Workstands at Lidl
Bought one today at another lidl store as my local one had sold 40 in the first 3 hours so i had to drive to the next town(only 8 miles away)and got the last one.Posted 7 years ago
If you buy the Daily Express paper there is a voucher in there which will save you £5 when you spend over £30.
None left in Limehouse. Apparently they’d sold out by lunchtime. 🙁
Got some panniers; require a bit of ‘self assembly’ (and swearing) to get the plastic stiffeners in (not absolutely necessary really), obviously not up to the standards of Altura, Ortleib etc, but a fraction of the price. Perfect for shopping which is why I bought them, and the odd short trip, although I wouldn’t trust them for a long trip. Two side panniers, and a large bag which clips onto the top. Bloody bargain imo; I’ll be able to do a week’s shopping in one go now! Would be good to use carrier bags as liners. Stretchy rain cover is a bonus.
Got a tool pouch, some socks, a pair of warm gloves and a computer. Bargainacious!
LiDLs rocks! Cheapskates of STW unite! 😀Posted 7 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
The lidl one has got 4 legs, the ebay one looks different.
In all honesty, its worth about 30 quid. The plastic fixings don’t look like they’ll last long, and the rotating clamp twists round of its own accord it the bike isn’t ‘balanced’ if that makes sense.
The merlin/wiggle one for 65 ish quid is probably better quality.
As with most cheap stuff, its worth what it costs, but its okay given i probably won’t use it that much.Posted 7 years ago
As with most cheap stuff, its worth what it costs
This much is true. ‘You get what you pay for’.
Thing is, some of the cheaper places expose a lot of bike stuff for the overpriced tat that it really is. I refuse on principle to buy stuff in bike shops, unless it’s in a sale or I really like it. I swear by Decathlon stuff; just as good and often half the price. I’ve had ‘big name’ stuff that’s been very disappointing. For what you pay, the quality just doesn’t justify the price. I’ve said this before; cycling has in some ways become a bit of a rip-off activity; people expect to pay a certain amount, because companies expect people to pay it. LiDLs, ALDI, Decathlon (even On-One/Planet X etc) prove that biking can be enjoyed without such colossal expense all the time.
Still; loads of overpriced stuff means that people like Ton and Hora will have bargains to pass onto the cheapskates amongst us… 😉Posted 7 years agoneninjaMember
the rotating clamp twists round of its own accord it the bike isn’t ‘balanced’ if that makes sense.
I sorted that problem with a few turns of electrical tape and some carbon seatpost grip stuff.
For the amount I use a stand it should last well and it has a 3 year guarantee.
Someone using one daily would need something more robust.
I wanted one of the Edinburgh Bicycle Coop ones when they were half price last month but when I went to get one they’d gone back to £80.Posted 7 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
Decathlon do a reasonably priced one as well, maybe its a bit sturdier??Posted 7 years ago
what is the point in sending a shop 4 stands and something like 50 cycle computers,, so i got the computer and tool kit
You kind of answered your own question there.Posted 7 years ago
What else did you to in with no intention of buying but walk out with anyway?The 4 stands did their job, they got you in the door.mudgluttenMember
Bought mine Monday at 08:10. Unpacked today. Chuffed to bits. OK, it’s not quite Park Tool standard, but would you expect an £8,000 Kia Pride to compare to a £32,000 blinged up Audi A5? (To perpetuate the metaphor, if a Park Tool stand is the Audi, then the Lidl stand’s a Skoda Octavia).Posted 7 years ago
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