Monday, February 22, 2010

Tyre cycle bell from Germany

Over the weekends, while visiting one of my old haunts for vintage bicycle parts, I happened to overheard a conversation between 2 gentlemen.
"It's been awhile since we last saw a bicycle having one of this mounted on it!"
'It' refers to the strange looking bell that's mounted onto the fork of an old Robin Hood. As I sit there listening to their conversation, my curiosity got the better of me. I just have to butt in and find out more. To my surprise, the boss told me that actually, he's the one who sold this bell to the guy. WTH! All this while, I've been pestering him for vintage bicycle parts/accessories and he didn't offer this bell to me! :P

As you can see, it's meant to be mounted on the front as the cable controlling it is simply too short to allow it rear mounted. To activate tje bell, all the rider have to do is squeeze the trigger mounted on the handlebar. When the trigger is squeezed, the entire bell construction will move towards the wheel, just like a dynamo. This in turn activates the bell and the sound produces is VERY EAR PIERCING! The fast your bicycle moves, the louder it gets. I like it! "P

The entire 'package'.
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Now here it 'ROAR"!!

This is the NOS packaging. Just found that 'REICH' means something like "Great Germany" as in "Great Britain". Please correct me if I'm wrong.



This bell doesn't come cheap but it's worth every cents and dollars invested. Now I'm the proud owner of not 1 but 3 pieces! "P

7 comments:

  1. Hi there,

    I chanced upon your blog from the Flying Pigeons Project website and its been a great read. I recently bought a flying pigeon but as a newbie to not just vintage bikes but bikes in general, am finding it difficult to modify it. If you would be so kind i would greatly appreciate your help.

    Regards,
    Darryl

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  2. Hi Darryl,
    Welcome to the world of vintage bicycles! May I ask why would you want to mod a vintage ride? Maybe try considering accessorizing it or turn it into a real 'vintage' that suits its era or period? That would be more apporiate. Cheers

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  3. U got the tyre cycle bell from bendemeer rd,Choo seng bicycle shop,am i rite?

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  4. @ccuberiders:- Nope. I got it from a shop in the Jurong. Choo Seng? They got vintage bike parts? Guess I'll go check it out. Thanks for the lead! :P

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  5. yudis from indonesia. how much this bicycle bell i am very entrested

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  6. @ yudis, I might have one left. However, I don't deal overseas.

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    1. I am interested in this bell is nothing for sale

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