Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by Michel » 23 Jan 2018, 22:58

I always just click on the New Posts link..
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Jan 2018, 06:35

Michel wrote:
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I always just click on the New Posts link..


Yes, that and 'Unread Posts' link work very well for me... Saves trawling through all the individual forums looking for new posts...

Those links work just as well on my 'phone as they do on the laptops...
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by xantia_v6 » 24 Jan 2018, 07:52

The thing that confuses some people is that those searches return a list of topics (not strictly posts), and you need to click the icon, not the title, to get to where you expect to be.
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Jan 2018, 18:43

No car work for a while :( I'm sidelined with a duff knee and I am under very strict orders to rest it until it's better...

I've booked the Ka in for an MoT next week... I don't expect a pass but the fail sheet will doubtless make interesting reading...

I'm currently using the Pixo. It has an advantage that with a duff knee it is perhaps the easiest of all my cars to get into and out of without too much pain and discomfort... That's a big plus-point at the moment and somewhat trumps the fact it's not a very inspiring drive...

In fact, my cars are now going to see a lot of use for a while as I can't walk far at all at the moment :evil:

I'll be going stir-crazy soon as I can't run, cycle or even swim :(
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 24 Jan 2018, 18:51

You need to get to work on those abs and upper body Jim. There's loads you can do without using your legs, or at least without pressuring your knee
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 24 Jan 2018, 21:08

Have you seen those professional cyclists on the tele? Legs like young oak trees and chests like an asthmatic.
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jan 2018, 06:46

demag wrote:
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Have you seen those professional cyclists on the tele? Legs like young oak trees and chests like an asthmatic.


:lol: yes, it does make them look a bit odd! Sparrow-chested i think it's described as...
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You need to get to work on those abs and upper body Jim. There's loads you can do without using your legs, or at least without pressuring your knee
I've dusted off my weights Mike ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 25 Jan 2018, 07:15

I'd have thought a TRX suspension trainer or similar would be right up your street Jim...
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jan 2018, 08:01

Michel wrote:
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I'd have thought a TRX suspension trainer or similar would be right up your street Jim...


Good thinking Mike :D I'll likely pop into Decathlon and pick one up later...
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Jan 2018, 18:43

The excellent news today is that Sally the Saxo is now declared definitely fixed :D She's spent the day running around the city with lots of start-stop and she's not missed a beat... That throttle pot has done the trick....

She's now running much better too - as smooth as silk and a real pleasure to drive :D

She'll be off to the Haynes Breakfast Club on Sunday...

Jodie the Ka failed the MoT as expectef - she needs a little welding but nothing else so not at all bad...

I'll be doing all the extensive preparation work for the welding, which involves carpet, trim and inner wing removal as well as grinding back and cleaning up the areas needing welding. My MoT man will then just do the welding necessary...

The major cost of the job is in the preparation so by me doing all that it it'll make the job very cost effective.

All other aspects of her are in good nick so it's well worth doing...
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 30 Jan 2018, 18:47

Just a little welding is pretty good for an elderly ka. There's a lot of younger kas than yours in a desperately rusted state that are only fit for bean tins.
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 30 Jan 2018, 18:49

That's a result Jim!
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Jan 2018, 19:01

daviemck2006 wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 18:47
Just a little welding is pretty good for an elderly ka. There's a lot of younger kas than yours in a desperately rusted state that are only fit for bean tins.


That's true Davie :) I've seen them looking like colanders!
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That's a result Jim!
It is indeed Mike :)

The repair work is only economical as I'm doing all the donkey work but she's far too good in all other respects not to give her at least another year of life...

In the summer I'll pickle her in rust proofing stuff - along with Sally and the Skoda...

In other great news it appears my knee is better :) I was able to swim and gently run for a short distance today with no ill effects... I'm not pushing it but I am now planning to run Brockenhurst parkrun on Saturday...

All in all, it's been an excellent day :)
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 30 Jan 2018, 19:45

Ka in 8 months :)

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

Post by Michel » 30 Jan 2018, 21:07

Stickyfinger wrote:
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Ka in 8 months :)

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Just MoT it Jim and sell quick.


But not too quick.... I have a potential buyer if they don't move abroad..
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