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Old 02-15-04, 06:40 AM   #1
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Water Wheels!

Bar mounted, wheel driven, Super Soaker for your bike.

http://sptimes.com/2004/02/14/Busine...oy_story.shtml

Looks like just the thing for chasing dogs. Load it with paint and mark rude cagers! Have bike wars!

Does anyone remember the Big Wheels with the squirt gun mounted on the bars?
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Sounds like a hard sell to me. You think someone who pays $100 for a bike like in the photos is going to pays another $40 for the kit $?? for installation, so their kids can break it the moment they drop the bike? I can't see someone who puts down decent money on a bike even consider buying one.

Personally, I don't think it's safe anyhow: any toy like that makes me want to put sticks in the front wheel, preferably at high speeds.
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Old 02-15-04, 01:32 PM   #3
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BRING ON THE MUTTS!

No more squirting the pooches with your water bottle! Use the new "Doggie Drencher"! hehehehehe
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Sounds like a hard sell to me. You think someone who pays $100 for a bike like in the photos is going to pays another $40 for the kit $??
Yep

And I want 2 one form my Grizzly and one form my comuter boy they are going to be fun!
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I showed the article to my nine year old daughter who thinks it will be the next big thing like the Razor she just had to have and has worn out. I wouldn't buy one but was curious to see what a kid would think of it.
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Don't try this on cagers, kids!

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Don't try this on cagers, kids!

Oh man! You take all the fun away
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Sounds like a hard sell to me. You think someone who pays $100 for a bike like in the photos is going to pays another $40 for the kit $?? for installation, so their kids can break it the moment they drop the bike? I can't see someone who puts down decent money on a bike even consider buying one.
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Oh ya they will. Go into any kid's room these days. It will be so full of toys and entertainment that you can hardly find space to walk.

$40.00 is nothing. Most software for video games cost that much and kids have them stacked higher than Sunday pancakes. The shoes they wear cost three times that much and the skateboards are about six times that much. The gasoline mama buys to drive the kids around town for a week costs nearly that much.

No question. It won't be the money that stops kids from getting the cycle squirt-gun. I hope it is as fun as it sounds. If so, I will outfit the family with them - cheaper than a weekend trip out of town.
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Someday, Englert envisions communities across the country erecting their own Water Wheels parks complete with ramps and targets for drive-by squirters to practice and compete. Then, perhaps, even video games and a movie based on his Water Wheels characters.

Wow. Just..... wow. Certainly has his sights set high, doesn't he?
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Water Wheels parks complete with ramps and targets for drive-by squirters to practice and compete.

I think "dog-fights" with handle bar-mounted paintball guns would be a lot of fun... Squirt guns? Nah.
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[QUOTE=520commuter<snip>
I think "dog-fights" with handle bar-mounted paintball guns would be a lot of fun... Squirt guns? Nah.[/QUOTE]


noted in my local bike shop they have handlebar rifle racks... thought that was an oddity.

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