Aldi cycling stuff april 29

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Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby Sweep » 18 Apr 2018, 7:29am

Apparently, though I have no idea what's in it.
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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby Redvee » 19 Apr 2018, 1:23am

Showing on the app as being available 29/04 but no details yet.

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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby Sweep » 19 Apr 2018, 8:57am

Yes. And I think other cycling specials are due soon on other days.

One thing I would avoid is the shoes, unless they have vastly improved. Waste of money.
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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 19 Apr 2018, 10:31am

Hoi,
Sweep wrote:Yes. And I think other cycling specials are due soon on other days.

One thing I would avoid is the shoes, unless they have vastly improved. Waste of money.



I had two pairs of lidl shoes sold about over ten years ago, still using mine every week for 100+ miles of heavy work.

But the Aldi sole cracked into the spd and only noticed when I developed foot pain..........the other pair when I came to use were defective because the sole was not bonded well enough to use.................

Pity you can not still buy the old Lidl ones.............wish I'd bought more at the time.
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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby toontra » 19 Apr 2018, 10:58am

The quality of the ALDI & LIDL cycle gear has dropped so significantly in the last 10 years that it's not really worth buying any more. Used to be good, long-lasting stuff, especially the ALDI shoes, jackets and gloves that would last for years with daily use, but now it's just cheap tat that breaks or falls apart in short order. Shame really. :(

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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby Sweep » 19 Apr 2018, 11:37am

I would disagree with that toontra. Still some decent stuff now and again.

My aldi shoes also went on the soles as above.

Only £20 or so but expensive at any price.
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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 19 Apr 2018, 12:06pm

Hi,
Lidl have just given my a full refund on some mouldy food plus an extra £10 vouchers.

I wonder If I badger them on their cycling stuff whether they would stock better stuff, quoting some is excellent and some pants..........
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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby Sweep » 19 Apr 2018, 4:02pm

That's very good of them.

I well remember taking some food item back to Safeways once that had insects in the packaging - was expecting compensation/hush money - they just took it back.

Lidl have been doing some interesting lights of late.

Their wine gums are an excellent bonk avoiding boost.

And their strong vintage cider - over 7 per cent, not much more than £1 a bottle, is excellent for post ride recovery in the sun.
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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby mercalia » 19 Apr 2018, 7:56pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Lidl have just given my a full refund on some mouldy food plus an extra £10 vouchers.

I wonder If I badger them on their cycling stuff whether they would stock better stuff, quoting some is excellent and some pants..........


well I did pass comment on their new lights viz the packaging didnt make clear that there were manual modes not just the auto mode ( which was a new feature this year). Also lamented the missing battery lights year. They said they would pass my comments onto their buying dept.

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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby LinusR » 24 Apr 2018, 11:30pm

A cycle trailer for 85 quid! https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-children%27s-bike-trailer/p/096137209100400 I'm minded to get this to transport stuff like bulky items that won't fit in the saddlebag and for the same price as a large saddlebag. Anyone know anything about the brand? Is this Aldi own brand?

[edit] and a bike repair stand for 25 quid https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-bike-repair-stand/p/095970196813700

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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby mjr » 25 Apr 2018, 9:34am

LinusR wrote:Anyone know anything about the brand? Is this Aldi own brand?

Yes, bike mate is their store brand. I've been unhappy with the design of their panniers which didn't last a month before clips broke.
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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby simonhill » 29 Apr 2018, 4:32pm

Called in to Aldi today - steak, new potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli and mange tout for dinner, but I digress.

Bought a pair of padded boxer type undershorts £4.99; cycle shorts £7.99: and rain trousers £9.99.

Obviously no time to test, but I wanted the undershorts and they seem OK for casual under baggy shorts use, should last a summer. The cycle shorts also seem OK, but they are mainly a cheap extra set for when I tour in countries where you can't buy them. Rain trousers to wear as leggings if it rains or is cold on next tour. Rain not normally a problem for me, but I'm heading off for a short tour in N France so only want something cheap.

I have used (and been happy with) their mitts for a while, but the ones they are selling at the moment have the gel padding in the wrong place. Its all on the edges.

Didn't look at anything else so can't comment.

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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby Annoying Twit » 30 Apr 2018, 10:23am

I had a look but couldn't see anything I wanted. I was hoping for reflective tops, but didn't see any. Maybe I was exceptionally blind, but the whole point of reflective tops is that they should be easy to spot.

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Postby Mike Sales » 30 Apr 2018, 10:29am

Annoying Twit wrote:I had a look but couldn't see anything I wanted. I was hoping for reflective tops, but didn't see any. Maybe I was exceptionally blind, but the whole point of reflective tops is that they should be easy to spot.


Reminds me of Tommy Cooper's gag,
"I went shopping for a pair of camouflage trousers. But I couldn't see any."

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Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Postby nick12 » 30 Apr 2018, 12:29pm

Gt85
worth getting £1.99.
The clothing like many are saying is not what it was before. Same price but quality and materials not as good.