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Old 03-13-15, 05:30 PM
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Bike Horns

I found out that my parents' had a bike horn put on my (road)racing bike that I use to get everywhere. I have already found that it is causing pain in my hips from how wide it is.

Also, Has anyone experienced a bike horn becoming stuck in the 'on' position? While mine hasn't done that. I will rarely use it, if at all. Because, It is extremely loud. It startled me the first time I tried it, not in traffic and from a standing position. I would think that it may startle some motorists'.
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http://deltacycle.com/airzound-horn tank is only so Much air.

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Old 03-13-15, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Zounds tank is only so Much air.
Can you explain that further?
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Originally Posted by Chris516 View Post
I found out that my parents' had a bike horn put on my (road)racing bike that I use to get everywhere. I have already found that it is causing pain in my hips from how wide it is.
What exactly is causing pain in the hips? The horn? The bike? My road bike is pretty narrow, although I did make a fat tire bike that feels too wide. If you use cleats, there is some lateral adjustment in the cleat placement on your shoes.

Personally I rarely use my car horn, and don't feel I need a bike horn. I do like to notify people when I pass, which I use a simple "Hello" for, although a bell would be good too.

I think zound makes refillable bike air horns.
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Old 03-30-15, 09:08 AM
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I remember reading in some states a bell is required, horns were not allowed (ny & mass.?)
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This is eminently lookupable. The NY State law says:
(b) No person shall operate a bicycle unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for a distance of at least one hundred feet, except that a bicycle shall not be equipped with nor shall any person use upon a bicycle any siren or whistle.


So horns are OK as are anything else as long as it's not a siren or a whistle.
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