Engineering project

Have Dogs affected your ride in a negative way?

  • Yes

    Votes: 15 62.5%
  • No

    Votes: 9 37.5%

  • Total voters
    24

GilesM

Guru
Location
East Lothian
Maybe a telescopic stick that mounts to the top tube to ward off the dog but be careful it doesn't get classed as a weapon.
Perhaps a pump.
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
I put 'Yes' but it's usually clueless owners. Not the dogs fault ! unless you class that one occasion a farm dog chased us from along the other side of a hedge - knowing it was open at the end. I didn't half pedal quickly.

I've finally decided on a bell for my shared path use. Ordered 2 RockBros bells off ebay, which is the copy of the expensive Spurcycle bell (£4 vs £50).

Could you dis-invent extending leads - massively dangerous in the hand of a stupid owner that forgets his dog is 10m away with a wire running across a shared use path.
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
Anyway, it's not the dog that's an issue. Passed an old bloke recently, his dog off a lead, walking down a quiet road. Me cycling past, owner says 'oh he hates bikes'. Said nothing, but really... you're too bloody old to stop it if it went for me.
 

Jody

Veteran
I've finally decided on a bell for my shared path use. Ordered 2 RockBros bells off ebay, which is the copy of the expensive Spurcycle bell (£4 vs £50).
Great bell for very little money. Be careful of the MK1 version as the weight on the striker weight can fall out. Mk2 is still performing well.
 

Jody

Veteran
I heard that, so a little dab of superglue as preventative measure. Not here yet though !
More gorilla glue or slight modification of the metal wire as it goes around the brass. Mine lasted a couple of years before it fell out so can't grumble for a fiver.
 

Jody

Veteran
Slight squeeze with some pliers might do it !!
That will probably sort it.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Valhalla
I was thinking of doing some sort of dog whistle attachment which could be powered similar to dynamo lights. Any other suggestions would be appreciated, thanks for your reply!
Problem is some young people under the age of 20 or so will hear it and may even find it painful.
 

pjd57

Veteran
Location
Glasgow
It's not the dogs that's the problem.
Owners with very long leads not looking where they are going because their phone is more important are the problem.
 
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