Air horns

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Re: Air horns

Postby gentlegreen » 19 Nov 2011, 5:34pm

WaitForPete wrote:I used to have one but the police took it off me.


What were you doing with it ? :shock:

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Re: Air horns

Postby Alan D » 20 Nov 2011, 7:14am

Many years ago, I used to act as stoker on a friends tandem and we rode int London several times. He had what he described as a boating fog-horn. Big thing with a gas cylinder and a red horn. We used it sparingly, but it did startle a few drivers. :twisted:

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Re: Air horns

Postby Cunobelin » 20 Nov 2011, 10:05am

Alan D wrote:Many years ago, I used to act as stoker on a friends tandem and we rode int London several times. He had what he described as a boating fog-horn. Big thing with a gas cylinder and a red horn. We used it sparingly, but it did startle a few drivers. :twisted:


AirZound is exactly this only connected by a tube to a reservoir

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Re: Air horns

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Re: Air horns

Postby BertYardbrush » 20 Nov 2011, 1:08pm

Air Zound - use with caution and adjust the volume. It can make YOU jump - never mind the hazard to whom you are alerting your presence.

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Re: Air horns

Postby Cunobelin » 20 Nov 2011, 2:42pm

BertYardbrush wrote:Air Zound - use with caution and adjust the volume. It can make YOU jump - never mind the hazard to whom you are alerting your presence.



I find that when you need to use it then full volume is appropriate


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiOOLEdUBVk

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Re: Air horns

Postby byegad » 20 Nov 2011, 4:36pm

Cunobelin wrote:
BertYardbrush wrote:Air Zound - use with caution and adjust the volume. It can make YOU jump - never mind the hazard to whom you are alerting your presence.



I find that when you need to use it then full volume is appropriate


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiOOLEdUBVk



+1 set for full volume you can tap it for a gentler toot, or lean on it for attention grabbing!
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Re: Air horns

Postby rjb » 20 Nov 2011, 4:50pm

Air sound horn should provide some inspiration for the diy brigade. The reservoir bottle is after all just an empty fizz bottle - just connect a cheap horn (available at most pound shops) and a trigger to release the air, oh and an inner tube valve to pump the bottle up :roll: Any ideas :?:
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Re: Air horns

Postby manybikes » 20 Nov 2011, 5:29pm

My Air Zound has a leak in the tube (I think caused by pinching with a brake lever). I can get pressure up but it doesn't last more than about an hour.I have tried pu*cture repair, various tapes but nothing effective.
I thought about soprtening it but cannot see how to extract the end from the trigger part.
Any ideas from users please?

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Re: Air horns

Postby Si » 20 Nov 2011, 5:34pm

Cunobelin wrote:
BertYardbrush wrote:Air Zound - use with caution and adjust the volume. It can make YOU jump - never mind the hazard to whom you are alerting your presence.



I find that when you need to use it then full volume is appropriate


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiOOLEdUBVk


Was that just coincidence - or was it the exact same car on the same junction doing the same thing both times? :roll: if it was ( :roll: in fact even if it wasn't)

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Re: Air horns

Postby Cunobelin » 20 Nov 2011, 10:15pm

Si wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:
BertYardbrush wrote:Air Zound - use with caution and adjust the volume. It can make YOU jump - never mind the hazard to whom you are alerting your presence.



I find that when you need to use it then full volume is appropriate


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiOOLEdUBVk


Was that just coincidence - or was it the exact same car on the same junction doing the same thing both times? :roll: if it was ( :roll: in fact even if it wasn't)


NO - two cameras, the first is bike mounted and is fixed view, the second is a helmet mount. I always use both as the second shows details like shoulder checks, eye contact and other aspects missed by the fixed.

That is why you only see the fairing in the second view (with the fixed camera)

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Re: Air horns

Postby Si » 21 Nov 2011, 9:12am

Ah, I see - please excuse my hard of thinking moment :oops: