having been prone to dry skin and saddle sores for years, I've finally found something cool and soothing that may actually be good for me. Started using this year and great so far. I prefer riding in warmer weather on rides lasting 2 to 4 hours. Stuff holds up well through the entire ride. Glad I found it!
I saw the Spurcycle Better Bell in my local bike shop and thought, Wow, people really pay that much?, but it intrigued me so I bought a used one off EBay. These things are amazing and everything you've read is true. The mounting seems complex, but is actually really simple. Hook the loop and tighten the screw. Once you have it firmly in place, hit the trigger, and you get rewarded with a nice, crisp, clear BINGGGGG! that seems to last for 30 seconds. If the note isn't crisp and clear, adjust the tension a little on the mounting screw. After buying and installing that first used bell, I was so impressed I bought three more from Western Bike Works to have one on each bike in the house.
I have never used a side loading cage because I had convinced myself that the bottle would not hold. I use 1 liter bottles and this cute dawg held it nice and securely. It is cuter in person than in the picture on the website. The cage is equal in weight to other cages and the benefit is that it makes you and others smile when you look at it. Westernbikeworks.com had the best dawg-gone price and as usual the fastest shipping
this blackburn rack was easy to install despite my original worries. has multiple adjustments to accommodate a nice range of bicycle sizes and tires. feels very secure when fully loaded. the rails are set perfectly far apart to easily remove panniers when you arrive at your destination. i was concerned with the racks weight but for what it provides in stability and carrying capacity it is right there with all of the other similar models. westernbikeworks.com still beats the competition with fast shipping and affordable prices. don't bother shopping elsewhere...this is your go to shop and product.