Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Mar 2015, 06:33

Forgot to say, I spotted this in Chieveley Services on the A34 on Saturday:

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One heck of a Mobility vehicle...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 16 Mar 2015, 07:25

Are you sure it wasn't Chaveley services Jim.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Mar 2015, 08:33

bxzx16v wrote:Are you sure it wasn't Chaveley services Jim.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Chris570 » 16 Mar 2015, 15:09

I think you should come clean and say it's yours.

Come on Jim, 'fess up.

The first step is accepting it.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Mar 2015, 15:56

Chris570 wrote:I think you should come clean and say it's yours.

Come on Jim, 'fess up.

The first step is accepting it.
Can't be mine,

I'm not disabled...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 16 Mar 2015, 22:46

Karate_Kid wrote:Just bought a new vehicle...

Discs all round, hydraulic suspension, 27 gears with paddle-shift....

One of these....

I'm bloody astounded at how they've come on since the last time I piloted one about 15 years ago.... A world apart...
That's a nice bike Jim, very nice indeed.

I have one of these, only 16 gears though. Unlike my cars, I keep it spotlessly clean..

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I shall be out on it tomorrow, doing my normal 12-mile route, then I shall be going for a swim in the afternoon.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 17 Mar 2015, 05:06

That's a good looker Mike... A proper road bike by the looks whereas mine is a bit of a soft-roader and I must admit I enjoy off-roading on it too...

In fact I prefer that to going on the road actually... Went for a long ride on it last afternoon straight after work. Blew the cobwebs away a treat...

Enjoy your ride and swim!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 18 Mar 2015, 00:38

It's actually a cyclo-cross bike for off-road racing like they used to do in the olden days. Weighs about 9.5kg as it stands there. I bought it as I'm a fatty and the roads are ropey. It's not as fast as a roadie but it's not as slow as a mountain bike. Hybrid speed, a bit faster maybe but I can go in the park with Sam or across the fields and not get worries about damaging it. Discs and massive tyres. It's a nice ride. Not sure whether to get a pure MTB this year with the works scheme...

Vorsprung berk Technik

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2015, 05:17

Ah silly me :oops: I should have realised that from the size of the tyres Mike..

The only problem perhaps of going to a full MTB is that your road speed might be a bit compromised but if you spend most of your bike time off-road that won't be a problem..

I'm finding a bike ride is excellent for blowing away the end result of a day sat in an office battling IT and now I'm trying to get a ride in every afternoon straight after work :-D

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Post by addo » 18 Mar 2015, 06:44

Lucky you. :-D I once knew a girl who was up for that.

Would love to ride a pushie about the place for small errands. It's the mandating of helmets here, which deters me - I may or may not choose one depending on the riding hazards, but it's a legal impost here; if you get fined and don't pay the fine they will cancel your driving licence...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Mar 2015, 08:15

Got to love the Lycra-Lovelies
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and I always thought head injuries improved Australian IQ levels ?

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Post by addo » 18 Mar 2015, 08:52

Show me the Lycra and helmet: http://www.bikepretty.com/blog/2013/05/ ... -on-a-bike" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2015, 09:33

I wear a helmet, I have no real problem with it..

It is (surprisingly) not mandatory in the UK...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2015, 19:29

DVLA have come up trumps and managed to fully understand without any difficulty that I wanted to move the plate on my old V6 to my Activa and then put the old Activa plate onto retention pending someone else with an Activa taking it...

The V6 has had its original plate reinstated which was good as I still had its old plates..

Longest job was sorting out all my paperwork here and informing the insurance companies... Screwing plates onto cars was the easy bit...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Mar 2015, 05:15

DVLA managed the task I set them 100%. I received the retention certificate for the plate previously on the Activa...

That plate will soon appear on another car... Happily another Activa...

I really thought the DVLA would cock up somewhere but it seems not. The Cherished Registrations staff must be on the ball. I'm very happy...