Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 31 Dec 2018, 07:37

And here ends my 2018 running year on something of a high - 1014 miles run in the year and this morning's run is my fastest 10K training run this year :D What a way to end the year!
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Definitely All My Own Work!
Currently I'm on 8,646 miles by bicycle but that will be substantially increased later today as I go out on our last club ride of the year...

It's been a great year generally tinged with a not a little sadness that both work, my driving career and my ability to spanner cars (amongst a myriad of other things) has come to an end after so many years and that my overall cognitive health continues to deteriorate at the same rate as my physical health seems to improve!!!

It's by no means the end, I'm just moving into a new phase of life and happily embracing it :) I'm actively looking forward to 2019 and the opportunities and challenges it will bring. I'm hoping to attend a few of the more local rallies in 2019 - by bike ;)

Finally a special mention to one forum member who's gone out of his way to make sure I'm OK and bring some bright light into my life just when I most needed it... I'm not going to name names but you know who you are ;) :D

The FCF truly rocks! May it forever remain the greatest forum on the Internet :D

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 31 Dec 2018, 11:02

Jim,

December 31st has arrived, and today James (hellrazor) has fittingly put you on 1000 likes!

So let me be the one to move you onto the "big, big carpet for less than half-a-crown mark" as I did for marc (givemeabreak) only a few days ago.

So brace yourself and allow 34 seconds of your time for this appropriate fanfare for your achievement



all the best

Neil

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 31 Dec 2018, 18:28

Oh wow :D That's made my day :D 2018 certainly has seen some milestones for me and 1000 likes on here is very special! Thanks all :D

And here's my final cycling mileage for 2018 :)
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All my own work with some help from a few bikes!
I'm a very happy boy this evening... It's been a great day today and some very special bike rides were enjoyed :)

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Skull » 08 Jan 2019, 00:19

Jim

Well Done on the 1,000 likes and on your 2018 mileage you've biked twice as far as one of my Xantia's has done =D>

Have as much fun this year as you're allowed :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jan 2019, 17:59

Skull wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 00:19
Jim

Have as much fun this year as you're allowed :wink:


Thanks Skull :D

Just a quick update... I'm still here, mainly read-only as I find it increasingly hard to comprehend even small areas of this forum now... Also I have nothing to say about cars as my life no longer includes them in any capacity except for the occasional lift somewhere...

As this is a car forum I will be saying no more about any activities I spend my time enjoying now, they are all way off-topic... If you are keen to know then follow me on Facebook ;)

I discovered to my cost the other day just how allergic I have become to all forms of oil, greases, solvents, VOCs, smoke, vehicle fumes, petrol, diesel, perfume and household cleaners... It is now total :(

A couple of hours in my workshop was enough to render my rather ill for a day or so a while back... To demonstrate how bad it is now, I farmed out work on my bike to our local indy bike mechanic... Unheard of but needs must. He did a cracking job too...

My workshop is now strictly out of bounds. I needed to quickly go in there to get a tool this afternoon and again I' feeling sick :( I was in there all of five minutes :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Jan 2019, 18:06

Well, if you could stand being in the workshop making a few devices it might be worth designing a few 'waldos' to manipulate/collect items and (after passing them through a hypo allergenic cleaning bath) hand them to you!

Oh, welcome back, by the way.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jan 2019, 18:17

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 18:06
Oh, welcome back, by the way.


Thanks James :D The first part of your reply was more or less indecipherable to me but I sort of got the gist ;)

I'm just about OK will light electronics... Oddly, I seem fairly OK with small exposures to solder fumes in a well-ventilated area so not all is lost...

I'm working on a vintage reel-to-reel tape deck at the moment and that needs mechanical work involving cleaning out old, gummy grease with solvent and re-greasing... That will have to be farmed out...

Does anyone have any advice on a face mask that may help?

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Jan 2019, 18:21

I will ask my brother for you. Because of his work he has experience of gas masks and the like.

The first part of my previous answer was a suggestion you make/get remote manipulators that will allow you to 'work' in your workshop without actually being IN your workshop! :D

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jan 2019, 18:24

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 18:21
I will ask my brother for you. Because of his work he has experience of gas masks and the like.
Thanks James, that will be very appreciated :D
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 18:21
The first part of my previous answer was a suggestion you make/get remote manipulators that will allow you to 'work' in your workshop without actually being IN your workshop! :D


Ahh! A bit like they do when working in a nuclear reactor :) Just the job :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by white exec » 18 Jan 2019, 18:46

Ventilation is the thing.....maybe a lab-type fume cupboard for cleaning, soldering, and the like?
Not difficult to make your own, to sit on an existing workbench, and run up to ceiling height.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 18 Jan 2019, 18:58

I'd probably try some powerful fans and activated carbon filters in terms of something you could have sitting next to a workbench. Imagine some old school server ventilation fans would do a good job of providing airflow.

Failing that I'd have to defer to folks who are more likely to know what types of filter can remove what, especially in the category of masks etc.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Michel » 18 Jan 2019, 19:15

CitroJim wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 17:59
Skull wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 00:19
Jim

Have as much fun this year as you're allowed :wink:


Thanks Skull :D

Just a quick update... I'm still here, mainly read-only as I find it increasingly hard to comprehend even small areas of this forum now... Also I have nothing to say about cars as my life no longer includes them in any capacity except for the occasional lift somewhere...

As this is a car forum I will be saying no more about any activities I spend my time enjoying now, they are all way off-topic...


Oh don't talk out your arse man! This is *your* blog, in a private members area of a forum you helped create, hosted, and maintained for many years. I think you're entitled to say what you bloody well like. People are free not to read it. You ARE along with very few others, essentially The FCF. We can rename this bit of it the Fogie Cycling Forum in your honour...

Plus, involved in cars or not, you still know an inordinate amount about them..

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Jan 2019, 19:25

^^^ Wot he said ^^^

Citroenmad is back with us, and I made a comment in his blog that also applies here;
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Welcome back. You don't have to own a French car to be a member of this forum, just being great company will do.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by myglaren » 18 Jan 2019, 19:58

^ Seconded^

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by bobins » 18 Jan 2019, 21:34

CitroJim wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 18:17

Does anyone have any advice on a face mask that may help?



Welcome back from your short absence, Jim.

Chapter and verse on correct masks and filters can be found here:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg53.pdf

Unfortunately, there's no simple answer to your question as it depends on exactly what you are doing. The ultimate protection and comfort would be provided by an air fed respirator.
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Filter types 1 - HSE, fair use
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Filter types 2 - HSE, fair use
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Filter types 3 - HSE, fair use