Lidl (( 2 topics merged - by G ) now 3 merged - S)

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
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Lidl (( 2 topics merged - by G ) now 3 merged - S)

Postby oldmanonabike » 14 Mar 2013, 4:07pm

Lidl bike accessories available from 21st March
I'm not getting older,just gaining more experience

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Re: Lidl

Postby Si » 14 Mar 2013, 4:21pm

thanks for the heads-up. Might try those base layer shorts for the 'bent. But is anyone brave enough to try the £1.99 kick stand on their pride and joy?!?!?

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Re: Lidl

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Re: Lidl

Postby MattyDeez » 15 Mar 2013, 8:20am

Thanks for that, odd. I got newsletters by them and this didnt appear in my e-mails. :P

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Re: Lidl

Postby Mark1978 » 15 Mar 2013, 8:39am

Just in time for going on my holidays, as I needed some short sleeve jerseys and some shorts :)

Always the problem with this and Aldi is they are through the week so I can't get time off work, so I have to send the wife to get for me, but that means I can't try things on, and if she gets the wrong size by the time she goes back they're sold out!

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Re: Lidl

Postby cycleruk » 15 Mar 2013, 10:44am

Mark1978 wrote:Just in time for going on my holidays, as I needed some short sleeve jerseys and some shorts :)

Always the problem with this and Aldi is they are through the week so I can't get time off work, so I have to send the wife to get for me, but that means I can't try things on, and if she gets the wrong size by the time she goes back they're sold out!


You could get a couple of different sizes and take back the ones you don't want.
Lidl / Aldi usually do refunds without quibble on stuff I have returned. Obviously the articles have to be returned in perfect condition.
You'll never know if you don't try it.

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Re: Lidl

Postby Mark1978 » 15 Mar 2013, 10:49am

cycleruk wrote:
Mark1978 wrote:Just in time for going on my holidays, as I needed some short sleeve jerseys and some shorts :)

Always the problem with this and Aldi is they are through the week so I can't get time off work, so I have to send the wife to get for me, but that means I can't try things on, and if she gets the wrong size by the time she goes back they're sold out!


You could get a couple of different sizes and take back the ones you don't want.
Lidl / Aldi usually do refunds without quibble on stuff I have returned. Obviously the articles have to be returned in perfect condition.


Yeah that might be the best idea :)

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Re: Lidl

Postby cycleruk » 15 Mar 2013, 4:15pm

I'm definitely not a "Goldilocks" person. Everything slightly too big or small, never "just right". :?

If, whatever, fits in one place (waistline) then it doesn't fit the legs and so on. :oops: :lol:
You'll never know if you don't try it.

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Re: Lidl

Postby Mick F » 15 Mar 2013, 9:36pm

I bought a couple of pairs of their cycling mitts last time they did the cycling stuff. Cheap enough and good quality, but sadly not much cop. They hurt my hands as there was no padding on the thumb area.

Good job they were cheap coz I haven't used one pair more than once, and the other pair not at all.
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Lidl cycling gear - Thursday 21 Mar

Postby awparker » 18 Mar 2013, 7:51am

Just seen a flyer from Lidl. They have cycling gear in a sale from this Thursday, 21 Mar. Clothing, helmet, saddle, computer, lights, glasses etc.

Details advertised on www.lidl.co.uk

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Re: Lidl cycling gear - Thursday 21 Mar

Postby Sweep » 18 Mar 2013, 8:38am

I was in an Italian Lidl the other week.

Asume the Gilet was the same - didn't think much of it - looked nasty and cheap.

Cycling top may well be better and fine for day to day use.

Lidl cycling socks usually very good.
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Re: Lidl cycling gear - Thursday 21 Mar

Postby [XAP]Bob » 18 Mar 2013, 9:35am

The Gilets are excellent - although they do need more washing that is ideal, mine hangs onto odour very effectively.

Yes, they're cheap, yes I'm looking at buying a more expensive one at some point - but they really do serve their purpose well. I have 4 (from two or three different instances of the sale) one in black (may have been aldi, but who can tell) and three in red.


I cannot imagine that this is 20 times better...
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Re: Lidl cycling gear - Thursday 21 Mar

Postby Tonyf33 » 18 Mar 2013, 11:26am

When you can get new branded gilet's on ebay cropping up fairly often for a few quid more or even less in some instances, inexpensive 'deals' from the likes of Lidl and Aldi can sometimes not be all that great.

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Re: Lidl cycling gear - Thursday 21 Mar

Postby theDaveB » 18 Mar 2013, 12:30pm

What the other stuff like from Lidl, was thinking mini and floor pumps, tool kit and helmet ?

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Re: Lidl cycling gear - Thursday 21 Mar

Postby Mark1978 » 18 Mar 2013, 12:56pm

Personally I wouldn't buy a helmet from Lidl, as the your safety isn't something you want to be saving money on. The rest, give it a go and see!