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yes. True.

Lidl did an excellent camelback thing for a short time - superior to camelbacks in various ways - so good I paid to get it repaired. Hasn't been seen for a long time.
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I see Doris has blown Lidl's roof off in Blackpool. They may have some sort of salvage sale. :?: If so, it's an ill wind.
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Cycling stuff in Lidls shortly. Electric pumps again but no ref to max pressure. :?
The tool kit looks good value. :wink:
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rjb wrote: 21 Mar 2024, 2:29pm Cycling stuff in Lidls shortly. Electric pumps again but no ref to max pressure. :?
The tool kit looks good value. :wink:
From the web page.

Max. pressure: 150psi/​10.3 bar/​1034kpa

https://www.lidl.co.uk/p/crivit-recharg ... Sales_Week

It seems large compared to the Rockbros of nanoFumpa versions which seem to be better options to replace CO2 cannisters.
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I bought a full till kit about 25 years ago, the ones in the cheap black plastic boxes. The chain tool lasted about 2 months, but everything else including the headset spanners, cone spanners and even the tyre levers are still going strong. Not bad, for the 24.99 I paid for it..
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Heads up for more cycling stuff from Lidl. Coming to a store near you soon. From July 11
https://www.lidl.co.uk/c/cycling/a10050100
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rjb wrote: 8 Jul 2024, 8:39pm Heads up for more cycling stuff from Lidl. Coming to a store near you soon. From July 11
https://www.lidl.co.uk/c/cycling/a10050100
Thanks for the heads up -- I think it's time I had one of those bike stands.
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I was impressed with the Lidl "Hatherwood" IPA
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I bought 4 pairs of waterproof panniers about 20 years ago , they where used on family tours, I still have 3 good panniers left, lent 1 pair out, not returned, wore a couple out commuting , they were £10 each!
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VinceLedge wrote: 9 Jul 2024, 10:45am I bought 4 pairs of waterproof panniers about 20 years ago , they where used on family tours, I still have 3 good panniers left, lent 1 pair out, not returned, wore a couple out commuting , they were £10 each!
I bought the Lidl panniers at £15 a pair a couple of years ago -- they are my favorite panniers for nipping into town for shopping ( 10 mile round trip ) -- very simple strong metal spring clips for hooking them on and those plastic clips to close the lid and a decent sized zip pocket to hold my phone etc.
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Cowsham wrote: 9 Jul 2024, 4:03pm
VinceLedge wrote: 9 Jul 2024, 10:45am I bought 4 pairs of waterproof panniers about 20 years ago , they where used on family tours, I still have 3 good panniers left, lent 1 pair out, not returned, wore a couple out commuting , they were £10 each!
I bought the Lidl panniers at £15 a pair a couple of years ago -- they are my favorite panniers for nipping into town for shopping ( 10 mile round trip ) -- very simple strong metal spring clips for hooking them on and those plastic clips to close the lid and a decent sized zip pocket to hold my phone etc.
They sound fancier than the ones I have, plain roll top panniers with plastic clips, but they have lasted and are waterproof.
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The "Parkside 41 Piece Bike Tool Kit" (this: https://www.lidl.co.uk/p/parkside-bike- ... /p10015688) looks extremely odd, I was hoping for a cheap £10 bike-specific tool set...but no (apart from tyre wrenches) it seems to be just a standard bit set with 28 hex bits and 7 sockets plus a couple of handles. Spoke wrench? Nope. Chain breaker? Nope. Any actual bike-specific tools? Nope.

Also advertised as "good when out and about" so presumably you're supposed to carry it in your bike saddle bag tool kit for roadside DIY repairs? But looks like it weighs half a kilo and is the size of a large paperback novel!

Not sure what the person who ordered this was smoking. Maybe they have a lot of DIY bit sets to get rid of and are trying a bit of cheeky rebranding? Or the person ordering it has never actually been on a bicycle?

I also do think Lidls bike stuff has generally gone downhill in quality in recent years, as well as the gradual removal of warranties (used to be 3 years on everything, quibble free, now it's 1 or 3 years quibble-full...if you're lucky).
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VinceLedge wrote: 10 Jul 2024, 9:01am
Cowsham wrote: 9 Jul 2024, 4:03pm
VinceLedge wrote: 9 Jul 2024, 10:45am I bought 4 pairs of waterproof panniers about 20 years ago , they where used on family tours, I still have 3 good panniers left, lent 1 pair out, not returned, wore a couple out commuting , they were £10 each!
I bought the Lidl panniers at £15 a pair a couple of years ago -- they are my favorite panniers for nipping into town for shopping ( 10 mile round trip ) -- very simple strong metal spring clips for hooking them on and those plastic clips to close the lid and a decent sized zip pocket to hold my phone etc.
They sound fancier than the ones I have, plain roll top panniers with plastic clips, but they have lasted and are waterproof.
Not waterproof but do have a built in rain cover in the bottom compartment ( forgot to mention it cos I never use them cos it's only 5 miles to town so they never get soaked enough to matter )

The great thing about them is the ease of putting them on the rack and the strong metal clips used -- one of my Ortlieb bags caught the roll strap on a low branch of a tree recently and snapped the two plastic clips clean off. Had to tie the remaining bracket onto the rack with cable ties ( always keep a half dozen in the bottom of every bag )
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jimster99 wrote: 10 Jul 2024, 11:00am The "Parkside 41 Piece Bike Tool Kit" (this: https://www.lidl.co.uk/p/parkside-bike- ... /p10015688) Any actual bike-specific tools? Nope.
Tyre levers too. 😂
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Never had any luck with plastic tyre levers --( they usually snap in two ) I have plenty of metal ones that come in the puncture kits.
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