April 16, 2012 at 11:56 am #74997
Just wondering if anyone uses their own bell on a BB? It’s the pretty much only regular problem I have with bikes now – the bell not working. Pretty essential in the rush hour, with pedestrians likely to jump out behind a stopped bus (I know I could shout, but hey, I’m shy…)
It would have to be quick release – I can see one on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/BBB-Quick-Release-Strap-Black/dp/B001EGN76I), but whether the rubber bands would hold up to twice-daily dismantling, I don’t know.April 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm #85217
Yes, Indeed – I do use my own bell. It is a ping bell and I have secured it to the straps of my bag. Whilst this is not the most attractive addendum, I do strongly think that it has saved me knocking down some dude-on-the-mobile-phone, on no fewer than 3 separate occasions. It is well worth the effort and firmly puts me in the responsible cyclist bracket I have also added sexy hi-viz plastic strips on the back of my bag with superglue.April 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm #85218April 17, 2012 at 8:26 am #85219
Not sure why an adult would preface a reply by somebody trying to be helpful to YOU with Hmm.
Anyway – the bell is attached to straps at front of bag – for quick bell-ringing.April 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm #85220
Wow, no offence meant (is “hmm” rude?). Thanks for the reply.April 19, 2012 at 5:59 am #85221
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A lot of pedestrians, especially the tourists, will not notice unless you have a horn (due to headphones, and a lot of stressed people walking the streets – the cacophony of car horns does not help.)
It is probably not the answer that you want, but I think you would be probably be better just to accept the situatiion as it is, by all means bring a spare quick release bell, a helmet, and a set of blinkies (lights are sometimes dodgy) if you wish (probably best buying your own bike . However, the maxim I pootle by is that one should be sympathetic to those more vulnerable then therirselves:
- When I am on a bike, I watch out for pedestrians (cycle slow when there are a lot of them and try to anticipate those about to cross) whilst avoiding Addison Lee mini cabs
- When I am in my car, sitck to the limit, adopt 20 is pleanty, and give cyclists a wide berth and plenty of time.
- When I am in a van, I try to be very predictable and give cars space, cyclists even more, and drive slow where pedestrians are plentiful
Similarly, I’d just expect pedestrians to dart around, and cycle accordingly. Perhaps the break is more important than the bell
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