Yo! I haven't been on this forum for years. Last time I posted here, I was a Chicago bike commuter who had only been riding a bike for a year. I am more experienced now of course, but I no longer live in Chicago. I live in Hanoi.
Yes, this Hanoi:
I just picked up the best bike I can afford here, which is a China-for-US 2009 Schwinn Cutter. It has a bell, but obviously the bell is no good here. I thought about having my friend in the States, who is coming to visit me in a few weeks, bring an Airzound horn with him. I'm in a predicament though: I need a horn that's loud enough to compete with (maybe very slightly overpower) the din of motorbike horns, but I don't want a horn that's truly loud enough to scare drivers of cars and trucks. I'm going to be honking at motorbikes 95% of the time, so I'd be a huge dick to blast an Airzound at the maximum 115dB. So... how does the volume control on the Airzound work? Does it actually cut the level significantly? Can it go low enough to be sensible to use on someone who's not enclosed in a metal and glass box?