Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby Chadders81 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 20:05 pm

The tool kit has got what looks like an Octalink BB tool which alone kind of makes it worth getting.

May get some arm warmers but the shoe covers look rubbish. Especially when Planet X are knocking out decent quality ones for a tenner.

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby Kendal Black Drop » Wed Sep 26, 2012 14:17 pm

There is apparently a £5 off voucher (when you spend over £35) in tomorrows Daily Mirror.

See MoneySavingExpert.com

Aldi £5 off £35 in 45p paper
Newspaper-based voucher
Discount: £5 off £35 Who for: Anyone
Get by: Thu 27 Sept 2012 Use by: Thu 4 Oct 2012

How: In Thursday's Daily Mirror (45p) you'll find a voucher to get £5 off when you spend at least £35 at your nearest Aldi.

The detail: The voucher must be used in a single transaction in-store only. Photocopies won't be accepted.

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby SecretSam » Wed Sep 26, 2012 14:47 pm

Agent57 wrote:
Dellsinho wrote:does anyone use the spoke reflectors for dark commuting? Recommended?


I use them, and I reckon they're effective. I recommend them.

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Where are you in that photo? Can't see you? :P

In all seriousness, do you have to subscribe to EVERY Lidl/Aldi newsletter or can you just get notification of the bike ones?
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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby Paul E » Wed Sep 26, 2012 15:08 pm

Tool kit for me I think only to fill in gaps I have in my existing tools.
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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby MarkC1984 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 19:28 pm

Recently bought myself a winter bike so I'm going in to my local Aldis tomorrow morning to pick up some of this gear, it looks really good stuff for the price.

However, I'm not sure what to go for though? There's a lot of choice and it seems a few items of clothing achieve very similar goals with differing price tags?

Like the Winter cycling jacket at £15.99 and the waterproof cycling rain jacket for £19.99 for example, is the latter just a better version of the Winter jacket or do they have different purposes? They're both waterproof so I can't see what the more expensive offering gives over the winter jacket?

Another query is with the Merino shirt, is this basically just a better performing shirt than the normal jersey hence the higher price than the £8.99 offering or are they used in conjunction with each other? They're both advertised as a middle layer so have no idea what would be the best choice.

My last query is regarding the SPD shoes they sell, are the cleats recessed so that I can walk around in them after I unclip? I've only ever owned road shoes with look cleats (on the summer bike) but they are quite inconvenient when cycling around busy parts of town or if I head to the shops.

Sorry if these are potentially silly questions, this will be the first year I've ridden out in cold weather and am still not entire sure of what to buy. I just want to make sure I buy the right things before everything sells out!

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby UndercoverElephant » Wed Sep 26, 2012 19:33 pm

The winter jacket is a soft shell, which is less waterproof, but more breathable than the rain jacket. They've got me through a good few winters. Highly recommended.

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby MarkC1984 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 19:52 pm

Thanks for that, I'll be definitely picking up the winter jacket then. Think I'll just grab the rain jacket too, not like it's going break the bank.

I actually don't have any base layers yet either, any experiences with the compression top/bottoms Aldi will sell?

It's now just a matter of considering the Merino shirt and/or the long sleeve jersey or whether or not to use my Torm sportwool jersey with arm warmers instead?

So many choices, it's all becoming complicated and confusing! :lol:

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby UndercoverElephant » Wed Sep 26, 2012 19:55 pm

Only base-layer I have is a Torm one, that's top class.

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby Rolf F » Wed Sep 26, 2012 20:02 pm

MarkC1984 wrote:Thanks for that, I'll be definitely picking up the winter jacket then. Think I'll just grab the rain jacket too, not like it's going break the bank.


The rain jackets aren't bad - I've been using one this week in the wet mornings with a summer jersey underneath to avoid getting too hot but not get too wet. Then I've been using a long sleeve journey under a showerproof on the way home - that doesn't keep me dry at all but does stop me getting cold.

MarkC1984 wrote:My last query is regarding the SPD shoes they sell, are the cleats recessed so that I can walk around in them after I unclip? I've only ever owned road shoes with look cleats (on the summer bike) but they are quite inconvenient when cycling around busy parts of town or if I head to the shops.


Both types of shoe have recessed cleats - though in the case of the road shoe it's more like it has protruding tread blocks under the soles that raise the cleats away from the ground. They are both fine for walking in.
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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby Mr Sworld » Wed Sep 26, 2012 20:37 pm

Apparently the Daily Mirror has a coupon for £5 off an Aldi purchase tomorrow...

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby CiB » Thu Sep 27, 2012 07:51 am

Just been in - got the yellow thin coat, merino top, a set of those reflective flashing bands, and a packet of choc digestives for 59p. And a nice bit of chat with the girl on the till who gave me a bag without charging me the 3p for it. Super. :)

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby SecretSam » Thu Sep 27, 2012 07:54 am

Just got myself a winter jacket, arm warmers, spoke reflectors, 2 sets of the dangly lights (probably give to kids) and a merino top. Oh, and a load of AAA batteries. Loads of stock in Aylesbury! £5 off thanks to the Mirror. Result.
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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby DrLex » Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:01 am

SecretSam wrote:[...] 2 sets of the dangly lights (probably give to kids) [...]


In which case, you're going to need to change your sign:
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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby BelgianBeerGeek » Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:10 am

Also been in before work to get a softshell jacket, which looks to be good quality, and some of those dangly light things which are good as emergency back ups.
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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby Hot Orange » Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:18 am

There's no Aldi near me, so I've sent the mother-in-law with a shopping list. I'm nervous.
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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby badly_dubbed » Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:32 am

got my stuff today, not bad for the money :D

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FYI: the arm and leg warmers are identical, i got one of each and now cant tell which is which after opening them up.....so if your after leg warmers and they only have arm ones left or vice versa.....

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby Peat » Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:36 am

Gah! Hope there's some left at lunchtime when i make my pilgrimage!

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby on-yer-bike » Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:48 am

Pork chops look nice
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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby badly_dubbed » Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:49 am

Peat wrote:Gah! Hope there's some left at lunchtime when i make my pilgrimage!


was packed at 8am when i was there up here.....vultures!

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Re: Aldi Cycling gear 27th Sept

Postby littleprawn » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:21 am

Was very packed when I arrived after 8am. Recommened the Winter Cycling jacket and also got the baselayer and tri-suit. Make sure you buy Mirror and get £5 off if you spend over £35!

First time to Aldi for cycling stuff, my Lidl purchases are not bad and going strong!
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