New bell.

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Re: New bell.

Postby reohn2 » 12 Dec 2016, 9:28am

robgul wrote: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


I saw those at the time of buying the RockBros one,what put me off was the price and the plastic element and possibility of the pinger breaking off as I've seen before with other albeit cheaper bells.
Let us know how you get on with it.
They're certainly very neat
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Re: New bell.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Dec 2016, 9:41am

Hi,
robgul wrote: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

Surfing ebay yesterday and spotted it.
What lets so many cheap bells down is the spring?
That's why I wanted a springless bell, well a mechanism that uses a non corroding spring.
And spring matl is not always specified.
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Re: New bell.

Postby reohn2 » 12 Dec 2016, 9:49am

I reckon there's a lot more money being made out of bike bells than rear mechs :shock: :wink: :- http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/shimano-s ... #pid=34515

BTW the RockBros claim their bell components are made from SS and brass.
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Re: New bell.

Postby 700c » 12 Dec 2016, 10:45am

robgul wrote: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


That looks really nice! I've gone ahead and ordered the one that Reohn2 posted about.

I will update the thread with my thoughts once the bell arrives and is on the bike - could be a few weeks based on delivery estimate...

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Re: New bell.

Postby hufty » 6 Jan 2017, 12:23pm

Re the Knog Oi - I've had mine a while and although it looks nice it's basically not loud enough to be useful.
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Re: New bell.

Postby 700c » 6 Jan 2017, 3:24pm

As promised...

I ordered the bell via eBay on 12th Dec, it arrived today (6th Jan) - shipping took about 3 weeks...this was very well explained on the eBay advert, so no problems there.

Fitting took about 2 minutes.
The "ding" is very loud!
Build quality is excellent.
It is quite unobtrusive.

Super pleased with it, and would recommend to anyone. For less than 6 quid this is a real bargain.

Should anyone wish to see an image of it as fitted, let me know.

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Re: New bell.

Postby pedalsheep » 11 Jan 2017, 6:55pm

Another vote for the Rockbros bell. Just ordered a second one for my other bike.
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Re: New bell.

Postby mjr » 11 Jan 2017, 7:14pm

reohn2 wrote:
Des49 wrote: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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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.

The above link can be summarised as "Small company discovers 'Made in the USA' labelling isn't worth as much as they thought" (it means especially little here in Europe - both the USA and China are far away). Now it looks like they'll make the protectionism mistake for their next design so I expect the next article about them to be "Small company discovers patent protection is expensive and doesn't protect them much".

I've various Adie bells on mine. Reasonably cheap, classic designs (I've bought brrring ones and temple bells) with good parts that seem to last. I've also had various others over the years and share the dislike of plastic parts mentioned above.
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