Bells are the cupcakes of bike accessories, don’t you think? Small, sweet, fancily decorated. The only difference is that cupcakes are optional (on most days, anyway) and bells are a necessity, at least for riding in the city where pedestrians often wander into bike lanes with large dogs and small children. When my black, factory-issue bell fell silent last week — frightened to death, no doubt, by its encounter with my beasty gloves — I went looking for something a little more expressive to mount on my handlebars. Happily, I found plenty of ding bling, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Bike Bells

Top: Public Federico, $12

First row (from left): Abbey Hill Creations Pink Crystal, $58, DringDring Cupcake, $29.99, Electra Sweetheart Ding Dong, $14.99

Second row (from left): SunLite I Love My Bike, $5.99, This Bike is My Car, $24, Cruiser Candy Pink Heart, $14.99

Top photo: Public Bikes

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6 Responses to ring dings: why bike bells are like cupcakes

  1. Robin Horton says:

    I want to eat this post it is so delicious. How adorable is that cupcake bell? I want one for my new Public bike–the purchase of which was inspired by your fun blog!

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  3. JC says:

    I HEART these…Perfect VD gift for young & old cyclists alike / Just YUMMY

  4. jamie says:

    I can’t decide, I love them all!
    Robin….. out there, how do you like your public bike???
    I too have been tempted by the velojoy blog!

  5. Maureen says:

    So, inquiring minds want to know…which did you end up purchasing?

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