Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

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Agreed, it is awful :evil:

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

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It's aimed at teenagers though isn't it? Looks just like an Xbox and you grow out of it at 6ft, perfect really. I don't like it either but it would've beaten a Saxo when I was 17.

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How can Teenagers afford a DS4 James? I had trouble affording a C1 :roll:

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

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I don't know Jim, are they expensive? I thought Citroen was becoming budget Peugeot with LEDs for the younger cooler market. Must've missed me.

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

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Quite James .... have you seen the latest C1 ... full of girlie toys. Touchscreens are surely just a mobile in disguise. Why cant the authorities see that and ban them? The people i see messing on in front of me while completely oblivious to whats going on around them ... argh!!

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

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Agreed, the Cactus touchscreen scares me. You need to press the tabs on the lhs to flick between trip computer, air con, stereo, sat nav etc. It's not possible to do safely whilst driving as far as I'm concerned. If you need to change something on the hop nothing beats a good old fashioned button you can feel for. Shame really as the Cactus seems a decent, spacious, economical car otherwise.

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

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I fully and 100% agree about touchscreens in cars... Work of the devil..

It's what I like about my S1 C1... The dash has just what's needed and nothing else...

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

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Nothing done on the cars since last weekend...

After a very rough start to this week things have improved a good bit. I've stuck strictly to Dr's orders to stop anything intellectual as soon as mental energy reserves are depleted, stayed away from computers, IT and social media to a good degree, liberally used the expressions 'f... off' and 'no' where they have been appropriate to avoid stressful situations and not had any caffeine. What I have done is upped my physical training somewhat and definitely feel better for that... May it continue.

I'm in training for a planned 70 mile bike ride in October from London to Milton Keynes. To that end I've had my bike up on my turbo trainer and I'm practising holding a heart rate of 130bpm (80% of age-related maximum) for 30 minutes against strong resistance in readiness for the climb up over the Chilterns!

It's going good :-D Definitely feeing fit in body if not quite so fit in mind :twisted:

Off now, I'm out of mental energy :wink:

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Is that a charity ride you're training for?

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It's likely to be.. It's a works outing, a ride between our head office in London and our branch office Near Milton Keynes (the one I work at). The organisers are currently asking for charitable suggestions before making a decision on which one(s)....

My suggestion of donations to the FCF was rejected...

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Just completed a lumpy (hilly) 26 mile training ride at an average speed of 14.3mph including a very slow stretch off-road where my roadie is not in its natural element... :-D Training is going well...

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Got a little bit done on the V6 engine yesterday. A bit of cleaning up after a bit more disassembly...

I was hoping to have the engine hoisted up on the stand but I had no bolts long enough to bolt the engine to the stand...

eBay to the rescue!

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Thanks to Team WFA, the V6 engine is now happily up on the stand... It's now going to be so much easier to work on the engine :-D :-D

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

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Jim .... how's your 'write up' going?

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Northerner wrote:Jim .... how's your 'write up' going?
Nothing significant to write up yet Mike but lost of short notes here and this, when there is something worth writing, is where it will appear...

Unless you want a write up on how to wreck a V6 Xantia for the engine?

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

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I know you're only joking Jim but never having removed an engine that sort of writeup would be invaluable to me ...


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