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Ahooo'Gaa Horn?

Old 03-21-18, 12:09 PM
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Ahooo'Gaa Horn?

I've seen some of those 12V oldimer horns mounted on cars and motorcycles, and was wondering if there was such a thing in the bicycle version.

Does anyone use a horn that goes Ahhoooo'gaaa?
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Old 03-22-18, 10:46 AM
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First of all, why would you want one?

Secondly, those types of horns operate by running a motor, which takes quite a bit of current. So it's going to take quite a large battery to power one. Not many cyclists want to carry around a large, 12V battery pack.
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Old 03-22-18, 11:42 AM
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There are electronic bike horns. Some of them may offer an Ahooga choice
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You may find a PRC/ROC factory to make them once they see the money.

I think the ones on the Model T was mechanical , you pushed a plunger sticking up thru the floorboard.








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Sure, if you value novelty over safety. Aoogah horns aren't as loud as a standard horn, and they're heavier.
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Old 03-23-18, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
You may find a PRC/ROC factory to make them once they see the money.

I think the ones on the Model T was mechanical , you pushed a plunger sticking up thru the floorboard.
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on the earliest ones. Without looking it up by the time electric start was available in 1919 I think the electric horn mounted on the engine was standard. It makes kind of an annoying "bleat". the ah oo ga style didn't come out until the Model A. There were also exhaust "cut-out" aftermarket whistles and such that worked on a bypass valve in the exhaust line.

Maybe what OP really needs is one of those horns that plays a few bars of Dixie. You used to see a lot of crap like that in the J C Whitney mail-order catalogue BITD.

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Old 03-23-18, 12:00 PM
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You used to see a lot of crap like that in the J C Whitney mail-order catalogue BITD.
Oh man, that takes me back. As a teenager it was fun poring though the J.C. Whitney catalog and looking at all the useless crap they had to dress up your car or truck. I distinctly remember they had aoogah horns in there, too.
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Originally Posted by scott967 View Post

Maybe what OP really needs is one of those horns that plays a few bars of Dixie. You used to see a lot of crap like that in the J C Whitney mail-order catalogue BITD.

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I'd rather have one of these.

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I'm know they make 12v versions now but an original one would be 6v - positive ground.

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Well, it exists on a motorized bicycle. Check youtube.

As fietsbob suggests, you could have this manufactured in China. Will need a schematic. Maybe the housing can be forged from aluminum to reduce weight. This is not a simple project. It will take time and some work on your part and the right firm in China to produce it.

I have a Loud Bicycle horn. Love it. Don't mind the weight of it compared to how assertive it is.
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As fietsbob suggests, you could have this manufactured in China. Will need a schematic. Maybe the housing can be forged from aluminum to reduce weight. This is not a simple project. It will take time and some work on your part and the right firm in China to produce it.
Apparently they have cheap plastic ones available at Harbor Freight now, but they sound like crap.

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That plastic monstrocity sounds like a duck being stepped on.
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That plastic monstrocity sounds like a duck being stepped on.
Almost as bad as that guy talking through his nose.
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