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Making the bell cool.
With bells like the CatEye Yamabiko—which means "echo" in Japanese—you can add some retro style to your ride. The aluminum clamp holds up a brass bell that looks classy on any ride. Available in Copper and Gold finishes.
- Item #CAT000V
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
When I received this bell I was excited. I was impressed with the appearance and rich tone. I feel there is a design flaw though. Look closely at the picture and you will see that the ringer is only attached by one thin coil of a spring. After a few weeks of use- flicking the ringer back and forth wore the one coil attaching it to the bell, and it broke. Looking back it seems obvious that a thin steel spring would weaken under repeated back and forth tension.