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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby pangolin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:57 am

Yeah I wasn't sure why BR gave it 3 stars though. A few of the actual user reviews on Wiggle were not great.

It's probably fine, but since looking again I see it is only available in small or medium, so I'm out.
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Postby TGOTB » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:40 pm

Anyone seen a decent offer on 10-speed chains recently? I'm about to use my last spare, and like brake blocks I prefer to keep a few in stock...
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Postby pangolin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:48 pm

Gabriel posted this a while ago. Worth a read before you buy any, 105 wins I think

http://www.tour-magazin.de/services/qtr/epaper_4_2011/page44.html#/44
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Postby davmaggs » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:28 pm

pangolin wrote:Gabriel posted this a while ago. Worth a read before you buy any, 105 wins I think

http://www.tour-magazin.de/services/qtr/epaper_4_2011/page44.html#/44


+1 for that link

They do some seriously indepth reviews. Makes such as nice change from the rehashing of the manufacturer's description that is posted online as the typical review

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Postby spasypaddy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:34 pm

105 chains and cassettes offer the best value for money out there.

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Postby TGOTB » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:35 pm

Thanks, very useful, some surprising results there!
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Postby pangolin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:45 pm

davmaggs wrote:
pangolin wrote:Gabriel posted this a while ago. Worth a read before you buy any, 105 wins I think

http://www.tour-magazin.de/services/qtr/epaper_4_2011/page44.html#/44


+1 for that link

They do some seriously indepth reviews. Makes such as nice change from the rehashing of the manufacturer's description that is posted online as the typical review


It does make some of BR's reviews look pretty comical :D
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Postby gabriel959 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:58 pm

If you have an iPad you can get their quarterly mag for €3.99 which I think is a bargain if you get all of those reviews and content. Cheaper than any cycling magazine over here and better than them too, unless you like Marcel Wust reviews that's it.
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Postby pangolin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 15:00 pm

Daniel B wrote:
gabriel959 wrote:Sorry, I didn't want to spend your money. :D

There is a cracking deal on these Bloc Sunglasses (with 3 lenses) at ProBikeKit - £12.55 (when using EXTRA5)

http://www.probikekit.com/uk/clothing/c ... asses.html

They usually retail for £25-£30!


That's too good not to try, found a code for 10% off, and went through quidco for another 5%, so if they arrive works out at less than £11 a pair - ordered one for my bro too.


These arrived today. Nice to see a £12.55 receipt and £45 pricetag on the box :)

Seem nice, fit well. The little soft case has 3 sections so the lenses are separated in transit. Nice touch!
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Postby Veronese68 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 15:29 pm

pangolin wrote:
Daniel B wrote:
gabriel959 wrote:Sorry, I didn't want to spend your money. :D

There is a cracking deal on these Bloc Sunglasses (with 3 lenses) at ProBikeKit - £12.55 (when using EXTRA5)

http://www.probikekit.com/uk/clothing/c ... asses.html

They usually retail for £25-£30!


That's too good not to try, found a code for 10% off, and went through quidco for another 5%, so if they arrive works out at less than £11 a pair - ordered one for my bro too.


These arrived today. Nice to see a £12.55 receipt and £45 pricetag on the box :)

Seem nice, fit well. The little soft case has 3 sections so the lenses are separated in transit. Nice touch!

Are the clear lenses actually clear? I had some similar Bloc jobbies and they had a light tint which appreciably reduced visibilty riding through the park in the dark so had to buy some other glasses with clear lenses. Lost mine at some point in my accident so will order a set of those.

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Postby dhope » Mon Oct 08, 2012 15:37 pm

Veronese68 wrote:
pangolin wrote:
Daniel B wrote:
gabriel959 wrote:Sorry, I didn't want to spend your money. :D

There is a cracking deal on these Bloc Sunglasses (with 3 lenses) at ProBikeKit - £12.55 (when using EXTRA5)

http://www.probikekit.com/uk/clothing/c ... asses.html

They usually retail for £25-£30!


That's too good not to try, found a code for 10% off, and went through quidco for another 5%, so if they arrive works out at less than £11 a pair - ordered one for my bro too.


These arrived today. Nice to see a £12.55 receipt and £45 pricetag on the box :)

Seem nice, fit well. The little soft case has 3 sections so the lenses are separated in transit. Nice touch!

Are the clear lenses actually clear? I had some similar Bloc jobbies and they had a light tint which appreciably reduced visibilty riding through the park in the dark so had to buy some other glasses with clear lenses. Lost mine at some point in my accident so will order a set of those.


Yup, clear. Mine turned up this morning too
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Postby pangolin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 15:39 pm

They seem clear. Maybe not quite as clear as safety glasses, I assume due to UV filtering and what-not. I'll wear them this eve and let you know.
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Postby Daniel B » Mon Oct 08, 2012 15:58 pm

Mine have despatched today too :-)

Did wonder if they would have enough stock, seems so!
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Postby gabriel959 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:18 pm

I am glad to see people using the offer. I think they are a great deal for a decent set of glasses.

The clear lenses aren't completely clear probably because of the UV protection. But I have ridden with them at night and they are good :)
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Postby Daniel B » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:35 pm

gabriel959 wrote:I am glad to see people using the offer. I think they are a great deal for a decent set of glasses.

The clear lenses aren't completely clear probably because of the UV protection. But I have ridden with them at night and they are good :)


Thankyou for posting Gabriel, mucho appreciated.

This 'bargain' thread, has cost me a lot of money over the years!
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Postby rubertoe » Mon Oct 08, 2012 17:27 pm

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Anyone know what the sizes are like?
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Postby pangolin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 18:15 pm

pangolin wrote:They seem clear. Maybe not quite as clear as safety glasses, I assume due to UV filtering and what-not. I'll wear them this eve and let you know.


Were fine at 7pm in the park. Obviously not pitch black yet but not miles off.
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Postby Veronese68 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 20:40 pm

pangolin wrote:
pangolin wrote:They seem clear. Maybe not quite as clear as safety glasses, I assume due to UV filtering and what-not. I'll wear them this eve and let you know.


Were fine at 7pm in the park. Obviously not pitch black yet but not miles off.

Ordered, ta.

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Postby Wrath Rob » Mon Oct 08, 2012 23:34 pm

Decent turbo trainer at Bike Discount. I've ordered one for winter riding. Just need to hide it from the missus now...
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Postby gabriel959 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 08:06 am

Wrath Rob wrote:Decent turbo trainer at Bike Discount. I've ordered one for winter riding. Just need to hide it from the missus now...


Got that one last year from Wiggle. It is basic but quite good and not extremely noisy. I would use it in the garage or outside though.
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