Loudest bike horn in the world is louder than a jet

Do you need that extra kick to get cars out of your way while riding on a busy street?   The Hornster, which is oficially the loudest bike horn in the world, emits a honk that is 178 decibels.  To put this into perspective:

Hornster: 178db
F-14 take off: 130db
Concorde: 119db
Truck air horn: 110db
City traffic: 78db
Conversation in restaurant: 60db

The Hornster bicycle was developed by the UK Environmental Transport Association to highlight the dangers that cyclists face.  The triple air horn on the bike is an Airchime KH3A from a train, modified to be powered from a scuba diving cylinder.

The Hornster’s inventor, Yannick Read, whose previous work includes the flamethrower-equipped BOND bike and the world’s smallest trailer for bikes ( QTvan ) says:

“The same quietness that makes bicycles such a civilised way of getting around makes them vulnerable to inattentive motorists – the Hornster is a wake-up call for drivers who don’t pay attention to bikes.”

Unfortunately, it’s not cheap – The Hornster sells for £4,995.