- Best/Worst purchase in 2012?
best: It’s a toss up between my Boardman full susser and my kookaburra hockey stick. Both were great value for money, get used a lot and bring me joy as they are just right for what i’m doing.
worst: the elixir 3’s that came with my boardman which are about to be replaced by XT’s
(if anyone wants a bargain set of elixirs please PM me)Posted 5 years agon3olpMember
Best – un opened Durex comdoms. Better half 8 months gone and can’t wait 4 the little 1 to arrive (29th Jan).
Worst – Slimline Beko dishwasher. Pump went within a week, multiple phone calls and 3 weeks later 2nd 1 arrives. Salt pot never work and made all my cultlery as rusty as a badly maintained chain. 3 weeks later dishwasher repaired. 1 week after on/off switch breaks.Posted 5 years agojfletchMember
They were actually a very well meaning present but whoever came up with the idea that putting a conducting pad on the fingertip of a glove was a good idea was a cretin. They conduct the cold in so well your hands actually get colder than without them and they are still useless for using a touch screen.Posted 5 years agoweeksySubscriber
Best, has to be the Bionicon Supershuttle, paid £1200 new for it… Sold for £1000, bought back for £800… sold for £850 again. Reason it was the best…. well, in the Alps it was truely a superb machine… handled exceptionally… rode brilliantly…
Worst, has to be the Bionicon Supershuttle…. it had a weird knocking which meant it spent more time in the Bionicon reps shed than in my hands. It had numerous parts fitted, replaced and changed.. however it still had this knocking in the shock…. It meant i was never really happy with the bike and we never bonded.Posted 5 years agoalpinMember
Evoc freeride pack. Comfy, loads of space.
Mavic Deemax…. Nice light times that look the part.
Boardman FS for the GF. Bargain bike – paid £850 – that reformed brilliantly till it got stolen from our basement six weeks ago.
New SLX brakes for the GF. So much less faff than the Avid offering. Sadly they were attached to the Boardman.
Maxxis HR2’s… So much tougher than the RQs.
New DB Alpine frame.
Train tickets to Saalbach and Vinschgau and the two weeks spent in each location with the bikes.
Lidl bike stand for €28.
Vaude water proof trousers.
Sony Xperia phone.
Japan saw – fine precise cuts.
50year old Chesterfield sofa.
150 year old dining table… Now sanded and oiled. Looks fantastic.
Worst:Posted 5 years ago
Vaude winter gloves… Horrible yellow and not all that comfy on the bike.
The top I bought the shitter, sorry, sister-in-law. It wasn’t black, dark blue or purple, not did it have some Dr. Who quote emblazoned on it. Nerd.
Herbs for the balcony. Ended up with some sort of lice after a few weeks.
Ikea candle with three wicks. Melted one side of the candle and pissed was all over the floor. Luckily the wax stopped just short of the Persian rug._tom_Member
Best is a tie between either this frame or my awesome xmas jumper
Not sure about worst but I did get a disappointing sandwich for lunch from tesco the other day.
edit – actually worst has to be the Shimano SLX brakes. Utter shit and I won’t recommend them to anyone. Wouldn’t recommend Rose customer service either, it was terrible and I won’t be using them again.Posted 5 years agogrumMember
Can’t remember when I got them but my Formula The One brakes have been ace. Expensive but the longer they keep working brilliantly without me having to mess about with them the better value they seem.
Probably a Behringer bass synth pedal that sounded cool but stopped working pretty quickly.
Worst was a holiday with AQR.
Never met such a boring guide in my life. Rode past loads of great looking trails only to be told “we don’t ride those trails as they’re a bit dangerous”.
He’d obviously just done an evaluation of your capabilities and decided they were too dangerous for you. 😉Posted 5 years agocrotchrocketMember
joint 1st: Tranny TransAm and a Primus Commuter Cup.
my fav ride so far and & a still hot post-ride coffee in the car park.
Worst: Stella Artois. Reassuringly cheap, tastes acceptable, always leaves me with a headache. Damn you Inbev UK ltd and your belgian pasteurised mass produced golden pilsner.Posted 5 years agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
Yes grum of course he did. 😆
You should know what he’s like you’ve ridden with him and not enjoyed it that much haven’t you.
He did take us on one nice trail that ended up at the hospice de france but recond he’d didn’t use it much as it was too techy.Posted 5 years ago
As mrs ssstu rode 95% of it i’d have to dissagre. 😆Boba FattMember
Best: £10 wellies for taking the dog out. Obviousley I was always too cool for wellies but annoyed me that my jeans kept getting soggy around the bottom. best tenner I ever spent and I even jumped up and down in a puddle to celebrate 😀
Worst: Bit of a combination of the copy of Black Ops 2 that my brother in law got me for Xmas and my x-box that just 5 minutes ago decided to chew a bloody great groove out of. More pissed off that my BIL spent 40 quid on it and now it’s useless.Posted 5 years agotheboatmanMember
Best – marzocchi marathon r forks; needed some forks fast (and cheap) after i broke my duel air reba’s. Didn’t have time to trawl the classified etc. Fitted to my Soul and they are mint! set to 120mm and they slash all over the reba’s.
Worst – some Endura thermal type 3/4 bibs, for a scrawny lad like myself the chamois is so big it’s like having a second arse fitted. Can only be worn for shorts runs as they make things so uncomfortable. I won’t be relying on Endura’s excellent customer services when these prematurely self destruct.Posted 5 years ago
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