It is a legal requirement for a new bike to be fitted with a bell when it’s sold in the UK, but often the bells used aren’t the most stylish devices to have on your shiny new machine.
The first thing many riders do when they get their new bike home is remove the bell and resort to simply shouting at people when you need to alert them to your presence.
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But design company Odo Fioravanti have created the Nello magnetic bike bell for Palomar, that can be detached from your bike whenever you’ve finished with it and is small enough to carry round in your pocket.
The bell is attached to the handlebars by a stretchy, thick rubber band, which is secured by screwing a magnet on the top. The ball-shaped bell is then magnetically stuck to the top and is activated by simply pressing the top.
At 80 decibels, the bell will certainly be heard by those around you, although it’s probably best suited for those riders who pootle through the town or along canal towpaths, rather than those charging through cities avoiding buses and taxis.