There is nothing like the lovely sustained ring of a brass bike bell, and my copper one, shown above, is no exception to this. I also love its coppery colour, which has weathered very well and requires no polishing to hold its shine.
This one on my daughter’s bike has a truly beautiful ring to it, which resonates for ages.
I also like the old fashioned “brrring brrring” sound of the bell on the Bennett bike I have, as it reminds me of the bell I had on my bike as a child ….
This bell also has a quite regal look to it and I will be showcasing it soon when I do a final write up of the Bennett restoration.
The modern bell which I have on my Giant has a retro look in its shape but a lovely “ding dong” doorbell sound to it …I have noticed that these bells are also available in an oversized version, which I find quite appealing for a retro bike that does not have a lot of gear (lights, cables etc) on or around the handlebars. In fact I am quite tempted to go to my local bike shop and get the one I know he has in stock for a very reasonable price for my next restoration project.