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Titanium bell hand made in Colorado twists off to turn into shotglass

American hand made bottle cage manufacturer King Cage has come up with the perfect accessory for the saddle-mounted hip flask already in its range – a bicycle bell that doubles as a shotglass.

Costing $40, the BarBell is made from titanium – as are some of its bottle cages – and is made in Durango, Colorado by Ron Andrews.

The metal cyclinder sounds as a bell when struck, but twists off easily to perform its shotglass function when required.

It might not be something you'd going to use on a sportive or your commute, but it could be perfect for a refreshing pitstop on a leisure ride such as the Tweed Run or – why not? – to give a spot of midnight warmth on the Dunwich Dynamo.

In moderation, of course.

www.kingcage.com

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.