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I want an Air Horn

FSR_XCFSR_XC Posts: 2,258
edited August 2008 in The bottom bracket
That's it.

Something small enough to fit on the bike, but loud enough so that deaf idiots in tin boxes know I'm there.
Stumpjumper FSR 09/10 Pro Carbon, Genesis Vapour CX20 ('17)Carbon, Rose Xeon CW3000 '14, Raleigh R50

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  • FSR_XCFSR_XC Posts: 2,258
    Is it loud enough to penetrate thick skulls?

    Last week a woman decided to overtake me in a 30mph limit (Garmin said I was doing 27) coming up to a sharp right hand bend. When she realised she was on the wrong side of the road and couldn't see what was coming, she decided to pull over. . . . .

    Glad to say the brakes on the Allez are working very well indeed.

    She wasn't quite so impressed when I then overtook her (to ask if she actually saw me at all).
    Stumpjumper FSR 09/10 Pro Carbon, Genesis Vapour CX20 ('17)Carbon, Rose Xeon CW3000 '14, Raleigh R50

    http://www.visiontrack.com
  • pst88pst88 Posts: 632
    FSR_XC wrote:
    Is it loud enough to penetrate thick skulls?
    Yes it's loud.
    Bianchi Via Nirone Veloce/Centaur 2010
  • goodsongoodson Posts: 12
    I can vouch for them they are very loud , thick skull and ipod compatable.

    let mine go at traffic lights outside work & a college thought it was a truck.

    keep it topped with trck pump.
  • huggyhuggy Posts: 242
    Only £14.99 with free pnp at Chain Reaction

    I want one bad!
  • Apologies for taking the thread off topic somewhat and asking a bit of dumb censored question but I figure that's what cakestop is for...

    Anyway, what is the name of the 'old style' horn/klaxon that is sometimes used (more often on the continent) by the lead car in road races to warn people of the peletons arrival. Its a kind of rapid repeating doppler/yoodle(!!!) ?
    (h'mm maybe describing sounds isn't my forte ...)

    Cheers
  • FSR_XCFSR_XC Posts: 2,258
    Apologies for taking the thread off topic somewhat and asking a bit of dumb censored question but I figure that's what cakestop is for...

    Exactly.


    Found this one @CRC: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=20498

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Air_ ... Horn-4.htm looks like the battery (?) will weight as much as my bike. 115Db sounds like a good idea though!
    Stumpjumper FSR 09/10 Pro Carbon, Genesis Vapour CX20 ('17)Carbon, Rose Xeon CW3000 '14, Raleigh R50

    http://www.visiontrack.com
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,244
    The 'battery' is just a bottle of compressed air. It weighs, roughly, nothing.
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    Great idea to have one of these chaps and much more effective than just a plain old bell. I take it they are legal .......... ? Not that it would bother me but just thought I would ask.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I'm not sure they'd be of that much use - I'd rather yell than go reaching for buttons on my bike.

    And when they do hear the horn - would they be looking at you, or looking around for the mystery HGV bearing down on them ?
  • gert_lushgert_lush Posts: 634
    http://www.trainhorn.org/

    level 4 horn....that should sort everyone out!
    FCN 8 mainly
    FCN 4 sometimes
  • yogiyogi Posts: 456
    I could do with an air horn on the Plym Valley 'cyclepath' - the number of woolly socked walkers that say, 'You should get a bell' despite me having politely said excuse me and slowed down. I'm sure they just do it to wind mountain bikers up - it drives my mate crazy.
  • priorypriory Posts: 743
    at sainsbury's I bought a red horn for 30p that you hang round your neck and blow hard when you want. Very loud. kids at swimming galas had been driving me mad with them.
    This was very noisy but I found that even as a signal within a ctc group it just got ignored.the one place it got a result was the high peak trail on a summer weekend

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/352175/ho ... _air_horn/

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AIR-FOG-HORN-MANU ... 286.c0.m14

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/amazing-AIR-HORN- ... 286.c0.m14

    this is the one I got:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/STADIUM-HORN-AIR- ... 286.c0.m14
    Raleigh Eclipse, , Dahon Jetstream XP, Raleigh Banana, Dawes super galaxy, Raleigh Clubman

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