Advocacy & Safety - Air Zound
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03-13-07, 08:04 PM
My Air Zound arrived today. Leaked pressure steadily from the first fill, made one honk, then would not hold air or make sound.
Obviously very cheaply made.
Didn't someone here have a way to install a regular freon horn so it could be used quickly on the trike?
03-13-07, 08:40 PM
I personally do not have an Air Zound, but I do work at a bike shop that sells them. They are plastic, which is inherently cheap, but that being said I have never seen one that is leaking air. Take it back and get a new one.
03-13-07, 10:00 PM
NoNaYet, I do believe you got a lemon. I've had mine since December and have not had any problems with it.
03-13-07, 10:02 PM
No problem with mine. But I did have a hard time figuring out how to fill it the first time.
03-13-07, 10:20 PM
I liked my first one so much, I bought three more for my other bikes and they all work fine. The only problem I have is other people pushing the activator and wasting all my air so that by the time I need it, it's empty.
Bought mine last year, use it when I need it, works great. I had to replace the 1st one though. One day I used it so much I ran out of air halfway home. I stopped to fill it with my Co2 cartridges. That was not a good idea. Because of the amount of pressure that comes out of the Co2 & the very small diameter of the fill tube for the Airzound which could not handle that much pressure at one time it literally blew the valve apart to where I could not fix it. So I had to purchase a 2nd one.
I now use a mini-pump to fill it if I run out while riding & use the Co2 to only fill the tires.
03-14-07, 09:24 AM
No leaks from mine.
mines about 1 year old now, no problem w/holding air pressure. still works great!
03-14-07, 06:43 PM
Bought mine last year, use it when I need it, works great. I had to replace the 1st one though. One day I used it so much I ran out of air halfway home. I stopped to fill it with my Co2 cartridges.
As a side not, if you fill it with CO2 the tone is much lower (CO2 being denser than air) - it REALLY sounds like an 18 wheeler then!
03-15-07, 06:56 PM
I've had two. The plastic switch mount broke one one. It happened when I was doored by a disembarking passenger. They guy paid up on the spot. Even the tank on that one held air over the winter and had about a 4 second burst left.
They really do hold air very well. You've got a dud.
On a side note, a friend made one out of a 3 liter bottle and a plastic truck horn. The challenge is getting a good seal on the cap part.
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