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    The Legitimiser Sammyboy's Avatar
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    Bike stuff at Lidl this Monday

    Ok, not high zoot stuff, but I've bought various bits there in previous years, and found them quite good. Base layers, shorts, trousers, jerseys and jackets are all likely to be fairly good, and at 4, I'm going to try an insulated handlebar bag too. Lights and saddles are likely to be crap, but overall, well worth a look.

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    nice - please post some pictures and a review, especially of the base layers and jackets.

    ...rumour has it Lidl's padded cycle shorts double as sandpaper?
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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    The Legitimiser Sammyboy's Avatar
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    I have padded bike undershorts from them, from last years deal, and they're fine. Don't get me wrong; they're not Assos, but they cost me about 2 a pair, they keep the old junk compressed up out of the way, and reduce chafing. I'll happily post a review, but by the time I do, they'll all be sold. Aldi is worth watching for this, too, I have several long sleeve jerseys I bought there in the autumn which are really good.

    Last year, the Lidl cycling thing included a really good toolkit (pedal spanner, cone spanners, chain whip, crank puller, chain tool, headset wrench, pin spanner, lockring tool, and lots of other stuff), and quite reasonable briefcase panniers.

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    cool - thanks - I'm fully stocked up on cycling gear now but it's always good to know for the future
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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    Thanks

    Had a browse around the lidl site, and have a shopping list to fulfill on my way to work tomorrow.

    Any reason not to get the helmet? I'm assuming that it must meet minimum safety standards, and as I am only riding about 9 miles a day, it won't be too uncomfortable.

    [My old one took a fall (on it's own) on friday, and the shell chipped, and then I checked and the manufacture date is 2000, so it's probably time to retire it.]

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    I noticed Lidle have a wireless computer with 32 functions and heart rate monitor for 12. is this any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefmcg View Post

    Any reason not to get the helmet? I'm assuming that it must meet minimum safety standards, and as I am only riding about 9 miles a day, it won't be too uncomfortable.
    I rode one for a few years, was fine
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    i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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    They have more stuff there starting today. I've picked up a cycle workstand for 29.99 There are other items too (see lidl.co.uk to check)

    Disclaimer: Lidl are nothing to do with me, and I can't comment on the quality of their stuff compared with other stores. I just reckon the stand'll save my back, and keep the saddle cleaner than balancing it on the ground.
    Last edited by JimND; 09-27-10 at 12:58 PM. Reason: added disclaimer...

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    Thx for the tip off, picked up 2 bike toolkits with their own saddlebags for less than a tenner, saves me having to remember to switch my toolkit between bikes
    Last edited by Russcoles11; 09-28-10 at 12:59 PM. Reason: I kant spel

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