- Jan 15, 2008
xbacksideslider said:There are entrepreneurial "true" capitalists... (who) innovate and compete and build better mouse traps - simple and light.
grandpaul said:xbacksideslider said:There are entrepreneurial "true" capitalists... (who) innovate and compete and build better mouse traps - simple and light.
In other words, "true" Capitalism does INDEED exist in places besides Hong Kong.
You are pardoned for believing otherwise, but only on the condition that you conform to the facts in the future...
Carbonfibre said:Andover Norton is in the business of making money, and supplying spare parts for older bikes I would imagine is relatively lucrative? What this has to do with the demise of the former British motorcycle industry though I cant quite grasp?
Murray B said:Norton might have been able to build some sort of Manx Twin but it would have been very expensive to make. Cost is very important for a street bike which needs to be priced similar to competing designs. Bert Hopwood’s compact pushrod “hemi” was simple, light, and affordable, with the weight down low. It was a fine choice for one of the greatest road bikes ever made and deserves to be remembered that way.
Rohan said:Carbonfibre said:Andover Norton is in the business of making money, and supplying spare parts for older bikes I would imagine is relatively lucrative? What this has to do with the demise of the former British motorcycle industry though I cant quite grasp?
Perhaps it demonstrates that the british motorcycle industry hasn't entirely demised ?
P.S Name one motorcycle manufacturer that hasn't been restructured, rescued, reconstituted, reinvented or reincarnated. ??
Murray B said:Several years ago my wife and I were planning a trip to Vegas so we read some reviews about the hotel we were planning to visit. One fellow posted in his review that he had stayed there 16 times and he hated it every time. It was a rather strange thing to read but we booked the hotel and had a good experience anyway.
Before I retired I was a network administrator and have seen many little dweebs trolling sites pretending to be grown-ups. Because they have data at their fingertips a 17 year old can convince most people that they bought a new “Goat” back in ’64. Photographs mean little, claims even less, and about the only way to detect a young dweeb troll is by carefully reviewing their posts for generational differences.
Besides that, aren’t you interested in learning how many Commandos on this forum have hydraulic valve lifters? Mine doesn’t but it also don’t vibrate, leak, or shake itself apart. Maybe it was just exceptionally well made or something.
It is true that I am a newcomer but you have many trolls here and some of them are even stealth trolls that damn the bike with faint praise. Don’t forget this is a forum dedicated to the Commando and as a dedicated Commando owner I cannot let the lies pass without comment. Is “jackhammer” an accurate way to describe the Commando which may well be the smoothest sport bike ever made? [If it’s vibrating then the Isolastics are probably too tight and need to be loosened before the frame breaks.]
Sorry for being so stubborn but all the lying needs to stop no matter how long it has been going on. The site is almost useless if the information cannot be relied upon.
Rohan said:"The details of the evolution of the company name from American to Pope are unknown".
"the American Cycle Manufacturing Company, which was the predecessor of the Pope Manufacturing Company"...