so, i need a bell, but i have no idea what to even look for. you! to the rescue! which bell do you prefer? why do you like it? have you tried others? does someone you know have the perfect bell? what makes the perfect bell? my aethetic tastes tend toward “classic” (ahem, retro-grouch?), but mostly i think i’d like a good loud but pleasant tone.
Just bought a Double Dinger, can’t remember off hand who makes it, but it does the job..I forget to use it when i see fellow bikers haha and i always remember after the fact. But for crossing bridges,and getting people to move over it works nicely.
I had one of those incredibells, but it broke after a few years, then went to one with too many moving plastic and metal parts that was only good for a few years- but bought one of the brass vintage style ones from Bicycle Heaven which I like a lot. It seems real sturdy so hopefully it will last quite a while.
It always gets admiring looks from fellow riders also, if that matters to you.