Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Tell us your ongoing tales and experiences with your French car here. Post pictures of your car here as well.

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 14 Aug 2016, 18:41

\:D/..........he's baaaaaack
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2016, 18:42

Thanks James :D That is excellent advice and is exactly what I've been doing ;) I shall only be on here when I'm good to. Today I'm unusually good but tomorrow may be different... Take me as you find me ;)

Just recently my allergy to all things IT-related has returned with a vengeance...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2016, 18:43

Stickyfinger wrote:\:D/..........he's baaaaaack


Thanks Alasdair, it's good to be back :D

But only as a shadow of my former self at the moment...

Be gentle with me please [-o<
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 14 Aug 2016, 18:44

I must agree with James. Glad to see you back but just extra small doses. You know what we all think.of you, and i honestly wish I stayed beside you and could drive you on the long runs you need to do.

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

Post by white exec » 14 Aug 2016, 19:48

Good to see you back, Jim - take care :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 14 Aug 2016, 21:13

It's good that your back Jim .

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Aug 2016, 17:12

Well there, it's not only Xantias and C5s that suffer from wearing their disc pads wedge-shaped...

Just had the same problem on my commuter bike... Noticed the front brake was binding a little.

New pads and a quick service and set-up of the caliper seems to have fixed it..

Tools needed to swap pads and adjust... Just one 3mm Allen key :D

Cost of new pads and anti-squeal spring... £5.49
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 16 Aug 2016, 22:21

Glad to see you back Jim, even if briefly.

Take all the time you need, we'll still be about when you're able to make a proper return to the world of the forum.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 17 Aug 2016, 08:53

Thanks Zel :D Every day brings a small improvement so hopefully it won't be long now [-o<

The bike, now it has no braking friction to contend with, absolutely flew to work this morning and I achieved a PB somewhat better than my last :D

The root cause of the problem was interesting.. The anti-squeal spring on the caliper has the added function of keeping the pads clear of the brake disc when the brake is released and it does this by means of spring 'fingers' on the friction side of the pad.. During manufacture of the bike, when the pads were fitted one of these fingers ended up on the wring side of the pad and pushed the pad toward the disc hence the friction and wearing the pad wedge-shaped...

The difference in how the bike now feels is amazing! So much faster and responsive :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 17 Aug 2016, 08:59

Watch out, Tokyo 2020. CitroJim is on his way!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by white exec » 17 Aug 2016, 09:31

Watched this last night:
BBC iPlayer, "Inside the Factory: Series 2: 4. Bicycles" 59mins 29 days left
Mostly centred on Brompton cycles, now in new brand factory in Greenford.
Not exactly racing cycle stuff, but lightweight-interesting nevertheless . . . and they're all hand-built!

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

Post by CitroJim » 17 Aug 2016, 09:59

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Watch out, Tokyo 2020. CitroJim is on his way!


I wish.. But you never know ;)

white exec wrote:Watched this last night:
BBC iPlayer, "Inside the Factory: Series 2: 4. Bicycles" 59mins 29 days left


Must watch that Chris :D Thanks for the heads up...

On the general subject of bike racing and our recent wonderful successes in the Olympics a good background to why we are now so successful can be found in the recently published Autobiography of Chris Boardman. It's a cracking read, even if you are not too interested in bike racing...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 18 Aug 2016, 09:07

My dear old thing!

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

Post by CitroJim » 18 Aug 2016, 09:28

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

Post by Mandrake » 18 Aug 2016, 09:35

Welcome back Jim, even if only in small doses. :D

The forum hasn't been the same without you...
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