Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Jan 2017, 11:23

It was a pleasure to assist in such a small way Jim. If it allowed you to concentrate on your Dad for the afternoon then job done.

I have to say Dad sounded like a top chap and I was pleased to be able to help celebrate him and his life.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 17 Jan 2017, 11:32

Sad news indeed. Hope all is well Jim.

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

Post by lexi » 17 Jan 2017, 12:52

dad's funeral went very well indeed and I reckon we gave him a fantastic send off :D


Sad..............but nice. Well done to Alastair for friend in need support
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 17 Jan 2017, 13:23

Stickyfinger wrote:It was a pleasure to assist in such a small way Jim. If it allowed you to concentrate on your Dad for the afternoon then job done.


Alasdair, you did more yesterday for us than you'll ever realise ;)

Stickyfinger wrote:I have to say Dad sounded like a top chap and I was pleased to be able to help celebrate him and his life.


You'd have got on with him really, really well Alasdair...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Jan 2017, 14:24

I do think so :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jan 2017, 17:13

Despite them both being unused all this week - which is more than I can say for my bikes - I've checked over both cars and found them good...

They are getting so little use nowadays I question why I need to retain three of them sometimes but they each have a role to play...

I'm too attached to both of my Xantias to let either of them go and the 207 is going to give me a lot of fun and enjoyment once the weather warms up...

I'm fining it hard to work outside at the moment due to my hands being so susceptible to the cold and Reynauld's...

It's a shame as I have no issue keeping everything else about me lovely and warm...

No gloves work for me and goodness knows, I've tried 'em all... I just manage cycling and running by wearing two pairs...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 21 Jan 2017, 17:17

I hear what your saying, I'm indoors warming back up at the moment.

My right index finger is cracked and sore from working in the cold and I am wearing gloves.

It's just one of the less good parts of Winter, I'm questioning today if heat really rises. I've spent most of the day up ladders and it's not any warmer up in the air at all.

Your fleet makes perfect sense to me, hobby, workhorse and project.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jan 2017, 17:25

elma wrote:My right index finger is cracked and sore from working in the cold and I am wearing gloves.


I get that unless I'm very careful James... It's not helped by all the swimming I do either... I do find liberal applications of Vaseline several times a day and after any immersion in water really helps...

elma wrote:It's just one of the less good parts of Winter, I'm questioning today if heat really rises. I've spent most of the day up ladders and it's not any warmer up in the air at all.


:lol: Good practical science! And I find the same... My house is definitely cooler upstairs than downstairs and the attic is bloody freezing ;)

elma wrote:Your fleet makes perfect sense to me, hobby, workhorse and project.


Excellent :D That's just what I need to hear James!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Xantianut » 04 Feb 2017, 20:03

Ay up!

I get jip from the hip when it's this cold. This is why Otterchops still has her old ignition barrel fitted. Soon as I crouched on the concrete to see what was what I had just time to see where to drill and punch when.....


EEEEeeeeeeEEEEEeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyoooooooooOOOOOOOOUUUUUUCCCCCHHHHHH!

Then had to put the steering column shrouds back together.

Getting to be an old git these days.....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Feb 2017, 07:54

No excuse not to get all the jobs done now, it's lovely out there - a good few degrees above freezing ;) At least 5 :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 05 Feb 2017, 12:07

Xantianut I feel your pain.:-(

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

Post by myglaren » 05 Feb 2017, 13:15

CitroJim wrote:No excuse not to get all the jobs done now, it's lovely out there - a good few degrees above freezing ;) At least 5 :lol:


Yes indeed!
Finally got to clean my car :)
Took it through a car was though :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by mickeymoon » 05 Feb 2017, 13:21

CitroJim wrote:No excuse not to get all the jobs done now, it's lovely out there - a good few degrees above freezing ;) At least 5 :lol:


I'm making sure all the jobs I have to do are either inside, or inside the car, then I can drive it around, get it warm, and do them in the warmth.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Feb 2017, 18:10

I got bloody cold out on a bike ride today... It was lovely and mild when I began but a way into the ride it got foggy and cold :twisted:

I was not dressed for it and ended up frozen with numb hands and feet. To cap it all the heating was off when I arrived home :evil:

Never known the temperature to change so quickly. The wind turned into one of those evil easterlies...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 05 Feb 2017, 21:06

Not just you, Jim! Same happened to me while out walking the dog this afternoon. Was half frozen by the time I got home!
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