Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 15 Oct 2017, 16:58

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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Well then you can @GS! off if you don't like it, you unhelpful git!


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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 15 Oct 2017, 16:59

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Oct 2017, 17:03

That's interesting on the Stats of the Xantia vs. the 207 Mike :)

All I know is it feels like a great big thing to me but immensely comfy...
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The 207 is a lovely nimble car, if a bit bumpy to ride in!


Yes, my exact assessment. Funnily enough it's really grown on me over the last few months and barring for the harsh ride and epically uncomfortable, hard seats it's otherwise perfect for what I want out of a car... These days that not much...

I get such a numb bum when driving it any distance... Trips to Somerset are utter agony and I find it helps to wear cycling shorts when driving it :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Oct 2017, 17:04

Michel wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 16:58
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 15:08
:oops:



Well then you can @GS! off if you don't like it, you unhelpful git!


:rofl2:


And that's a :rofl2: from me too :D

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 15 Oct 2017, 17:10

CitroJim wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 17:03
That's interesting on the Stats of the Xantia vs. the 207 Mike :)

All I know is it feels like a great big thing to me but immensely comfy...
Michel wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 16:57
The 207 is a lovely nimble car, if a bit bumpy to ride in!


Yes, my exact assessment. Funnily enough it's really grown on me over the last few months and barring for the harsh ride and epically uncomfortable, hard seats it's otherwise perfect for what I want out of a car... These days that not much...

I get such a numb bum when driving it any distance... Trips to Somerset are utter agony and I find it helps to wear cycling shorts when driving it :lol:


I think you need to drive it more Jim, that's the issue. Your backside will then become accustomed to it. When I first got the BMW, I swear I've sat on comfier church pews than those seats! They're lovely looking leather, but hard as nails. 4500 miles later, I've become accustomed to them, and they're actually pretty comfy and very supportive. I really enjoy driving the 207 though, it's nimble, and fun to thrash on the countryside lanes around here. FWD is so much nicer than RWD for that sort of thing :-)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Oct 2017, 17:28

I have had mu C5x7 now for 3 years and the seats are still to hard on my backside....why are seat squabs designed hard ? softer gives more grip !

On a plus note, the small car you need is coming up OK.......all compounded and sealed. I have to machine wax it, clean the plastic/rubber and add a final top gloss with cream polymer polish.
Then the inside.....which to be honest needs steam cleaning with 100psi a hot jet used on sh1t trucks !...yuk !
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 15 Oct 2017, 19:00

Saw this and thought of you Jim:


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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 15 Oct 2017, 19:24

If you need a cover Jim I've got one that's currently stuffed under the bed in our spare room...

(Corrected autocorrect which decided that we had an "apparently room" rather than a spare room for some reason!)

Also, as I realised I'd never specifically said so...unless someone is already after it, can we put a reserved tag on the Activa until we've had a chat about the Skoda etc?

Suffice to say, I'm definitely interested. Couldn't really justify making an offer that wouldn't be insulting, but given you're interested in the Skoda as well, a part exchange may well be far more doable.

...Just figures this all comes up when I'm 3500 miles from home.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2017, 05:38

Alasdair, she's looking lovely and I just can't wait to come and see her properly, take her home and carry on the love :)

Zel, thanks - we must chat as soon as ;)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2017, 16:23

I completed the Activa pre-MOT checks this afternoon following a very lovely lunch with my girls... Not seen them for a couple of weeks so it was great to catch up...

The Activa is a failure :(

One lower swivel joint boot is split and one inner CV boot is split... I noticed immediately by all the grease that's been centrifuged around the immediate area of it!

Luckily, it's on the nearside driveshaft and that means it's the easier of the two...

It's only a very tiny split but by golly it's really let the grease out!

I have a spare swivel joint in stock but not a boot... Going off to order one up now...

Also, the back box is looking like it won't last out until the next MOT - it's a potential advisory now as it's looking very rusty around the joint where it clamps to the mid-section but it's not leaking and will be an advisory at worst I'd imagine..

Apart from those two items, from an MOT point of view the car is in fine order...

And it looks like we're game-on to collect my new baby on Saturday :) I have a friend needed to make a journey to just outside Frome and she's offered to take me for cost of fuel, lunch and advice on the best route to take as her sat-nav never seems to know how to get there..

It's been a good day :D

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 16 Oct 2017, 16:47

I am calling the outside DONE now.....
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2017, 16:53

That looks spectacular Alasdair :D You have done a wonderful job there!!!

So pleased to see she has a sunroof too 8-)

I'm good to come down on Saturday if that's OK with you ;) My cunning plan worked out with a friend needing to travel to a place not so far from you :)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2017, 17:03

New CV boot for the Activa on order :)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 16 Oct 2017, 17:48

I even painted the windscreen Wiper arms :)....ocd strike !

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2017, 17:52

Stickyfinger wrote:
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I even painted the windscreen Wiper arms :)....ocd strike !


Alasdair I'm in awe 8-) :-D

I know that on Saturday I'm really going to see one very immaculate little Saxo :)