip all five of my bikes with them,however good the quality.
I have some sympathy with Spurcycle but the product isn't patented and so is open to copy.
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Re: New bell.

Postby 700c » 11 Dec 2016, 11:26pm

Just found this thread - thanks for posting. Ordered from eBay today.

Have no qualms about ordering the cheapo version...as the spurcycle price is wayyy too expensive for what it is. If it was closer in price (perhaps double or double and a bit), I'd have ordered the real version. But at 10 times the price, I simply cannot justify paying that.

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Re: New bell.

Postby robgul » 12 Dec 2016, 7:38am

Variation on a theme : https://euro.knog.com.au/bike/accessori ... bells.html - just installed on one of my bikes. (Shop around for price ... and there's already a Chinese copy on ebay)

Rob