Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Old men and tea.....next you will be arranging car shows in a field

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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CitroJim wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:38
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Do not worry Jim.....the rain washed all the LHM out from under the wheel arch :)
Ditto my driveway :) Not a trace now as it rained glass stair-rods all day here yesterday...
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Keep spotting "Large" ladies now and my head images are giving me nightmares.....................owwwer


:rofl2: :rofl2: I have exactly the same issue!!!!

Now there is something that either needs explaining, or burying with a stake through its' heart!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:58
Old men and tea.....next you will be arranging car shows in a field


:lol:

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 12:15
CitroJim wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:38
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Do not worry Jim.....the rain washed all the LHM out from under the wheel arch :)
Ditto my driveway :) Not a trace now as it rained glass stair-rods all day here yesterday...
Stickyfinger wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 11:27
Keep spotting "Large" ladies now and my head images are giving me nightmares.....................owwwer


:rofl2: :rofl2: I have exactly the same issue!!!!

Now there is something that either needs explaining, or burying with a stake through its' heart!
The latter, definitely ;)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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I am loving the Pug of Love a little more now...

Thinking it was not big enough to accommodate a bike inside I tried using a tailgate mounted bike rack and found it highly unsatisfactory; I was unhappy to entrust several thousands of pounds-worth of bike to it :(

I then wondered if my bike would fit inside with the back seats down and find it does - with ease :D

Tomorrow I'm off to take part in the Wiggle Steeplechase around Cambridgeshire...

Later today I'll be checking over the Pug of Love and even more carefully checking over my best bike...

Then I have to get all the kit I need ready - including food and drink for the day...

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And here is the bike in the back of the Pug of Love..

Snug as a bug in a rug and so much better than being on an external carrier...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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you need a water proof boot liner for that Jim

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Stickyfinger wrote:
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you need a water proof boot liner for that Jim


Yes, one would be very much appreciated and valued Alasdair!

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That looks good :)

I trust the dog is optional as I really don't want a dog as well...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Your talk of a bike on the tailgate reminded me of the customer who had the necessary brackets fitted by the bike shop and went happily on her way, until the bike together with the tailgate fell off..........the fibreglass tailgate wasn't man enough. :shock:

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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CitroJim wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 13:43
And here is the bike in the back of the Pug of Love..

Snug as a bug in a rug and so much better than being on an external carrier...


You've got loads of room to spare in there, Jim :-D My wife manages to fit her bike in the back of her Volkswagen Up!

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bobins wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 16:54
You've got loads of room to spare in there, Jim :-D My wife manages to fit her bike in the back of her Volkswagen Up!


Gosh! :shock: Full size or a nice Brompton folder?

I'm now wondering if mine will squeeze into a C1.. Next time I see Robyn I'll have a try with hers - as long as it's not doing its usual impression of a skip on wheels that's been parked outside of McDonalds and then Costa Coffee for a few weeks :lol:

Speaking of Bromptons... I really quite fancy one but then I also rather fancy a pre-1980 racer so I can take part in L'Eroica

I'm in severe danger of becoming a serial bike collector :roll:

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Full sized Speciaized MTB. The front seat has to go right forward, and the front wheel off the bike (obviously), but it'll fit in the back with me and her in the front - and I'm 6' tall :)

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I think a bike will fit in the C1 as I used to put mine in a Metro which must be as small as that. However I found the best way was as in this pic of my bike in a C4 Coupe (I don't have a pic of it in a Metro!). The back wheel goes in first and in the Metro it rested on the top of the folded up back seat, there's a bit more romm in the C4!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Many many years ago I and a now dear departed friend used to race a motorcycle, a Greeves Silverstone to be precise. We transported it all over the country in the back of a Minivan. We used to get some strange looks setting up in the paddock.