Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Jul 2017, 06:13

I received the new pulley for the 207's auxiliary belt tensioner yesterday...

Bloody good service. It came really quickly from Lithuania, it was well packed and is a Magnetti-Mineralli one so a decent make on the face of it...

Certainly good for a total outlay of £13.50 as against the £110 or so for a complete tensioner :D

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

Post by elma » 09 Jul 2017, 10:28

CitroJim wrote:
09 Jul 2017, 06:13
it was well packed and is a Magnetti-Mineralli

Please tell me thats a slip of the keyboard and not a rip off of Magneti-Marelli.
Unfortunately I've seen to much rip off junk in recent years to assume it's just autocorrect or a spelling mistake.

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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Jul 2017, 11:30

Yes, a slip of the keyboard James... Here's the proof ;)

Even the tensioner is clearly marked...
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I will be servicing Sian's Pixo later today...

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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Jul 2017, 15:51

Replaced the disc pads on Sian's Pixo this afternoon... I have honestly never encountered a more straightforward or easy job... All done in 20 minutes :)
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Checked the rest of her car over and all is good... The little Pixo, although a bit crude and not exactly a wonderful driving experience, is proving to be a cracking little car and it's doing a fine job for her :)

Still looking good. Sian is very gentle on it and looks after it well :)
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Checked over my cars today too and all is good... Activa had her normal run-up to temperature to keep the battery topped up and a dose of citarobics to keep the suspension good. She'll be off to the National rally next weekend and Gabriel won't move now until she takes me off on holiday in a couple of weeks..

The Pug's auxiliary belt tensioner seems to be still OK so no immediate action needed there just yet...

One of my neighbours remarked he does not see me working on cars very often now... Had I lost interest? No, just no real need to with the mileage I'm presently doing... Pug has done about 15 miles this past week and that's been it!

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

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jul 2017, 11:54

All cars checked over with a special emphasis on Gabriel as she's taking me on holiday on Monday.

I checked her fans are working too...

No issues or problems found on any of the cars :) Not surprising, given how far they travel these days :lol:

Also serviced my bike ready for the holiday.

Just got to pack and I'm all ready for the off :D

Looking forward to it immensely...

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Jul 2017, 11:56

Have fun and enjoy yourself, Jim. We all look forward to hearing about it when you return.

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

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jul 2017, 12:01

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 11:56
Have fun and enjoy yourself, Jim. We all look forward to hearing about it when you return.


I most certainly will James, complete with pictures... It may be very bike-heavy ;)

Thanks for what arrived in the post this morning :D Made my day and gave me a heck of a good giggle!!!

Most of the birthday cards I've received this year have had a comedy cycling theme but yours is the best ;)

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Jul 2017, 12:06

I hope it was effective as the one from last week?

I have come up with a silly dialogue between the cyclists, if it would help further.

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

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jul 2017, 12:10

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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I have come up with a silly dialogue between the cyclists, if it would help further.


It all helps James ;) Bring it on!

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Jul 2017, 12:19

First Cyclist "Have you seen this here CitroJim yet?"
Second Cyclist "He is behind this group"
First Cyclist "Great, we are ahead of him then"
Second Cyclist "Nope, he already has lapped us at the hilly section"
First Cyclist "But this race is all hilly sections!"
Second Cyclist "I know, and he is already 2 laps up!"

Anyway, I hope that you are enjoying your eighteenth birthday. :D

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

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jul 2017, 15:24

:lol: love that James :D

You got my mental age right even if you missed my chronological age by 40 years ;)

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Jul 2017, 15:46

CitroJim wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 15:24
:lol: love that James :D

You got my mental age right even if you missed my chronological age by 40 years ;)

And WHEN do they say that life begins, Jim?

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

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jul 2017, 16:07

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 15:46
And WHEN do they say that life begins, Jim?


Well, for me, it was when I was around 55 ;)

And it's just got better and better ever since...

I went out for a little picnic today as part of a gentle and most pleasant bike tour looking for good photo opportunities..
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Sadly, no decent cars spotted :(

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Jul 2017, 16:13

Well, according to the saying, "Life begins at 40", so it looks like your 'mental' age and 'real' age have managed to match up again!

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

Post by CitroJim » 23 Jul 2017, 10:54

All packed up and ready to go on holiday :-D

Gabriel has done a great job of swallowing the lot with space to spare!
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So looking forward to my few days away...