Lidl 6th April

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Lidl 6th April

Postby maxcherry » 3 Apr 2015, 10:39pm

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http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-249 ... ngestore=1





I'm loving the pannier bags in yellow 8)
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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 4 Apr 2015, 10:12am

Hi,
Was going to post myself, the rucksacs look good at 450 grams.
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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby Si » 4 Apr 2015, 10:25am

Panniers seem to be the same price as what I paid for one when they first did them. Maybe worth another look.

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby borderghost » 4 Apr 2015, 11:13am

Will these pannier bags fit on my dahon 7 speed rear rack? Pics of my bike on this link viewtopic.php?f=1&t=95271 also maybe a daft question but is there a risk they could get trapped into the back wheels or are the designed not to do that?

Looking at the lights on the downlodeable leaflet it mentions a recharge socket, http://leaflet.lidl.co.uk/0478351a-e214 ... ml?ar=7#/1 will be very handy if they are rechargeable from usb etc.

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby foxyrider » 5 Apr 2015, 4:43pm

might have to take a squint!
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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby mjr » 5 Apr 2015, 5:39pm

As usual, the lights look like the star buy, the panniers, baskets and tools look OK, I don't rate the rest and you'd have to pay me to use that lock in town.
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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby theDaveB » 6 Apr 2015, 1:02pm

Wife got some Panniers, smallest ones as she wanted the widest not the tallest.

Here are the measurements for all -

31508a/b
H: 48 x B: 24.5 x T: 13.7 cm

31508c
H: 35 x B: 30.5 x T: 16.5 cm

31508d
H: 41 x B: 35 x T: 17 cm

31508e
H: 32.5 x B: 31.2 x T: 14.2 cm

The instructions must be the same for all, hence the measurements for all are in them.

They are not waterproof but come with a waterproof cover which is in the underneath in a zip pocket.

The lights run on AA and AAA, batteries included but not rechargeables.

The pump fell apart in my hand while trying one in store.

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby Bicycler » 6 Apr 2015, 2:02pm

theDaveB wrote:The lights run on AA and AAA, batteries included but not rechargeables.

I thought we'd finally got rid of manufacturers putting that stuff on instructions. If you can use an alkaline battery you can use a rechargeable one: http://eznec.com/Amateur/1.5_vs_1.2_Volt_Batteries.pdf

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby theDaveB » 6 Apr 2015, 3:02pm

Bicycler wrote:
theDaveB wrote:The lights run on AA and AAA, batteries included but not rechargeables.

I thought we'd finally got rid of manufacturers putting that stuff on instructions. If you can use an alkaline battery you can use a rechargeable one: http://eznec.com/Amateur/1.5_vs_1.2_Volt_Batteries.pdf


I meant you get batteries included with the lights but they are normal batteries and not rechargeable batteries.

The reason I mentioned this is becuase one of the features is a charging port on the lights, which am not really sure what that would be for.

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby Bicycler » 6 Apr 2015, 3:18pm

Ah, okay thanks for the clarification. Presumably the port is provided in case you wanted to use rechargeables (purchased separately)

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby borderghost » 6 Apr 2015, 3:36pm

I have just picked up one of the gel seat covers, the panniers in grey as the others looked a bit tall for my 20" wheels on my dahon, and 2 sets of the lights as they were available in black or white versions. I recently picked up some energizer rechargables from superdrug only 49p for a pack of 4, so will give the charging port a try later.

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby Dave W » 6 Apr 2015, 8:38pm

Just used their chain cleaning brush machine - worked pretty well,even comes with a bottle of chain oil.

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby honesty » 6 Apr 2015, 9:06pm

I have the chain cleaning machine from a previous sale in lidl. I believe its actually a repackaged much more expensive one as the proper name is molded into the case.

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby borderghost » 6 Apr 2015, 10:18pm

I am very impressed with the lights, easy to fit and and the front light has 2 brightness options, the brightest being great for dark unlit country lanes etc. I tried putting in some old near discharged batteries in just to see how it indicates that the batteries need replacing, the on/off switch lights up in red to warn you, a great feature which means you know when you get home you need to change the batteries before your next outing. I was hoping the built in charge socket was a micro usb socket so i could have used my phone charger but instead it is a 3.5mm jack type, not a problem though as its easy enough to remove and replace the batteries.

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Re: Lidl 6th April

Postby seph » 6 Apr 2015, 11:12pm

The lights are good, I bought 3 sets last year! Still on the first set as a commuting/audax light, though I use other lights to boost the light on the road I can get by with the lidl light. It did me through a 600 km audax last summer and will probably come to PBP this august. They're k marked and thus legal too...

Bought a mini pump there today for 3.99, alu body and flex hose connector. Seems to work well enough so far...