Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bicycles with style

Some beautiful loud bikes from around the world.

A surly bike in Indonesia.

A lovely European style bike in Belgium.

A Classic Raleigh bike in England.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Green WWII style Bicycle Horn

Clifford from San Diego painted his Loud Bicycle horn and we think it looks awesome! This is a work-in-progress as you can see the button cable is still hanging free. We're looking forward to seeing how it comes out!




Saturday, June 27, 2015

Staying safe on your bicycle in a city

This was a good week for Loud Bicycle. This driver caught on video by a Loud cycler in DC was so flustered by the horn that they completely forgot they were planning on parking. This is exactly how the Loud Bicycle horn works, it jolts the drivers from "maneuver" mode into an ultra-safe mode where they don't do anything unpredictable.



Then out in Long Beach California the Loud Bicycle horn protected "Pedal Daily" and ensured that he can continue pedaling daily without an extended stay in a hospital.
We have our horns in stock today, you can order them online in our bicycle horn store.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Can using a car horn make a cyclist more courteous?

Cyclists have started hitting the streets with the Loud Bicycle car horn joining the ride. But how will the Loud Bicycle horn affect the way that people ride? The story that Kickstarter backer Glen Janken shared caught us by surprise.
I'm finding that the loud bicycle horn is actually making me a little more of a defensive rider. I really don't want to use it, it is very loud and can be kind of obnoxious. It is great to know that I have it available and when I have used it I found it to be very helpful. But not wanting to use it makes me think more as I'm riding of what the situation is and what I can do short of using the horn to prevent any problems. I did not expect this result. I think it is a good side effect.​
When I ride I wear a helmet, of course, a reflective yellow vest, I have two bright lights in the front, a super bright light in the back (which I use day time and night time), and lights on my wheels. The Loud Bicycle Horn kind of capped off my safety measures.
Glen commutes to work in Los Angeles, 13 miles roundtrip. Way to go Glen!

The Loud Bicycle horn is available only at the Loud Bicycle Store.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Horn on Ice Trike Adventure FS

Chris from Portugal mounted horns for him and his wife on the back of their Adventure FS Ice Trikes with mesh seats.

Although this method works, be careful as they will not be water resistant with the tips pointing up like this so best not to use this method if you cycle in the rain.


He also used a more permanent means to attach the button as he describes:
You will note that the Velcro fitting supplied with the horn button is far too large for the narrow bars on our trikes and so we have used two narrow black cable ties. The horn button is easily pressed with the side of the hand whilst braking. They do work very well!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Horn quick release

Joe from Santa Fe invented a way to attach the Loud Bicycle horn with a quick-release.

He used these Long Handlebar "spacegrips" by Minoura which you can get on Amazon for less than twenty dollars.

To get the horn to be right-side-up he needed to add some plastic, which you can see in the bottom picture.

Joe says:
I rotated the extension arm so that it points vertical, and slid it all the way up. The arm diameter is small, so I cut two pieces of an old bike tube, and placed it on the arm, along with the extra pad provided with the horn. The handlebar end has a clear rubber strip to protect the handlebars from scratching. 
It took a little finaggling, since turning it upside down meant that the bottom of the snail & wiring were interfering with the handlebar extender mount. I wound up attaching a plastic pvc-like sleeve to make the bar extender longer.