loud horn for a bike

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Re: loud horn for a bike

Postby Bigmike7 » 3 Apr 2019, 10:04pm

ps I like the light idea as well every little helps.

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Re: loud horn for a bike

Postby Vantage » 4 Apr 2019, 8:17am

I have an Airzound. It's currently on top of the wardrobe in the spare bits box for a very good reason.
It dawned on me some time ago that if I use one hand pushing the button to sound the horn, it was one hand less for doing braking with. It's worth thinking about. Are you more likely to survive blasting them with a hundred decibels of sound or braking to avoid them?
One of the blokes I ride with in our social group offered to buy mine as he didn't think his bell was loud enough for pedestrians to hear him coming. I'm refusing the sale as I know he's a danger with two hands let alone one!

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Re: loud horn for a bike

Postby CyberKnight » 6 Apr 2019, 9:50pm

i agree with the above
airzounds are ok as a warning but tends to be an after the fact event , so you turn it into just another road rage tool .
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Re: loud horn for a bike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 7 Apr 2019, 8:34am

Bigmike7 wrote:ps I like the light idea as well every little helps.

That might be the case if the every little to which you refer was in the driver’s mind...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: loud horn for a bike

Postby climo » 14 Apr 2019, 9:55am

Just shout loudly.