Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 03 May 2014, 21:14

I had already dealt with that issue (there is a very large Tesco in the centre of Slough!). :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 May 2014, 11:54

I have done it! The thing everybody automatically associates with Karate..

I have chopped a tile in half with my bare hand :)

There is a technique to it..

We're preparing to do demonstrations at some summer shows this year and tile breaking is just a small part of it. The demonstrations focus much more on the attack/defence techniques rather than simply reducing a pile of tiles to rubble...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 May 2014, 12:14

Somebody cut a deep groove across the tile to start with? :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 May 2014, 12:21

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Somebody cut a deep groove across the tile to start with? :lol:


Absolutely not! That would be cheating... :evil:

I can confirm all tiles chopped today were fully intact and not tampered with in any way James... :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 04 May 2014, 13:32

Polystyrene tiles don't count Jim :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 May 2014, 13:36

myglaren wrote:Polystyrene tiles don't count Jim :twisted:


:lol: They'd just bend rather than snap cleanly...

The tiles we use are proper roof tiles...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 04 May 2014, 14:04

So. Had a night on the tiles :)

When do you graduate to breezeblocks?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 May 2014, 14:36

myglaren wrote:So. Had a night on the tiles :)

When do you graduate to breezeblocks?


Just before we move on to RSJs and Lintels :lol:

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Post by addo » 04 May 2014, 20:14

Jim Jim Jim...

How many times do we have to tell you?

Practice on someone else's roof!

And make sure your escape is planned before you start.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DHallworth » 05 May 2014, 01:47

Jim,

This is horrendously expensive for what it is, but it is however cheaper then a new centre section from Citroen...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360736997285? ... 1423.l2649

David.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 May 2014, 04:41

DHallworth wrote:This is horrendously expensive for what it is


And that's with 12.5% Discount too David :lol: :lol:

Shame is, that's not the bit where it's gone. It's gone right on the spigot on the transverse box - the bit the Y section connects to :evil:

Mind you. the Y section is looking a bit rough...

Initially I'm going to try the suggestions made over on Club-XM for a temporary fix but what worries me is if that spigot fails completely what will happen to the centre section. I'm worried it might fall onto the road and cause much more damage...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 May 2014, 08:14

Just cooked a fantastic butternut squash and mushroom curry... Seems an odd combination but it works..

My very own recipe...

The chilli I used was a bit of a perky little fellow though so it's a little hotter than expected :twisted:

A little valuable tip. If you find you need a pee after preparing a chilli please wash your hands thoroughly first. If you don't it hurts like hell :twisted: :twisted: :shock:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 05 May 2014, 09:20

Why not try that stuff that turns rust back into good metal Jim and see if it helps? To be honest it's sounding more and more like an bespoke stainless system is the way to go.

Miguel

Post by Miguel » 05 May 2014, 10:58

French doctor I worked with say to me one time he finds it weird that man don't wash hands before going to toilet! Hands really dirty and penis not..Perhaps be bit swety but is cleanest part of body. Is always covered!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 May 2014, 12:14

They do say that in most houses the toilet seat has less germs than the kitchen does, especially the chopping boards and washing up cloth...

Not that I'm going to start doing food preparation in the bathroom any time soon. I use lots of bleach in my kitchen.

So yes, what your Doctor says may be right... All I know is Chilli down there really hurts :lol: :twisted: