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

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
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Re: Lidl

Postby jezer » 19 Mar 2013, 10:51pm

Others in my club are always boasting about the bargains they get from Aldi and Lidl. I have so far been a bit too brand conscious, although I am sure I am missing something. Time I visited my local store I think :o
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Re: Lidl

Postby Swallow » 19 Mar 2013, 10:59pm

I bought one of Lidl's cycle tops last time around, quality was OK but was a bit short in the body for cycling and I'm not that tall. Use it for the gym tho
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Re: Lidl

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 19 Mar 2013, 11:25pm

Swallow wrote:I bought one of Lidl's cycle tops last time around, quality was OK but was a bit short in the body for cycling and I'm not that tall. Use it for the gym tho

Hi,
Was that a Cycling top with pockets or a Performance Cycling Top :?:
The short sleeve top I have was long but the Long sleeve top if worn tight may be a tad too short.
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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby Sooper8 » 20 Mar 2013, 6:06am

Anyone have experience with that floor pump?
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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby simonineaston » 20 Mar 2013, 8:04am

Cycle maintenance stand bought from Lidl last year is very solid, stable, easy -to-use and has been invaluable. At around £30 it was a bargain. The hi-viz top and seal-skinz copies I bought from Aldi in the autumn have both performed well, appear well-made and again were excellent VFM (top was about 20, gloves about 5). They look like they'll last for several years yet.
The first top was too tight and when I took it back, the shelf-stacker I approached on the subject smiled and waved me towards the rack of alternatives and said 'No Probs - just help yourself'. He didn't even look at the old one or ask for a receipt.
The alleged aggressive employment practices of these 2 super-discount stores are a different matter, though... so, no such thing as a free lunch, eh?!
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Re: Lidl

Postby Swallow » 20 Mar 2013, 9:20am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:
Swallow wrote:I bought one of Lidl's cycle tops last time around, quality was OK but was a bit short in the body for cycling and I'm not that tall. Use it for the gym tho

Hi,
Was that a Cycling top with pockets or a Performance Cycling Top :?:
The short sleeve top I have was long but the Long sleeve top if worn tight may be a tad too short.

It was a short sleeve cycle top with the pockets, good quality, as I wear it to the gym, it gets washed a lot but still looks good, just a bit short IMO. See if you can have a look at them or try a couple of sizes, you can always take them back
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Re: Lidl cycling gear - Thursday 21 Mar

Postby alpgirl » 20 Mar 2013, 6:43pm

Mark1978 wrote: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!


They have to adhere to the same safety standard as any other company. We have a junior helmet for our 4 year old, and it's brilliant!

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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby graymee » 20 Mar 2013, 7:03pm

I would thoroughly recommend the Crane cycling kit from Aldi. Bib longs and jacket £15 each, well worth the money, I'm looking out for them being on sale again soon. The merino wool cycle jersey is good too.
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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby Mark1978 » 20 Mar 2013, 7:40pm

Any idea when the next Aldi sale is?

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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby san0 » 21 Mar 2013, 6:31pm

Just bought the black gilet for £9.99. Great value, chest pocket, side pockets, and a rear pocket. Some reflective detailing. Zips not to good quality but overall, very functional. It's a shame it doesn't have a mesh back like last time.

Also bought the cycling socks, and mistakingly bought ladies compression running socks, but they are actually very good and well padded soles, great for spring with shorts.

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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby oldmanonabike » 21 Mar 2013, 6:41pm

I bought the foot pump which works better than the muddy one its replacing, the small tool bag and some sports Glasses and I am pleased with all of them.
I would have bought some cycling shorts but they only had large and extra large.
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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby Mark1978 » 21 Mar 2013, 7:41pm

Wasn't a great deal left when I got there. But still came away with a pair of shorts and 3/4 trousers. A couple of blue jerseys (red ones were gone!) a pair of glasses and some gloves.

Not bad for £50 in total. You'd pay that for a jersey some places.

The shorts in particular are a nice size and fit. Unlike the Halfords ones I got earlier in the year which were 'orrible!

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Lidl are at it again.

Postby Russell160 » 21 Mar 2013, 10:57pm

http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/www_lidl_ ... .htm?id=16

Will be grabbing a track pump tomorrow and will report back. Those grips look ok too.

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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby timmyhiggy » 22 Mar 2013, 12:33am

san0 wrote:Just bought the black gilet for £9.99. Great value, chest pocket, side pockets, and a rear pocket. Some reflective detailing. Zips not to good quality but overall, very functional. It's a shame it doesn't have a mesh back like last time.

Also bought the cycling socks, and mistakingly bought ladies compression running socks, but they are actually very good and well padded soles, great for spring with shorts.


Interesting, I bought a lidl gilet today and mine does have a mesh back!

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Re: Lidl ( two topics merged - by G )

Postby niggle » 22 Mar 2013, 7:36am

Unlike cheap Tesco Extra jobs, the helmets are just as good as brand name ones for 25% of the price: same safety standards met, useful range of sizes, strap adjustment fine, removable and washable pads, light weight and well ventilated. The rear light on the back of the helmet is rather feeble which is a pity. One way to tell a better quality helmet is when the thin outer shell is bonded to the main body (as for the Lidl) rather than just taped to it (cheap Tesco).

Generally I have found the clothing not to be quite as good as Aldi: Lidl is usually 'Crivit' brand and Aldi is usually 'Crane Bike'. Aldi winter soft shell cycling jackets, gloves and padded longs are superb! Both brands of cycle shoes very good. Track pumps tend to break either immediately or after a year or two, my current 'Beto' brand one from Lidl is two years old, my main problem with it is that it grips Presta valves too tightly and is hard to detach, which eventually rips the valve out of the tube, so I think I will go for a brand name one when it finally breaks, or maybe I could fit a better connector? My cycle stand is good but I cannot remember if it is Lidl or Aldi :?