Author Topic: $49 Bicycle Bell  (Read 3823 times)

Homey The Clown

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 90
$49 Bicycle Bell
« on: March 01, 2016, 11:20:19 AM »
http://www.spurcycle.com/products/better-bicycle-bell?variant=4768635973

A friend posted this on facebook. I responded that I can buy 8 Incredibells for the same price. Another friend responded, "this seems like a reasonable cost for an American-made artisanal bell." In the scheme of things this is not a huge amount of money, but really, a $49 bell?

KCM5

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 868
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 11:33:38 AM »
Artisanal?

People love throwing that label around to justify paying more for something.


Le Poisson

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 11952
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 11:47:04 AM »
For that price you could buy almost 20 of these, and have them delivered for free to your door. Bonus - the teapot shape makes them artisanal.

http://www.dx.com/p/teapot-shaped-aluminum-bicycle-mounted-bell-blue-32985#.VtXjUPkrLcs

Nederstash

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 346
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 01:03:35 PM »
Every bike I ever bought second hand was under 50 bucks. Including the bell.

Making Cookies

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1648
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 02:26:15 PM »
Every bike I ever bought second hand was under 50 bucks. Including the bell.

That was my thought. How many bikes would cost less than the fancy bell?

Bike stolen for the bell... ;)

Uturn

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 651
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Holly Springs, NC
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 03:38:03 PM »
But it's a buy it for life item.

How long will my bell last?
Our bicycle bells include a promise to be the best now and forever. That means we guarantee them for the life of ownership. Should you ever find your bell isn't performing as expected or would like us to make it sparkle for you, just send it back to our shop for a complete factory overhaul.
http://www.spurcycle.com/pages/faq#guaranteed

bobechs

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1068
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 03:58:16 PM »
This kind of thing is why even hipsters don't like hipsters.

Syonyk

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3802
    • Syonyk's Project Blog
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 04:01:27 PM »
Ugh.  I hate factory farmed bells.  Only free range bells for me!

dplasters

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 28
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 06:08:37 AM »
The world is full of amazingly expensive simple things.  http://www.klhip.com/clipper

I'm less against them, assuming the person buying them is financial stable, if they really do get people to just generally purchase less crap.  But that is more my love of minimalism.



I'm not under the impression that they actually get people to buy less.  But I can dream.

TheGrimSqueaker

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2125
  • Location: A desert wasteland, where none but the weird survive
  • www.theliveinlandlord.com
    • The Live-In Landlord
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 08:55:22 AM »
Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Isabel.
Isabel who?
Isabel necessary on a bike?
Not at $49 it isn't.

I'm sorry, but that old joke has been simmering in my head the last couple days, and if I didn't let it out, my tiny little brain was going to explode.

HairyUpperLip

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 897
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 12:04:07 PM »
Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Isabel.
Isabel who?
Isabel necessary on a bike?
Not at $49 it isn't.

I'm sorry, but that old joke has been simmering in my head the last couple days, and if I didn't let it out, my tiny little brain was going to explode.

hahaha, made me laugh.

onlykelsey

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2172
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2016, 12:05:20 PM »
Add $10 if you want it to be black.

Donovan

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 185
  • Location: Indiana
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2016, 12:10:21 PM »
The world is full of amazingly expensive simple things.  http://www.klhip.com/clipper

I'm less against them, assuming the person buying them is financial stable, if they really do get people to just generally purchase less crap.  But that is more my love of minimalism.



I'm not under the impression that they actually get people to buy less.  But I can dream.

True story: I clicked you link and spend a good 30 seconds trying to figure out who the HELL was over-engineering their paper clip that much.  It wasn't until I actually read something that I realized they were nail clippers.

Clearly form !=> function there.

Le Poisson

  • Senior Mustachian
  • ********
  • Posts: 11952
Re: $49 Bicycle Bell
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2016, 12:13:49 PM »
Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Isabel.
Isabel who?
Isabel necessary on a bike?
Not at $49 it isn't.

I'm sorry, but that old joke has been simmering in my head the last couple days, and if I didn't let it out, my tiny little brain was going to explode.

hahaha, made me laugh.

I thought of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPYese-Hl8M