Win a luxury bicycle bell

The Oi bicycle bell reimagines a much-underrated accessory that’s largely unchanged since its invention in 1877.

Unlike a traditional bicycle bell, the Oi is not a dome. The design wraps discreetly around the handlebar in a way that looks as good on a vintage ride as it does on a road bike.

The standard aluminium model comes in four finishes: brushed aluminium; brass-plated; copper-plated; and black. We have a Knog Oi Luxe Bike Bell to give away.

Win the Oi Luxe bicycle bell

Leave us a message at the bottom of this page letting us know what bike you’d be fitting it to and we’ll pick a name.

oi bicycle bell

The standard Oi bell comes in a variety colours

Your handlebars wear a bell as your wrist sports a watch. It may not be essential, but it’s useful and can look good, too. The bells fitted by law to all new bicycles are cheap and nasty looking – and almost always quickly removed once the bike leaves the shop. This is unfortunate because if you cycle on tracks and paths shared with others, they can be a polite way of announcing your approach, especially if followed with a verbal greeting and request to pass.

When it comes to sound, it’s all in the choice of metal. While the alloy used in the most basic models might be cheap to produce, the flimsy plastic used to strike the dome produces a tinny sound. The Oi bicycle bell uses a spring-loaded actuator to strike firm and fast, resulting in a good balance of volume and longevity of sound.

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Comments

  1. Gillian

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    This would look great on my classic 1979 Raleigh Clubman.

  2. Darren C

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    A black one would be nice and discrete on my Trek FX2 commuting bike.
    There are lots of copies on Amazon, but none will match the quality of the original.

  3. Stephen

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    I love the compact packaging dimensions of this bell, which would suit my Ribble Audax beautifully.

  4. Mark

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    This would upgrade my red 1975 Rog Pony, worth next to nothing in pounds but very valuable as transport. Made in a factory which no longer exists, in a country (Yugoslavia) which no longer exists, but still going after 47 years.

    • Karl Wallendszus

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      Very cool. I’d use this on my Dawes Horizon. It looks as though it would last longer than most bike bells, as well as being an elegant design.

      • Stephen Perry

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        I’ve added straight bars to my Thorne Tourer so a great round wrap around bell, on them, would set it off a treat.

  5. Sean Kerslake

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    Just inherited my father in laws 1949 Raleigh 531 Lenton Sport which he had from new, needs some tlc after sitting unridden in a shed for 30 years, this would be a nice addition to the refurb!

  6. Peter Chisnall

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    Ringing!

  7. Janet

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    I would love this – it looks really classy.

    • Simon Mcloughlin

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      It would be mounted on my Specialised Turbo Levo to warn walkers of my approach.
      Walkers and cyclists need to do more to get on and share the countryside pathways together.
      But cyclist need to do the most work.

  8. Pamela

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    Neat fix to my Specialized Vita Elite hybrid – ding a ling.

    • Paul B

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      A much better option than shouting Oi from my Trek Domane. Fingers crossed.

  9. Tommy

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    Perfect for my wife’s new bike

    • Raf

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      That would look fantastic on my purple GT Grade gravel bike!

  10. Colin

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    Ding-Dong!

  11. Su

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    What a good-looking bell! Very classy! Yes, please!

  12. Greg Collins

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    It’ll go on a Jamis Aurora Elite touring bike in bronze.

  13. Lee braund

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    I would love to win this bell to put on my new ebike cube reaction.

    Good luck to all

  14. Guy Brenchley

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    A classy way of letting other cycle path users know I’m there on my Santa Cruz Stigmata.

  15. Mary

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    This would be a very welcome addition for safety on my lead Breeze rides for women!

  16. Bryn Gwyndaf Jones

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    Brilliant AND necessary !

  17. Les Gunbie

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    Scott Atacama – 25 years old and still going!

  18. Robert Lewis

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    I rescued an old Carlton Pro Am 12 from a tip, had it resprayed and added more gears, mudguards and a rack, and now use it for touring. An Oi bell would finish it off perfectly!

  19. Anna Green

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    This would be a good addition to my recently resprayed Dawes Galaxy steel tourer.

  20. Fran peck

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    I would love this. so stylish!!!

  21. Becky Dacre

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    This would look super sleek on my lovely Pinnacle Dolomite!

    • Leon Xavier Finch

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      I’d have to use this with & without my bike, just so I could look at it all the time 😁

  22. Peter Clark

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    My 2008 Specialized Sirrus Comp hybrid – a proper workhorse of a bike with many many thousands of miles on the clock. I use it for my commmute into central London so a new bell would be ideal

  23. Paul

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    Oi! These look nice

  24. Brian

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    Ring-a-ding-ding!

  25. Nathan

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    It will look perfect on my partner’s Volt Metro

  26. Anita Brayford

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    I would fit the bell on my old Raleigh Endurance Zest. The bell looks lovely with any finish but if I had to choose it would be the brushed aluminium.

  27. Jonathan Hunt

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    I’d fit this to my custom Titanium cross bike. The bike lives near a canal these days so a bell would be ideal to warn other others of it (the canal, not my precious bike).

  28. Jane

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    Always used a bell on all my cycles, I consider it polite to warn pedestrians of your approach from behind. A black one would be an excellent prize, thank you.

  29. Peter Veasey

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    This would add a discreet modern touch to my beautiful 1960 Les Ephgrave, and may even encourage people to turn round and see it!

  30. Sarah

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    If was lucky enough to win I would fit it to my Dawes Sardar.

    • J Barber

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      This would be great on my green Dawes Mean Street hybrid

  31. james

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    To my Raleigh electric motus touring.
    My present bell sounds horrible.
    I tend to voice ” ding ding”

  32. Sarah Webb

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    Great looking bell!

  33. Fred

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    Would make a lovely addition to the slightly cluttered butterfly bars of my 1983 Dawes bitsa!

  34. Martin Harrison

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    A special place on my Shoprider mobility scooter!

  35. Terry

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    RING A DING DONG,THAT WOULD LOOK GREAT ON MY PASHLEY ROADSTER.

  36. Eric Ludlow

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    This will look so gally
    On my 1960s Raleigh

  37. Judith Rout

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    Would make such a cool addition to my new, shiny Lavarack road bike

  38. Kevin Marcus

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    The best bell I have ever seen

    • Jane C

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      I would love this bell, but enough folks here use their full real names that it seems a little reckless for them to list their bikes also.
      There have been enough data leaks from an abundance of companies that matching a full name to an address is very doable for the less common names, and those with expensive bikes who also post pics on social media could especially make themselves a target, even with more common names.
      Sorry to be the party pooper, but watch your backs folks!

  39. Lucy

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    This looks a funky wee bell – it would be a great alternative to my squeaky horn, which makes dogs very excited when I’m trying to cycle past! A black or brushed aluminium one would go nicely with my Merida City 400 EQ 😀

  40. Julian Fargher

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    I’ll chime in too, very appealing.

  41. Andrew Smith

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    Ding Dong!

  42. Clare

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    Would mount it on my hubbies touring bike – his bell is useless and he relies on me to ding-a-ling when we are out together.

  43. Pam Jibson

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    Just bought a Liv Avail for winter riding…all that’s missing is a very loud bell! 😊

  44. Doug M

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    Yes please. An essential piece of equipment on the crazy shared cycle lanes on our local footpaths.

  45. Fred

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    Ding a ling!

    • Owen

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      DOUBLE RING DAWES GALAXY TWIN. THANK YOU.

  46. Lonnie

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    Ring my bell

  47. Gordon May

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    Thank you

  48. Martin Baker

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    Ding ding!

  49. Sam Russell

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    I actually need a new bell, I snapped mine (cheap plastic one). So annoying having to politely say ‘excuse me’ to people in the way on the cycle paths.

    • Kath McNulty

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      For Percy, the Paul Hewitt Cheviot SE or I might just give it to my best beloved in lieu of a ring when we tie the knot on 20th August!

  50. Peter

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    Oi oi

    • Mark B

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      This would be great on my daughter’s bike

  51. Moragh Buchan

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    This would look great (& be useful) on my Surly LHT.

  52. John

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    Now they would hear me on my Felt F85 plus it would look great too

  53. Dave

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    Knock knock, who’s there?

    Isabell.

    Is a bell necessary on a bicycle?

    Yes, especially when it is as well designed as this one.

  54. Peter Lyons Lewis

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    My Dahon Mu P24 folder

  55. Vincent

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    I would fit this to my Whyte Saxon Cross, although I currently shout “bike back”, or even – on many occasions when people are on the phone – “bike front” to great effect.

  56. Richard

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    I’d give this bell a ringing endorsement by putting it on my Pedersen

  57. Paul K

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    Looks like this offer has rung a lot of people’s bells. Mine too, but I didn’t want to drop a clanger with a too obvious request. Bell me.

    • Alan Anderson

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      Ding ding

  58. Chris Bromwich

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    Lovely` looking bell, I’m sure it would look great on my second (third?, possibly more?) hand bicycle, not sure of the make – would have to go out and have a look -perhaps later!

  59. Maria

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    A bell like this one would look amazing on my much loved Pendleton classic hybrid.

  60. David

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    Ring, Ring…Is it for me?

  61. PeteG

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    I’d love to ring that bell !

  62. Mr Christopher Rawlinson

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    I have a retro Raleigh steel frame cycle which has been completely refurbished with the exception of a bell That’s why winning the bell would make the ideal addition to my bike

  63. Jonathan M

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    I’d fit it on my Carrera Crossfire e-bike to celebrate its first 4000 miles. Hopefully there are many more ding-a-ling miles to come.

  64. Rod Hewson

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    Looks good on a vintage ride so I qualify for that and vateran rides as well.

  65. Torun

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    Gordon’s alive!

  66. Alastair

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    I’d call it Jessie after our village clock, whose bell chimes beautifully!!

  67. Mike Croker

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    Bellissimo!

  68. Steve K

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    This would look good on my Swiss Railways Country Bike (1994), but might sound even better on my wife’s wheelchair …

  69. Christopher Brennan

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    This will be fitted to my cube bike. Will be a perfect combination with my bike computer.

  70. PhilipT

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    Love the sound of the Oi! The pinger on the standard model is a disappointment, but this Luxe model looks like it will last forever.

  71. Phil

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    Ding dong

  72. Peter

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    Would love to put this bell on my Brompton. The one supplied is not great.

  73. Craig

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    My Ernie Clements racer would get this to politely alert Cambridge’s pedestrians.

  74. Chris

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    The great advantage of a bicycle bell over other noise-makers, is that the ring tells anyone within earshot that a bicycle is about nearby.

  75. Howard Woods

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    Our granddaughter would love this. Practical and stylish – excellent!

  76. Steve

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    I’ll be fitting it to my bike, thank you very much

  77. Mr GARY A MCMAHON

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    Please give it to me and I’ll pass it on to some of my mates that are too up themselves to have a regular bike bell.

  78. Lisa Sharratt

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    That’s a corker! It would look stunning set against the black bars of my Orbea. It would replaced the pathetic ting of my current bell and warn pedestrians of my approach with much greater aplomb!

  79. Will Bramhill

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    This would look great on my Fahrrad, which I’m currently renovating. Ding, ding!

  80. Frank

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    YT Industries Capra AL 2016, full suspension mountain bike – it currently has no bell…
    but I do ride it on the road to get to mountain bike routes in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District…

  81. Alison Gibson

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    Just what I need for me on the back of our tandem,our old one just fell apart and we really miss it

  82. Ash

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    Oi! I’d love one for my bike, please enter me in the draw!

  83. Alan Scroggs

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    I would love to fit the brass looking bell on my 1960’s A S Gillot road bike because it’s orange and would match the bell.
    The bike is still used.
    Thanks

  84. Clive Jones

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    I would fit to my Felt 24″ BMX so I can ride to the local track and not worry about knee-capping myself on a conventional bell!

  85. Pat Hagen

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    This would look so good on my bike

  86. Mags

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    Just what I need for my new Volt e-bike – a touch of class and a legal requirement

  87. Bazza

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    My Paul Hewitt tourer deserves only the best, even if I don’t have a luxury watch

  88. John

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    Ring ding ding that looks very nice

  89. David Hamilton

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    Ding-Dong. That looks cool.

  90. Graham Corfield

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    I’d fit it to my Brompton, it would be a great addition and useful whilst bobbing around town.

  91. David Jolly

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    I’d fit it to my BMC hybrid.
    I also currently just should “ping ping”

  92. Gopi

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    I’d be fitting it to my Trek Verve+1

  93. Gavin

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    Ding-Dong…

  94. Tim Earl

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    Lovely, WOOT!

  95. Huw

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    Genesis Croix de Fer. Needs a bell.

  96. Margaret Watson

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    This would look great on my new Giant Liv bike (Terra) as I’m going along my busy canal path 🙂 Ding, ding

  97. Boyd

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    Oi, Oi saveloy! one of these will be great on my commuter bike as part of the route is on shared use paths, and runners and walkers don’t always hear me coming.

  98. Steve

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    There a perfect space for one of these on the handlebars of my Raleigh Dynatech 700.

  99. Dave

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    Bellisimo!

  100. Dave

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    This funky bell would look great on my lovely Kona Hoo-ha!

  101. Richard

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    My Specialized Langster that gets used for riding to work.

  102. Jennie Parsons

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    This looks so classy – I would love to win it!

  103. Richard Newman

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    Isabella per la mia Bianchi.

  104. John

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    this would look great on my hybrid ridgeback speed

  105. SUE

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    this would come in useful for my crossfire e-bike

  106. Philip

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    I would love one of these bells.

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