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Many will have already noticed that Aldi have their bike stuff back on special from the 29th June. I don't rate it all but I DO rate these socks. They are about half the price of most 'proper' cycling socks and in my experience are every bit as good. I ride around 300 miles a month and use these all the time. They are excellent. Well recommended.
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Good socks for the price and the fact they've got 'L' and 'R' on them comes in handy as I found out when I'd accidentally put them on the wrong feet and just rode round in circles

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#1
Well spotted OP. I also do a similar mileage and use these socks and I agree, they're excellent.

Heat added.

Edited By: diddydavro on Jun 24, 2014 14:16
#2
How would these socks help while cycling as apposed to regular old socks?
1 Like #3
SIMSIM16
How would these socks help while cycling as apposed to regular old socks?
they do not stink
#4
They seem just the right thickness to be warm enough during the winter but not too warm for the summer. They are padded in the right places for cycling shoes. They wick moisture nicely. They are the right height for wearing with shorts or longs. They also wash and wear well.

More than anything, they are just comfortable! I wear them with my trainers for walking about too.
#5
These are brilliant if you have to be on your feet all day at work!
#6
I had a pair of running socks from lidl last year, they were like these but not as much padded areas. They were my favourite sock from the get go, comfy, padded, and let in the right air temperature for walking, running etc. Ended up miss placing them, sucks living with the family. Will get a pair of the aldi ones.
3 Likes #7
I do about 200 miles per month (not winter months) wearing Columbia sandals :p
4 Likes #8
SIMSIM16
How would these socks help while cycling as apposed to regular old socks?
rodman
SIMSIM16
How would these socks help while cycling as apposed to regular old socks?
they do not stink

Sitting next to the cyclist in full gear and designer tights at work I'd have to disagree on this matter.
#9
what brand are they?

Usually Crane in aldi
#10
thanks
banned#11
I bet the stiff-back roadies buy these, but the manly mountain bikers dont
#12
I have to disagree that these socks are any better than regular sports socks. I do about 350 miles a month and prefer other brands, but it might have something to do with the fact that these only go to a size 11 and are too tight on me.
#13
Waterproof layer? How much on an overstatement is this? Surely not a poor man's sealskinz under a fiver
1 Like #14
CharlieBravo
Waterproof layer? How much on an overstatement is this? Surely not a poor man's sealskinz under a fiver

No, they are just stating the layering principle.
4 Likes #15
jeczap
I do about 200 miles per month (not winter months) wearing Columbia sandals :p

admission is the first step to recovery
#16
these are good for the price but they are just your run of the mill sports socks
#17
I do about 600 mile a month , off road (weekends) & road (commute to work mainly) & have a couple of pairs of these socks & do rate them & will be grabbing another few pair on the 29th thanks for posting OP :)
#18
Now you're talking sense
chrisbass
these are good for the price but they are just your run of the mill sports socks
#19
SIMSIM16
How would these socks help while cycling as apposed to regular old socks?

Absolutely no difference at all, but I wouldnt use regular socks, some thin ones to keep the heat low would be best.
#20
I wear these all the time as they are so comfortable and keep their shape after many, many washes. They are shaped for each foot and marked "L" and "R". By the way, I don't even own a bike !
1 Like #21
I love wearing these they go great with my Emperor's New Clothes collection.

I've studied the diagram on the Aldi website and I would buy these but it appears it's missing feature #9 Embarrassment Protection.

The best feature is #8 Anatomically Shaped Left-Right Footbed

You mean they're literally designed to fit the shape of my feet? You geniuses over at the sock fetish design house! I'm going to send over one of your guys to design a steering wheel for Formula 1 that helps you go round corners. Bloody genius! I'm going to crack open a can of shandy and celebrate.


Edited By: fishmaster on Jun 24, 2014 22:46
10 Likes #22
Good socks for the price and the fact they've got 'L' and 'R' on them comes in handy as I found out when I'd accidentally put them on the wrong feet and just rode round in circles
1 Like #23
backwards
#24
these are brilliant.washed mine loads of times and they still looks new,very comfortable too :)
#25
Will they make me go faster?
#26
cycling socks should not have cushioning on the bottom in the same way the shoes don't. Better to wear a thin pair of poly mix dress socks than these.
#27
Anyone ever tried the bike repair stand before? Assume it's virtually identical to the one from Lidl last year which i missed out on:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-29th-june/product-detail/ps/p/bicycle-repair-stand-1/
#28
These look very similar to the "More Mile" socks widely available for around the same price.
I've been using "More Mile" socks every day for years now. They're comfortable, breathable and come in all kinds of colour combos.

e.g. FleaBay for £3.50 delivered.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjIxWDkyOQ==/$(KGrHqZHJC4E-+m2ELR4BP3k6WQLJQ~~60_57.JPG
#29
are these socks worn by Tron?
#30
BlackNWhite
Anyone ever tried the bike repair stand before? Assume it's virtually identical to the one from Lidl last year which i missed out on:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-29th-june/product-detail/ps/p/bicycle-repair-stand-1/

It looks very similar. Lidl seem to offer the bike stand every 6 months or so and it's excellent value. The main downside is that the stand holds the bike by the top tube so if you have cables running along that it will stop them functioning whilst on the stand.
#31
il_capo
BlackNWhite
Anyone ever tried the bike repair stand before? Assume it's virtually identical to the one from Lidl last year which i missed out on:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-29th-june/product-detail/ps/p/bicycle-repair-stand-1/

It looks very similar. Lidl seem to offer the bike stand every 6 months or so and it's excellent value. The main downside is that the stand holds the bike by the top tube so if you have cables running along that it will stop them functioning whilst on the stand.

Ah yeah... and that's kinda the main reason for needing a stand - making gear/brake adjustment easier. Will think it over, thanks...
#32
BlackNWhite
il_capo
BlackNWhite
Anyone ever tried the bike repair stand before? Assume it's virtually identical to the one from Lidl last year which i missed out on:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-29th-june/product-detail/ps/p/bicycle-repair-stand-1/

It looks very similar. Lidl seem to offer the bike stand every 6 months or so and it's excellent value. The main downside is that the stand holds the bike by the top tube so if you have cables running along that it will stop them functioning whilst on the stand.

Ah yeah... and that's kinda the main reason for needing a stand - making gear/brake adjustment easier. Will think it over, thanks...

You can still make those adjustments much more easily than leaning over the bike on the ground but if you want to test the adjustments on the stand it depends where your cabling goes. On my old bike the back brake cable ran along the top tube so I couldn't effectively test that, but fortunately all my cabling goes along the down tube on the new one I purchased (as it's a disc brake model). Best stands hold the bike by the seat tube but I doubt you'll find one for £30.


Edited By: il_capo on Jun 25, 2014 13:31
#33
BlackNWhite
il_capo
BlackNWhite
Anyone ever tried the bike repair stand before? Assume it's virtually identical to the one from Lidl last year which i missed out on:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-29th-june/product-detail/ps/p/bicycle-repair-stand-1/

It looks very similar. Lidl seem to offer the bike stand every 6 months or so and it's excellent value. The main downside is that the stand holds the bike by the top tube so if you have cables running along that it will stop them functioning whilst on the stand.

Ah yeah... and that's kinda the main reason for needing a stand - making gear/brake adjustment easier. Will think it over, thanks...

Looking at the picture of the stand, it says "Bike bracket swivels 360°", so it may be adjustable to hold it by the seat tube. Alternatively, I've also been in bike shops and seen them make adjustments with the bike basically just balanced with the saddle hooked over the top of the arm.

At least here in Germany, Aldi are usually execllent about taking stuff back when it's no good for you, so you could just get one and see if it will work for you.
#34
MunichMag
BlackNWhite
il_capo
BlackNWhite
Anyone ever tried the bike repair stand before? Assume it's virtually identical to the one from Lidl last year which i missed out on:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-29th-june/product-detail/ps/p/bicycle-repair-stand-1/

It looks very similar. Lidl seem to offer the bike stand every 6 months or so and it's excellent value. The main downside is that the stand holds the bike by the top tube so if you have cables running along that it will stop them functioning whilst on the stand.

Ah yeah... and that's kinda the main reason for needing a stand - making gear/brake adjustment easier. Will think it over, thanks...

Looking at the picture of the stand, it says "Bike bracket swivels 360°", so it may be adjustable to hold it by the seat tube. Alternatively, I've also been in bike shops and seen them make adjustments with the bike basically just balanced with the saddle hooked over the top of the arm.

At least here in Germany, Aldi are usually execllent about taking stuff back when it's no good for you, so you could just get one and see if it will work for you.

Mine swivels 360 horizontally not vertically. Over here Aldi don't have a customer service desk so you need to queue at the tills if you want to return something.
#35
Jhey
Will they make me go faster?

No you need senna pods for that.
#36
il_capo
MunichMag
BlackNWhite
il_capo
BlackNWhite
Anyone ever tried the bike repair stand before? Assume it's virtually identical to the one from Lidl last year which i missed out on:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-29th-june/product-detail/ps/p/bicycle-repair-stand-1/

It looks very similar. Lidl seem to offer the bike stand every 6 months or so and it's excellent value. The main downside is that the stand holds the bike by the top tube so if you have cables running along that it will stop them functioning whilst on the stand.

Ah yeah... and that's kinda the main reason for needing a stand - making gear/brake adjustment easier. Will think it over, thanks...

Looking at the picture of the stand, it says "Bike bracket swivels 360°", so it may be adjustable to hold it by the seat tube. Alternatively, I've also been in bike shops and seen them make adjustments with the bike basically just balanced with the saddle hooked over the top of the arm.

At least here in Germany, Aldi are usually execllent about taking stuff back when it's no good for you, so you could just get one and see if it will work for you.

Mine swivels 360 horizontally not vertically. Over here Aldi don't have a customer service desk so you need to queue at the tills if you want to return something.

Yeah, looks like that one pivots horizontally around the central pole so probably wouldn't hold the seat tube. There's not a convenient Aldi for me either, so better wait to have a closer look at one when Lidl get them in...
#37
I bought the Track Pump this time last year and it's just stopped working so perfect time for me to get another one.

Thanks for reminding me of the Aldi cycling sale. I do ?? Miles per week!! ;)
#38
I nipped in today, got 3 pairs and tried them before, tight fit for me I am side 8 and got 6-8.5, they are not as padded as my £10 branded cycling socks but will make use of them for short rides and training
#39
Also picked up a pair of gloves, not tried them yet.
#40
I can confirm the arm rotates and can clamp the bike by the seat post.
Good sturdy stand assembled in a few minutes, great value!

http://i.imgur.com/qlY2Jc4.jpg

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