Aldi cycling offers

by colhum1   September 19, 2012  

I know a few of you don't wear expensive kit all of the time Wink but Aldi have their usual Autumn offerings coming up soon.... Big Grin

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/25481.htm

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Love a bit of Aldi (and Lidl).
Today on my ride i wore ALDI 'compression' socks - LIDL bib longs and an ALDI windproof. All the Rapha boys look at me in envy i can tell you!
Surprise
The socks are ace but the rest of the stuff is as you would imagine for such prices. Perfectly adequate for plodders like me though.

The ALDI stuff is made by Crane though which is very respectable brand.
The tool kit looks pretty good too.

Thanks for the 'heads up' - as im sure young people dont say anymore.

posted by Some Fella [824 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:57

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I have the lights from last winter- think I might double up on them. Tool kit looks handy too.
Thanks for the post.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3475 posts]
19th September 2012 - 15:56

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That tool kit I have seen.....DONT buy it, its very poor construction.

If you want a cheap kit, I can recommend one on ebay that I used to have. But Aldi's isn't great. I used a mates to repair a couple of things on his bike, snapped the chainwhip on the first using.

Gonna try to get some of the compression stuff as I'm currently using cheapo (free) NHS compression socks. Just need to find someone with an Aldi near them Thinking Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:15

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I've looked at the Aldi stuff last time they did a promotion. I personally think that the Decathlon kit is a heck of a lot better and of a similar price. well worth the trip if you don't live near one.

Decathlon London do mail order - a well kept secret!

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
19th September 2012 - 17:09

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Oddly, we were talking about this elsewhere today. IME, it;s a bit of a gamble - I've had great Aldi stuff (the 2009 training jacket, although the stitching is going on that now) and less great stuff (the bib shorts with the bizarrely positioned pad, the jacket designed for barrel chested men with pipe cleaner arms).

My Lidl toolkit and workstand have been superb, fwiw.

The socks are consistently good though (so far).

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"Tant que je respire, j'attaque!"

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posted by John_the_Monkey [423 posts]
19th September 2012 - 19:24

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+1 for the socks. I have a number of pairs of varying thickness and all are great value.

It looks like they have redesigned the winter gloves. Will pop in to try a pair as I've been using the previous long finger gloves for several winters now. They're not warm enough for sub-zero rides but fine above, and they cost a pittance. Crane mitts are excellent value too.

The long sleeve jersey I bought went on ebay as it didn't fit me. I've tried other garments on in the shop and the same applies.

I think I saw some favourable reviews of the 30% merino base layer so might try one, though am inclined to think that the higher the proportion of wool the better it works so may just stick with my current favourites - Howies NBL and Endura BaaBaa.

The seat pack with allen multitool is fine but the track pump was junk. For other tools I'd buy branded gear.

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posted by Simon E [2061 posts]
19th September 2012 - 20:34

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+1 for decathlon. Going there this week!

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
19th September 2012 - 20:37

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Raleigh wrote:
+1 for decathlon. Going there this week!

Is Sohrabi a Decathlon man??

On a serious note, Would you look at the price of compression top and bottom's in size large? I don't have a store anywhere near me. There doesn't seem to be much of it on their site. Apart from this bargain I was going to order, but they don't deliver to my area Crying .

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/long-sleeved-compression-top-id_8201257.html

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
19th September 2012 - 21:20

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Mixed reviews on the toolkit eh?
Thinking

Agree with John the Monkey about the pad position in the bib shorts. Very odd.

Everyone agrees on the socks though!

I believe Decathlon do a very cheap merino top too - although they are always sold out when ever i go in.

posted by Some Fella [824 posts]
21st September 2012 - 14:43

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Some fella,
Landed Decathlon's Merino base layers over last 2 winters. Well worth the sub £20 cost.
I found them in the hiking section rather than cycling though.
The second one I bought had quite wide wrists though which is a bit annoying.

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posted by Joselito [144 posts]
21st September 2012 - 15:11

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John_the_Monkey wrote:
Oddly, we were talking about this elsewhere today. IME, it;s a bit of a gamble - I've had great Aldi stuff (the 2009 training jacket, although the stitching is going on that now) and less great stuff (the bib shorts with the bizarrely positioned pad, the jacket designed for barrel chested men with pipe cleaner arms).

My Lidl toolkit and workstand have been superb, fwiw.

The socks are consistently good though (so far).

I am that man with the barrel chest and skinny arms!

+1 for the toolkit, no problems with mine for general maintenance and tinkering.

also agree about the seat pads, feels very cumbersome, hence rarely used. Worth the gamble for £10 or whatever it was though.

posted by nellybuck@msn.com [156 posts]
22nd September 2012 - 12:31

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rapha or nothing for me...

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
22nd September 2012 - 19:25

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Tomorrows Daily Mirror has a £5 off voucher for Aldi when you spend over £35 and tomorrow is when the cycling gear is available from!

posted by petescales [32 posts]
26th September 2012 - 19:26

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Been in there this morning and picked up some gloves and leg and arm warmers. They all seem okay, going to look a bit odd later mixing and matching Aldi/Crane kit with Rapha and Specialized. But if it does the job and I get one winter's wear out of them , then job done in my book.

Also have a Lidl's work stand , cracking bit of kit for the price done me proud for 6 months now!

posted by Saint Mikie 41 [41 posts]
27th September 2012 - 8:44

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petescales wrote:
Tomorrows Daily Mirror has a £5 off voucher for Aldi when you spend over £35 and tomorrow is when the cycling gear is available from!

Used the Mirror coupon Big Grin

Picked up a pair of the winter trousers....fit well...no pad issue and seem to be of a good quality, water and wind repellent...do me for commuting
a soft shell winter jacket again water and wind repellent...good fit
And a few pairs of the socks that others have +1 on......

All in large too....
Cool

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posted by colhum1 [98 posts]
27th September 2012 - 10:05

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Bugger, saw a link to the Mirror voucher and forgot to click it.

I've gone for some gloves and tights on the clothes front and a rear pannier rack.

I've also picked up one of those Hi-Viz/led strap things, I cant for the life of me think why I bought it, i think I may have got a bit giddy.

posted by farrell [1580 posts]
27th September 2012 - 11:32

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I got those HiViz led straps last year...clipped them on to my rucksack.
Great for the dark early morning ride to work.

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posted by colhum1 [98 posts]
27th September 2012 - 12:43

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Still have the lights and LED straps from last year, I might nip in for another set of lights.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3475 posts]
27th September 2012 - 13:54

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My Aldi sells papers so for a 45p outlay!!!!

Only today though.

Got there at opening time and the bikers had already stormed the gates.

Got shoes a merino top and some socks and at the size 10 shoes fit fine.

posted by petescales [32 posts]
27th September 2012 - 16:21

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My ALDI was teeming with cyclists this morning.

Got a merino top which is really really nice. Nice enough to wear off the bike in my opinion. Sizing a bit on the large size. I got a large and im often an XL and even the L is too big for on the bike - i reckon a M will be right nice and snug so may have to go and see if i can get another one. Something to consider.
Socks as top class as ever.
Got some overshoes. Didnt understand the sizing. Got what said were 8/9 presuming that was shoe size but seem a bit baggy. They will do for 6.99 though.

Update on my 9.99 long bibs from Lidl. Pretty rubbish. The pad is all over the place - i think the person who designed them needs a crash course in male anatomy.
Beside that i got knocked off today by a non indicating, non mirror checking half wit and ripped them so now have an excuse to ditch them and buy a decent pair!

posted by Some Fella [824 posts]
27th September 2012 - 17:44

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Some Fella wrote:
My ALDI was teeming with cyclists this morning.

Got a merino top which is really really nice. Nice enough to wear off the bike in my opinion. Sizing a bit on the large size. I got a large and im often an XL and even the L is too big for on the bike - i reckon a M will be right nice and snug so may have to go and see if i can get another one. Something to consider.
Socks as top class as ever.
Got some overshoes. Didnt understand the sizing. Got what said were 8/9 presuming that was shoe size but seem a bit baggy. They will do for 6.99 though.

Update on my 9.99 long bibs from Lidl. Pretty rubbish. The pad is all over the place - i think the person who designed them needs a crash course in male anatomy.
Beside that i got knocked off today by a non indicating, non mirror checking half wit and ripped them so now have an excuse to ditch them and buy a decent pair!

Interesting, i'm an XL got an XL and it's a great fit, must agree it looks good enough to wear sans velo!

posted by petescales [32 posts]
29th September 2012 - 10:42

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Got a hi-viz waterproof jacket. By the time I got there , lunchtime in Cambridge, only small was left but got it for my daughter and I can just squeeze into it if I have cycling gear on but not over normal clothes.

Got a winter jacket, medium, today, which must have come in late as there were still plenty left. Have an XL from last year but the zip is a little dodgy but I'll keep it as a spare. New one has much better pockets, zip seems ok and it's also supposed to be waterproof.

posted by Alan Tullett [1468 posts]
29th September 2012 - 21:00

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