Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Fake Concern wrote:I got back into cycling last year after a 5 year lay off.
It's been more like 15 for me!!!

Unless you count static exercise bikes....

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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how do you reach the pedals with that saddle so high :yikes: or have you fitted a washing machine motor to drive the pedals

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citronut wrote:how do you reach the pedals with that saddle so high :yikes: or have you fitted a washing machine motor to drive the pedals
That's not my actual bike Malcolm but admittedly my saddle is high - I have long legs...

Went for another 10 mile trip on it around the cycleways and discovers a real gem by the old Wolverton Railway Works... A secret garden...

As it's name suggests, it is hidden from all but canal users, cyclists and walkers..

My bike don't half go.. Cruises at 20mph easy...

Riding along shared -use paths I'm shocked at just how welcome we bikers seem to be by pedestrians and dog walkers :( About as welcome as a dose of 'flu and we also seem to be invisible with inaudible bells...

We appear to be pariahs for some reason... Can anyone explain why please as I'm mystified...

Been down to Somerset today to see dad in the Activa... A lovely trip in a lovely car.. It goes ever so well with the MBC and I just know it's going to be so lovely with a V6 in it...

I've definitely made the right decision both to keep the Activa and to V6 it..

Looks like I have a gearbox for the V6 conversion....

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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CitroJim wrote:Looks like I have a gearbox for the V6 conversion....
Fantastic news!! :)

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CitroJim wrote:
My bike don't half go.. Cruises at 20mph easy...
and with your physique that was up the steepest road you could find and a strong head wind :yikes: :-D :wink:

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Steepest hill round here is a mole hill :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Forgot to say, I spotted this in Chieveley Services on the A34 on Saturday:

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One heck of a Mobility vehicle...

:roll: :twisted:

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Are you sure it wasn't Chaveley services Jim.

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bxzx16v wrote:Are you sure it wasn't Chaveley services Jim.
:rofl2: :rofl2:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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I think you should come clean and say it's yours.

Come on Jim, 'fess up.

The first step is accepting it.

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Chris570 wrote:I think you should come clean and say it's yours.

Come on Jim, 'fess up.

The first step is accepting it.
Can't be mine,

I'm not disabled...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Karate_Kid wrote:Just bought a new vehicle...

Discs all round, hydraulic suspension, 27 gears with paddle-shift....

One of these....

I'm bloody astounded at how they've come on since the last time I piloted one about 15 years ago.... A world apart...
That's a nice bike Jim, very nice indeed.

I have one of these, only 16 gears though. Unlike my cars, I keep it spotlessly clean..

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I shall be out on it tomorrow, doing my normal 12-mile route, then I shall be going for a swim in the afternoon.

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That's a good looker Mike... A proper road bike by the looks whereas mine is a bit of a soft-roader and I must admit I enjoy off-roading on it too...

In fact I prefer that to going on the road actually... Went for a long ride on it last afternoon straight after work. Blew the cobwebs away a treat...

Enjoy your ride and swim!

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It's actually a cyclo-cross bike for off-road racing like they used to do in the olden days. Weighs about 9.5kg as it stands there. I bought it as I'm a fatty and the roads are ropey. It's not as fast as a roadie but it's not as slow as a mountain bike. Hybrid speed, a bit faster maybe but I can go in the park with Sam or across the fields and not get worries about damaging it. Discs and massive tyres. It's a nice ride. Not sure whether to get a pure MTB this year with the works scheme...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Ah silly me :oops: I should have realised that from the size of the tyres Mike..

The only problem perhaps of going to a full MTB is that your road speed might be a bit compromised but if you spend most of your bike time off-road that won't be a problem..

I'm finding a bike ride is excellent for blowing away the end result of a day sat in an office battling IT and now I'm trying to get a ride in every afternoon straight after work :-D