ALDI Bicycle Repair Stand £25 - from 12th April
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ALDI Bicycle Repair Stand £25 - from 12th April

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Found 12th Apr 2015
I nearly pulled the trigger on one of these from Halfords at three times the price, so glad I spotted it in the Aldi leaflet the other day.

This thing is amazing value - substantial metal tubing, big, easy to grip knobs, 5 legs provide great stability, a tool tray and a rod to fix the front wheel in position while you work on it.

I've already tuned the gears on the wife's bike which is nigh on impossible without a stand, so it's paid for itself already.

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Was the same price at Lidl. They could have alteast beat it by a few quid

Original Poster

Ha I didn't check Lidl... figures...

Looks good will save a lot of hassle, thanks, heat added.

Btw, got one of these not long ago from Aldi and it is only compatible with circular top tubes so not good with most modern road bikes... Other than that, it's a quality product

Unless this doesn't extend in height, you're supposed to clamp it around the seat post, obviously adjusting it first to get enough room.

clamping on top tube isn't always ideal as it can restrict the gears or brake cables on certain bikes.

Original Poster

Although it can be done I would be wary of using the clamp at 90 degrees on the seat post if anything because of the way the plastic is reinforced suggesting a horizontal position. Depends ultimately how heavy the bike is (the wife's is an old Apollo and feels like it's constructed from solid steel)...

so busy in Newcastle cowgate Branch. lots left. looks quite solid

They are good for the money but best suited for occasional light use, clamp can often slip

i took one back this morning as the plastic feet was broken when i took it out of the box.

Best cycling bargain I've ever bought!

Use it on my Specialized venge and Roubaix and it's a great piece of kit

No hesitation in recommending it

Had mine for about a year now and use it couple of times a week. No issues here

From photos it looks identical to one I bought from Amazon for £30 delivered. If it is the same it is a solid, quality piece of kit and an absolute bargain for £25.

Well worth £25, put bike at a nice height to work on.

Original Poster

Wife now a bike repair widow ^_^ not sure about the messages I'm getting re fixing the gears, no more excuses etc..

three times the price??

these have always been available for less than 30 quid on ebay/Amazon

281341168203 £24.90 delivered
171273527026 £24.99 delivered
191223638262 £26.99 delivered
171365933224 £26.99 delivered
261011227165 £28.99 delivered

etc etc


Edited by: "dataload" 12th Apr 2015

Original Poster

Well sorry for posting something good value that is available in an actual shop near you. In any case, the Aldi one seems better than any of the ones listed IMO.

zapod28

Well sorry for posting something good value that is available in an … Well sorry for posting something good value that is available in an actual shop near you. In any case, the Aldi one seems better than any of the ones listed IMO.


they're basically all the same stand, there's only a few different designs of these cheap stands

I wasn't having a go but you seemed to think these cost "three times" this much, if you see one for a lot more money it's most likely a much better quality stand

Original Poster

Fair enough, I think I made the cardinal mistake of checking out Halfords first - their stands are a lot more expensive and look a lot less substantial.

Might be wrong on this, but most stuff from Aldi and Lidl has a 3 year guarantee. You won't get that on the Amazon or Ebay ones.

sparklehedgehog

Had mine for about a year now and use it couple of times a week. No … Had mine for about a year now and use it couple of times a week. No issues here

Sounds like you need a more reliable bike!

Just rang my LBS and they advised never to secure a bike by the cross bar/frame as this has too high a risk of bending or denting the thinner alloy used in the frame vs the vertical seatpost.

So never to attach bike as shown by ALDI here:
https://www.aldi.com.au/fileadmin/fm-dam/Products/special_buys/Week_46/PD_Sat_2/WK46_PD_58A.jpg

and always to attach as shown below here:
http://www.bikehacks.com/.a/6a0120a7ed5f9d970b0120a9121c8c970b-pi

I don wonder if anyone can provide any feedback on whether these bike stands/clamps are strong enough to hold a bike vertically like this, having read comments about how the plastic is reinforced above.

JacksPrice

Btw, got one of these not long ago from Aldi and it is only compatible … Btw, got one of these not long ago from Aldi and it is only compatible with circular top tubes so not good with most modern road bikes... Other than that, it's a quality product


I have a square top-tube (and vertical tube - my pref) on my MTB hardtail, and the jaws are okay with my Aldi stand.

It's worth noting that the shape of the jaws can vary a little bit each time Aldi have this offer on - some are blue, some red; some round jaws some square-ish. I have red square-ish (like a diamond config).
Edited by: "cactusbrandy" 13th Apr 2015

Jefft

Sounds like you need a more reliable bike!


These are great for holding up...while you clean your bike Sounds like you need to clean your bike more

I have the Lidl version, and it's perfectly adequate. Secure my Plant X Pro Carbon and Giant Anthem by the seat post

Hello34546

Just rang my LBS and they advised never to secure a bike by the cross … Just rang my LBS and they advised never to secure a bike by the cross bar/frame as this has too high a risk of bending or denting the thinner alloy used in the frame vs the vertical seatpost.So never to attach bike as shown by ALDI here:and always to attach as shown below here:I don wonder if anyone can provide any feedback on whether these bike stands/clamps are strong enough to hold a bike vertically like this, having read comments about how the plastic is reinforced above.


Don't believe everything your LBS tells you...
They recommended a cheap and nasty bike lock when my dad bought a new bike and charged him over £13 for the privelege, when I saw the lock it was a cheap and nasty cable lock worth no more than £2.99 and certainly not for a bike costing over £350
Use a little gumption and use that brain of yours, I'm sure it would appreciate being put to use once in a while!

You could just turn the bike upside down.

Mandroid578

You could just turn the bike upside down.



yeah, because that's great for indexing gears!

I've been looking out for a bike stand to hold my Tern Verge P9. Being a folding bike and therefore not having the same tubular construction as a normal bike, I keep seeing deals like this and wondering if I should take the plunge to see if it would work on my bike. Interesting comment from Hello34546 about mounting the bike using the seat post - I think that would probably work for me.

chrisbass

yeah, because that's great for indexing gears!


But the 'kool' kids don't have gears any more!

Could I use this with a carbon frame fs mtb fitted with a dropper seat post? Is it OK to suspend the bike by the seat post?

Mandroid578

You could just turn the bike upside down.



My thoughts exactly. The only maintenance I ever have to do on my bike is to repair a puncture, replace the tyres or change the occasional calbe so why would I need to blow £25 on a stand?

Hello34546

Just rang my LBS and they advised never to secure a bike by the cross … Just rang my LBS and they advised never to secure a bike by the cross bar/frame as this has too high a risk of bending or denting the thinner alloy used in the frame vs the vertical seatpost.So never to attach bike as shown by ALDI here:and always to attach as shown below here:I don wonder if anyone can provide any feedback on whether these bike stands/clamps are strong enough to hold a bike vertically like this, having read comments about how the plastic is reinforced above.



Professional kit, maybe, but you'd struggle to do any damage with these lightweight stands. Wise to be aware though I suppose.

Mandroid578

You could just turn the bike upside down.



Damages components at least cosmetically (that's assuming you DON'T knock it over at some point), lots of hydraulic discs don't respond well to being flipped upside down, and have you ever worked on a bike for an hour or more? Working on it like this is a perfect recipe for a bad back, which isn't exactly suitable if you're planning a bike ride.
Edited by: "gbmcginty" 15th Apr 2015



Did they also inform you that they could sell you the same one they use (so it's definitely the best) today for the low, low price of £50?

Hello34546

Just rang my LBS and they advised never to secure a bike by the cross … Just rang my LBS and they advised never to secure a bike by the cross bar/frame as this has too high a risk of bending or denting the thinner alloy used in the frame vs the vertical seatpost.So never to attach bike as shown by ALDI here:and always to attach as shown below here:I don wonder if anyone can provide any feedback on whether these bike stands/clamps are strong enough to hold a bike vertically like this, having read comments about how the plastic is reinforced above.

Mandroid578

You could just turn the bike upside down.



You don't ever adjust the gears?


The lidl one feels a bit more solid to me having tried both. Took the Aldi one back

Aldi stand is rubbish though. Clamp is plastic and difficult to secure the bike especially without scratching.

Those who know they have delicate framing will already know to use the seat post to avoid damage to the top tube. Those who don't know this will probably have thicker framed/more rub of the mill bikes and/or will not have invested considerable sums of money in the bike.

I view the top tube clamp debate to being akin to drive through car washes...they both are the easiest way to achieve the desired result but somebody who has invested and cares about the relative object will do neither.

Hot for the price but I'm perfectly happy with my 18 year old strimmer maintenance stand that has outlasted a couple of friends park stands!

bike74

Aldi stand is rubbish though. Clamp is plastic and difficult to secure … Aldi stand is rubbish though. Clamp is plastic and difficult to secure the bike especially without scratching.


As mentioned previously: each iteration of stands varies through the year. My "square" jaws are rubbery and couldn't possibly scratch anything on the bike.

Great deal, will pick up after work today. No more buggering up the hydraulics by turning it upside down

I have the Lidl one. No problems holding Giant Trance X, Merida Road Race or a GT Aggressor (all aluminium framed) by either the seat post or the top tube. If using the seat tube the Lidl one will hold the bike horizontal without a problem, and not had any damage holding the Giant by a carbon seat post. The Giant has odd shaped hydroformed tubing - grips this easily.
I don't clamp either of them particularly tight, it's only to hold the bike in place. You'd need a lot of clamping force to deform metal tubing.
If you're worried about scratching the frame then put some foam tubing on it or some rags around the jaws. Bikes are meant to be ridden anyway, not to sit around looking pretty.
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