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    Horns, bells and whistles...

    Now that the riding, walking season is picking up, I'm using my "ding" bell a lot! For some reason, people are not very responsive to it. I use it way before I get to the pedestrians and other riders. I just found an old horn called a "Honker Hooter"! It will look out of place on the Motos and such, but will definitely will garner attention!

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    I have bells on all of my bikes. When on the MUP I will give plenty of warning, if they have their ears stuffed with iPod buds and can't hear the bell I will give them a light toot of my AirZound. The AirZound comes in handy for the brain dead idiots that operate the 2 ton death boxes...

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    Holy Crap! I think that I'll be fine with my "Honka Hooter"! It is good to have an option though!
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    Yelling like a damsel in distress has worked well for me in the past.

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    I use a little "ting, ting, ting" incredabell and find it to be about 50% effective. I suspect it would take a major mega blaster to get through to the other 50% and that would offend my serenity to use.

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    I used to use an Air Zound while commuting, but I found I was often shouting at the car at the same time and started shouting long before my hand found the lever, especially if I needed both hands on my brakes, so that eventually came off and was replaced by the friendly bell for passing pedestrians. For things that need more volume, well, my voice really carries.
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    I forget the brand, but I use a little, single dinger brass bell. It works real most of the time. They hear that polite little ding and look up like 'what the heck is that?" It won't work on the comatose, nor the 'wires coming out of the head' crowd.

    The incredibell is also good.
    Last edited by Nermal; 04-20-13 at 02:34 PM. Reason: ETA
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