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BarBell - a bicycle bell that doubles as a shotglass

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.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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