Cycle Starter Kit Cat code: 431619-0 was £14.99 now £3.00 @ Halfords . Reserve online and Buy in store - HotUKDeals
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This is a basic kit. Critics of this kit will point out its not great quality etc etc.
For 3 pounds you wont get GOLD.
Check out your store availabilty as it was available in mine.


Halfords offer a fantastic range of Bike Accessories and Bikes at competitive prices! We have a fantastic range of bike pumps available. The Halfords Cycle starter kit is easy to install and great for safe cycling. We also offer a wide selection of other cycle accessories.

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Water bottle
Cycle lock
Pump
Puncture repair kit
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#1
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#2
its not great quality etc etc:roll:
#3
nice 1 cheers!!
#4
I agree, its not great quality etc etc

may look like a deal but:

1) Would you drink out of a cheap plastic bottle that tastes of cheap melted plastic?

2) The bike pump is a waste of space.... yes maybe I am saying that because I spend a lot of money on good pumps....guess why? because when I started cycling I bught cheap everything and they were useless and are lying around in my garage.

3) If you buy this kit - DO NOT USE THIS LOCK ....... I Urge You NOT to use this lock - otherwise you will come out of your work and the bike will have gone. Last week I got my latest bike (Marin Point Reyes - RRP - £1000) put my £80 Abus lock on the front wheel and attached to the University Bike stand outside the office where I work. I put the £8 cable lock round the frame and came out of work at 6pm to find the path strewn with cable locks that had been cut off in seconds ..... luckily my expensive ABUS granite had kept my bike from being stolen. The bike next to it was less fortunate.

Distressing experience. I have completely lost confidence in these cheap locks - they are a waste of space....watch on Youtube how easy they are to cut off.

I know I will be labeled a snob and the "30 bob bike brigade" with be outraged to hear this .....but you have to spend at least £30 on a bike lock - minimum!. But then the people that do buy cheap locks are the ones that say they are going to take up cycling but then as soon as they have to cycle up a hill or cycle in the snow or rain...they give up! So I guess the thieves are doing them a favor by taking their bikes off them...

Positive note to end on: Thieves in general do not steal CHEAP bikes ....however some thieves will still cut off these cheap locks just fr the sake of it...... as I described above....the path full of cheap cut locks outside the uni where someone had got giddy with a pair of bolt cutters....

The only thing worthwhile in this kit is the chalk in the puncture repair kit - chalk always comes in handy for marking out your punctures.
#5
thekudos

I put the £8 cable lock round the frame and came out of work at 6pm to find the path strewn with cable locks that had been cut off in seconds .....


The last time I was in my local Halfords, the floor under their bike stands was strewn with cut cable locks. They'd been using their cheap to mid price locks to secure their bikes, and it is obviously easier to cut off the lock than to find the key. One thing I noticed from all the cut ends, was how much of the cable thickness of their locks was made up of plastic, and the extreme thinness of the actual metal cable. I was actually after a couple of discounted cable locks at the time, but despite being shown on the website as in stock, they didn't have anything under about £30 left.

I suppose these locks might be useful as a second lock though to make it a bit more difficult for bike bending vandals.
#6
thekudos;7633576
I agree, its not great quality etc etc

may look like a deal but:

1) Would you drink out of a cheap plastic bottle that tastes of cheap melted plastic?

2) The bike pump is a waste of space.... yes maybe I am saying that because I spend a lot of money on good pumps....guess why? because when I started cycling I bught cheap everything and they were useless and are lying around in my garage.

3) If you buy this kit - DO NOT USE THIS LOCK ....... I Urge You NOT to use this lock - otherwise you will come out of your work and the bike will have gone. Last week I got my latest bike (Marin Point Reyes - RRP - £1000) put my £80 Abus lock on the front wheel and attached to the University Bike stand outside the office where I work. I put the £8 cable lock round the frame and came out of work at 6pm to find the path strewn with cable locks that had been cut off in seconds ..... luckily my expensive ABUS granite had kept my bike from being stolen. The bike next to it was less fortunate.

Distressing experience. I have completely lost confidence in these cheap locks - they are a waste of space....watch on Youtube how easy they are to cut off.

I know I will be labeled a snob and the "30 bob bike brigade" with be outraged to hear this .....but you have to spend at least £30 on a bike lock - minimum!. But then the people that do buy cheap locks are the ones that say they are going to take up cycling but then as soon as they have to cycle up a hill or cycle in the snow or rain...they give up! So I guess the thieves are doing them a favor by taking their bikes off them...

Positive note to end on: Thieves in general do not steal CHEAP bikes ....however some thieves will still cut off these cheap locks just fr the sake of it...... as I described above....the path full of cheap cut locks outside the uni where someone had got giddy with a pair of bolt cutters....

The only thing worthwhile in this kit is the chalk in the puncture repair kit - chalk always comes in handy for marking out your punctures.

I have recently taken up cycling again, and comments like this really annoy me.

Yes, you're quite right that I wont ride in the snow or rain, simply because its bloody dangerous and not fun.

I only ride for pleasure, and as far as I'm concerned a £3 lock is ok for the 2 minutes whilst I get off my bike to pop in the post office to buy a paper. Yes, buy an expensive lock if you have a £1k bike and leave it all day in an unattended area, but for me £3 is just fine.
#7
skdotcom
I have recently taken up cycling again, and comments like this really annoy me.

Yes, you're quite right that I wont ride in the snow or rain, simply because its bloody dangerous and not fun.

I only ride for pleasure, and as far as I'm concerned a £3 lock is ok for the 2 minutes whilst I get off my bike to pop in the post office to buy a paper. Yes, buy an expensive lock if you have a £1k bike and leave it all day in an unattended area, but for me £3 is just fine.



Totally agree with you, £3 is a great deal but shame they got none near me
#8
in stock @ wolverhampton......................
#9
dont forget quidco
#10
thekudos
I agree, its not great quality etc etc

may look like a deal but:

1) Would you drink out of a cheap plastic bottle that tastes of cheap melted plastic?

2) The bike pump is a waste of space.... yes maybe I am saying that because I spend a lot of money on good pumps....guess why? because when I started cycling I bught cheap everything and they were useless and are lying around in my garage.

3) If you buy this kit - DO NOT USE THIS LOCK ....... I Urge You NOT to use this lock - otherwise you will come out of your work and the bike will have gone. Last week I got my latest bike (Marin Point Reyes - RRP - £1000) put my £80 Abus lock on the front wheel and attached to the University Bike stand outside the office where I work. I put the £8 cable lock round the frame and came out of work at 6pm to find the path strewn with cable locks that had been cut off in seconds ..... luckily my expensive ABUS granite had kept my bike from being stolen. The bike next to it was less fortunate.

Distressing experience. I have completely lost confidence in these cheap locks - they are a waste of space....watch on Youtube how easy they are to cut off.

I know I will be labeled a snob and the "30 bob bike brigade" with be outraged to hear this .....but you have to spend at least £30 on a bike lock - minimum!. But then the people that do buy cheap locks are the ones that say they are going to take up cycling but then as soon as they have to cycle up a hill or cycle in the snow or rain...they give up! So I guess the thieves are doing them a favor by taking their bikes off them...

Positive note to end on: Thieves in general do not steal CHEAP bikes ....however some thieves will still cut off these cheap locks just fr the sake of it...... as I described above....the path full of cheap cut locks outside the uni where someone had got giddy with a pair of bolt cutters....

The only thing worthwhile in this kit is the chalk in the puncture repair kit - chalk always comes in handy for marking out your punctures.





Well said.
#11
thekudos
I agree, its not great quality etc etc

may look like a deal but:

1) Would you drink out of a cheap plastic bottle that tastes of cheap melted plastic?

2) The bike pump is a waste of space.... yes maybe I am saying that because I spend a lot of money on good pumps....guess why? because when I started cycling I bught cheap everything and they were useless and are lying around in my garage.

3) If you buy this kit - DO NOT USE THIS LOCK ....... I Urge You NOT to use this lock - otherwise you will come out of your work and the bike will have gone. Last week I got my latest bike (Marin Point Reyes - RRP - £1000) put my £80 Abus lock on the front wheel and attached to the University Bike stand outside the office where I work. I put the £8 cable lock round the frame and came out of work at 6pm to find the path strewn with cable locks that had been cut off in seconds ..... luckily my expensive ABUS granite had kept my bike from being stolen. The bike next to it was less fortunate.

Distressing experience. I have completely lost confidence in these cheap locks - they are a waste of space....watch on Youtube how easy they are to cut off.

I know I will be labeled a snob and the "30 bob bike brigade" with be outraged to hear this .....but you have to spend at least £30 on a bike lock - minimum!. But then the people that do buy cheap locks are the ones that say they are going to take up cycling but then as soon as they have to cycle up a hill or cycle in the snow or rain...they give up! So I guess the thieves are doing them a favor by taking their bikes off them...

Positive note to end on: Thieves in general do not steal CHEAP bikes ....however some thieves will still cut off these cheap locks just fr the sake of it...... as I described above....the path full of cheap cut locks outside the uni where someone had got giddy with a pair of bolt cutters....

The only thing worthwhile in this kit is the chalk in the puncture repair kit - chalk always comes in handy for marking out your punctures.


+2

remember people take what is said as information and just see if it will affect you, information like this is for your own money saving. I got myself a cheap one bike stolen my loss. Learnt my lesson and I would inform people to help them, ultimately its up to you. My bike was £140 not even bike snob requirements
#12
thekudos
I agree, its not great quality etc etc

may look like a deal but:

1) Would you drink out of a cheap plastic bottle that tastes of cheap melted plastic?

2) The bike pump is a waste of space.... yes maybe I am saying that because I spend a lot of money on good pumps....guess why? because when I started cycling I bught cheap everything and they were useless and are lying around in my garage.

3) If you buy this kit - DO NOT USE THIS LOCK ....... I Urge You NOT to use this lock - otherwise you will come out of your work and the bike will have gone. Last week I got my latest bike (Marin Point Reyes - RRP - £1000) put my £80 Abus lock on the front wheel and attached to the University Bike stand outside the office where I work. I put the £8 cable lock round the frame and came out of work at 6pm to find the path strewn with cable locks that had been cut off in seconds ..... luckily my expensive ABUS granite had kept my bike from being stolen. The bike next to it was less fortunate.

Distressing experience. I have completely lost confidence in these cheap locks - they are a waste of space....watch on Youtube how easy they are to cut off.

I know I will be labeled a snob and the "30 bob bike brigade" with be outraged to hear this .....but you have to spend at least £30 on a bike lock - minimum!. But then the people that do buy cheap locks are the ones that say they are going to take up cycling but then as soon as they have to cycle up a hill or cycle in the snow or rain...they give up! So I guess the thieves are doing them a favor by taking their bikes off them...

Positive note to end on: Thieves in general do not steal CHEAP bikes ....however some thieves will still cut off these cheap locks just fr the sake of it...... as I described above....the path full of cheap cut locks outside the uni where someone had got giddy with a pair of bolt cutters....

The only thing worthwhile in this kit is the chalk in the puncture repair kit - chalk always comes in handy for marking out your punctures.


skdotcom
I have recently taken up cycling again, and comments like this really annoy me.

Yes, you're quite right that I wont ride in the snow or rain, simply because its bloody dangerous and not fun.

I only ride for pleasure, and as far as I'm concerned a £3 lock is ok for the 2 minutes whilst I get off my bike to pop in the post office to buy a paper. Yes, buy an expensive lock if you have a £1k bike and leave it all day in an unattended area, but for me £3 is just fine.


I use a small cheap lock as I leave my bike in a very secure area at work and only for short times in what I think are safe areas at other times. I used to use a big hefty lock but it was a nightmare to actually take with me.
After seeing the number of broken locks around bike racks in Portsmouth city centre I definitely agree that you shouldn't rely on a cheap lock. The problem being that if they couldn't nick the bike they usually just kicked the wheels in until they buckled!
#13
Thanks reserved for collection :-)
#14
I reserved mine at the leicester - abbey lane store, and online they were available. So i went to the store and they had none left. Apparantly, the guy in the dept. was ringing around ally day telling people that waht they had reserved online was out of stock! But failed to call me!

This is the second time i've reserved from halfords and although they've had the item to reserve online, its not been in stock.

Overall nice deal but their website needs some serious work!
#15
fiyero
I use a small cheap lock as I leave my bike in a very secure area at work and only for short times in what I think are safe areas at other times. I used to use a big hefty lock but it was a nightmare to actually take with me.
After seeing the number of broken locks around bike racks in Portsmouth city centre I definitely agree that you shouldn't rely on a cheap lock. The problem being that if they couldn't nick the bike they usually just kicked the wheels in until they buckled!


they did it to me, The just cut my brakes,chain, and bashed in my front wheel, better than the whole thing I suppose.
#16
stuwbafc
in stock @ wolverhampton......................


I reserved on sunday morning . went to collect, guess what ? non in stock! Just checked on there web site says stock is still available in Wolverhampton!!!
#17
I would not waste my money on this crap!

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