Oi – THE BELL THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A BELL
NOTE: I purchased one of these in Jun 2017. Don’t waste your money as it is a piece of junk! They advertise it as being loud, but I can barely hear it sitting right next to it. And it comes apart all too easily and readily. One good bump and what few parts there are would be all over the road. I got it for half price. They are no doubt selling them for half price trying to unload them on those who don’t know any better.
What do you call a bicycle bell that doesn’t look like a bell? That’s probably a loaded question, but let’s go with “Oi” since that is what I am writing about. I looked up the word Oi to see what, if any, is the meaning … “interjection. used to express surprise, pain, grief, worry, etc.” Well, I guess ringing a bicycle bell is expressing surprise. 🙂
I like these! They definitely don’t look like a traditional bicycle bell, yet they do sound much like one.
Here is a more technical video about this new product:
Yep, the Knog Oi Bell … It gets my vote. I just hope they don’t ring when hitting bumps like the conventional bike bells do. That’s why I have removed mine and gave up on them. I don’t like “dinging” as I ride along … not unless I instigate it. 🙂
As to the use of bike bells I have noticed that most of them are barely audible as bicyclists come up behind me. Hmmm, I wonder how this one will do. I hope I am surprised.