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Well after the recent weather I think it is time to get some winter gear!
Off to Aldi 2morro to take a look!
I like my bike but it needs a hidden 25cc motor
posted by Fish_n_Chips [328 posts] 14th September 2010 - 15:52
best wait till thursday, eh
posted by Dave Atkinson [7677 posts] 14th September 2010 - 15:59
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 14th September 2010 - 19:09
posted by TheHatter [811 posts] 14th September 2010 - 20:11
i'm going via trowbridge on thursday morny to see what i can pick up. i'll do a quick vid and whack it up on the site
posted by Dave Atkinson [7677 posts] 14th September 2010 - 21:14
Just worked out I can pop in a visit on my way in to work..
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 14th September 2010 - 21:16
all this talk, means i'm gonna go and have a look also..30% merino, 14 squid, worth a punt at least.
posted by Fringe [1092 posts] 14th September 2010 - 22:02
The mens baggy shorts look good for commuting too. I've only bought one thing from aldi before; a soft shell jacket and it was great until the zip bust. I notice all the new stuff is listed as having ykk zips so that should be solved.
posted by TheHatter [811 posts] 14th September 2010 - 22:10
I might be tempted with rain jacket myself actually.
posted by Super Domestique [1662 posts] 15th September 2010 - 8:50
so did anyone buy one today?
(i had a look but thought better of it, no rear pockets, not my colour and not in my size...)
posted by Fringe [1092 posts] 16th September 2010 - 17:04
our mat did, we'll report tomorrow. he got some socks too.
posted by Dave Atkinson [7677 posts] 16th September 2010 - 17:15
They only had the winter jacket in my local(ish) one not the flo yellow rain jacket I wanted. Plus the winter jacket was black so not ideal imho.
posted by Super Domestique [1662 posts] 16th September 2010 - 17:58
Merino jersey and socks.. perfect look for me ( not tight ) ok for off bike use, will test ride them tomorrow.
The rain jacket and trousers looked to be rubberised, so would turn into a sauna-suit and be wetter on the inside!
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 17th September 2010 - 0:24
Too excited? lol
I looked at the jersey and decided to leave it as it was quite low in merino % but what do you expect at that price I guess.
posted by Fish_n_Chips [328 posts] 17th September 2010 - 18:28
We raided the road.cc petty cash tin and bought the merino jersey. Not that we're short of kit around these parts - I think we just got swept up in the excitement. It was busy in there but no queues or nuffink. Anyway, the quality is fine. It's kind of thin with no rear pockets but it looks cool, the zip is YKK, you get a silicone gripper around the rear hem... it's neat. We'll do a Schwag Grab on it next week. That's nearly 14 quid's worth – or was it 15? – so make sure you don't miss it!
posted by Mat Brett [2045 posts] 17th September 2010 - 18:58
yeah they be rare as hen's teeth by then - who knows what they'll be fetching on ebay
posted by Tony Farrelly [4177 posts] 17th September 2010 - 19:00
The merino(ish) socks are quite good.. spent the weekend in mine without ill effect
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 19th September 2010 - 21:26
Pack of crumpets, garden trowel and a heart rate monitor. Yup, can't beat shopping at Aldi.
posted by ike2112 [13 posts] 21st September 2010 - 23:56
I have got one and very pleasant it is too
posted by jimmythecuckoo [1323 posts] 22nd September 2010 - 16:14
If you mean the mountain bike shorts I bought a pair in XL. The inner shorts were a very strange fit, and would only just cover my butt as in a "down in the hood" low slung jeans look. They also appeared to be bigger than the outer shell, and yet the seat pad hardly covered the vital areas. As I am aged 60
I tried to pull them up and "ping" the rubber retainers snapped. I discarded the inners and tried the shorts over a pair of Aldi lycra shorts with padded seat and the two were a perfect combo,all pulled up nice and snug ready for the chill winds of winter. At £12.99 I thought they were worth keeping and have put the inners in the "might come in handy" drawer.
I have previously tried other brands of commuter/mtb shorts and although these don't have a double seat and other features for the money they are fine.
posted by billiobob [54 posts] 23rd September 2010 - 9:12
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