Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 29 May 2017, 08:56

Stickyfinger wrote:Well I will keep nagging you :)


Excellent! I need nagging regularly ;)

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

Post by elma » 29 May 2017, 10:10

Cambridgeshire on the other hand has a few gentle rolling hills and it's beauty is worth the ride. I used to escape on a borrowed MTB every weekend when I lived down there for college. I found some really amazing places that would have been missed without 2 wheeled transport.

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

Post by CitroJim » 29 May 2017, 10:17

This sportive is called the Wiggle Steeple Chase James..

Have a look at the map in the link and see if you recognise any of it.. It looks like it's going to be very scenic... I'll be doing the 60 mile standard route...

Meanwhile, just waiting for Sian to arrive so that I can give her Pixo a pre-MOT... Just before that I'll be checking over my own cars and then we're both off out for a run and a Costa and a Tiffin as a reward at the end :D

I'm also working on a vintage Roberts wireless.. Just opened up the sealed IF module to swap the duff transistors in it. The AF116 is well known to fail after 40 years... They suffer from 'tin whiskers' that cause internal short circuits. I will replace them with AF126 types which are immune. It's a tricky job though...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 29 May 2017, 10:26

Couldn't say exactly Jim, it was half my lifetime ago. It focuses on the areas around Huntingdon though which is a good sign. A lot of my Scenic countryside rides did the same around Cambridge.

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

Post by demag » 29 May 2017, 10:36

Ooh Pixo, heard mixed reports about them Jim. What's it like?

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

Post by CitroJim » 29 May 2017, 14:14

demag wrote:Ooh Pixo, heard mixed reports about them Jim. What's it like?


Basically it's a Suzuki Alto Dave...

Drives like a wet sponge, very spartan and is about as entertaining as a wet weekend in Bognor but it's well screwed together and reliable...

Sian's was her grandad's car he had from new. It's now 8 years old and still very good...

I've juts pre-MOT'd it and no problems found...

A perfect car for a youngster and whilst not a C1 by any means it does the job admirably...

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 29 May 2017, 16:44

For a lot of people well screwed together and reliable is all they want in a car and they do not care about the entertainment being that wet weekend in Bognor as long as its not outdoors [emoji12] [emoji23]

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

Post by CitroJim » 29 May 2017, 17:43

That, Davie, is very true and it ticks all the right boxes for that and as a bonus, it is dead easy to service and look after...

I checked over all my cars today - nothing to report or do on any of them so I went for a bike ride...

Gabriel continues to be a wonderful car, the Activa has not moved since the X-Rally but has been started and run regularly and the Pug is just a Pug and filling the same sort of niche as Sian's Pixo does...

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

Post by DHallworth » 29 May 2017, 17:53

Is the 207 proving to be reliable now, Jim?

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

Post by CitroJim » 29 May 2017, 18:01

DHallworth wrote:Is the 207 proving to be reliable now, Jim?


Touch-wood David, yes it is but I do such a small mileage in it I'm not yet convinced it really is...

Time will tell.. Not taken it on any truly long runs yet and it is likely I won't for a good while...

I have Xantias for that ;)

The 207 is biblically uncomfortable... The seats are like paving slabs :twisted:

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

Post by red_dwarfers » 29 May 2017, 18:24

I'm just looking at the last few profile pictures, there seems to be a cartoon animal theme going on here!

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

Post by bobins » 29 May 2017, 19:53

Can't you read, Jim ? That IF module clearly says that "Under NO circumstances should any attempt be made to service this module". You're just a Danger Freak you are - livin' life on the ragged edge, disobeying all the rules :rofl2: :-D :lol:

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

Post by DHallworth » 29 May 2017, 23:22

What spec of 207 is it, Jim?

Cheryl had a GT model with full leather and the seats on that were excellent. My brother had a 207 GTi that had the half leather buckets in it, they were epic!

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 30 May 2017, 01:19

DHallworth wrote:What spec of 207 is it, Jim?

Cheryl had a GT model with full leather and the seats on that were excellent. My brother had a 207 GTi that had the half leather buckets in it, they were epic!

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I think his 207 is a poverty spec one David. Ive never been in a 207, but my ex wifes 206 sport werent that great and to go with it its driving position was offset and awful for me. My 205 is poverty spec and the seats arent bad, but could be better.

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

Post by CitroJim » 30 May 2017, 04:35

red_dwarfers wrote:I'm just looking at the last few profile pictures, there seems to be a cartoon animal theme going on here!


Not with me, my profile picture sums me up very succinctly!
bobins wrote:Can't you read, Jim ? That IF module clearly says that "Under NO circumstances should any attempt be made to service this module". You're just a Danger Freak you are - livin' life on the ragged edge, disobeying all the rules :rofl2: :-D :lol:
:rofl2: I was never one to live by the rules Bobins! :wink: No fun in doing that! Anyway, I wonder if I might try getting a replacement from Roberts after getting on for 50 years?
DHallworth wrote:What spec of 207 is it, Jim?
Poverty as Davie says David... Must have been a seat padding shortage in 2007 or else I'm just not heavy enough to compress the seats... My bony bum hates them... Not much padding you see...