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Old 12-17-11, 12:37 PM   #1
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QBell electric buzzer

I've been doing some research on electric horns/bells for my commuter bike. I'd like to find something that sounds more like a scooter or even a car horn (not as loud, just a similar type of sound) than the traditional ding-dong bicycle bell.

I found this QBell electric buzzer made in Korea:

Qbell:
http://kjglobal.co.uk/acatalog/Electric_soundbell.html

Qbell video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxdXMdOd-T0

I have not been able to find any more references to it, nor have I seen it sold on eBay or CraigsList.

Has anyone heard of that particular gadget, or does anyone know of an outlet where they would sell it? Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Just as an additional reference, these are the other electric horns/bells I've been looking at:

Thunder Horn 1st generation:
http://gadget.brando.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00451

Thunder Horn 1st generation video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLRpMNRC_VY

Thunder Horn 2nd generation:
http://gadget.brando.com/thunder-hor...3c049d001.html

Avenir L-05 Bike Horn:
http://gadget.brando.com/high-pitch-...9c049d001.html

Megalert Megahorn:
http://www.industrialbicycles.com/megahorn.htm

8 Sound Thunder:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Sound-Thun...-/270824918129

Cyber 8 Sound Thunder:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Cyber-8-...-/260836017788

Bicycle Horn:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250885362649

BH194 Eight Sound Electric Horn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJWUk49fj60

Bike directional lights and horn:
http://gadget.brando.com/bike-direct...7c049d001.html

Another directional light and horn:
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/3-in-1-...g-signals-3631

Siren horn (probably not legal, but fun):
http://gadget.brando.com/the-6-led-l...2c049d001.html

Electronic Siren:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=320804945679

AirZound (compressed air):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYkBHGurj-I
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Wow, thanks for all this collection! I use such a horn.
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A 6 volt automotive horn? How did you mount it to the bike? Do you use a regular 6V battery?

Here's another horn I forgot to include: the Verbal Bicycle Bell
http://beta.hammacher.com/Product/81177
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A 6 volt automotive horn? How did you mount it to the bike? Do you use a regular 6V battery?
The horn is attached to my front rack - incidentally details of the attachment matter for the loudness, which I found the hard way, given that one deals with an acoustic radiator. It is powered by five 1.2V AA rechargeable batteries. The latter are charged by the dynohub, but that is a separate story. I put the switch onto the handlebars next to my thumb. Handlebar switches are available for mopeds and motorcycles but I ended up making one of my own.

Thanks for all those links. You should maybe put them on some page of yours to increase the return on your investment. While people may google out the collection here, on that page you could keep them updated.
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It's not electric, but a friend of mine has an Airzound. It will get your attention.

We were on a fast descent which has an intersection at the bottom. He was in the lead, and a car made a move as if it were going to make a right turn into our lane. He gave a blast on the Airzound, and the car made a very quick stop.
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