- So what have you bought, then realised it was crap?
Superstar Piston Retract tool.
Its too big, and less effective than a screwdriver.
Reckon its meant for motorbikes as it won’t fit into Formula calipers at all, and is an exact fit in Hope Mini’s (i.e fiddly to get in)
Oh yeh, me too on the sub £100 Android Tablet. So laggy its unbelievable!Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Mk.1 Santa Cruz Nomad. Had coveted Nomads for ages. Massive disappointment, kept it for less time than any other frame in 20 years. Replaced with an archaic single pivot recycled from filing cabinets which is far better and a keeper.
Raceface Aqualite shell jacket. Tissue paper would have been more effective.
Fox Unabomber gloves. Top of the range, gnarly hardcore gloves. Quickly wore through the palms from regular riding 😯 and came unstitched at various seams.
Struggling to think of many other examples of stuff that was cr*p by some objective measure, rather than stuff I just didnt like.Posted 4 years ago
Fox Unabomber gloves. Top of the range, gnarly hardcore gloves. Quickly wore through the palms from regular riding and came unstitched at various seams.
My POC gloves were similair, been using them a few weeks and the threading started coming undone and the elasticky wrist wrap split after a few tugs. Glad i got them cheap at 20 quid instead of full whack at 50. Still using them, just have to be careful when putting them on and taking off. May take a needle n thread to them soon. I like the robustness of everything on them except the shoddy stitching, but the palm pads and the knuckle guards and are brilliant (i like punching trees when i ride past them 😳 )Posted 4 years agoneilsonwheelsMember
Brought some mtb wheels from the LBS as they looked the dogs. They were utter tosh. Out of the saddle the things flexed all over the shop and would bounce off the V brake pads making all sorts of squealing noises. Can’t remember the make but I have not seen any others around for years and probably with good reason too.Posted 4 years agomilky1980Member
My recently departed Fiesta. Regretted buying it about 3 weeks after taking delivery. Nothing major wrong with it, just loads of little things that really got me wound up! Like the sun visor always hitting my forehead when pulling it down. The steering wheel blocking the dials so I had to guess the speed between 50 and 90. The way the fuel gauge would just guesstimate the fuel level, totally unpredictable. The front grille would move about all by itself, looking like I’d bashed it. Hated that thing!! Still kept it for eight years though as it was great for just slinging muddy bikes in the boot and driving it up forest tracks/muddy fields as I didn’t care about scratching it!!
Oral B electric toothbrush. Just useless.Posted 4 years ago
Morrisons own-brand cola. Prefer Asda’s.
HTC Wildfire S. One update of any app and it’s memory was full!! Rooted it but not much better!
Kenwood iron. Leaked black water everywhere, now got a Bosch.ac505Member
X5 – good at being big, has nice seats, has a good tow capacity (the prime reason I bought it) and eejits tend not to drive 2″ off your back bumper.
A6 – better at everything else.
idrive seems like an afterthought and doesn’t integrate with the car. MMI just works.
Steering heavy and unresponsive (and thats coming from a tank of an audi that would never be classed as particularly nimble).
6 pot engine unrefined and has an tedious drone, v6 VAG is a lovely engine.
Generally feels like yesterdays technology whereas the much older Audi felt newer.
Maybe I’ll like it one day, until then the wife quite likes driving it!Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
ipad – it’s just absolute mehPosted 4 years ago
Fiat Brava – rotten inside, always took 5 minutes to start (but never failed to), awful handling, looked pants, big end went and took a cylinder with it (but still managed to get another 16k miles out of it)
– I bought it in haste as I had a new job to get to the next day and had recently written off my 306.deadlydarcyMember
You know those red carpenters’ pencils? Well, they’re great. They even come in boxes of ten, with a FREE sharpener. “Well, be-JEE-sus, they’ve only gone and come up with a sharpener for rectangular pencils. Awesome! Gimme a box of those then.”
Shittest sharpener ever. I was had. Still working my way through the ten pencils though. 🙂Posted 4 years agoross980Member
Motorola Defy+. Laggy buggy p.o.s. and far inferior than the HTC Desire it replaced.
A mains powered paint sprayer bought to paint about 70 linear metres of 6ft high fence panels in my old back garden. I managed half a panel before giving up. The fence paint stuff had to be so watered down to work it barely gave the fence a light tinge, it was so slow to apply and incredibly noisy too. Not quite the labour saving device I had envisaged.
I never did finish painting the fence.Posted 4 years ago
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