After being ignored by too many distracted drivers and joggers, Cody Hovland decided to give his bicycle an upgrade. He built an enormous bell to mount on its frame in hopes that they might actually pay attention. He built its main body from a Weber BBQ grill, but it’s the mechanism inside that really gets the job done.
If you happened to be in Weert, The Netherlands on 7.27.2021, you might have heard something unexpected emerging from one of its churches. Musicians Frank Steinjns and Jitse Zonneveld turned in an awesome cover version of the fast-paced Motörhead track Ace of Spades on church bells, accompanied by electric guitar.
At rest, Timber’s uniquely designed bike bell sits completely silent. But release its trigger lock, and it produces a pleasant, but plenty-loud jingle to let people know you’re passing, without being obnoxious. Available in both bolt-on and quick-release models. Sound demo here.