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Get Your Chris Collins Chinese Crap Here!

Remember when our Representative for New York’s 27th Congressional district, Chris Collins, was being accused of making off with the patent to the Balance Buddy? He was using his position as Erie county executive at the time.

Well, Mr. Collins has gone to Washington, but the invention he snatched up continues to eradicate the childhood scourge of training wheels. Thanks to the Balance Buddy, slovenly parents need not fear back pain when helping their kid learn how to ride a bike.

Shopper alert: Yesterday, not one, but two Balance Buddies went up on craigslist. Regularly priced at $18.71 on Amazon, you can hop on this deal and buy both for $8. That’s $5 for the one that isn’t bent. The one that’s bent is going for $3—but the seller says that someone with a vice could straighten it out very easily.

And don’t forget the other bicycle-related product brought to us by Chris Collins’s Ingenious Products, Inc.—the Spokester. Gone are the days when kids had to use a clothes pin and a baseball card clipped to the front fork in order to imitate the sound of a motorcycle. The Spokester uses genuine plastic manufactured in China to get the job done.

This is the kind of crap that “makers” like Collins actually make, apparently.