Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Nov 2016, 09:36

elma wrote:That book sounds good, I'll be reading it over Christmas.
I think I'll be hinting about it for Christmas too James...

Have you read his hilarious account of his ride around all the Tour de France stages solo and on another unsuitable bike?

He also did a tale about riding the Giro D'Italia on yet another unorthodox bike which I'd like to read...

I love his style and humour...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Nov 2016, 09:37

mickeymoon wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:NO!!! :yikes:

Phew. The speeches would go for quite some time! :rofl2:
I giggled at that :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 21 Nov 2016, 09:43

CitroJim wrote:
elma wrote:That book sounds good, I'll be reading it over Christmas.
I think I'll be hinting about it for Christmas too James...

Have you read his hilarious account of his ride around all the Tour de France stages solo and on another unsuitable bike?

He also did a tale about riding the Giro D'Italia on yet another unorthodox bike which I'd like to read...

I love his style and humour...

Spoiler Alert:


goes like this:

Travelled to this great road, got on bike, pedalled a bit, thought "wish I had driven my Activa on this road", finished pedalling, gets in car thinking " should of brought my Activa, that road was great"....the end.

Sorry if I spoiled the books..

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Nov 2016, 09:53

You know Alasdair, it would not surprise me in the slightest if it turned out Tim Moore had an Activa..

He is a car enthusiast and occasionally he writes about road trips in various exotica; his latest was an account of driving the iconic Coast to Coast route in Northern England in a Tesla. This was published in the Boundless (CSMA) members magazine... It was written in the same style as his cycling yarns...

The Coast to Coast route is a real favourite with hard-core hikers and bikers - it runs from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire and is one of Wainwrights famous walks...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 21 Nov 2016, 10:25

:)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Nov 2016, 11:05

CitroJim wrote:
He is a car enthusiast and occasionally he writes about road trips in various exotica; his latest was an account of driving the iconic Coast to Coast route in Northern England in a Tesla. This was published in the Boundless (CSMA) members magazine... It was written in the same style as his cycling yarns...

The Coast to Coast route is a real favourite with hard-core hikers and bikers - it runs from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire and is one of Wainwrights famous walks...
Everythings online now Jim even the CSMA magazine...page 34 to 45!

http://fliphtml5.com/uuuh/mnvy/basic

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Nov 2016, 11:59

NewcastleFalcon wrote: Everythings online now Jim even the CSMA magazine...page 34 to 45!

http://fliphtml5.com/uuuh/mnvy/basic

Good gracious! Never knew that!!!

It's a pretty good magazine and I enjoy it immensely... Being a member also gives useful discounts with LV Insurance and Britannia rescue..

I believe membership is pretty widely open now to anyone who works in the public service; the definition of 'public service' being pretty wide... It used to be just Civil Servants but a few years back it was considerably widened... I'm hoping both my girls can become members and enjoy some LV discount... As one is a nurse and the other works for the same mob as me then they should be able to...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Nov 2016, 12:07

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 21 Nov 2016, 12:34

I've never heard of Tim Moore but love quirky books like that. Maybe we should start a club/forum library so that we can all get to read something interesting. It would be easy to just post them on to the next recipient and keep track of them.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Nov 2016, 12:40

demag wrote:I've never heard of Tim Moore but love quirky books like that. Maybe we should start a club/forum library so that we can all get to read something interesting. It would be easy to just post them on to the next recipient and keep track of them.
Neil has already done it for us Dave... See here:

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... =2&t=56479

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Nov 2016, 16:59

Gabriel's leak does appear to have been caused by the rear window washer jet... I've done a temporary sealing job on it for now whilst I source a replacement and all appears good.

So on the strength of that and given that it's been such a gorgeous day today I refitted the interior bits I'd stripped out and put the new rear seats in...

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They are gorgeous :D They look just like brand-new. They've never seen much use these past 20 or so years, that's for sure...

Front passenger seat is the same...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 25 Nov 2016, 21:14

That's lovely Jim.

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Post by Zelandeth » 25 Nov 2016, 23:32

She's looking lovely there Jim!

Need to drop by to grab the old driver's seat soon, got snowed under this week and haven't had a chance.

I'd investigated the washer jet as a source for the water ingress but never found any damp in its vicinity or along the pipework...quite willing to be proven wrong though!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2016, 05:20

I'm out most of today Zel but I'll be around most of tomorrow and Monday...

Headlining was saturated in the vicinity of the base of the jet. It's impermeable so appeared dry on the outside....

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 26 Nov 2016, 14:36

The seats are looking rather nice Jim .

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