Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 14:08

Stickyfinger wrote:
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you need a water proof boot liner for that Jim


Yes, one would be very much appreciated and valued Alasdair!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 15:54

That looks good :)

I trust the dog is optional as I really don't want a dog as well...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Gibbo2286 » 11 Aug 2017, 16:45

Your talk of a bike on the tailgate reminded me of the customer who had the necessary brackets fitted by the bike shop and went happily on her way, until the bike together with the tailgate fell off..........the fibreglass tailgate wasn't man enough. :shock:
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 11 Aug 2017, 16:54

CitroJim wrote:
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And here is the bike in the back of the Pug of Love..

Snug as a bug in a rug and so much better than being on an external carrier...


You've got loads of room to spare in there, Jim :-D My wife manages to fit her bike in the back of her Volkswagen Up!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 17:15

bobins wrote:
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You've got loads of room to spare in there, Jim :-D My wife manages to fit her bike in the back of her Volkswagen Up!


Gosh! :shock: Full size or a nice Brompton folder?

I'm now wondering if mine will squeeze into a C1.. Next time I see Robyn I'll have a try with hers - as long as it's not doing its usual impression of a skip on wheels that's been parked outside of McDonalds and then Costa Coffee for a few weeks :lol:

Speaking of Bromptons... I really quite fancy one but then I also rather fancy a pre-1980 racer so I can take part in L'Eroica

I'm in severe danger of becoming a serial bike collector :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 11 Aug 2017, 17:36

Full sized Speciaized MTB. The front seat has to go right forward, and the front wheel off the bike (obviously), but it'll fit in the back with me and her in the front - and I'm 6' tall :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Fake Concern » 11 Aug 2017, 20:26

I think a bike will fit in the C1 as I used to put mine in a Metro which must be as small as that. However I found the best way was as in this pic of my bike in a C4 Coupe (I don't have a pic of it in a Metro!). The back wheel goes in first and in the Metro it rested on the top of the folded up back seat, there's a bit more romm in the C4!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 12 Aug 2017, 00:02

Many many years ago I and a now dear departed friend used to race a motorcycle, a Greeves Silverstone to be precise. We transported it all over the country in the back of a Minivan. We used to get some strange looks setting up in the paddock.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 12 Aug 2017, 02:16

It's staggering what you can cram into the back of a 107/C1. Biggest drawbacks are that the seats don't fold fully flat and that the actual tailgate aperture is pretty narrow.

The amount of room in those cars is really a marvel of modern package design...for all I malign the position of the windscreen pillars from a visibility perspective. While it seems big outside compared to an old Mini - it's bigger inside than the cabin in my Saab...and that's near twice the size outside!

Shall I bring the 107 around next week one of the days and we can find out for certain if it does fit?
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Aug 2017, 04:58

Zelandeth wrote:
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Shall I bring the 107 around next week one of the days and we can find out for certain if it does fit?


Yes, now that would be good Zel :)

I ask as if any fate befalls the 207 it'll be replaced most likely by a C1/107 and the ability to carry a bike is paramount...

No way would a carrier fit a C1 in any case...

Fake, I've never tried loading the bike in back wheel first... I shall try later today... Your bike looks very comfy in the C4 :)

Dave, it was always quite amazing what a Mini van would swallow... As was what an R4 would too. One time I had two automatic washing machines loaded into my R4!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Aug 2017, 07:12

I have now found a way to drive the Pug of Love in comfort...

Drive wearing Lycra cycling shorts :wink:

The pad works as well on the concrete-hard seats as well as it does on a bike saddle :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Aug 2017, 15:07

The Wiggle Steeplechase Sportive this morning was awesome :-D

Completed 62.5 miles in 3h54m or at an average speed of 16mph... That was into a lot of headwinds too...

The route was absolutely lovely and almost every village had a most wonderful steeple.. No chance of pictures but I'll be re-tracing it soon with camera...

Here it is on Strava:

https://www.strava.com/activities/1129698114/overview

The ride was without incident until about 40 miles in when a following rider failed to see me come to a halt at a busy junction and ploughed straight into the back of me!!!

Our bikes got tangled up a bit but no injuries and no damage :)

Here is my bike proudly wearing a finisher's teeshirt and medal :D
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I love these sportives... Roll on the next one - next Sunday actually ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Aug 2017, 22:47

CitroJim wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 17:15
I'm in severe danger of becoming a serial bike collector :roll:


A serial bike collector would have to have one of these, West Wiltshire's finest, in their collection!! None of this lycra palaver for Alex Moulton, just an ordinary suit and a pair of fetching hush puppies :-D



and just for amusement a "Donkey Bike"



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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Aug 2017, 00:58

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