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Bells - lame and obsolete

Old 06-01-20, 07:09 PM
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Bells - lame and obsolete

This hands-free solution is much more effective.

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Old 06-02-20, 03:13 AM
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Bells, however, have the capability of being silent during the ride as to not annoy the hell out of the rider and everyone around, and can be applied just when the need arises.
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Old 06-02-20, 10:15 AM
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Bells, however, have the capability of being silent during the ride as to not annoy the hell out of the rider and everyone around, and can be applied just when the need arises.
No way!

Really ???
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Old 06-02-20, 10:45 AM
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No way!

Really ???
I get the joke, but I reckon it would get annoying very soon.
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Old 06-02-20, 10:49 AM
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I reckon it would get annoying very soon.
This only shows that you don't get the joke. (serious response to a joke video)

Amazing!
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Old 06-02-20, 11:03 AM
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I have one of those in my living room. Hmmm...
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Old 06-02-20, 12:54 PM
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This only shows that you don't get the joke. (serious response to a joke video)

Amazing!
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Old 06-02-20, 01:00 PM
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That's fantastic. I want one.
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Old 06-02-20, 02:05 PM
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I like the idea but rubber chickens also frighten me so it's kind of a wash...
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Old 06-02-20, 02:10 PM
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Don't ride that in a place with lots of wild turkeys or something.
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Only use the bell when the leg is broken while at a ski resort. The misery of broken knees & legs...
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Old 06-02-20, 10:12 PM
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The “wild” turkeys on my suburban street don’t react much to my bell. I find clicking my tongue works better to move them out of the road. Or if I’m more energetic a loud “gobble gobble” yell will do. At least they notice me on my bike, when a car comes along they will stand in the road without a care in the world. That’s always satisfying.
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Old 06-03-20, 06:35 AM
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I think tying chickens up with zip ties falls under the animal cruelty category. Also the constant clucking would surely lure predators I hope you can ride wicked fast because there's lions, tigers and bears out there just waiting...
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I get morons telling me to use a bell all the time, though this is annoying as hell in my opinion so I never do. But I would get this titanium bell if I could find a way to make the sound only go one direction and save it just for these guys.

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Originally Posted by HD3andMe View Post
This only shows that you don't get the joke. (serious response to a joke video)

Amazing!

The video didn't win me over until the echoey tunnel. Now dat's funny!

Jokey/serious question, though--what's the smooth pavement equivalent to the squeezy chicken? Card in the spokes seems like overkill.
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Old 06-03-20, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
The “wild” turkeys on my suburban street don’t react much to my bell. I find clicking my tongue works better to move them out of the road. Or if I’m more energetic a loud “gobble gobble” yell will do. At least they notice me on my bike, when a car comes along they will stand in the road without a care in the world. That’s always satisfying.
I previously posted:

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I wasn't attacked, but I had a funny encounter with a flock of wild turkeys last year. They came out of the woods onto a busy multi-lane state road with about a 45 mph speed limit, and the big tom at the head of the line started leading them across the breakdown lane about 1/4 mile ahead of me. I didn't fancy riding through this flock so I just started yelling any scary noise I could think up. Whatever I did worked amazingly well. The tom did a 180 and the flock all ran back into the woods. They wouldn't have done well on that road.
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Think of my nested quotes as an improvised conversation among a flock of turkeys, alternately gobble-gobbling and pecking at each other.

Apologies to Jim from Boston
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