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  • What bell?
  • i’ve an airzound, felt like a tit using it so resorted to just screaming obscenaties.

    PDW King Of Ding is my rambler scattering device, it chimes away as you ride over anything rough so everyone clears out of the way!

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Tbh it doesn’t matter.

    ” you don’t need to ring that bell at me, a simple hello would be more friendly”

    ” why haven’t you got a bell so people know your coming”

    You can’t win

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    I had a nice ping-ping bell for ages and it was fine until I encountered some old fossil who was as deaf as a post.
    After I had pinged away merrily to no effect, eventually I caught his eye and he shouted at me that I should have a bell.
    I pointed to the aforementioned pinger and he yelled that it was insufficient to be heard over the birdsong!
    Now I have this – works a treat and it’s hard for anyone to get cross when hear it, just need a 29er to complete the clown costume:

    RealMan
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    Couple of quid on ebay and some electrical tape and zip ties. Sorted.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    I’ve got Hope hubs on my bikes. Makes other audible devices except air horns a bit redundant.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    When I was about 7 I eschewed a bell in favour of a clown hooter… forgot all about them. I might get one 🙂

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The modern standard ping ping ping is a bit shite.. what other options do I have?

    teasel
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    Sod the bell idea, get one of these…

    Leaves a longer-lasting impression.

    Whats wrong with your lungs/mouth/vocal chords? Works every time for me.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    If you speak nicely, people don’t hear you. If you shout, people get upset.

    If you speak nicely, people don’t hear you. If you shout, people get upset.

    Shout nicely then?

    Alternatively, **** ’em.

    antigee
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    surely someone can write an ap that uses gps and proximity and then shouts “wakey wakey – keep left” thru the headphones as I approach
    the ap could come with an arrow on the screen to help people know where left is

    Wilkinsons homeware store about 99p

    bigblackshed – Member
    I’ve got Hope hubs on my bikes. Makes other audible devices except air horns a bit redundant.

    This +1

    Premier Icon jameso
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    I bought a bear bell in Canada this summer, thought it could be pretty good for busy paths in the UK but found it annoying after a few days, took it off and swapped it for some lip-salve (unused) before I got back home.

    ChunkyMTB
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    +1 Hope Hubs

    Keva
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    Whats wrong with your lungs/mouth/vocal chords? Works every time for me.

    is usually met with ‘where’s your bell?’
    to which I reply…’where’s your manners?’

    Premier Icon annebr
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    I have a bell that makes two bell sounds. Like a little “ding dong”.

    It was cheap and seems to be relatively effective.

    bikebouy
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    Another Hope Hubs user 😆

    If that fails, I cough. F, cough. 😉

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