Why do bike bells stop working when they get wet?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Pat "5mph", 7 Jan 2019.

  1. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Cool -

    Well, I'll put £4 into the collection box for "The Home for Retired Bike Mechanics" to cover P&P

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  2. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    apart from being underwater the bell seems ok when a bit damp

    how wet is it in glasgow @Pat "5mph"
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  3. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Gosh some people do have a lot of time on their hands don't they ??


    Glasgow can be quite damp
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Very wet @Reiver :rolleyes:
    Icy at the moment, mind, but the forecast snow will make things wet again.
    @mudsticks all the hooters I've ever had soon lost their rubber ball, the last one flew off somewhere on NCN75 :laugh:
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  5. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Erm, Camel's in Cornwall, bey! You b'aint goin along that in Deb'n, now, are ee?
    On a more serious and interested note, I live on this route, what's your plan? I'd ask to join for a bit, but I'll have a wing in a sling...
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  6. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Yes, but Cornwall's only the westernmost part of Devon anyway...... :smile:
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  7. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    *Steps back to watch what happens next*
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  8. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    You're right..
    Well spotted mistake..

    Getting all my sw trails muddled.
    Last time I went north from Plymouth..
    This time ill probs do it in the opposite direction.. Train to Barnstaple from Exeter then up to the n coast then meander back down.. Second night camp on the Moor somewhere, first night, North Devon somewhere...

    Two and a half days-ish.. No big rush.. I enjoyed the mid Devon section last time.. Its like going back 50 years - you even get stuck behind herds of cows now and then.

    Sorry to hear about the poorly arm :sad:
    Bad luck
    Last edited: 28 Jan 2019
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  9. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    I believe this to be a quality hooter Pat :smile:

    20 yrs old.. Looks like it was but to last.
    Time will tell. :bicycle:
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  10. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    I'll be a-listenin'!
  11. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Listening out for sounds of the locals taking pot-shots at an annoying cyclist, with an overly-loud horn :blush:
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  12. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Personally, I'd be cautious of using that horn in that area. It would bring the rider to the attention of the Cornish Border Guards, who would certainly be on the lookout for an errant Devonian cyclist. Easy pickings.
  13. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Thanks for the sage warning Mike..

    I'd better take my slingshot too, in case of trouble :blush:

    Them Cornishers can be tricksy coves :sad:
  14. Nigelnightmare

    Nigelnightmare Well-Known Member

    Airzound works when wet or dry.:becool: 112 decibels
    It's very good at clearing the way ahead.:evil:
    Just pedal up close and give it a "Blast", then watch them scatter like frightened sheep.:laugh:
    Once safely past give a cheery wave :okay: to thank them for moving.:whistle:
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