Brass Temple Bell
These lovely brass bells have been made in the same small factory for decades. They have solid brass domes and use old-fashioned spring strikers that produce a sweet resonating tone. Mount them to your handlebar or quill stem.
Available in brass and mirror finish.
It has a lovely sound and resonance, I sometimes ring it just to hear it. I have noticed that people respond more favorably and friendly to it's tone.
I really like the tone of this bell over Crane bells. It's a higher note, more pleasant to my ear, and I think easier to hear. I've purchased several because of this. My first bell had an issue with the striker spring breaking from metal fatigue. However, the bell had been bumped and the mounting post bent, so it's possible that this stressed the spring. I replaced the striker with one from a Crane bell and kept using the bell because I prefer the tone. I haven't had similar problems with my other bells, but they are newer.
It seems like this bell has some sort of coating on the brass, because it doesn't seem to tarnish at the same rate as Crane bells or other brass parts like the Blue Lug's brass spacers. This is a consideration if you want uniform patina, but I don't mind.
This would be a 5-star bell if the striker spring was slightly reinforced. Crane bells have two pieces of wire holding the striker and this has one.