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Films / TV / Re: A Very Secret Service - Netflix TV show
« Last post by greenstreet on September 14, 2018, 05:26:57 PM »
Only a couple of episodes in, but loving this show. Funny, very un-pc and some great sets and clothes


It's nice to have you back, doc! At the risk of hijacking the thread... did you like the Gene Clark's record? At first listening, the obvious demo quality of the recordings was an unwelcome distraction, but it has grown on me. In fact, I'd say almost half of the songs merit inclusion in the GC's canon (to name a couple personal favourites: "Doctor, doctor" and "7:30 mode"), and the rest aren't half bad. Of course, he was at the peak of his vocal form, so song quality aside it's a pleasure to hear him sing.

I'll keep this brief, as we have hijacked the wrong thread. Like you, I thought it was a little hit and miss in terms of the songs themselves, but Gene does sound wonderful throughout. Final note; in case you didn't catch it last time around, bbc4 (I think, will confirm) are showing The Byrd Who Flew Alone again on Saturday 22nd September. I'm guessing you can get the iplayer online.

P.S thanks for the welcome back. I've been lurking but been hugely distracted with work and some domestic issues of late, things settling down again now


I'll check that out, doc, thanks for the heads up. Hope those domestic issues will turn out fine.
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Scoots and scootering / Re: Lambretta carb alternatives?
« Last post by BrianB on September 14, 2018, 03:02:33 PM »
I believe he's running a standard indian gp200 engine with regular exhaust. I tried rebuilding the jetex yo find it takes a unique internal filter. Just at the point of buying a new carb and crossing fingers, scootopia seems the best bet now....
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Films / TV / Re: A Very Secret Service - Netflix TV show
« Last post by DrGonzo2411 on September 14, 2018, 01:20:45 PM »
Only a couple of episodes in, but loving this show. Funny, very un-pc and some great sets and clothes


It's nice to have you back, doc! At the risk of hijacking the thread... did you like the Gene Clark's record? At first listening, the obvious demo quality of the recordings was an unwelcome distraction, but it has grown on me. In fact, I'd say almost half of the songs merit inclusion in the GC's canon (to name a couple personal favourites: "Doctor, doctor" and "7:30 mode"), and the rest aren't half bad. Of course, he was at the peak of his vocal form, so song quality aside it's a pleasure to hear him sing.

I'll keep this brief, as we have hijacked the wrong thread. Like you, I thought it was a little hit and miss in terms of the songs themselves, but Gene does sound wonderful throughout. Final note; in case you didn't catch it last time around, bbc4 (I think, will confirm) are showing The Byrd Who Flew Alone again on Saturday 22nd September. I'm guessing you can get the iplayer online.

P.S thanks for the welcome back. I've been lurking but been hugely distracted with work and some domestic issues of late, things settling down again now
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Sta Prest
« Last post by Martin G on September 14, 2018, 12:09:45 PM »
I have a pair of the 5 pocket Levi Sta-Prest from around ten years back. Harvest Gold is the colour as I recall. Nabbed them the minute I saw them along with almost the same colour but with the side pockets. Served me well to this day but only paid about 50 each pair. 180 is a bit strong for me I'm afraid but great they are out there just a shame not more affordable.
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Scoots and scootering / Re: Lambretta carb alternatives?
« Last post by detroitmike on September 14, 2018, 02:26:01 AM »
I have the SH2/22 Scootopia re-pop Delorto on a 150 cc motor with a Mugali 188 kit and Ancilotti exhaust.
I've been up and down with trying to dial it in, for all intents, it seems like an exact copy of my vintage Delorto SH 20 so I'm still sticking with it. I think my issues have to do more with the combination of the modifications to my motor.
If you're going to use it on a stock 200 set up motor, that carb should be good right out of the box. toss the jetex
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Sta Prest
« Last post by greenstreet on September 13, 2018, 05:50:40 PM »
Sorry for resurrecting such an old thread, but there are intersting news in the sta-prest front, specifically in the Levi's sta-prests front.

For starters, this season Levi keep offering their last year 502 sta-prest line (which I finally didn't try) with just a new colour scheme, the not-too-promising "denim". As usual, the japanese market is one of a kind, the only place were the most alluring colour -a deep burgundy- is on offer. Also exclusive to Japan is the ridiculous "wide" line:

https://www.levi.jp/sta-prest.html


More tempting are the fall-winter LVC's sta-prest designs; in fact, they're a beauty. First, these blue cord sta-prests with frog-mouth pockets:



And a more controversial (I guess) proposal: 5 pockets (kind of jeans-like with central crease) sta-prests. Purists will shout: anathema!!!, but I own 2 old pairs of Levi's sta-prests that look a lot like these and believe me, they look the part, with a pretty slim fit and the added points in this case of what looks like a fairly high rise and that peculiar burnt orange shade:




The main drawback, being LVC's garments, is the price: 180 each pair.







 


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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by greenstreet on September 13, 2018, 04:07:05 PM »
This ain't a bargain, but it won't cost you an arm and a leg either. Brand is british, Iffley Road, and they charge 80, reasonable for a pique polo shirt, methink. A shame the round logo, but it's rather discreet.



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Films / TV / Re: A Very Secret Service - Netflix TV show
« Last post by greenstreet on September 13, 2018, 04:03:13 PM »
Only a couple of episodes in, but loving this show. Funny, very un-pc and some great sets and clothes


It's nice to have you back, doc! At the risk of hijacking the thread... did you like the Gene Clark's record? At first listening, the obvious demo quality of the recordings was an unwelcome distraction, but it has grown on me. In fact, I'd say almost half of the songs merit inclusion in the GC's canon (to name a couple personal favourites: "Doctor, doctor" and "7:30 mode"), and the rest aren't half bad. Of course, he was at the peak of his vocal form, so song quality aside it's a pleasure to hear him sing.
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Scoots and scootering / Re: Lambretta carb alternatives?
« Last post by BrianB on September 13, 2018, 01:53:12 PM »
Thanks all! I had looked at the scootopia ones and had heard conflicting reviews, but online reviews are a dime a dozen. Glad to hear they are heads over jetex.
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Films / TV / Re: A Very Secret Service - Netflix TV show
« Last post by DrGonzo2411 on September 13, 2018, 01:13:52 PM »
Only a couple of episodes in, but loving this show. Funny, very un-pc and some great sets and clothes
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