Does your bike have a bell or a horn?

Does your bike have a bell or a horn?

  • Bell

    Votes: 24 68.6%
  • Horn

    Votes: 2 5.7%
  • Neither

    Votes: 7 20.0%
  • I regularly shout at blind motorists

    Votes: 5 14.3%
  • What are these 'bells and horns' you talk of?

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • I carry a rolled up newspaper to bop Hookooekoo on the nose

    Votes: 1 2.9%

  • Total voters


Old School Grand Master
Bell on the city warrior hack build and ride aggressively in traffic.

On the others for off road a few sharp clicks on the brake levers, or just shout "INCOMMMMMINNNNNG!!!!!!!!!"..
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Senior Retro Guru
Bell, you need to as some of the walkers are a bit thick.
I'm sure some of them pretend to be deaf just to cause a problem.
But, you get the sensible ones that move and we say thanks.


Senior Retro Guru
Don't do much riding on busy roads but if a driver waits I always put hand up.
It's the ones that have cars on their side of the road but just fly through about 2 foot from the handlebar.


Retro Guru
I suppose some people interpret a bike bell as being the cycling equivalent of a motorist blasting their horn at someone that they consider to be in their way, rather than just a friendly warning that there is a cyclist approaching. Bikes can be almost silent, and a lot of pedestrians lack any awareness of their surroundings. I'm not sure why a pedestrian wouldn't appreciate an audible warning. I guess some people just lack any kind of hazard awareness. They probably open car doors without looking too.


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Just put a bell on one of my bikes for the very first time, our recently finished Tandem.
I hadn’t felt the need before, but at 44lbs + 2 good sized riders it’s like a juggernaut when it gets going! 😬


Sbike Fan
Gold Trader
I've installed one on my city/shopping bike last month, but it was a cheap rubbish one I found in a bin somewhere. Gotta sort that out sometime soon.

Unfortunately I'm very sensitive to noise (and light, but that's irrelevant here), otherwise I'd go for this approach :