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Old 03-28-21, 11:03 AM
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I'd be surprised if OP actually had the clown horn. But if he did, I wouldn't be surprised that he put it on his "bike."
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Old 03-28-21, 03:03 PM
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Does anyone actually have an Airzound? If you do, how many seconds of use can you get before it runs out of air?

I like the squeeze bulb, as it never runs out of air.

Originally Posted by subgrade
No, but it is difficult to believe you can generate as much air pressure by squeezing a rubber bulb with your fingers as a pressurized container.
Do you think it is necessary to have high pressure to have a loud horn?

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Yep. The Airzound puts out 115 decibels. That is louder than the legally permissible level of a freight locomotive in the U .S., which is 110 decibels.
I don't have an Airzound, so I can't put them both together and compare them.

Near where I live in Australia, is a track with gentle down hill sections. Many cyclists go down this track at high speed. The squeeze bulb horn is useful, as you can warn people 200 meters ahead that you are coming.

If someone had both, they could have a friend stand 200 meters away, and listen to them. Their friend could then tell them how the sound level compares.

if anyone has both, please let us know.
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Old 03-28-21, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
I'd be surprised if OP actually had the clown horn. But if he did, I wouldn't be surprised that he put it on his "bike."
That is not all I have on my bike. I mentioned the motorbike mirrors above. In another topic I discussed using motorbike tubes in bicycle tires. Previously I have discussed solar lights. I said above, If I could find a truck horn which is light enough, I might actually put it on my bike. I have other non-standard accessories. Too much to discuss in one topic. What you can do to your bicycle is limited only by the creativity of your imagination.

In reality, the best way to set up your bike is determined by how you use it. When using a bike in a different situation, I set it up differently.
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For those interested, I will discuss the reality of these squeeze bulb air horns.

The vibrating part which makes the sound, breaks after about 6 months. You can cut a similar vibrating part from a child's toy, put it in the horn, and continue to use it. The sound mine makes is not that great, but it gets attention of those ahead.

The new horn in the picture above looks shiny. In time, these actually go rusty. You can still use them. After a number of years, it will probably have a rust hole completely through it.

If in years to come, it gets so rusty that it becomes no longer usable, I may look at making my own using PVC pipe fittings, or something else.

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Originally Posted by alo
Do you think it is necessary to have high pressure to have a loud horn?
As loud as the AirZound - definitely.

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Does anyone actually have an Airzound? If you do, how many seconds of use can you get before it runs out of air?

I like the squeeze bulb, as it never runs out of air.
I don't have one as I have no use for it; the youtube reviews say it's continuous 7-10 seconds, or 30-40 toots. Plenty for one ride, and you can top it up before each ride.
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Originally Posted by subgrade
I don't have one as I have no use for it; the youtube reviews say it's continuous 7-10 seconds, or 30-40 toots. Plenty for one ride, and you can top it up before each ride.
7 to 10 seconds is not enough for one ride where I am.

If I had an Airzound, I would be looking to adapt a squeeze bulb to it, so it can be used indefinitely.
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I have an Airzound, and continuous blast is closer to 40 seconds or a little more. It's been a while since I tested it (mine is about 10 years old). The nice thing about the Airzound is that it pumps up with a standard Schrader valve. I put air in it every time I put air in my tires, just to be sure.

I have never, even on long, full day rides with lots of idiots, used up the whole air reserve.
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Check out some of his stuff in the Coronavirus sub-forum.
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It's "mods" versus "rockers," still.

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Originally Posted by alo
If you live in S E Asia, where people completely disregard the road rules, sometimes it would be very handy to have a very loud horn.
Originally Posted by alo
Near where I live in Australia, is a track with gentle down hill sections.
You're all over the map here.
Literally.
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time to ride-no?

Who knew?
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531
You're all over the map here. Literally.
I am Australian. I spend a significant amount of time in S E Asia. I have discussed this preciously.
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A clown horn you can hear from 200 meters is a pretty loud clown horn. Are these the kind of clown horns that real clowns use? I don't see how such a horn could be safe at children's parties. But I am a staunch advocate of children's hearing ... apparently unlike some Australians on this very unsafe and dangerous website.
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