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Post  SteveCat Fri Feb 24 2012, 13:48

If you missed Lidl's bike gear, Aldi are doing theirs next week link
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Post  ScoldedCat Fri Feb 24 2012, 14:10

That's more like it! We've got an Aldi, so I'll pop along one morning before work.

Thank you!
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Post  Rampers Fri Feb 24 2012, 14:31

Do you know if the paddock stand is any good??
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Post  SteveCat Fri Feb 24 2012, 14:39

No Idea, sorry. It looks OK, has a 3 year warranty so doubt it'll be that bad. being a front or a rear stand looks pretty good and versitile.
I'm an ABBA rather than a paddock stand person so wouldn't know a good one from a bad one.
Sure someone better versed in these matters will be able to help. Very Happy
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Post  Rosco Fri Feb 24 2012, 15:35

Mmm.
I've got a 'normal' front and rear paddock stands. Purple MICRON ones.
The rear one has U shaped rubberised cups that can be adjusted side to side to fit various width's of swing arms.
The front one has two horizontal prongs (either side) that support the front forks and they rotate freely as you lift the bike.

From the description and picture it doesn't appear to be as stable as the 2 piece set I have as I'd be worried it could fall off.

I suspect this won't be the case but I'd triple check the box and instructions.

Not sure if having the variable height option is a big bonus either.

If space of storage is a concern then this might be better I suppose.

I've never had problems taking things back to lidl or aldo regardless.

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Post  Rampers Fri Feb 24 2012, 16:53

I was only going to use it for the rear general maintenance. I think I might give it a go and let you guys know
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Post  Wooster Fri Feb 24 2012, 18:22

Rosco wrote:Mmm.
I'd be worried it could fall off.

I thought the exact same thing as soon as I looked at it.
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Post  Eddie990 Fri Feb 24 2012, 19:46

Wooster wrote:
Rosco wrote:Mmm.
I'd be worried it could fall off.

I thought the exact same thing as soon as I looked at it.

Are we still talking about the paddock stand??? Shocked
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Post  ellie Fri Feb 24 2012, 20:37

Cor Blimey-they're selling Wind protection shirt and trousers! Better get Nick a set of them!!!! rofl
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Post  0ldcat Fri Feb 24 2012, 20:40

ellie wrote:Cor Blimey-they're selling Wind protection shirt and trousers!
Yup . . . air tight at the cuffs, collar,waist & ankles rofl
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Post  robertcains Fri Feb 24 2012, 20:43

ellie wrote:Cor Blimey-they're selling Wind protection shirt and trousers! Better get Nick a set of them!!!! rofl
I'd prefer it if you ate less baked beans then I'd not need them as pajamas rofl
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Post  Wooster Fri Feb 24 2012, 21:03

Eddie990 wrote:
Wooster wrote:
Rosco wrote:Mmm.
I'd be worried it could fall off.

I thought the exact same thing as soon as I looked at it.

Are we still talking about the paddock stand??? Shocked

I bloody hope so.. Very Happy
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Post  bobh Fri Feb 24 2012, 21:20

Rosco wrote:
If space of storage is a concern then this might be better I suppose.

The fact is, unless your bike has a centre stand, a front paddock stand is no use without a rear one as well. So what's the point of a dual-purpose one? slap'ed
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Post  ellie Fri Feb 24 2012, 21:29

robertcains wrote:
ellie wrote:Cor Blimey-they're selling Wind protection shirt and trousers! Better get Nick a set of them!!!! rofl
I'd prefer it if you ate less baked beans then I'd not need them as pajamas rofl

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Post  Rosco Fri Feb 24 2012, 21:44

bobh wrote:
Rosco wrote:
If space of storage is a concern then this might be better I suppose.

The fact is, unless your bike has a centre stand, a front paddock stand is no use without a rear one as well. So what's the point of a dual-purpose one? slap'ed


Doh....erm I'm still in the pub and that was the drink talking.
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Post  Panzerbuilder Fri Feb 24 2012, 22:58

Missed Lidl, I was away. I'll pop in and check but at least I've another chance next Thursday. Very Happy
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Post  Radar Sat Feb 25 2012, 01:46

I will treat the RD to a cover and a paddlock to match the YZF and FZ1S.

I might try the boots too
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Post  HEHORE Sat Feb 25 2012, 08:30

bobh wrote:
Rosco wrote:
If space of storage is a concern then this might be better I suppose.

The fact is, unless your bike has a centre stand, a front paddock stand is no use without a rear one as well. So what's the point of a dual-purpose one? slap'ed

So Rampers ,this might be a better buy link comes as twin pack ,£40
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Post  Dean-J Sun Feb 26 2012, 08:07

I bought a set of the compression/temp regulating base layers from Lidl, may grab a set of these so called wind "resistant" mid layers from Aldi too, even if they only help on the colder days, at £10 a piece they gotta be better than nothing!
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Post  kenndo1 Thu Mar 01 2012, 13:32

Ive just got back from a trip to Aldi and I also popped to Lidl last week. To those of you who were contemplating whether to pop over to either for a look at the gear I thought Id drop a quick line about what they have on offer and quality etc and what in my opinion is worth picking up.

Aldi:

1.The wind breaker under layers are a good buy, fit nicely and have a zip to close up the top around the neck to stop wind getting in. Quality also seems decent and they are only a 10er.
2. The accessories are alright too for a 5er, i picked up the neck tube which also seems decent.
3. The socks are longer than the Lidl ones and seem to be of a good quality too. I initially though the Lidl ones looked a bit flimsy but after having them on for a ride out they really did keep the feet nice and snug.

As for the rest of the range, I was not convinced by the Aldi boots, didnt seem to offer that much protection and didnt fit right either. They are only 30 quid but I still was convinced. The bike cover also seemed quite flimsy and thin although it does pack down nice and small and may be something to store under the seat. As i was looking for a more sturdy cover I gave it a miss. The lock seems good for a 10er, I picked one up. The thermals also looked of a good quality, quite similiar to the Lidl thermals, as I had already picked up a pair from Lidl I gave them a miss.

To cut to the chase the following from both Lidl and Aldi seem like they are worth the money: Thermals, Wind-breaker underlays, Disc lock and chain (5er and 10er respectively), Accessories (neck tube etc), socks and the Lidl waterproof suit.

Of course some of you may fancy some of the other gear(gloves,shoes,helemet etc) but personally I dont think it would offer much protection in the event of an accident.
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Post  SteveCat Thu Mar 01 2012, 13:49

Fantastic, thanks.

I've had my eye on the wind jammer and maybe the socks - good to know. Now all I have to do is try and remember how to get to Aldi Very Happy
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Post  ellie Thu Mar 01 2012, 14:05

I got some base layers and have had the socks in the past but they're not as good as my Oxford soks which are ace and I get the mick taken out of me beasue I wear them under my normal boots in the winter.
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Post  kenndo1 Thu Mar 01 2012, 14:36

Just got both the Lidl and Aldi socks next to each other and the Aldi ones are definitely better quality (thicker material, longer)
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Post  TomCom Thu Mar 01 2012, 15:49

going to aldi today Smile its open till 8pm
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Post  Mapman Thu Mar 01 2012, 18:50

Not long back from Aldi's and had a wee fashion show witnessed by my cat (Holly that is, not Thunder) trying out the new gear before going out on a test run. Got to say it's really rather good, the base layer stretchy stuff is an absolute bargain. I bought a set of the base and the windproof stuff and a neck thingy. And first impressions are excellent. Cheers Aldi! Very Happy
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