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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby fastpedaller » 20 Aug 2019, 6:25pm

It's very strange how they keep changing good products. Cycling shoes were good (10? years ago) and have got worse since. They sponsor a cycling team, yet don't have cycling gear on sale during the Tour timetable :?

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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby simonhill » 21 Aug 2019, 7:53pm

Spend £25 and get £5 off voucher for Lidl.

Details on this MSE page https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals ... nt=1#51831

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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 21 Aug 2019, 8:45pm

Hi,
A few times at my local Lidl, the till operator just keeps a voucher under the table for valued customers who don't present one from the paper :wink:
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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby mercalia » 19 Sep 2019, 4:15pm

nothing to do with cycling as such but still 2 wheels. I see Lidl is now selling escooters - £280 If i remember right "collect from manager" the large cardboard display says

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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby mjr » 19 Sep 2019, 4:31pm

mercalia wrote:nothing to do with cycling as such but still 2 wheels. I see Lidl is now selling escooters - £280 If i remember right "collect from manager" the large cardboard display says

Does it also say they're only currently legal for use on private land? :evil:
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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby rjb » 19 Sep 2019, 5:55pm

mjr wrote:
mercalia wrote:nothing to do with cycling as such but still 2 wheels. I see Lidl is now selling escooters - £280 If i remember right "collect from manager" the large cardboard display says

Does it also say they're only currently legal for use on private land? :evil:


it does in their flyer but in very tiny print.

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/easy-ride/d ... ter/p25377
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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby mercalia » 22 Nov 2019, 4:28pm

rjb wrote:
mjr wrote:
mercalia wrote:nothing to do with cycling as such but still 2 wheels. I see Lidl is now selling escooters - £280 If i remember right "collect from manager" the large cardboard display says

Does it also say they're only currently legal for use on private land? :evil:


it does in their flyer but in very tiny print.

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/easy-ride/d ... ter/p25377
:lol: :lol: :lol:



seems like in their BLACK FRIDAY ( friday 29 November 2019) they are selling them off at just £179

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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby SA_SA_SA » 26 Nov 2019, 9:08pm

mercalia wrote:...I still dont understand why they discontinued the 4AA version. ...

and why they never sold a 2AA version like
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANSI-StVZO-LED-CYCLE-BIKE-LIGHT-FRONT-AND-REAR-NEW/383091192179 which uses same mount*
and 2AA is much better if you use rechargable AAs (no need to worry about reverse charging).




Thanks to mjr for pointing this model out: good for folders
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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby The utility cyclist » 26 Nov 2019, 10:17pm

SA_SA_SA wrote:
mercalia wrote:...I still dont understand why they discontinued the 4AA version. ...

and why they never sold a 2AA version like
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANSI-StVZO-LED-CYCLE-BIKE-LIGHT-FRONT-AND-REAR-NEW/383091192179?hash=item593203b173:g:ciYAAOSwWkxdShAD which uses same mount*
and 2AA is much better if you use rechargable AAs (no need to worry about reverse charging).

Thanks to mjr for pointing this model out: good for folders

The Sigma Aura 25 takes 2AAs and is likely to be a better light for a few quid more https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Sport-Un ... B076VWPQBC or with a rear https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Unisex-C ... 53&sr=8-41
I've just bought a front for a friend and the beam is excellent.

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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby mjr » 27 Nov 2019, 9:38am

The utility cyclist wrote:
SA_SA_SA wrote:
mercalia wrote:...I still dont understand why they discontinued the 4AA version. ...

and why they never sold a 2AA version like
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANSI-StVZO-LED-CYCLE-BIKE-LIGHT-FRONT-AND-REAR-NEW/383091192179?hash=item593203b173:g:ciYAAOSwWkxdShAD which uses same mount*
and 2AA is much better if you use rechargable AAs (no need to worry about reverse charging).

Thanks to mjr for pointing this model out: good for folders

The Sigma Aura 25 takes 2AAs and is likely to be a better light for a few quid more https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Sport-Un ... B076VWPQBC or with a rear https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Unisex-C ... 53&sr=8-41
I've just bought a front for a friend and the beam is excellent.

Better in what way? 5 lux less and a rubber mount that will crack after a while.
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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby The utility cyclist » 28 Nov 2019, 5:38am

mjr wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:
SA_SA_SA wrote:and why they never sold a 2AA version like
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANSI-StVZO-LED-CYCLE-BIKE-LIGHT-FRONT-AND-REAR-NEW/383091192179?hash=item593203b173:g:ciYAAOSwWkxdShAD which uses same mount*
and 2AA is much better if you use rechargable AAs (no need to worry about reverse charging).

Thanks to mjr for pointing this model out: good for folders

The Sigma Aura 25 takes 2AAs and is likely to be a better light for a few quid more https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Sport-Un ... B076VWPQBC or with a rear https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Unisex-C ... 53&sr=8-41
I've just bought a front for a friend and the beam is excellent.

Better in what way? 5 lux less and a rubber mount that will crack after a while.

5lux stated less, trust me not all lights are the same despite their apparent ratings, I'd rather have a better beam pattern that is tried and tested from one of the best and well respected manufacturers than some knock off that isn't

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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby mjr » 28 Nov 2019, 9:42am

The utility cyclist wrote:
mjr wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:The Sigma Aura 25 takes 2AAs and is likely to be a better light for a few quid more https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Sport-Un ... B076VWPQBC or with a rear https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Unisex-C ... 53&sr=8-41
I've just bought a front for a friend and the beam is excellent.

Better in what way? 5 lux less and a rubber mount that will crack after a while.

5lux stated less, trust me not all lights are the same despite their apparent ratings, I'd rather have a better beam pattern that is tried and tested from one of the best and well respected manufacturers than some knock off that isn't

Exactly my point! Sigma are OK but no B+M, while Dansi have been making bicycle and motorcycle lights since the 1930s. Now I'm really not sure why you're recommending Sigma.
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Re: Lidl cycling/other & Camping gear stuff

Postby SA_SA_SA » 28 Nov 2019, 10:17pm

The Dansi beem seemed better than the 2AA Sigmas I have seen .
Which is why I was puzzled at the lack of a 2AA lidl front lamp given the similarity and identical brackets....


Do Lidl
1) have a specification that they commission varying manufacturers to make
or
2) do they just get a manufacturer to brand one of their own lamps as Lidl?

In the case of 2, why is the bracket common between different makes and lamps?
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Re: Lidl cycling/other & Camping gear stuff

Postby mercalia » 29 Nov 2019, 9:23am

SA_SA_SA wrote:The Dansi beem seemed better than the 2AA Sigmas I have seen .
Which is why I was puzzled at the lack of a 2AA lidl front lamp given the similarity and identical brackets....


Do Lidl
1) have a specification that they commission varying manufacturers to make
or
2) do they just get a manufacturer to brand one of their own lamps as Lidl?

In the case of 2, why is the bracket common between different makes and lamps?


lidl seem to have given up on battery lights now only supplying those lithium things ( good strategy as the litthium cells wear out sooner or later and cant be replaced, so need to buy another one)

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Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

Postby The utility cyclist » 29 Nov 2019, 10:00am

mjr wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:
mjr wrote:Better in what way? 5 lux less and a rubber mount that will crack after a while.

5lux stated less, trust me not all lights are the same despite their apparent ratings, I'd rather have a better beam pattern that is tried and tested from one of the best and well respected manufacturers than some knock off that isn't

Exactly my point! Sigma are OK but no B+M, while Dansi have been making bicycle and motorcycle lights since the 1930s. Now I'm really not sure why you're recommending Sigma.

Do B&M even make a AA battery light, afterall that was the query posed, which B&M light do you suggest to meet that criteria of having a 2xAA power source?
B&M do make some very good lights but dismissing another on the back of what, how long a company has been around :lol: Have you even used the latest Sigma lights? their light beam patterns are superb for the road, they have lights that are available across the range for all user types from the casual right up to offroad and at a good price level. Weatherproof, durable, well constructed, easy to use and both the external and internal battery systems give excellent run times for the beam output across the range.

The amount of light and beam pattern for the Aura25 is fantastic for the price, it's a simple but effective light that exceeds expectations compared to other lights in the price range. The initial query was posed with regards to a 2xAA battery system, so yes, I'd recommend the light for the casual user looking for something that you can see by in unlit conditions as well as a to be seen light.

Oh and can you give us some evidence on how long it will take for the rubber mount to fail, just so I can look out for it, say in 10 years time :lol: