Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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CitroJim wrote:
10 Jun 2017, 18:13
Activa now spruced up a little and all ready for tomorrow...


The lacquer peel is getting much worse now... She's rapidly catching up Gabriel!

Definitely showing a bit of patina now...

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Your shopping has arrived Jim, and just in time for a nice cuppa after washing the Activa too ;) :D

I didn't know the compressor had died on Gabriel's AC too, seems like a common problem with PSA kit that I've not really heard much of from other makes... it's the bearing on ours that's fried too, although I do intend to get that working again since I don't just like air con, I NEED it on days like this to have a reasonable chance of maintaining composure if the traffic slows much under 40mph! [-X

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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ekjdm14 wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 13:54

Your shopping has arrived Jim, and just in time for a nice cuppa after washing the Activa too ;) :D


Well spotted Dan! :D

I've now taken to carrying a little pocket camera with me now on my bike rides...

Here's a Flickr album made up from my rides this weekend...

You may find it vaguely interesting ;)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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I like that catering van.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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elma wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 18:17
I like that catering van.


Me too. I did a very quick stop and detour to get that one. Thought it was an H at first when i caught sight of just a corner of it but quickly realised it wasn't...

I was sorry I was carrying no money as the van was displaying some lovely macaroons and I rather fancied one...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Missed opportunity Jim.
Considering it was a Pug I'm sure you'd have got a complimentary Macaroon if you'd introduced yourself.
You'd probably end up sorting out a little Pug problem for them with nothing more than your multitool.
Maybe best just taking money actually.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Jim, as a cyclist, you should always carry enough spare change for a cup of tea and a slice of cake! FFS man!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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ekjdm14 wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 13:54
I didn't know the compressor had died on Gabriel's AC too, seems like a common problem with PSA kit that I've not really heard much of from other makes... it's the bearing on ours that's fried too, although I do intend to get that working again since I don't just like air con, I NEED it on days like this to have a reasonable chance of maintaining composure if the traffic slows much under 40mph! [-X


Yep, it was the bearing in the freewheeling component of the clutch that shredded itself. Was still working just fine - but made a truly horrific noise as soon as the compressor disengaged. It had been "rattly" ever since I'd bought the car, but finally let go with little further warning. All I can say is thank goodness it decided to do it about 1/4 a mile from home rather than halfway up the M6 or some nonsense like that.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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elma wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 19:17
Missed opportunity Jim.
Considering it was a Pug I'm sure you'd have got a complimentary Macaroon if you'd introduced yourself.


I did and had a long chat with him but despite heavy hints....
Michel wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 20:26
Jim, as a cyclist, you should always carry enough spare change for a cup of tea and a slice of cake! FFS man!
I carry water... No need for any food on my rides...

I do carry a credit card for emergencies...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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CitroJim wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 04:44
Michel wrote:
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Jim, as a cyclist, you should always carry enough spare change for a cup of tea and a slice of cake! FFS man!
I carry water... No need for any food on my rides...
It's an ancient tradition, should you get stuck in the lashing rain near somewhere to shelter and have a warm drink while you dry out! Interestingly, they've opened a nice little cyclist's cafe with a workshop in Warren Row, near me (it's the arse-end of nowhere!) but it's always packed when I ride past - https://www.facebook.com/velolife.co.uk/?fref=ts

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Michel wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 04:52
CitroJim wrote:
19 Jun 2017, 04:44
Michel wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 20:26
Jim, as a cyclist, you should always carry enough spare change for a cup of tea and a slice of cake! FFS man!
I carry water... No need for any food on my rides...
It's an ancient tradition, should you get stuck in the lashing rain near somewhere to shelter and have a warm drink while you dry out! Interestingly, they've opened a nice little cyclist's cafe with a workshop in Warren Row, near me (it's the arse-end of nowhere!) but it's always packed when I ride past - https://www.facebook.com/velolife.co.uk/?fref=ts



That's a great looking place Mike :D Could do with one of those around here...

Still, on the subject of bike emergencies, I renewed my bike insurance yesterday only to find I have breakdown recovery included in it. If I break down I can ring up and be taken home...

I insured with Velosure... Very competitive...

In other news, the Pug of Love has failed...

She's developed a very noisy and rattly auxiliary belt tensioner and it looks on the verge of breaking-up...

I only replaced it a couple of years ago when I last did the cambelt... It was bloody expensive too...

I was going to take the Pug to Oxford today for Robyn's graduation ceremony as I thought my passengers may appreciate the aircon but now we'll go in Gabriel as per the original plan!

Today is a very special day and no way can I risk any automotive problems...

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A very special day yesterday :D

Happily, Gabriel preformed magically and took us to Robyn's Graduation Ceremony in great style...

The Graduation was magical....

My very gorgeous Robyn

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With her very proud dad...

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And her sister...

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A day I'll remember for ever :) It truly was magical...

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A magic day - a some great photos. You're both to be congratulated! :wink:

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Well done to her Jim!

Well better than myself...I lasted precisely one year in university until I was grilled alive by the theoretical math section of the course...how there wasn't a higher entry requirement for the course we never worked out. Complete lack of any student support didn't help either.

Well done to her - and you for your part!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Well done to Robyn! And well done for you for coping with wearing a tie :)

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Michel wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 14:02
And well done for you for coping with wearing a tie :)


From the picture it is clear I really don't wear a tie or a formal shirt very well at all - which is why I don't, except on such auspicious occasions as this...

My choice of tie was difficult... I was tempted to wear this one....
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I only possess three ties... This one, a black one and the one I wore yesterday!