Hark ! Is that an angel playing a glockenspiel?
I know; she’s the Green Fairy, not an angel. They're both imaginary so deal with it. It was either gonna be Our Kylie or this guy;
Australia Company Knogg, who I’ve known only in the context of their groovy bike lighting, have decided to take on a long overdue design of the bicycle bell which was originally patented in 1877 and not really tweaked much since then.
Too long have we cyclists suffered under the unfair yoke of shitty design.
With a minimalist design to make the most on-trend Scandi hipsters’ heart throb with desire, this is actually a very elegant solution. And it's called the Oi ! How very 'Strayan.
What with bells, video cameras, speedometer, a basket bracket and an angry Hornit, which bills itself as the loudest cycle horn and is fantastic for alerting busses and trucks to your presence, but freezes any pedestrians into immobility through sheer terror, my handlebars are starting to look like the bargain bin at a local bike store. Oh and that doesn’t include the rear-view mirror currently installed for lolz and to give me yet another topic to write about.
I’m wondering if Duncan Gay is a majority silent shareholder in Knogg, because these bells have come along just at the right time. I must check the most recent register of Parliamentarians [Self] “Interests”.
But what I’d really love to know how many get shipped to NSW vs any other destination. With the fine for riding without a working bell now at $106, you can join the Kickstarter frenzy and score an early edition Oi ! for just $26.
Check out Knogg’s Kickstarter video and get an early piece of the ding-a-ling action.