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03-15-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,699
Posted By Ornery

Leave the Pashley Stock

That's my kind of bike, I like it! From my recent experience converting my Raleigh Sports to electric (http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=27813) (for the same reason you want to),...
10-02-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24,316
Views: 2,887,603
Posted By Ornery

Is it somehow bolted to the chainring from the...

Is it somehow bolted to the chainring from the power assist?

Exactly. It's the only thing salvaged from the original bottom bracket, which was replaced by a trick freewheel, cranks and spindle...
10-02-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24,316
Views: 2,887,603
Posted By Ornery

Most bikes in this thread are kept pretty...

Most bikes in this thread are kept pretty original. I'm trying to keep mine as original as possible, yet ride electric. I wouldn't have done these modifications to a pristine Sports. As sturdy as...
10-02-11, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24,316
Views: 2,887,603
Posted By Ornery

http://www.ornery.net/2011-07-17/images/DSC03679.j...

http://www.ornery.net/2011-07-17/images/DSC03679.jpg (http://www.ornery.net/2011-07-17/)
Would this be considered sacrilegious?

Bought this 1969 Sports when I was 13. It's too small for me now,...
10-02-11, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ornery

My car is capable of 100MPH. Guess what? It...

My car is capable of 100MPH. Guess what? It rarely goes above 70. Rode my commuter about 12 miles this morning to pick up some fresh bagels. Only time it hit 30, was when I passed a roadie, who...
08-22-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By Ornery

SickBikeParts...

SickBikeParts (http://www.sickbikeparts.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=21) can hook you up. I bought their $20.00 freewheel (SBP-FW023...
08-21-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ornery

Miroslaw, I'm willing to bet most people you...

Miroslaw,
I'm willing to bet most people you consider "Green", are merely looking out for their own wallet. Me? Not Green at all. I simply like riding, without the sweat. The day we get the...
08-19-11, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ornery

Raleigh Sports Restoration / Ebike Conversion

http://www.ornery.net/images/DSC03679a.jpg (http://www.ornery.net/2011-07-02/)

Bought this bike when I was 13 years old. Recently converted to electric. Takes care of my 5 mile commute easily. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,788
Posted By Ornery

So, what would you replace it with? I'm curious...

So, what would you replace it with? I'm curious what the latest, greatest, internal geared commuters look like lately. Not in the market myself, so I haven't kept up.

I'm pretty sure, if you...
05-03-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By Ornery

How About Jamis?

I own a couple Uptown 8's, but I'm only 5'-10" and think the 26" wheels are just barely tall enough for myself. If I were you, I'd seriously consider the 700x32c Jamis Commuter 3...
05-03-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Ornery

Zyrtec Custom

Just checking into the forums to see what kind of comments that Zyrtec bike was getting. Looks like a collection of parts old and new. Something I'd cobble together for my wife, although I'd opt...
12-03-07, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,735
Posted By Ornery

bike fenders? Why not? When I bought my...

bike fenders?

Why not?

When I bought my Raleigh Sports, about 40 years ago, the first thing I did was remove the fenders and chainguard. But, I was young and stupid. I've matured, and learned...
12-03-07, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By Ornery

Don't see anywhere I called ANYBODY a liar, but I...

Don't see anywhere I called ANYBODY a liar, but I will say plainly, the main reason seats (and stems) are adjustable, has NOTHING to do with keeping them from being stolen.
12-02-07, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,551
Posted By Ornery

Nice thread. Caused me to do some research,...

Nice thread. Caused me to do some research, where I stumbled onto this:

http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/files/animas96quad.gif

Greg Fisher - Quadracycle...
12-01-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By Ornery

http://www.leenite.org/jonisland/graphics/liar.jpg...

http://www.leenite.org/jonisland/graphics/liar.jpg
Yeah, that's it, not stolen!

The seat tube ought to simply project past the top tube, and be cut to finished length, with seat attached directly...
12-01-07, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By Ornery

Kinda makes you wonder why the seatpost is...

Kinda makes you wonder why the seatpost is adjustable, eh? Yeah, with a quick release to boot!
11-27-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,410
Posted By Ornery

Hah! Nice job at damage control. ...

Hah! Nice job at damage control. http://www.ornery.net/images/rollEyes.gif

Who is the putz, who picks up the phone, and makes promises you can't keep? Is he not an agent...
11-27-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

Yes, as I mentioned...

Yes, as I mentioned (http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=5681385&postcount=31), they sell "Signature" Levis, which are exactly the same "Signature" Levis sold at KMart, Target, Pamida, Meijer,...
11-27-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

This has already been covered more than...

This has already been covered more than once......Now the onus is on you to show examples to back up this crap.
11-25-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

Hah! My LBS ripped this 11 year old off! ...

Hah! My LBS ripped this 11 year old off! Figures. Everybody's fair game in the "biz", eh? Just another pigeon. :mad:

Well, I was upgrading from a Murray, which was about as "cheap" as you can...
11-25-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

They could offer a solid, get around, commuter...

They could offer a solid, get around, commuter bike (Steel, no suspension, strong box section alloy rims, fenders, rack) for less than any bikeshop but no one would buy it.

Yep, you got it, so who...
11-25-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

You are missing the Walmart point. That is, for...

You are missing the Walmart point. That is, for someone who needs a bike for one hundred miles per year, give or take. Or, for a first or second bike that will be used for one season. The LBS has...
11-25-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

My Raleigh Sports cost me $137.00 in 1968, so...

My Raleigh Sports cost me $137.00 in 1968, so they weren't particularly low cost. Mine is still functioning today, though. Frequently, it is cheaper to buy quality once, than to buy inferior...
11-25-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

You probably have at least 3 times as many avid...

You probably have at least 3 times as many avid cyclists in Sussex as we do here. When I was a kid, I lived on my bike. Wherever I was, my bike was there. Not so with kids here today. I don't...
11-24-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

What a hoot. Years ago I was told the department...

What a hoot. Years ago I was told the department store bikes were "cheap" because the frames were made in Taiwan... http://www.ornery.net/images/rollEyes.gif
11-24-07, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ornery

As Thor29 pointed out, getting inside the rear...

As Thor29 pointed out, getting inside the rear triangle is the biggest problem at this point in time. Belt technology surpasses the requirements, but frames have to be built to accommodate them. ...
11-24-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

If I go into any LBS and ask for a 3spd bike with...

If I go into any LBS and ask for a 3spd bike with aluminum frame (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3596787) for a buck and a quarter, they won't be able to touch it, even if I...
11-23-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

Wal-Mart alliance...

Wal-Mart alliance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi's)
In 2002, Levi Strauss began a close business collaboration with Wal-Mart, producing a special line of "Signature" jeans and other clothes for...
11-22-07, 06:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

The hub alone is over $50.00...

The hub alone is over $50.00 (http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=details&sku=HU2209) without the coaster brake. A MTB is a ludicrous application for fragile derailleurs*, let alone the dime...
11-22-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

http://www.m-nomura.com/st/images/ferengi.jpg ...

http://www.m-nomura.com/st/images/ferengi.jpg

You don't understand. Walmart workers don't
want to stop the exploitation. We want to find
ways to become the exploiters.


"You can't sell a...
11-22-07, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

Of course, that's the point! It's good for the...

Of course, that's the point! It's good for the consumer, of which I'm one. Used to be, you'd go to the local hardware store to by a widget. They'd tell you the price, and when you balked, they'd...
11-22-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

If the Model Number/SKU is the same, it's the...

If the Model Number/SKU is the same, it's the same product.

KDL-40S3000 (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7768673) VS KDL-40S3000...
11-22-07, 10:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

The mom & pop shops around here have handled the...

The mom & pop shops around here have handled the Big Box influx just fine. They offer products not sold by the giants. In the mean time, since I don't buy into the hype of "high end", I can obtain...
11-22-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

I'll get into the "social issues" of Walmart, as...

I'll get into the "social issues" of Walmart, as well as address the "built specifically for Walmart" folklore. The retail packages purchased at Walmart are EXACTLY the same as those purchased...
11-22-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ornery

I'll be danged if this isn't $120.00 worth of...

I'll be danged if this isn't $120.00 worth of bike:
http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/01/67/51/52/0001675152642_215X215.jpg (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3596787)
I'd like to see...
11-22-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ornery

Yeah, I doubt they can stand up to the rigors of...

Yeah, I doubt they can stand up to the rigors of bicycle use. (http://www.gates.com/brochure.cfm?brochure=2256&location_id=3487) http://www.ornery.net/images/rollEyes.gif
11-20-07, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ornery

Belts make a LOT of sense on bikes I'd ride,...

Belts make a LOT of sense on bikes I'd ride, which would exclude any archaic derailleur system. Belt material has advanced as much as tires, and they don't suffer from stretching or wear the...
11-19-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,330
Posted By Ornery

Mine is still in a state of becoming, and it will...

Mine is still in a state of becoming, and it will be a reality someday. It will also be electric...

http://www.metaefficient.com/mantra_electric_bike_motorcycle.jpg...
11-19-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By Ornery

If I lived over there, I'd be riding a Pashley...

If I lived over there, I'd be riding a Pashley Roadster Classic (http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/roadster-classic.html), which also sounds like a decent fit for your uses.
...
11-19-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By Ornery

...road biking... Am I going about this all...

...road biking... Am I going about this all wrong?

I ride purely for pleasure, and once in a while to run an errand quicker than I could via automobile. If it's too hot, too cold, or I just...
11-18-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ornery

Physio this week was brutal... I've heard...

Physio this week was brutal...

I've heard that from a couple other people in the past, but I can't relate. When I had PT to enhance muscles around the rotator cuff, I was told to back off when...
11-11-07, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ornery

Doc says I'll need physio rather than surgery... ...

Doc says I'll need physio rather than surgery...

Suppose you say, "Screw it Doc, let's just get it done right, and repair the tear via surgery." Is "the system" going to just allow that on your...
11-10-07, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ornery

Doc says I'll need physio rather than surgery,...

Doc says I'll need physio rather than surgery, which I suppose is good...

Your insurance carrier would probably seek this remedy first anyway, but there's always a chance it won't get the job done...
11-10-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,410
Posted By Ornery

Hah, he's right, the store manager screwed up. ...

Hah, he's right, the store manager screwed up. There's something strange about bike shops. (http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=222531&highlight=breed) That business seems to bring out the...
11-01-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,514
Posted By Ornery

Derailleurs are as crude as leather drive belts...

Derailleurs are as crude as leather drive belts (http://www.antiquefishinglures.com/roberts8.jpg). Go internal! (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/nexus.gif)
10-29-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,212
Posted By Ornery

Up till I was 11 years old, I had a single speed,...

Up till I was 11 years old, I had a single speed, 26" Murray with the fenders and chainguard removed. It had a banana seat with high rise handlebars, and I lived on that bike. Were they...
10-22-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,872
Posted By Ornery

For Auto theft, there are bait cars...

For Auto theft, there are bait cars (http://www.baitcar.com/video/i_was_caught_bait_car). Somebody ought to make a comparable bike for bike thieves. Better yet, booby trap bikes, with two foot,...
10-19-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,127
Posted By Ornery

Sounds like you hang out at the wrong bike shops....

Sounds like you hang out at the wrong bike shops.
Locally there are some with more comfort, hybrid, crusier than either high end mtb and road.
Most all of the former appear to have kickstands.

...
10-17-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,127
Posted By Ornery

Whatever happend to the Kickstand? Same...

Whatever happend to the Kickstand?

Same thing that happened to utilitarian bikes in general. Joe Breeze and the mountain bike for one. The market demands bikes that look like downhill racers,...
10-16-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,127
Posted By Ornery

True, but that doesn't explain why manufacturers...

True, but that doesn't explain why manufacturers dropped kickstands across the board. How many bikes sold are used to race? Like I said, the answer is "Race Poseurs", and the market they create.
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