Bells on bikes

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Mick F
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Re: Bells on bikes

Postby Mick F » 12 Sep 2019, 9:27pm

:D :D

The other day, I was coming down a hill quite quickly. Narrow lane. Back road.
I have a Lion Bellworks bell with a springy pinger lever.
http://www.lionbellworks.co.uk/webshop.php
Going just at the right speed, along the right road, over the right bump, the bell "auto-rings" as the spring flexes etc.

Rounding a corner, at the right speed, over the right bump .... the bell rang. As it did, I saw a lady walker and she turned round and smiled and moved to one side.

Automatic Pedestrian Recognition Bell Ringing.

APRBR ............................................... the way forward for all modern bicycles! :D
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Re: Bells on bikes

Postby philvantwo » 12 Sep 2019, 10:04pm

Modern bicycle? Have you treated yourself to a lightweight carbon 12speed Mick F?
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Re: Bells on bikes

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Sep 2019, 10:42am

Hi,
Nah, Mick will carry on looking for potholes and bumps in the road, with an even bigger grin :mrgreen:
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Re: Bells on bikes

Postby brooksby » 25 Sep 2019, 1:32pm

MOARspeed wrote:I have bell which rings cut constantly, like the sort you see on a cat collar (only bigger), I found that a regular bell used to get an aggressive response as often as a non-aggressive one. The bell I have was something I did a few years ago, I understand now that a similar thing is now available in bike shops.


Doesn't Grant Peterson recommend that? Having something like wind chimes or a cow bell hanging from the frame...

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Re: Bells on bikes

Postby MOARspeed » 27 Sep 2019, 2:01pm

brooksby wrote:
MOARspeed wrote:I have bell which rings cut constantly, like the sort you see on a cat collar (only bigger), I found that a regular bell used to get an aggressive response as often as a non-aggressive one. The bell I have was something I did a few years ago, I understand now that a similar thing is now available in bike shops.


Doesn't Grant Peterson recommend that? Having something like wind chimes or a cow bell hanging from the frame...


No idea, but I got the idea from somewhere.

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Re: Bells on bikes

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 30 Sep 2019, 5:46pm

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I have this. It’s very very loud, and very very effective.

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Re: Bells on bikes

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 1 Oct 2019, 9:48am

hi,
I have got something similar but it messes with my Speedo, I do use it if I have to, you be surprised riding a few feet behind people in the road or blocking shared pass how many don't even hear it.
I can understand that some people are deaf, but 20-year-olds 3 abreast Running in the road and blocking it too..........
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