Are you using a bell/horn on your road bike?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Multebear
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by Multebear

bigfatty wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:36 pm
I always have a plastic whistle round my neck... about 5 grams
I think we've got a winner here :lol:

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themidge
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by themidge

I use my voice

"ding ding!"

"excuse me please"

Seems to work, but make sure you say "thank you" afterwards.

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by Butcher

Adding weight to your bike for an unnecessary component is not weightweenie.

I use my voice. Yelling if need be. Followed by a thank you. I do not do it often since I do not ride in crowds anymore than I have to.

hanakuso1
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by hanakuso1

I had an old hiking backpack that had a strap whistle and I've attached that to my helmet's strap.

It looks something like this but mine is a mini strap.

https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Mountain ... ay&sr=8-24

Multebear
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by Multebear

hanakuso1 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:46 pm
I had an old hiking backpack that had a strap whistle and I've attached that to my helmet's strap.

It looks something like this but mine is a mini strap.

https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Mountain ... ay&sr=8-24
Pretty clever solution.

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Rockbro bell on my Ti

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dim
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I have a brass Crane bell (made in Japan and regarded as the best bell in the world)
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Tinea Pedis
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by Tinea Pedis

Living in Geelong I never, ever considered a bell as a 'need'. But now in Melbourne - and using bike paths - it's a must have. Knog Luxe Oi for me as well, it's terrific. Discreet enough that virtually no one ever spots it on my bike. Now not only can I 'alert' those ahead of me on the bike path I can also let guys in the bunch know we are coming past. All good fun and another who finds it a guilty pleasure.

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