PSA: Lidl bike stuff next week
Has the usual gloves and top and helmets, looks like a new selection of saddles, and don’t remember that wee tray on the stand before.Posted 1 year agoBoardinBobSubscriber
I have the workstand and it’s not great to be honest:
The jaws don’t always play nice with funny frame or tube shapes.
The clamp for the head needs to be ridiculously tight to stop the bike rotating once it’s in the stand, running the risk of cracking something on the clamp or stripping threads
If you’ve got a road bike or a hardtail with plain circular tubing and they’re both light then it’ll be fine but I’ve found it to be more of a hindrance than a help. It’s in my loft waiting to be thrown in the bin or given away for free. I do 95% or my maintenance with the bike in an Andy Stand now
Posted 1 year agodoubledunterMember
I have the aldi version of the stand but basically looks the same, yep could be better and if I had my bike on it every day I would buy better, usually on the stand once a week indexing gears or whaterever for 5 mins so it does the job, I bought 2 of the softshells and a gillet from lidl about 4 or 5 years ago for a tenner each and I swear there as good today as they were when I bought them 😆Posted 1 year agoandysredminiMember
I have bought a couple of the yellow soft shells and I’m very impressed. they seem well made, good quality and fit really well. I have been searching for a similar jacket for a while now and fancied and tried a few gore ones but non were what I was looking for. They hadn’t got any of the blue ones in the two shops by me otherwise I would of got a couple of those too.Posted 1 year agocoppiceMember
I bought two saddles based on this, will try it out over the weekend.
I inherited one of those saddles on a £20 ebay commuter, didn’t know it was lidl. Comfiest saddle I’ve ever ridden, I’ve lent the bike out and had the same comment.
Might be persuaded in to buy another.Posted 1 year agomtbfixSubscriber
I bought one of the convertible soft shells a couple of years ago. Comfy and warm whilst you’re moving but does not breathe at all so gets very damp inside and so becomes cold quickly if you stop. Body part seems fairly shower proof but the arms let water through like they’re not there. I’ll keep using it now I have it but I’d not buy another.
Edit – thinking about, mine is an Aldi top so prob not relevant.Posted 1 year ago
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