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    Something to make noise as you ride

    I want to be seen and also heard. I already have the seen part. The heard part I use a bell and my voice. However what I want is some sort of whistler that I can attach somewhere on to my bike that when I start peddling it will make a whistle. I was thinking abbout using a Nerf football or w/e and take the whistles out. I know I would have to be going X about of speed for it to work. But I reach high speeds

    Things I want to point out that I know about already

    Using a card on the spokes.
    using a bell or my voice or a airzond or any other electronic horn



    Another thing I want is maybe some sort of wind powered.. toy..like a flower fan or w.e I just wantto pimp my bike

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    Tie a cow bell to your seat .

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    Good idea. But not for me

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    A lot of beans and cabbage for lunch does the trick.

    That, and Hope hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    A lot of beans and cabbage for lunch does the trick.
    And don't forget the beer of choice with that lunch.

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    Something to make noise as you ride

    How about a set of these??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paramount X View Post
    I want to be seen and also heard. I already have the seen part. The heard part I use a bell and my voice. However what I want is some sort of whistler that I can attach somewhere on to my bike that when I start peddling it will make a whistle. I was thinking abbout using a Nerf football or w/e and take the whistles out. I know I would have to be going X about of speed for it to work. But I reach high speeds

    Things I want to point out that I know about already

    Using a card on the spokes.
    using a bell or my voice or a airzond or any other electronic horn



    Another thing I want is maybe some sort of wind powered.. toy..like a flower fan or w.e I just wantto pimp my bike



    Where do you ride so I may avoid this place?

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    Couldn't you just say "vroom, vroom" the whole time you're riding. It seems to work for my kid.

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    Something to make noise as you ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Where do you ride so I may avoid this place?
    Now THAT'S funny chit right there!
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    I dont care what nosies you make while your riding, just dont start pushing this on to other riders, like the noise makers on the electric car. Personally I like riding in silence or close to it. Any way, ya the beans and cabage would allow others to smell you coming as well. So you'd have 3 senses covered right there.

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    Personally I like a quiet ride

    but check it out...

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    Something to make noise as you ride

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    How bout this? It would surely draw some attention, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paramount X View Post
    Another thing I want is maybe some sort of wind powered.. toy..like a flower fan or w.e I just wantto pimp my bike

    Dude, im DOWN with this. Super light weight, cheap, no big deal if they break and die on a ride.

    Hrmmm, think i will pick up like 10 or so from a toy bin. Now i gota come up with mounting. I am thinking one plugged into each bar end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    A lot of beans and cabbage for lunch does the trick.

    That, and Hope hubs.
    And Sun Ringle hubs, are probably some of the noisiest hubs. Where I come from, a lot of MTBers try to duplicate the loud noise produced by these hubs as they are literally called "expensive gear sound".



    Although not scientifically proven, these noisy hubs do attract a swarm of bees to attack. Seriously.

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    just go buy yourself a walmart bike, nice and noisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerth View Post
    How about a set of these??
    The Train Horn Bicycle - YouTube
    I ran a set of those Italian made truck horns on my Surly Big Dummy cargobike. I overvolted the 12v compressor with 24v (series-parallel 4 mobility scooter batteries) and it was plenty LOUD.

    However, a set of Nathan Airchimes does the trick quite nicely:
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    I use a handlebar mounted bell



    and/or a bear bell hanging from the saddle.


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    I ride with a guy who's hub was so loud it was annoying. I always knew where he was though. He finally replaced it.

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    Sometimes I ride with my hot red-headed friend.
    People definitely notice her.
    And hear her, because she does. not. shut. up.

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    Along with the Hope hubs you could add some Avid disc brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDeLarge View Post
    Sometimes I ride with my hot red-headed friend.
    People definitely notice her.
    And hear her, because she does. not. shut. up.
    Post of the day. Where can I get one of those?

    For the OP, dear whistle? Wind chimes hanging from your Camelbak? What trail do you normally ride? Just want to make sure I have my ipod blasting if we pass each other.
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    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    So..Lol dnt update

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    Do what they do in my part of the world

    Attach a powerful bluetooth speaker to your bike and blast the whatever sounds you want to share. Beats a whistle any day...

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    Buy a small cattle prod. Wire it to a hub generator, and mount it vertically on you saddle. The faster you go, the better others will hear you approaching.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Spokester Bicycle Noisemaker - Make your bike sound like a motorbike!

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    Someone came up with a plastic device that makes the card-in-the-spokes sound without having to resort to using cards in the spokes...what will they think of next?!?!? Such genius! And only $8.00!!!!!!!


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    It can also be found in my signature.

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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    this is what I use...but some riders find it rude. I keep it on my bar or on my pack. The Howler:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdnwLX5m3G8

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    A nice little bell to ding at hikers from about 100' and a little cowbell zip tied to my bars. Yeah, I don't like the constant noise either but I've now enjoyed two bear and one lion confrontations when I came around a corner and surprised all of us big time. All turned out ok for me, not so good for my shorts! I can angle the cowbell on its side to shut it up when bears and lions are unlikely.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAM2JPhOdQI

    hope pro 2 evo rear hub.

    loud as hell when you're descending/not pedaling, not loud when going slower/pedaling. seems like a good combination to let people know you're coming.

    people who bring speakers and listen to music while riding piss me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAM2JPhOdQI

    hope pro 2 evo rear hub.

    loud as hell when you're descending/not pedaling, not loud when going slower/pedaling. seems like a good combination to let people know you're coming.

    people who bring speakers and listen to music while riding piss me off.
    These work. I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAM2JPhOdQI

    hope pro 2 evo rear hub.

    loud as hell when you're descending/not pedaling, not loud when going slower/pedaling. seems like a good combination to let people know you're coming.

    people who bring speakers and listen to music while riding piss me off.
    This actually works. My Chris Kings make enough noise while coasting to get the attention of most hikers, well in advance of my approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    When I was a kid you just clipped on a playing card with a clothespin to make your bike sound like a motorcycle. Real low tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    These work. I know.
    i've come around corners at moderate speeds, well within control....and had hikers basically diving off the trail, thinking i was doing mach 5 about to steamroll them. oh well.

    also think it's a little less a-holey than a bell when wanting to pass other cyclists. just come up behind someone and let the freewheel buzz a couple times and it's pretty obvious someone's there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    When I was a kid you just clipped on a playing card with a clothespin to make your bike sound like a motorcycle. Real low tech.
    Yes it's a bit higher tech these days. Refer to the link in my signature.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Mount one of those "AHHH-OOOOOGGA" horns and honk it frequently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Avid disc brakes.
    This.

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