rocker65

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  1. rocker65

    Ali

    What has my knowledge of present day boxing got to do with my OP? It seems to me that some people here, for whatever reason, are deliberatly misinterpreting my post even though I have tried, in vain, to clarify things. I think that while this closed mindedness dissapointingly prevails I will treat this as my last word on the subject and hope that some of you at least will reconsider your responces to my original and subsequent posts. Rgds.
  2. rocker65

    Ali

    What do you think you know about my opinions of some of todays sportspeople? Please do not try to distort the meaning of my OP. You will have to explain about the two brawlers you mention in your post. The meaning is totlally lost. It means nothing to me I am afraid. Rgds.
  3. rocker65

    Ali

    No. Simply trying to clarify things. Rgds.
  4. rocker65

    Ali

    At the time, yes it did. The way he acted was just not how people in this country wanted their heros to behave. Rgds.
  5. rocker65

    Ali

    Yes I know that and take my hat off to him for it. Going back to my OP what you and others seem to be doing is not reading what I wrote. I thought I had made it clear that my comments were about the times he was a champion boxer. Obviously not. Almost everybody at that time hoped somebody would beat him because of his comments out of the ring, it did not come close to happening of course. He was so much better that his opponents and acknowledged as such, by me too. Rgds.
  6. rocker65

    Ali

    All I can say is that at the time most people I knew felt exactly as I posted. Quite a few sports commentators did too. If you were around at the time and dissagree that is up to you. Rgds
  7. rocker65

    Ali

    At the time he was a champion boxer he also had the worlds biggest mouth and used to spout forth the most unsporting crap imaginable. Rotten personality. Rgds
  8. rocker65

    Ali

    Hi all, I see Ali the boxer has been given an award. All I can think of whenever I see his name(s) mentioned is how on earth someone who was such a good boxer could at the same time be such a totally awfull person. It is such a shame though to see him reduced to his present state. Rgds.
  9. That is strange. When I bought mine from them it came with a diagram on a little leaflet. It is very easy though. Pull the cantelever end of the stylus assy away from the body with a slight rotary motion so as to leave the rear of the stylus assy still in contact with the body. When replacing put the rear edge onto the body first and then push the front down. It will click. Be extremely carefull not to touch or snag the cantelever and thereby join the happy band who have done so and created a beautifully curved piece of scrap. Rgds Sorry, slow reply. I see it has allready been answered. Please let us know how it sounds compared to the old one. It is allways interesting to hear of these things.
  10. The Dansette was a very poular but not very good sounding TT. The De Luxe now, that was much better. It had a tone control. It consisted of nothing less than a felt curtain that was drawn across the speaker. I think you can do better. Rgds
  11. Hi, I think that pride of ownership is a large part of the inducement to get one. The performance is way over what is needed or usable of course but it must be teriffic to get on and ride one. Question. How do you keep your driving license if you ride one of these? It is def that I would loose mine in one days riding and that is probably the main reason I did not ever get one. Hats off to those who have the restraint to keep to the limits. Rgds
  12. rocker65

    Formula One 2012

    I do not "prefer a greater chance of seeing someone die in a fireball" so do not try to put words into or twist the meaning of my post. There will allways be exceptions to any and every generalisation ref such as the drives of Alonso and Perez which you mention. I do not see anything wrong with my mentioning my greater appreciation of 'bike racing and all of it's demands. Rgds.
  13. Hi all. This British classic is now running. Wiggins and a lot of the other "names" are all in it. I do not know if there is much by way of a "mountain" challenge though. At this point in the season I do not suppose that the riders will mind one bit. Rgds.
  14. rocker65

    Formula One 2012

    Hi GR1, Your presumptions are incorrect and stupid. To try and make a point by inventing such fantasies is pathetic.
  15. Hi Bob, I have had the "Relayer" LP ever since it came out and even though I have allways thought it fantastic I had also thought that something was not quite right. When after some years my GL85 TT finally gave up, I replaced it with a 1210 and first of all used it with my old M75ED which was soon replaced first with an AT 95E, better, and finally with an AT440MLa mod'd with the resisters in parrallel to eliminate the HF peak. It made Relayer sound very much better and it seems the information is there if you can dig it out. Fragile, Close to the Edge, Relayer. What a magical collection, and what super times they hail from. Rgds.
  16. Hi, I think that I should have also included "Jaz" (Trad and Modern). Does that help at all? Rgds
  17. rocker65

    Formula One 2012

    Hi All, Terry (Ozexpat) has raised a point that I have long thought about, that of the fact that very nearly all of the circuits have now been made much less demanding on the cars and easier to drive than they once were. I do not count chicanes in what were once fast sections as a driver or car challenge. One of challenges has allways been overcoming the dangers and this has allways been the essense of motorsport wether you like it or not. If as is happening all of the risks are continually being eliminated there will, in the not too distant future, be nothing to motorsport except a means of a few people making truly huge sums of money for simply driving around. In the golden age of motorsport, alas now long gone, it was the over coming of mechanical problems and the proving of drivers skills that made motor sport. I find it rather pathetic that drivers are told what tyres they have to use, that they are given a special button and are told when they are allowed to press it to make the car go faster. They are also continually told how they must set various controls by people outside the car. It is rightly termed as nothing less than outside assistance / control / influence and should stop. I believe that it should be the driver who has sole command of the car. There is now so much technical interchange between the pit/technical staff and the car/driver the cars could easily be driven by radio control and so remove the very last remaining vestiges of risk. I would not mind betting that someone in F1 has considered how much money this would save and that they would probably have implemented allready if they thought they could get away with it. This is not all that far fetched as there is probably more thought given to making money than anything else. F1 is the most unsporting motorsport of the lot. It is nothing more than a colossal global moneymaking circus. Ever more people are seeing through the very clever hype and are becoming dissatisfied with what F1 has become and even moreso because of some of the further ideas I have heard proposed such as closed cockpits. I wonder when front and rear bumper bars will be introduced and the wheels shrouded. None other than Stirling Moss and John Surtees, and possibly others for all I know, have stated that it is all being done wrongly now. I am afraid that I am still far more impressed with motorcycle racing and racers than I am with the showbiz that is now F1. Rgds
  18. I keep wondering who the supermen are that can ride these bikes properly and where they find the roads on which to use their performance. Baffles me completely. Rgds.
  19. Coldplay have shown themselve once again to be a perfect example of mediocrity. To think that some body must have decided that they deserved to be put forward on the world stage in this show. Unbelievably bad.
  20. Hi All, To be quite honest I can not see the point in trying to labell everything and put everything into "pigeon holes" except in the very broadest terms. The way things have gone in recent years beggars belief with so many descriptions given to so much music. A good number of these catagories do not even seem describe the type of music. If this trend were to be projected far enough forward in time the inevitable result would be a new catagory for every tune or song. Remember when there was just "Pop" and "Classical"? Rgds.
  21. Hi G, I think it must be true that whatever types of music people like the most it is almost certain that there will be some amongst it that is not liked. That is definitly what I personly find anyway. We are all so lucky that there has been so much good quality music put on record over the years that we can pick and choose from that I think we are tending to overlook the fact and take it all for granted. Rgds.
  22. I saw KC live in Bournemouth. I am pretty sure it was with the original lineup too. Superb. I have the early Yes albums, a couple of Barclay James Harvest and very early Genesis too. Did not like Gen after Phil Collins took over. Rgds.
  23. It seems that I am not the only one here that was around when it all started to happen, and glad that they were, and even more glad they still are. Rgds
  24. Spot on. Your memory serves you well. I think I paid about 12/6d a time and I still treasure and play them. Rgds.
  25. Just looked him up on Wiki'. What an amazing list of hit records to his credit. RIP Hal