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The Toot Sound

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You can of course configure how often the sound plays. ;-)
 

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Bit disappointed, thought it would be more like the Tour de France horn sounds.....
 

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You could go for a swiss cow bell sound, that would be funky (although a cyclist might think they are about to be rear ended by a fast moving bovine).

The actual toot sounds like the standard horn but just activated in three short bursts.

I am sure there will be aftermarket hacks that take the original inspiration and produce a better end product.
 

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It's not as loud as the standard sound and the count is configurable.
 

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In Germany one would say "Ferz!". Honestly, who needs something like that? Do you really think that today's cyclists are friendlier to us off-roaders because of it?
 

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> Do you really think ...

I don't. But I am not at all thinking anything about the Toot. Just Speculations about how it's implemented.

BTW: In the 60ies, my father had a "Borgward Isabella". He had a built in (DIY) electromechanical "Fahrradklingel" (bicycle bell) for the same purpose ...
 

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BTW: In the 60ies, my father had a "Borgward Isabella". He had a built in (DIY) electromechanical "Fahrradklingel" (bicycle bell) for the same purpose ...
Friend of mind collects/hoards old cars. He semi promised me an early 60's IB that needed restoration. Then he suffered a big fire that completely melted the front 1/2 of the car. As they say "try and find another"...
 

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In Germany one would say "Ferz!". Honestly, who needs something like that? Do you really think that today's cyclists are friendlier to us off-roaders because of it?
I do not care that much if the cyclists are friendly to me. It is more about beeing friendly to others.
I normally do not have to use a horn to communicate with cyclists. But I always wanted to have a more silent horn to wake someone up in a friendly way who doesn’t realised that the traffic lights turned green.
 

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> who doesn’t realised that the traffic lights turned green.

Can't be loud enough in that case. ;-)

EDIT: typo
 
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I do not care that much if the cyclists are friendly to me. It is more about beeing friendly to others.
I normally do not have to use a horn to communicate with cyclists. But I always wanted to have a more silent horn to wake someone up in a friendly way who doesn’t realised that the traffic lights turned green.
Then I have expressed myself wrongly. I meant, I don't think the modern, important, politically correct cyclist distinguishes between the two horn sounds. Anything moving on 4 wheels is annoying to them. Even when I am on the road with my Series IIa, it is predominantly the "old people" who rejoice, wave and smile. And I am more polite and courteous than most others.
 

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Are you from "Hessen"?
I didn't even know if I spelled the word correctly. But Auntie Google proved me right, meaning "superfluous, extravagant nonsense".
But I don't want to badmouth the bugle. Others like it. No, I just found "Vera's God" ( at least that's what she always calls her disco mechanic) funny when he explains this expression. I will try it out, like many new things in this ever-changing world.
 

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"Ferz" is a hessian dialect variant of "Fürze": farts.

Advanced version: "Ferz mit Krigge": farts with crutches.
 
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