Your handlebar doesn’t have to look like Batman’s utility belt to make it hard to fit additional accessories. Even on a clean setup, the simple bell may be a tight fit. This is often caused by shifters or brake lever bodies getting in the way. If you face this dilemma and are a Spurcycle Bell loyalist, Lindarets’ Belltower could be the solution. Check it out after the break…

photos c. Lindarets

If you’re up-to-date on high-end bells the Spurcycle Bell is old news. Its hand-made build and $50 price tag hints at its quality, but some users have found one flaw. It can be a squeeze fitting it above some shift/brake levers, or around other accessories. That’s where Lindarets’ Belltower steps in to help. It’s a proprietary design to lift the Spurcycle Bell above those pesky bar-hogging accessories & components. It’s efficiently designed to offer a secure shim between bar and bell. Shapeways hopped on-board to expedite the manufacturing process with 3D printing. The end product is an American made solution for an American made bell.  Did I mention it comes in eight different colors? Blue : Purple : Red : Pink : Yellow : Green : Orange : Black – Price: $7

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11 comments

  1. chase on

    I have several bikes with these bells and find them a PIA to use on real MTB terrain as it requires moving thumb from gripping duty to bell ops. I find that the Timber MTBell ( http://www.mtbbell.com) is a switchable cowbell essentially. It is much better at warning users in a pleasant way and stays active until I switch it off. Requiring very little attention on my part. Never going back to a single strike bell.

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  2. King County on

    Lance Armstrong was on the Howard Stern show recently and was (jokingly) asked if he had a bell on his bike. Lance said he just got his 1st bell because he did a 24 hour race and it helps to alert riders you pass in the dark.

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    • Marc L on

      @KC,
      He’s right- especially at Old Pueblo, which has loads of singletrack. It’s a good way to give riders a heads-up from a ways back- and it feels like you’re less likely to get resistance to a request to pass.

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    • Marc L on

      Matt,

      A durable material like our sintered nylon plus the machine time and labor run considerably more than $0.50. We could have done an extruded PLA version for a couple of bucks less, but the assumption was that the buyer of a $50 bell would be looking for something more presentable.

      This was a solution to a problem that we had- nobody’s getting rich of of this one. But we do know enough to cover our costs (and might buy a pizza or two with whatever’s left over).

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