Photos courtesy of Bert
What to do when the entire bar bell inventory has only bells too small for your bicycle’s handlebars (or accessory rack)? No – you don’t go on the internet. You go to a local bicycle shop having the largest accessory inventory in the area – the Bike Barn in Cohoes.
On a recent visit to solve the above problem, there must have been 20-25 different bells from which to select. Amongst them was the Japanese-made “INCREDIBELL XL – A LITTLE BIGGER – A LITTLE LOUDER.”
To provide flexibility, it comes with a shim thus offering two sizes – or, in Army Quartermaster parlance, “too small, too large, and ridiculous.” A couple warps of electrical tape made the fit “just right.”
Other features of this bell include a pivoting dinger to position the thumb (or finger) lever in a convenient location. The standard screw mount features a metal threaded insert so the mounting will likely not be stripped.
List is $10.95 less a 10 percent discount for Bike Barn Meetup membership.
Friday, 5/18, 8:00 AM – Mayor Sheehan Ride to Work Day – A group of riders, guarded by a phalanx of Albany Police Department Bicycle Officers, joined Mayor Sheehan for a “ride to work.”
The commute began at 8 AM at the corner of Ontario St. and Clinton Ave. (across from Albany Fire Department #7) and went down Albany’s paramount bicycle lanes on Clinton Ave. and then go right on Broadway to Stacks Espresso Bar, where Mayor Sheehan generously treated us to coffee, tea, and other beverages.
The Mayor and several others road CDPHP Cycle! BikeShare bicycles – a great way to promote the service that features 40 racks in the City of Albany and with 160 new bicycles slated for installation in June.
Plan your own ride around the city at https://bikealbanymap.com/
For other bicycle events, go here – https://albanybicyclecoalition.com/resources/events/