New season, new bell. new smiles
We got quite excited last year when our new dring-dring bike bell parted the sea of pedestrians like Moses parted the red sea (well, almost).
But, cheap chinese manufacturing being what it is, the bell broke after a few months. We tried one of those single-ping bells, but their pathetic little ping didn't even make pigeons fly away. We needed another dring-dring bell, so we finally got and installed one.
The result is amazing. People look up, and fairly leap out of our way. We got the power!
We are convinced that this is one of those urban essentials that everybody should have.
One side-effect is that the bell makes people smile, well, the right kind of people anyway.