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Old 02-20-09, 04:50 PM   #1
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Anyone have Airzound?

I have a Dahon D7 and already have a pump on it. Can I install the Airzound too without having it interfere with the fold? Here's the link to it for those not familiar with it. I always thought it some heavy electric powered thing, but it is entirely powered by compressed air.

http://www.amazon.com/review/RSV467E...#RSV467ERVVSPD
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The whole thing is plastic and the mount is fragile. It's not just the horn but you'd have the bottle and hose to be concerned about being in the way or damaged while folding the bike. Amazon reviews has some negative points that you might want to consider.
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They are louder than an air horn with a compressed air canister on it. They are very light. The bottle is just a soda bottle. They work very well. When they get old the plastic bottle gets brittle and they blow up, if you fill them to the maximum pressure. I got quite a few years out of one, maybe 10? or more.

It's always safer to scream at the top of your lungs in a panic situation, with both hands on the brakes, than to try and push a button of any kind.
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The whole thing is plastic and the mount is fragile. It's not just the horn but you'd have the bottle and hose to be concerned about being in the way or damaged while folding the bike. Amazon reviews has some negative points that you might want to consider.
Can it be removed easily? After second thought I probably wont have to fold it with the horn on, if I could just take it off easily? Or do the zipties lock it in place?
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Can it be removed easily? After second thought I probably wont have to fold it with the horn on, if I could just take it off easily? Or do the zipties lock it in place?
They come off easliy. They can be a little fragile, it depends on how carefull you are. The horn part is just plastic. The tank is just velcroed on. You can use velcro to hold the hose, and the horn snaps off a bracket.
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It's always safer to scream at the top of your lungs in a panic situation, with both hands on the brakes, than to try and push a button of any kind.
When in danger, I scream indeed at the top of my lungs. However, if I want simply a car, that violates my rights, to get out of my way, I push a button of my horn. I have a moped horn installed and it is astoundingly effective in getting the cars moving. Before, they have tried to ignore me and now they somewhat instinctively react to the horn.
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It's always safer to scream at the top of your lungs in a panic situation, with both hands on the brakes, than to try and push a button of any kind.
It depends on were you mount it.
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Air horns are great for when you see a car moving into your path without apparently seeing you (e.g. Someone backing out of a parking spot or driveway). In those cases, I've found my AirZound is like a remote control for their brakes. :^D

In some cases, though, things happen so fast that there's no time to hit the horn. That's the time for VO2-max.
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