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July 31, 2012

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Mike

It's not a bell per-se, but if noise is the goal, you can't go wrong with a 120 dB compressed air horn:
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cycling/BellsMirrorsReflectors/PRD~4013-597/samui-air-zound-cycling-horn.jsp

Refillable with a regular Schraeder bike pump, and works great in winter. My main caution (other than use with care when approaching pedestrians and fellow cyclists from behind) is that the temptation to use this thing is awful. You start hoping cars start driving dangerously around you, just so you can have the satisfaction of sounding it.

Bruce H

This may not be a bell, but it sure is loud, 115db according to the internet!

http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cycling/BellsMirrorsReflectors/PRD~4013-597/samui-air-zound-cycling-horn.jsp

http://www.deltacycle.com/Airzound-Bike-Horn

Kevin Love

The two-tone "Ding-Dong" bell that came as factory standard equipment is the loudest (and nicest sounding) bell I`ve ever come across.

There`s some scientific evidence to back up this assertion at:

http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2010/11/testing-and-recording-bicycle-bells.html

Kevin Love

That should be "factory standard equipment on my Pashley"

sigh...

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Bill Bean


  • North America is eventually going to figure out that, for all the right reasons, we need more bicycles on our roads. Dust off your bicycle and go cycling. And if the gas-burning dinosaurs start to crowd you, it's your road and you paid for it. Take the lane for yourself.

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