We stumbled upon a box of anodized aluminum 1960s-1970s German bells. new old stock. They are $20 each. Appropriate to mount to the stem of your vintage racer and they have a great tone.
Bike Shop bells would be an interesting collection to see.This is from Hill Cycle Shop, that was located in Chestnut Hill, in Philadelphia. $25
At Charles de Gaulle airport, TSA screening my carryon luggage notices a bunch of metal circular items with little gears. She asks me to explain. I say- "oh those are bells..." to a blank stare. "ring ring?" Nothing. "oh," I say, "sonnettes!" Ah, voila! Oui, ok! I am bringing back to the starts at least … Continue reading Leaving Paris, with bells on.
It is a vintage Ad-Hoc bell from France. Ad-hoc is best known for their bicycle frame pumps, some models selling for 100s of dollars. I have owned it for a couple years, but I had another cool French bell on my bike before. The bell could really use a proper polishing but I am rather … Continue reading Finally installed a new bell