Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 May 2017, 04:31

elma wrote:What Vinyl did you find Jim?


Loads of old favourite 70s stuff James, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Focus at the Rainbow, ELO's Discovery, Carpenter's Now and Then, Dire Straits' Love Over Gold and another Barclay James Harvest Album, Gone To Earth :)

A good haul and I could have got a lot more if I'd wanted to spend the money...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 16 May 2017, 07:56

That is a god haul, those don't really come up at the boot sale. Ncvs is definately a good show.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 16 May 2017, 10:29

CitroJim wrote:
Loads of old favourite 70s stuff James, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Focus at the Rainbow, ELO's Discovery, Carpenter's Now and Then, Dire Straits' Love Over Gold and another Barclay James Harvest Album, Gone To Earth :)
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That's a remarkably large collection of vinyl for one bloke to be buying in one go. Wonder if it's a record ? :rofl2: :roll: 8-[
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 May 2017, 10:45

bobins wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Loads of old favourite 70s stuff James, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Focus at the Rainbow, ELO's Discovery, Carpenter's Now and Then, Dire Straits' Love Over Gold and another Barclay James Harvest Album, Gone To Earth :)
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That's a remarkably large collection of vinyl for one bloke to be buying in one go. Wonder if it's a record ? :rofl2: :roll: 8-[


Love it! :lol:

I now actually have a bigger collection of vinyl now that I did in the 80s just before I converted to CD and disposed of my old original collection - most of which I now have back!

All my rummaging around charity shops and buying BJH albums from eBay has paid off and has not been too expensive either...

I love my vinyl :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by ekjdm14 » 16 May 2017, 10:47

demag wrote:I can't believe someone left a C5 on a mezzanine floor! Petrol or diesel? ;-)

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Depends what generator set you were to charge the batteries from I suppose :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 16 May 2017, 12:27

Good collection there Jim, it's an event I really must get to sometime. ...even if it maybe is I'll advised given my tendency to accumulate far too much stuff.
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Post by elma » 16 May 2017, 13:31

Could always go with no money and a packed lunch. It sounds like a fascinating meet up.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 May 2017, 13:34

Zel, do! Come along with us next year... I do warn you that the urge to buy a lot of stuff is very strong...

Let's just say that between two of us, Gabriel was well laden on the return journey....

elma wrote:Could always go with no money and a packed lunch..


I always go with a strict budget in cash and will not spend a penny over it James...

I too take a packed lunch as the food on offer is a bit gopping...

They tempt you by having a portable cash machine there :twisted:
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Post by elma » 16 May 2017, 13:35

That's dangerous, I take £30 a week to the boot sale and usually spend less than half. Some week s I would blow my entire wages if they had cash machines.
May have to skip it this week as I've got my eye on a 6 string Eko ranger.
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Post by CitroJim » 16 May 2017, 13:47

elma wrote:May have to skip it this week as I've got my eye on a 6 string Eko ranger.


Sweet :D Worth skipping for a nice guitar ;)
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Post by elma » 16 May 2017, 13:51

That's what I'm thinking. I've had to stop playing the 12 string until it's repaired so I need something to play along to the records on.
It's a guitar more than I intended to own but a telecaster, an acoustic and a 12 string will be a nice setup.
Only problem is there's wood left over from the Tele and i fancy a strat with a one piece neck too.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 May 2017, 17:56

James, guitars are like Xantias, bikes or vintage wirelesses - you can never have too many ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 16 May 2017, 21:03

Well I have one more now. Work paid my expenses earlier than I expected so I picked up the Ranger 6, it sounds lovely and it fits me really well. Much easier to play than the 12 string as well so probably better for me to relearn on. Just sat strumming now and watching that Barn Owl doing more flybys. The more I play it the more excited I am about the Telecaster.
I'm prity kitted out musically now with the B&O, the amp, the guitars and the families Roland Digital Piano on the way. It'll be very handy as it records, loops and can be used as a drum machine. Time to stop buying musical stuff and focus on the enjoying it. Well I need a strap, a capo and a longer lead. Other than that it's time to save, pay debts and throw whatever cash I can at the Xantia, well assuming the Vet doesn't have it first! I've plenty here to keep me entertained now so crisis over.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 16 May 2017, 21:42

Elma, I'll have a dig in the morning. Reckon I might have a spare capo floating around. I lost mine, and of course immediately found it the moment I bought a replacement. Really don't need two as I can only play one guitar (badly) at a time.

What's the Ranger 6 like for sound? Always wondered what it would be like. Had my first guitar out for a very brief period earlier this evening, an apparently very much budget Encore (cost me a fiver I think at an auction). Despite the budget price tag it's got a great action and had the respect of a couple of professional musicians who had a shot of it despite their usual daily strummers costing tens (if not hundreds!) of times more. Really deep, bassy tone to it which can more than fill most rooms without needing any form of amplification. It's also exceedingly pretty I reckon. Will have to have a poke around this computer and see if I can find a decent photo of it.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 16 May 2017, 22:38

Thanks Zel, I'll get back to you on the sound in a few days. It's quite nice but the strings are a bit past their best, lacking Bass and I have no idea which brand but they don't seem quality. I've a set of DR Rare 11s on the way which are my string of choice on an acoustic so I can give a good opinion then. Through the amp it sounds great though, no complaints at all. It's not actually a Ranger though it's a laredo fl cw eq which looks just like a Ranger to me. It was just advertised as Eko Electro Acoustic and I made the assumption.

Impressions are good so far, the neck is the most comfortable I've had on an acoustic to date. Actually better than my old Taylor which was 15/16 size (Big Baby) and I bought for it's comfortable neck. I have girly hands and was used to electric so I always struggled with the width of Acoustic necks. It's set up beautifully and I don't need to adjust the truss rod, neck tilt or anything like that. Even the attonation is perfect. I don't think it's seen any use really, the guy said he bought it and never got the time to play so I wouldn't be surprised if the strings are the factory (rubbish) ones. It even still has the plastic wrappers on the back of the tuners. Speaking of tuners it has a digital one built in which seems accurate and is easy to use.

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