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    For the most part people just get out my way without a bell or saying anything. On your left is an awful phrase to use.
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    I just use one of these and I have no problems. "Totally awesome dude"
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    Knowing your audience is the key here. Coming up on someone that is in the drops and pulling it does not deserve the ding ding imo. We all get it. Now coming up on the hybrid out in the sun for a ride "on your left" means nothing. A little innocent ding ding works so much better. As mentioned above it carries over most natural sounds so hitting it a bit back will allow them to hear it, look and swerve left, then correct by the time you fly by.

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    +1 for the bell.
    I just leave a mini cow bell on my bike.
    I get compliments about it from other trail users all the time.
    Share the trail.....it keeps them open!

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    I carry a mini airhorn with me for emergency uses

    I think a whistle around your neck would be a better option than a bike mounted bell. Unless its flying all over and hitting you in the face..lol
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    I have a bell on every one of my eight bikes. Wouldn't be without one. Got a new bike a week ago, and until I got a bell for it, my thumb kept drifting to where it should be.

    I ding for blind turns on singletrack. I ding while passing on a fire road. I ding for riders going the other way, just to say, "Howdy!" I ding for pedestrians while I'm still pretty far away, so they see me and we can both react accordingly. I use different volumes for different situations.

    I love it when people thank me for it. A bell is so much more polite than a shout.
    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    So which bell is your favorite bell to mount on your bikes?
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    I think a bell is great for a city environment in the USA, but for trails in my area it is excessive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trboxman View Post
    So which bell is your favorite bell to mount on your bikes?
    I'd like to get a horn that plays Dixie a la the Dukes of Hazzard. That would leave little doubt as to my presence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trboxman View Post
    So which bell is your favorite bell to mount on your bikes?
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    I have a "La Cucaracha" horn on mine.

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    Speaking of air horns...my friend bought one of these rechargeable things off of Jenson just for a lark.
    Delta Airzound 115 DB Air Horn > Accessories > Commuting and Touring Essentials > Bells | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    Completely inappropriate for a trail, but one time we were riding on the road and had a car honk at us. He blasted this thing back at it. It didn't honk again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trboxman View Post
    So which bell is your favorite bell to mount on your bikes?
    IncrediBell. Small, light, and a great tone. Only kind I use.
    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    +1 IncrediBell. Whats great about the IncrediBell, it even dings when you crash, thanks for the reminder.
    I've had the same bell since 1991 a give away from incredibell at the inter bike show in Anaheim, gold in color.
    Its loud. Its light, and always works !!!! crash or not.
    https://www.mirrycle.com/original_bell.php

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    Yeah, another vote for the incredibells. They're on all my bikes too. I also have a bear bell and cowbell that I sometimes hang on my bars, but they can get annoying on longer rides where you just want to enjoy the scenery in peace.
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    you dont need a bell. get a rear hope hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trboxman View Post
    So which bell is your favorite bell to mount on your bikes?
    I kinda like tinderbell on my bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfruits View Post
    you dont need a bell. get a rear hope hub.
    The bell is slightly cheaper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    I kinda like tinderbell on my bike

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    I'd mount that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    I'd mount that.
    It's not a tire on a wheel, be respectful Jeeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    It's not a tire on a wheel, be respectful Jeeze.
    I would mount eerr mean ride with her so there
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfruits View Post
    you dont need a bell. get a rear hope hub.
    My Chris Kings keeps the hikers aware. They start flailing their arms like an angry swarm of bees is chasing them. Kidding but it could happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    My Chris Kings keeps the hikers aware. They start flailing their arms like an angry swarm of bees is chasing them. Kidding but it could happen.

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    yup this would work

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsteach View Post
    +1 IncrediBell. Whats great about the IncrediBell, it even dings when you crash, thanks for the reminder.
    I've had the same bell since 1991 a give away from incredibell at the inter bike show in Anaheim, gold in color.
    Its loud. Its light, and always works !!!! crash or not.
    https://www.mirrycle.com/original_bell.php

    Issue inhale found with the Incredibell is that when it gets wet, it doesn't work. Try using it in the rain.....it will only clank and not ring.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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