Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 31 Dec 2017, 16:23

I went out for a long trail ride on my hybrid bike today and as a result she ended up rather dirty...

I had to wash her so whilst I was at it I gave Sally the Saxo a wash too as she was equally mucky. She was covered in that horrible greasy traffic film...

She scrubs up really well and looks a real treat now :D
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Just as I'd finished washing her the heavens absolutely opened and tipped a monsoon-like hail of sleety rain all over her, my bike and me :twisted:

It did a great job of rinsing her off :)

It just remains for me to say that 2017 has been an absolute corker of a year and if 2018 is anywhere near as good it'll be excellent too :)

Happy New Year to all my readers :)

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

Post by Zelandeth » 31 Dec 2017, 17:22

Yep...I was getting stuff in from the freezer in the garage when that shower arrived here...soaked through!

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 31 Dec 2017, 17:33

Layered waxes on a clean and smooth paint base, makes washing easy :)

I do hope you used a good car shampoo

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

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jan 2018, 05:39

Stickyfinger wrote:
31 Dec 2017, 17:33
Layered waxes on a clean and smooth paint base, makes washing easy :)
It does, you're right there Aladsair :) Dirt just slides off!

Stickyfinger wrote:
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I do hope you used a good car shampoo


Yes, I did. Turtle Wax. I need to replenish stocks. Advice?

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jan 2018, 15:49

The 207 is now sold and this has appeared in its place :lol:
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Not sure of its ultimate fate just yet...

Watch this space ;)

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 01 Jan 2018, 16:01

Stick some
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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jan 2018, 16:05

myglaren wrote:
01 Jan 2018, 16:01
Stick some

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:lol:

I could stick some Xantia badges on it ;)

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 01 Jan 2018, 16:09

Have you noticed the name badge on the back yet Jim?

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jan 2018, 16:12

Michel wrote:
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Have you noticed the name badge on the back yet Jim?


Yes, I have :lol: It made me howl :)

It really is a hoot Mike.. It drives like a demented go-kart :o

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 01 Jan 2018, 16:36

...I may need a shot of that.

Been a hell of a long time, but I really do have fond memories of the one I had to retrieve from Inverness for the garage.

Speaking of car shampoo Jim, I've got a huuuuuuge bottle of Autoglym stuff here which is probably enough to wash me cars for about 15 years. You're more than welcome to some of it! It goes a stupidly long way.

It's really interesting that if you looked at either of those cars in isolation you'd say "white" and it's only when next to each other that it's really obvious how different a colour they are.

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jan 2018, 16:43

Come round and have a drive of it Zel ;) Live the dream again...

Thanks for the shampoo offer... A small bottle would last me ages as I'm not know for over-frequently washing cars :lol:
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It's really interesting that if you looked at either of those cars in isolation you'd say "white" and it's only when next to each other that it's really obvious how different a colour they are.


Yes, now I've looked again, you're right and it's not because the Saxo is fresh out of the bath either... The Ka is a bit grubby but not nearly as grubby as the Saxo was yesterday!

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 01 Jan 2018, 20:20

CitroJim wrote:
01 Jan 2018, 16:12
Michel wrote:
01 Jan 2018, 16:09
Have you noticed the name badge on the back yet Jim?


Yes, I have :lol: It made me howl :)

It really is a hoot Mike.. It drives like a demented go-kart :o


Named after my gym instructor as she's also small, noisy and fun..

A hoot to drive indeed. Just a shame I couldn't persuade Mrs Michel it was!

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 01 Jan 2018, 20:24

You'll be relieved to know I arrived safe and sound back in Staines after diverting via Huntingdon and Twyford in the 207 Jim. Lovely driven really smooth and much better than my old one. I suspect a difference in tyre size or springs. Seem to sit higher up too.

I'll go to the car park and help the car recover from the shock of going over 60mph and doing 175 miles in one go :)

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 01 Jan 2018, 20:28

OK, so what IS the Ka named?

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 01 Jan 2018, 20:45

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