Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Bicycle Upgraded with Train Horns Sure to Clear the Way

by Paul Strauss

Ever find yourself on your bike, only to be cut off by some jerk who doesn’t think bikes belong on the road? Or maybe you’re slowed down by some peds hogging the bike path. While you could try and ring your little bicycle bell or squeeze your meek little horn, you’re much more likely to get their attention with the horns they use on a train or an 18-wheeler. That’s exactly what DIYer Chad Thoren (aka “The Chadster“) did with his bike.

train_horn_bike

The Chadster outfitted his bike with a large dual-trumpet horn from a train, connected up to a tank filled with compressed air. He says this produces much louder results than you get by just hooking up the horns to an air compressor, so I can only imagine how loud it really is. The video clip below gives you a sense of it, but I’m guessing that in person, it’s much more startling.

The rather simple build requires a cruiser in order to provide a large rack for holding the compressed air cylinder, along with some hose, bungee cords and duct tape. Chad provides instructions on how to build your own over on Instructables, but recommends that you only use it to give pedestrians a scare (and maybe a heart attack,) and not riding in vehicular traffic. Personally, the bigger problem I see is that the rider of the bike probably needs to wear earplugs when riding if they don’t want to go deaf.




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Smash says:

    Awesome, but definitely an 18-Wheeler style airhorn and not a train horn.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

The Swiss Army Machete Zombie Defense Multi-Tool

The Swiss Army Machete Zombie Defense Multi-Tool

Blade of the Black Swordsman: Not as Dirty as It Sounds

Blade of the Black Swordsman: Not as Dirty as It Sounds

Star Trek TNG Boot Slippers: Warm Me up, Scotty!

Star Trek TNG Boot Slippers: Warm Me up, Scotty!

Legend of Zelda Villains Keyboard Decals: It\

Legend of Zelda Villains Keyboard Decals: It's Dangerous to Type Alone

Pocketbands Let You Carry a Key and Cash on Your Wrist

Pocketbands Let You Carry a Key and Cash on Your Wrist

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop
discussion by