Cycling Gear @ Lidl - Cycling Trousers or Suit £ 9.99, Track Pump £5.99, Front & Rear LED Light Set £ 8.99, Men’s Cycling Jersey £ 7.99 - more in post
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Cycling Gear @ Lidl - Cycling Trousers or Suit £ 9.99, Track Pump £5.99, Front & Rear LED Light Set £ 8.99, Men’s Cycling Jersey £ 7.99 - more in post

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Found 1st Sep 2011
Cycling Gear @ Lidl from 5th September (see first 2 posts for pictures)

Bike Pannier Set £ 16.99

Cycling Trousers or Suit £ 9.99

Air Cushion Saddle £ 9.99

Front & Rear LED Light Set £ 8.99

Adults' Cycle Helmet £ 9.99

Kids’ Cycle Helmet £ 8.99

Men’s Cycling Jersey £ 7.99

2-in-1 Bicycle Bag £ 4.99

Sports Glasses £ 7.99

Floor Air Pump £ 5.99

Bike Lock £ 5.99

Bungee Straps - 9 Piece Set £ 4.99

Spoke Reflectors - 36 Pack £ 4.99

Cycling Gloves £ 3.99

Cycling Socks £ 1.99

Sports Insoles £ 1.99

45 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.lidl.co.uk/static_content/lidl_uk/images/UK/UK_64316_01_b.jpg £16.99

http://www.lidl.co.uk/static_content/lidl_uk/images/UK/UK_64308_01_b.jpg £7.99

Durable and comfortable, ideal for long cycling trips
With antibacterial, odour-inhibiting Rudolf Silverplus® finish
With moisture-wicking TOPCOOL performance fibre
Elongated back with non-slip hem
With reflective details for improved visibility
Various practical pockets including zip pocket
Available in blue or silver
Sizes: M - XXL

http://www.lidl.co.uk/static_content/lidl_uk/images/UK/UK_61253_01_b.jpg £4.99

Original Poster

http://www.lidl.co.uk/static_content/lidl_uk/images/UK/UK_64315_01_b.jpg £3.99

With waterproof, windproof and breathable HIPOTEX® membrane
With LYCRA® and hook & loop fastening for a perfect fit
Comfortable towelling on thumbs absorbs moisture
Stretchy, non-slip palm with silicone grip and protective foam insert
Shock-absorbing gel padding
Available in various colours
Sizes: 7 - 10

http://www.lidl.co.uk/static_content/lidl_uk/images/UK/UK_64302_01_b.jpg £5.99

Ergonomic T-shaped handle for easy use
Universal dual pump head, suitable for most standard BMX, road or mountain bikes
Includes 3 adaptors suitable for inflating airbeds, balls and much more
With easy-to-read pressure gauge
Max. pressure: (psi/bar): 116/8
Hose length approx. (cm): 62
Height approx. (cm): 62
3 year manufacturer’s warranty

Track pump is a bargain, going to pick one of those up on Monday, thanks!
Edited by: "CSB" 1st Sep 2011

Cheers, need some lights! Must say though as a fairly new cyclist, these cycling offers come around a lot

CSB

Track pump is a bargain, going to pick one of those up on Monday, thanks!


My suggestion - get two because the first will break within a month or two. I speak from experience.

If it broke I assume you got refund? Otherwise not really a bargain?!

Milkfloat

My suggestion - get two because the first will break within a month or … My suggestion - get two because the first will break within a month or two. I speak from experience.



Thanks for the warning, I'll make sure I keep the receipt in case of any breakage.

Lidl running and cycling gear is false economy - the tops look like wicking technical gear but just give you masses of pulled threads from the first few minutes of wearing.

Better shopping at M and M or amazon and looking out fora branded bargain. I got two very good quality sports tops for £10 each in tk maxx the other day - quicksilver and ron hill. Last week - tk maxx again- I got a lovely More Miles cycling jacket for £20 in the clearance section.

Helmets are pretty good.

I have a track pump - works quite well with the one remaining foot!
Edited by: "worthinger" 1st Sep 2011

I have one of the Lidl cycling tops and I've not had any problems with pulls.

Original Poster

worthinger

Lidl running and cycling gear is false economy - the tops look like … Lidl running and cycling gear is false economy - the tops look like wicking technical gear but just give you masses of pulled threads from the first few minutes of wearing.Better shopping at M and M or amazon and looking out fora branded bargain. I got two very good quality sports tops for £10 each in tk maxx the other day - quicksilver and ron hill. Last week - tk maxx again- I got a lovely More Miles cycling jacket for £20 in the clearance section.Helmets are pretty good.I have a track pump - works quite well with the one remaining foot!



we've had stuff from Lidl and its always been fine - what did you have a problem with ? Could you return it ?

The last top I bought from Lidls was covered in bobbles within a couple of hours.

Each to their own - I have managed to find tops by the likes of new balance for the same money (maybe an extra pound or two) and find them far superior in quality.

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worthinger

The last top I bought from Lidls was covered in bobbles within a couple … The last top I bought from Lidls was covered in bobbles within a couple of hours.Each to their own - I have managed to find tops by the likes of new balance for the same money (maybe an extra pound or two) and find them far superior in quality.



We've had tops and cycle stuff like shorts and we must have been lucky as they've worn ok. Don't expectfab quality - but my OH and lad both cycle and race and they are fine for training. The other place my lad gets lots of stuff from which we have found great value for layers and training is decathlon.

I've been wearing the LIDL and ALDI stuff fpor years, both running and cycling - they're pretty much the same. I've been wearing some of the pretty often for going on five years now, still going strong

Not great quality bike were but can't go wrong for the price, they start to bobble if you wash them on high temp.

lucerysmum

We've had tops and cycle stuff like shorts and we must have been lucky as … We've had tops and cycle stuff like shorts and we must have been lucky as they've worn ok. Don't expectfab quality - but my OH and lad both cycle and race and they are fine for training. The other place my lad gets lots of stuff from which we have found great value for layers and training is decathlon.



quite how you get bobbles in a couple of hours is amazing! maybe velcro hi viz over the top or something? otherwise im not believing that this could happen, especially when my tops from aldi/lidl are now 2 years old and perfect.


track pump is a massive bargain

Original Poster

Leeeroy

quite how you get bobbles in a couple of hours is amazing! maybe velcro … quite how you get bobbles in a couple of hours is amazing! maybe velcro hi viz over the top or something? otherwise im not believing that this could happen, especially when my tops from aldi/lidl are now 2 years old and perfect.track pump is a massive bargain



thanks for confirming -as i said - we've had lots of stuff which has been great too - never had a problem.

Are the helmets ok or would you suggest a branded one ?

Original Poster

on in store from today (_;)

Track Pump seems decent enough quality- bought one today and for the price you can't go wrong, it can't be that bad build quality as it does come with a 3 year guarantee!

I'd stay away from the track pump folks.......its not a quality item.

Anyone out there got one of the cycle workstands for sale?
I take it theres none available in store this time round?

As others have said, track pumps aren't worth it.

Compared to previously, there's not a great range this time.

Lidls used to be a place for great bargains with such things, I don't think it is anymore as this list shows

New to cycling, picked up a few bits.

Was hoping to get one of their jackets, any idea when they might have a sale again?

I take it back about criticising the track pump, it is a different design from the two that self destructed on me. I have not bought this new design as I have decent Joe Blow pump now, but it certainly seems a lot sturdier when I looked in my local store.

Banned

jj15

Track Pump seems decent enough quality- bought one today and for the … Track Pump seems decent enough quality- bought one today and for the price you can't go wrong, it can't be that bad build quality as it does come with a 3 year guarantee!



I haven't seen this track pump in action but the last track pump I got from Lidl broke pretty quickly when inflating to higher pressures. Hopefully these will be better quality.

i got a helmet, pump, lights and gloves last time they had cycling gear, all still going fine 4 months later, and im cycling 4-5 times a week.

will be popping in later for the cycle jerseys

Original Poster

jj15

Track Pump seems decent enough quality- bought one today and for the … Track Pump seems decent enough quality- bought one today and for the price you can't go wrong, it can't be that bad build quality as it does come with a 3 year guarantee!



the one we have is fine


bfamuk

New to cycling, picked up a few bits.Was hoping to get one of their … New to cycling, picked up a few bits.Was hoping to get one of their jackets, any idea when they might have a sale again?



have a look mow - they often have extra bits not on the leaflet.


djdave01

i got a helmet, pump, lights and gloves last time they had cycling gear, … i got a helmet, pump, lights and gloves last time they had cycling gear, all still going fine 4 months later, and im cycling 4-5 times a week.will be popping in later for the cycle jerseys



thanks for confirming (_;)

I have had the track pump for about 1 year, and I am very happy with it. The gloves are also very good value.

Bought some of this stuff on Mon - tops/trousers/lights/helmet/track pump, and it looks OK esp the helmet which has a 3 way red light built in it, just need to blow the dust off the bike now !

davem

Are the helmets ok or would you suggest a branded one ?


The marginal safety benefit of wearing a helmet is so small (if not negative) then I wouldn't worry.

pibpob

The marginal safety benefit of wearing a helmet is so small (if not … The marginal safety benefit of wearing a helmet is so small (if not negative) then I wouldn't worry.



Are you saying there's not much point waring a helmet ?

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pibpob

The marginal safety benefit of wearing a helmet is so small (if not … The marginal safety benefit of wearing a helmet is so small (if not negative) then I wouldn't worry.



i disagree - i was a theatre / a&e nurse before i had the kids - and you wouldn't like to see people who come in without helmets ......................... and the helmets i've seen so bashed and mangled that i dread to think what would have happened had they not been worn.

I bought the track pump, much improved on the last offering, very impressed with the price ....

pibpob

The marginal safety benefit of wearing a helmet is so small (if not … The marginal safety benefit of wearing a helmet is so small (if not negative) then I wouldn't worry.


Are you actually mental? If you fall at speed and it hits where you helmet is... think of what would have happened if it wasn't there. We have been on a cycle trip previously and a helmet saved a girls life! She still ended up in hospital but you should have seen what was left of the helmet!

Anyhow I've got a good Giro Helmet but these were so comfy and have the light on the back I couldn't resit getting one.

davem

Are you saying there's not much point waring a helmet ?


Yes.
They only protect you in the curious case of a low speed accident (supposedly <12mph) where you hit your head on something. And that's assuming they're fitted properly.
IIRC nobody has ever proved that a cycle helmet has helped anyone in a cycle accident.
There is evidence that wearing a helmet makes you more likely to do reckless things, and motorists more likely to endanger you.
Look on the continent where cycling is a normal occupation. Nobody bothers with helmets because there is no point.

lucerysmum

i disagree - i was a theatre / a&e nurse before i had the kids - and you … i disagree - i was a theatre / a&e nurse before i had the kids - and you wouldn't like to see people who come in without helmets

How do you know they would have been any better off if they had been wearing them?

......................... and the helmets i've seen so bashed and … ......................... and the helmets i've seen so bashed and mangled that i dread to think what would have happened had they not been worn.

Can you actually prove a causal link between helmet damage and protection of its wearer? What if the wearer had been just that little more cavalier because they were wearing the helmet, or the car had driven just that little bit closer to them? As a hospital worker, you would never see the accidents that didn't happen.

I wear a helmet by the way, because I think that it might just be marginally safer to do so. But it's very marginal, and the damage done by the cut in cycling rates caused by making them compulsory would far, far outweigh the advantages in safety they might bring. So by all means wear one if you want, but don't be precious about people who don't.

Kahlon

Are you actually mental?

No I am not "mental". Rather than spouting knee-jerk emotional reactions, do some research and try to get a balanced view. See my previous posting for a measured response rather than jumping to uninformed conclusions from a completely unrepresentative sample of one - you have no idea that the helmet "saved her life" at all. The mere fact that it was reduced to nothing could just have been an illustration of how ineffective it was.

Original Poster

davem

Are you saying there's not much point waring a helmet ?

lucerysmum

i disagree - i was a theatre / a&e nurse before i had the kids - and you … i disagree - i was a theatre / a&e nurse before i had the kids - and you wouldn't like to see people who come in without helmets

......................... and the helmets i've seen so bashed and … ......................... and the helmets i've seen so bashed and mangled that i dread to think what would have happened had they not been worn.



In answer to the first point -
Because usually the hat stops the scalp being skinned - never seen that happen through a hat, also seen plenty of hairline fractures which would have been far worse with no protection at all. I agree 100% the hat has to fit or else its useless, but completely disagree that they make no difference.

and second -
I agree i don't see accidents that don't happen - but if you'd seen people come in looking like all they had were a few minor scratches but were brain dead because of the impact of a pavement - you'd never go out without a helmet on.

Even as the safect cyclist, you cannot predict other road users.

Its the same as a seatbelt in my view ........ never use a car without one.
Edited by: "lucerysmum" 7th Sep 2011

lucerysmum

i disagree - i was a theatre / a&e nurse before i had the kids - and you … i disagree - i was a theatre / a&e nurse before i had the kids - and you wouldn't like to see people who come in without helmets ......................... and the helmets i've seen so bashed and mangled that i dread to think what would have happened had they not been worn.



I fell off my bike once and grazed my knee.
Helmet saved my life !
[true story]

lucerysmum

Even as the safect cyclist, you cannot predict other road users.

Agreed - which is why if the risk posed by other users behaving more recklessly towards you because you are wearing a helmet is greater than the risk of greater injury by not wearing a helmet, then you shouldn't wear one.

Its the same as a seatbelt in my view ........ never use a car without … Its the same as a seatbelt in my view ........ never use a car without one.

It's not the same at all - it's quite different. A seat belt is built in to every car seat and takes no effort to use; a cycle helmet is not built in to every bicycle and spoils some people's enjoyment of cycling. A seat belt does not have the effect of making other road users treat you with less respect (although it may make you more reckless); a cycle helmet might.
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