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Jackov

Major Malfuntion with my Bike

The bell seem a bit flat, and lacking a good ring.
cyclingtv

get a whistle and blow Wink
cardinal guzman

It's maybe getting a bit rusty or there's some mud under the dome? Is it one of these modern flicky bells that go 'ping' or the more traditional style that go 'ching-ching'?
redster73

A good bell cleaning kit should solve the problem...and finish with Brasso to really get it gleaming
Jackov

cardinal guzman wrote:
Is it one of these modern flicky bells that go 'ping'  


Yes the modern kind.

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and finish with Brasso to really get it gleaming


It's the flat black kind of bell, the kind Mennonites, or even Amish, might use.

There's a couple of sharp narrow turns along the tow-path where a good ding is critical for avoid painful head-ons and a canal dousing.

And lets face it, if there are young women around and you have this flat little ping in your bell you won't have any cred with them.
cardinal guzman

I believe that in these modern times, you can get hooters for your handlebars that you pump up (the volume)?
MerlinGuy

Do they have any bells that can break into a cell conversation or an Ipoo'd music player.  I am getting really tired of "scaring" all those tuned out yabos.  And while we're at it anyone have a solution to those 20 foot long fishing leashes that dog owners like to playout across the entire bike path?
paperman

My sister brought me back a lovely bell from Amsterdam Laughing  Laughing  Its going on my track bike.....used for comutting and it soon to get a mad paint job done to it!!!!!
chasm

MerlinGuy wrote:
 And while we're at it anyone have a solution to those 20 foot long fishing leashes that dog owners like to playout across the entire bike path?


I find that riding straight at the owner produces a response. They tend to run towards their dogs.
cardinal guzman

chasm wrote:
MerlinGuy wrote:
 And while we're at it anyone have a solution to those 20 foot long fishing leashes that dog owners like to playout across the entire bike path?


I find that riding straight at the owner produces a response. They tend to run towards their dogs.


Smoooth moves!

Last year I was riding along the towpath (quite sturdy my road bike) when I noticed a couple of hundred quid's worth of roach pole in my immediate path protruding from behind a fat fisherman on the bank. Unsure of legal liability, I slammed the bike sideways, just skidding to a stop parallel to this most ridiculous of fishing rods. The rod's owner leapt up, throwing his rod to the vertical and shouting "I'm sorry" just in time to fully appreciate me saying "No, it's ok" as I fall inexorably to the floor, ineffectualy yet frantically waggling both feet.
CapeRoadie

MerlinGuy wrote:
Do they have any bells that can break into a cell conversation or an Ipoo'd music player.  I am getting really tired of "scaring" all those tuned out yabos.  And while we're at it anyone have a solution to those 20 foot long fishing leashes that dog owners like to playout across the entire bike path?


For the ipod users, I just wear one myself so that when they get freaked out by me, I can't hear them.  The trick is to not look at them either.

For the dog leashes, you have to yell really loudly from a ways away, otherwise you have to have a gun and friends in local government.  Yipe, yipe, yipe... woof.
Jackov

"roach poles"
I didn't know those !@#@#%$@#$ things were called. I'm tempted to roll over one with my mt bike.
CapeRoadie

Wait.  What's a "roach pole"?
cardinal guzman

CapeRoadie wrote:
Wait.  What's a "roach pole"?


http://www.tri-castfishing.co.uk/xrs_2k4_power_margin_pole.html

That language thing again Smile
CapeRoadie

cardinal guzman wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
Wait.  What's a "roach pole"?


http://www.tri-castfishing.co.uk/xrs_2k4_power_margin_pole.html

That language thing again Smile


Ah, like "bollocks" versus the "dog's bollocks".  One is good, and one is bad.
MerlinGuy

CapeRoadie wrote:
cardinal guzman wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
Wait.  What's a "roach pole"?


http://www.tri-castfishing.co.uk/xrs_2k4_power_margin_pole.html

That language thing again Smile


Ah, like "bollocks" versus the "dog's bollocks".  One is good, and one is bad.


Somebody has been watch Eddie Izzard.
cardinal guzman

Roach.


Roach.


Roach.


Singe (dans l'arbre)
CapeRoadie

MerlinGuy wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
cardinal guzman wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
Wait.  What's a "roach pole"?


http://www.tri-castfishing.co.uk/xrs_2k4_power_margin_pole.html

That language thing again Smile


Ah, like "bollocks" versus the "dog's bollocks".  One is good, and one is bad.


Somebody has been watch Eddie Izzard.


I am a huge fan, yes.  It was Bartali who first told me about Izzard, with that "Deathstar Canteen" bit.
Morstar

What's a roach Pole?

Isn't that an overseas roach that does plumbing and building jobs cheaper than British born and bred roaches?

Gives the Daily Mail something to write about yeah?
Jackov

I think moisture is at the root of this bell problem. It is on moist dewy mornings that most resonance is lost.

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