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Old 12-22-09, 06:58 PM   #1
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Delta Airzound Bike Horn?

Just saw one of these for the first time on a DaVinci parked at the REI in Mountain View, California (you know who you are)... looked it up, reviews are solid. Anyone out there tried this horn?
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I really Like it. It is very loud and get's the attention of those in your path. We once had a child begin to wander across the bike path, I gave a short burst from the horn. He stopped wandering and actually started crying. Better than getting run over by a tandem. It helps get the attention of drivers as well.
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Old 12-23-09, 04:09 AM   #3
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We have one, it works well for us. I normally use it to get drivers attention, they can hear it even with the window rolled up. I don't usually use it for pedestrians, it is too loud and scares them.

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I really Like it. It is very loud and get's the attention of those in your path. We once had a child begin to wander across the bike path, I gave a short burst from the horn. He stopped wandering and actually started crying. Better than getting run over by a tandem. It helps get the attention of drivers as well.
A kid on a bike path so he uses a horn that was designed for cars with rolled up windows. Sounds like overkill to me.
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A kid on a bike path so he uses a horn that was designed for cars with rolled up windows. Sounds like overkill to me.
I'm sure the parents of the kid they avoided hitting don't think it's overkill.
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I'm sure the parents of the kid they avoided hitting don't think it's overkill.
Yeah. Right.

I've never run over a kid and I've never found it necessary to make one cry in the process. If you feel the need to blast somebody with an air horn on a MUP, at least pick on someone your own size.
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I would get one for use in NYC traffic (e.g. for noisy trucks), but probably just use a regular bell for pedestrians in the path as it is less obnoxious.

The air horn is pretty loud and if you startle pedestrians, they may become belligerent after they recover from the ear-shock.

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Mine has a volume adjustment - you can set it for "Wake up distracted cager (loud)" or "Alert meat-pylons on MUP (softer)". there is al
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Thanks everyone for the posts, I received one as a nice surprise Christmas gift. It's awesome. Might have to get one for the solo commuter bike as well!
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Mine disintegrated after a few weeks. Bears ignore it.

Better to scream at cars, you'll be doing it anyway.
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There is also an airhorn (in mini size) that some boat dealers sell . . .
However, AirZounds can be 'recharged' with your floorpump . . .
We rarely ride MUPS; it would not be overkill in car traffic.
Have had tandem duo use a blanks shooting pistol to scare off a dog; sure as hell scared ther dog and most of us riding with them! But then again, have ducked real bullets . . .
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