Originally Posted by Dan
Pretty scary. Glad to hear your OK! I don't know of any personally. Like the NYC bicycle messengers, I know a whistle really gets a drivers attention. (I know because I almost backed into one struggling up a hill) Cool part about their way, inmho, is it leaves your hands free.
These folks have really cool old world bike horns; Parts and Accessories - Rideable Bicycle Replicas
They are huge and surprisingly loud, but don't think loud enough to be heard in a car.
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We'll I actually thought up an ok design over the weekend. I just took a regular cup holder that mounts in the frame and hose clamped it to the handlebars in reach of my thumb. Then I just slid a simple Marine Airhorn in there and voilą a perfect horn.
It's very loud and sure to get everyones attention.