Bike Workstand £29.99 3 yr warranty, Fantastic Quality @ Lidl from 5th July
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Bike Workstand £29.99 3 yr warranty, Fantastic Quality @ Lidl from 5th July

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Found 28th Jun 2012
Lidl have bike workstands available again from 5th July for the genuine bargain price of £29.99 especially since you also get a 3 year warranty.

We have one of these and it really is fantastic quality for the price. Makes working on your bikes so much easier.

They also have cycling gloves at £3.49 which I have found to be fine and a wireless computer for £7.99 again with 3yr warranty which is a genuine bargain.

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Thanks your a godsend Ive been waiting for these for ages.... Was actually going to order the same stand off amazon today for nearly twice as much

Cheers, good deal. I don't need one but it must mean its Bike Stuff in LIDL, YEEAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

Bought one of these last time they were on offer and they are an absolute bargain for the price, very sturdy and holds the bike securely while you work on it.....you can pay a lot more on other makes for a lot less quality. You have to be quick though as they only get a few delivered to each store and they go very fast!!

Just about to buy a new bike, so will be needing a few new bits as not getting rid of the old one. Tool kit, etc.

Anyone used the sealant spray? I assume its just a 'get you home' thing and ruins the inner tube?

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mocmocamoc

Just about to buy a new bike, so will be needing a few new bits as not … Just about to buy a new bike, so will be needing a few new bits as not getting rid of the old one. Tool kit, etc. Anyone used the sealant spray? I assume its just a 'get you home' thing and ruins the inner tube?



Some of them are actually "self sealing" so plug the puncture and you can then add air. Depends what riding you will be doing and what valves you have cos if you have Presta then you have to remove the core.

I reccomend getting some decent puncture "resistant" tyres. Running Continental Sport Contacts on my commuter for 8 months and not one puncture.

defiantly going to pick up one of the bike stands. ive been hanging my bike off the kids climbing frame if ive needed to work on it..

mocmocamoc

Just about to buy a new bike, so will be needing a few new bits as not … Just about to buy a new bike, so will be needing a few new bits as not getting rid of the old one. Tool kit, etc. Anyone used the sealant spray? I assume its just a 'get you home' thing and ruins the inner tube?



The spray isn't great and certainly not for road bike tires at ~110psi. The Slime Scabs do the trick and it's a really small box to carry ... no need for chalk, waiting for the glue to set, etc.

Cheers, to be honest my Subway bike has thick tyres and never had a puncture in about a year, just wondering if it was a better option for emergencys than carrying around an inner tube and pump

This is a good work stand, I use one at home, it makes it far easier to work on the bike.

The eight quid wireless cycle computer must be worth a mention.

Is it worth getting just to store the bike? Ofcourse, will use it for the occassional repair but will really be used as a storing device.

Anyone know where you can get a bicycle torque wrench, they are so expensive?

termite

The eight quid wireless cycle computer must be worth a mention.



I thought so too; I got one from Aldi a few years back for £12.99 that seems very similar to this, but included a chest-attached heart monitor.

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termite

The eight quid wireless cycle computer must be worth a mention.



I did post it in the OP but by all means start another deal on it - probably more people will go for that as it's well, a bloody wireless bike comp with 3 year warranty for £8!

Hell - buy one for all your family and it will still only cost you the same as ONE Cateye wireless ; )

We don't use computers anymore what with much better apps such as Cyclemeter, Endomondo and Mapmyride which basically turns your Smartphone into a Garmin like device.


bfam

Is it worth getting just to store the bike? Ofcourse, will use it for the … Is it worth getting just to store the bike? Ofcourse, will use it for the occassional repair but will really be used as a storing device.



No. Something like this is better Bike wall mount But only if you have a solid wall.

We use a similar thing a Tusk Mammoth which is a bit more heavy duty and allows us to store a couple of bikes above each other in the garage freeing up much needed floor space.

You'd probably need 2 and some bungee cords if you wanted to attempt any repair work though.

Edited by: "hollymia" 28th Jun 2012

"Fantastic quality" from Lidl? Hard to believe......

Yep, I'd have to agree with the general consensus, this is a bargain. I bought one of these a couple years ago and it has more than paid for itself (looks like they've slightly upgraded this one). It's not perfect, but it does a great job overall.

Admittedly I've upgraded to something a lot beefier (Kestrel) because I got an ebay bargain, but if you don't own a workstand, these are a must have.

[EDIT] Actually looking at the clamp design, just be sensible. Ideally, you should only ever clamp to the seat post just in case you're a little overzealous with the clamp. It's much cheaper to replace a crushed seat post than a crushed top tube.


Edited by: "wombar" 28th Jun 2012

Cheers.. friend has been wanting one for a while, will appreciate it for his birthday

Brilliant price for an essential bit of bike kit.

bfam

Is it worth getting just to store the bike?


Definitely not - the stand once unfolded will take up more space than your bike.........

Got one last time but get there early - availability is variable and because they are quite big the stores tend not to get too many in....

Great, will look forward to getting one of these - handy for when you need to tune the gears up properly.

A warning though about the cheap track pumps Lidl sell - they are a real false economy. Bought one last year and it failed within 2 days. Lidl were good enough to replace it, but that one has failed within a few months. The clamp/valve bit is made of very weak plastic - hopeless. Just bought a "proper" lezyne one from wiggle, and it's amazing by comparison, will last for years.

I want this, does anyone know if you can use this for derailer adjustments? AKA can you turn the pedals?

Can you use the £5 off £35 spend voucher in todays paper and get a fivers worth of stuff for free

NotPayingThatMuch

I want this, does anyone know if you can use this for derailer … I want this, does anyone know if you can use this for derailer adjustments? AKA can you turn the pedals?



Yep this is one of the main things I used my one for. You might have to turn the bike off axis a little bit ( or raise it higher ), but it's not a struggle.

if its the same as last years the bracket is adjustable to give pedal space

great find

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wombar

Yep, I'd have to agree with the general consensus, this is a bargain. I … Yep, I'd have to agree with the general consensus, this is a bargain. I bought one of these a couple years ago and it has more than paid for itself (looks like they've slightly upgraded this one). It's not perfect, but it does a great job overall. Admittedly I've upgraded to something a lot beefier (Kestrel) because I got an ebay bargain, but if you don't own a workstand, these are a must have. [EDIT] Actually looking at the clamp design, just be sensible. Ideally, you should only ever clamp to the seat post just in case you're a little overzealous with the clamp. It's much cheaper to replace a crushed seat post than a crushed top tube.



LOL - just noticed the ridiculous pic! This looks exactly like the stand I got either earlier this year or late last.

Have no idea why they have photographed it with the clamp round the top tube? It is fully adjustable and you should ONLY use it to clamp the seat tube!

If anything is loose just remember to tighten up the allen bolts and it won't move.

Be even more careful if you have a carbon seat tube... but then you probably don't need HUKD!


montriff

Can you use the £5 off £35 spend voucher in todays paper and get a fivers … Can you use the £5 off £35 spend voucher in todays paper and get a fivers worth of stuff for free



Dunno - didn't know Lidl had a voucher as well as Aldi.

ha ha guess not then !

Cheers, could do with this.

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This inspirational guy who disgracefully didn't get to carry the Olympic torch whilst deserved "legends" like Jedward did 39 Stone cyclist rates it very highly and actually used it to build a whole carbon bike up from scratch.

IMO this guy should be an MP or at least advisor to the government about the "obesity crisis".

I was surprised at how good the quality of this Lidl bike stuff is, still got a pair of tights from 3 years ago!, might go for the stand my ones getting a bit knackered, stock issues always a problem in my local though, fingers crossed.

cycleman

I was surprised at how good the quality of this Lidl bike stuff is, still … I was surprised at how good the quality of this Lidl bike stuff is, still got a pair of tights from 3 years ago!, might go for the stand my ones getting a bit knackered, stock issues always a problem in my local though, fingers crossed.



Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised when I got mine a couple years back. I had to visit two stores to get mine as the first had sold out within minutes of opening. You just need to make sure you keep all the bolts well oiled and it should last a decent amount of time. I only upgraded because I wanted something that would hold a bike fully of the ground and be totally solid.

They were also doing a track pump that was reasonable but only lasted a year or so. Better off buying a good quality one of those (SKS Rennkompressor gets my vote) as the cheap ones develop leaks over time.

Tyre sealant, yes its works. I commute 100 miles per week on a touring road bike. I've put in slime into the Shrader valves and never had to change an inner at the roadside in 3 years. Yes I get punctures but all you do is pump the tyre up and cycle like mad for 200 yards and it seals the tube. I replace the inners once per year. You can repair the inner but you must leave it to dry out for a few days before patching. Hope it helps. My tyres are 35c in width. Don't know whether its a good on skinny tyres but you have to get the valve removed to get the sealant in. Don't know how good this is from Lidl but I love the Slime stuff from Halfords or Wilkos. worth a punt at the price.
Edited by: "david11" 28th Jun 2012

iAmLegendFam

"Fantastic quality" from Lidl? Hard to believe......



You don't know what you're talking about do you? Move on mug and let the intelligent ones get the bargains!

david11

Tyre sealant, yes its works. I commute 100 miles per week on a touring … Tyre sealant, yes its works. I commute 100 miles per week on a touring road bike. I've put in slime into the Shrader valves and never had to change an inner at the roadside in 3 years. Yes I get punctures but all you do is pump the tyre up and cycle like mad for 200 yards and it seals the tube. I replace the inners once per year. You can repair the inner but you must leave it to dry out for a few days before patching. Hope it helps. My tyres are 35c in width. Don't know whether its a good on skinny tyres but you have to get the valve removed to get the sealant in. Don't know how good this is from Lidl but I love the Slime stuff from Halfords or Wilkos. worth a punt at the price.



I think you're confusing two different types of product. Slime and the like are a prophylactic: put them in permanently to seal punctures as the occur. This is an aerosol repair for use when a puncture has happened as it injects a sealant and pumps up the tyre.

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iAmLegendFam

"Fantastic quality" from Lidl? Hard to believe......

david11

Tyre sealant, yes its works. I commute 100 miles per week on a touring … Tyre sealant, yes its works. I commute 100 miles per week on a touring road bike. I've put in slime into the Shrader valves and never had to change an inner at the roadside in 3 years. Yes I get punctures but all you do is pump the tyre up and cycle like mad for 200 yards and it seals the tube. I replace the inners once per year. You can repair the inner but you must leave it to dry out for a few days before patching. Hope it helps. My tyres are 35c in width. Don't know whether its a good on skinny tyres but you have to get the valve removed to get the sealant in. Don't know how good this is from Lidl but I love the Slime stuff from Halfords or Wilkos. worth a punt at the price.



LOL - you are right but there are cretins throughout this site. All you can really do is laugh that their lives are so pathetic that they feel the need to spout unhelpful crap.

Just imagine if your life was so futile that to get a kick you had to go on the internet and spew pointless, unfunny and unhelpful shi7e and thank your lucky stars that you aren't such a loser.




Don't want to offend you, but am interested to know what "touring road" bike you have that comes with "Shrader" valves?

From experience I have never known a touring or road bike made in the last 25 years to have Schrader valves. What size wheels do you have?

Regards

Will try get one of these just took delivery of a 2011 Whyte 901 for £800!!

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Thanks OP

claud butler regent with mavic 319 rims, rims come drilled to take shrader values mavic.com/en/…319, (or mine did) Hope it helps tyres are CST 700*35c from CRC. Dis orginally come with presta but changed to Shrader so I can get the slime in.

I also got it last year and can confirm that it's worth every penny.

I'm a lidl novice, anyway of finding out stock? other than going in store obviously

No1Joker

I'm a lidl novice, anyway of finding out stock? other than going in store … I'm a lidl novice, anyway of finding out stock? other than going in store obviously


'fraid not. If you live near one and its not out of your way, I would check the evening before in case they put them out early. They don't usually do this at mine though....

Bought one, first thing this morning at Lidl, Poplar, London. They had about 20 right at the end, near where they stock the refrigerated food. There was no one else buying them but I wouldn't be surprised if they sold out by the end of the day - especially if it's as good as people say it is. My only concern is that my wife is gonna be pi$$ed off when she finds out as I've stocked up on various bargain items I've bought after visits in the past to HUKD (they're taking up a lot of space in our 2nd bedroom)

Edited by: "AppStar" 5th Jul 2012
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