Track/Floor Bike Pump £4.99 @ Aldi
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Track/Floor Bike Pump £4.99 @ Aldi

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Found 30th Apr 2012
From Thursday 3rd may.

Track pump with folding foot.

With 3 adaptors which can be used for air mattresses, balls and rubber boats
Foldable base.

There's a range of cycling accessories in their Thursday Special.

aldi.co.uk/uk/…htm

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Got one of these last time good deal for me
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Edited by: "madmax666" 30th Apr 2012

Original Poster

Thanks for the feedback madmax.

As mentioned in the OP, there's a range of cycling accessories in their Thursday Special:

Main Page: aldi.co.uk/uk/…htm
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 30th Apr 2012

The gel seat things are brilliant too, saved my alot of pain!

Will go for one of the foot pumps the floor pump can be hard work for us lazier cyclists good price for this though paid alot more for one in asda.

Check that this is all metallic before buying, I got a mostly plastic one last time they had in stock and it was useless!

Had my for two years, good for the price

I had two last year and both blew apart pumping up race bike tyres then i was refunded and I paid a pound more at lidl for thiers, thats still going strong..
if its only for up to 40 psi (mountain bikes) this will be fine, if its 80-110 psi it will fail (with a large scary bang!)

I bought one of these the last time, but unfortunately it broke after a couple of uses. Perhaps I had a bad one, so I won't vote as the price is good.

Mine blew apart too huge bang
still cleaning up the mess

Had mine over 18 months. It works well. Admittedly the quality is a little suspect so it needs to be treated with care. Recommended.

Had two of these last time, they're made of cheese - absolute rubbish - not worth a fiver.

Mine were both mostly plastic with a metal tube, the top popped off both which is scary as others have said as it makes a huge bang.

The guage on top never worked on either, but I got to around 50 psi before they popped (my tyres require 85psi)

When they pop you can see why - the handle on top is just glued to the smooth metal tube, the glue is hard and brittle and fairly random (not much on one side - big blob on the other)

So save your pennies!

If you have tyres needing high pressures, the pump will not be good enough. Never purchased one myself but a friend did and like those above, it broke... after one use trying to get to 75 psi!

@Shezza 1971
Gel covers are not a solution for anything over a short ride. A saddle should be firm (not rock hard) to provide support to your sit bones. A squishy saddle will end up supporting your body weight in the wrong places.
Edited by: "adamhearn" 2nd May 2012

I got one last time round, and I can't recommend it.

Definitely going to go down and try and grab a couple of bits, but wouldn't touch the pumps.

I also agree the quality on these is suspect. I bought a couple around 4 years ago and they were pretty decent and lasted a couple of years...

I then bought one last year and it lasted about half a dozen uses before breaking. I exchanged it for another and same thing again. My mate also had the same problem too!!!

As mentioned, if you need high pressures don't buy these cos they really struggle beyond about 50psi!

In the end, I bought a Topeak Joe Blow II for £30 and it's brilliant. Alright it's in a different league price wise but it's solid and pumps up tyres with ease!

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_12_week_18/IEMeat_2x1_W18-(1).jpg

How is that fresh meat at all!??

i use a jacket from Aldi for cycling. one ripped in half during an accident and the other has served me well. Would maybe buy the compression shorts but think i will pass on the rest

Avoid! Fell apart first use!!

Bought one a couple of years ago - blew up. Got one from Lidl - fell to pieces. Got Joe Blow - happy. Buy cheap buy 3 times.

Terrible pump :-(

I bought one last time and only used it a couple of time and it broke.

Save you money and buy a decent pump like Topeak!

Track/floor pumps are fantastic, but not these ones. Still, it's not a lot of cash and some have been known to stay together, so it might be worth the risk.

I have a Beto tripod one that is still pretty budget (£17) but seems to get good reviews.

NSA

In the end, I bought a Topeak Joe Blow II for £30 and it's brilliant. … In the end, I bought a Topeak Joe Blow II for £30 and it's brilliant. Alright it's in a different league price wise but it's solid and pumps up tyres with ease!



I have one of those too. There's good reason why a lot of bike shops use the same pump.

I can agree with most others on here that its a hit or miss with this product, my friend purchased one of these a week before me and his broke after inflating his tyres twice, mine has at least last a few months and inflations. I also agree that is very hard to get beyond 50psi for road tyres.

I also purchased a wired cycling computer aldi for £5 for using with my turbo trainer, after 5 sessions the screen has stopped working, battery was replaced to no avail.

I have to agree, these are a false economy, I had the Lidl one with steel tube glued on with plastic, lasted around 6 months & I didn't keep the receipt. Can't remember where I got my previous one but it lasted years until the tube perished & sprang a leak.
Think I'll invest in a better one, about to get a bike needing around 90psi.

I bought one last time they were on offer and its not great quality to be honest. Gauge didn't work, adapters were fiddly and the top came loose.
I ended up selling it on with an old bike and bought a Specialized Floor Pump - worth the extra to me and haven't had 1 problem

Thanks for the heads-up, OP. Don't need a track pump, but a cheap pair of cycling gloves and saddle cover wouldn't go amiss.

good for those who don't want to spend £25.

alebastra

good for those who don't want to spend £25.



Based on a lot of the comments in this thread and elsewhere, I wouldn't waste a fiver. As already pointed out, cheap items can be false economy.

Got one this morning and have to agree with the majority. It doesn't even work at all! It has a twin adapter at the end of the tube and when you try to pump up a bike tyre, the air goes out of the adjacent adapter hole! It actually deflates the tyre as you try and pump it up! Absolute rubbish. Going to take it back later. Oh well.

Went to Aldi today and bought a few bike things, including this pump and a mini hand pump to attach to the bike.
The mini pump, gloves and small toolkit bag for putting under the saddle are good buys i.m.o.

Bit worries by these comments now - may take the floor pump back.

To be fair to Aldi (or maybe they know the product is rubbish) they never even quibbled when I took the pump back. The cashier asked if I would like to try another one but I think she already knew the answer. Refund given!
Edited by: "bluesntwos" 3rd May 2012

Looked at them today and they do look slightly different to last years, I still decided not to bother though. The guage was at the top on mine rather than the bottom, and this one i more metal than the one I got last year.

Still looks cheap though

datca

Went to Aldi today and bought a few bike things, including this pump and … Went to Aldi today and bought a few bike things, including this pump and a mini hand pump to attach to the bike. The mini pump, gloves and small toolkit bag for putting under the saddle are good buys i.m.o.Bit worries by these comments now - may take the floor pump back.



I'd also think about taking the mini pump back too...

I bought one a couple of years ago and the one time I needed to use it (On a canal path) I managed to get some air into the tube, but then what it put in, it started to take out each time I pumped it!

Luckily a guy was passing and he had a pump so that solved my problem. Eventually I bought a mini Topeak pump which works brilliantly when you're stuck at the side of a road/canal path etc...

Hmmm bought one in Colne today, took it home and it worked ok on a presta valve. Tried it on a schrader and it just deflated the tyre, no air was going through, it was still coming out of the hole that fits on the presta valve. Took it back to Keighley branch and swapped it for another....same issue! Gutted. Seems the 'clever' dual valve ain't so clever. Anyone else had this?

Jetmaroo

Hmmm bought one in Colne today, took it home and it worked ok on a presta … Hmmm bought one in Colne today, took it home and it worked ok on a presta valve. Tried it on a schrader and it just deflated the tyre, no air was going through, it was still coming out of the hole that fits on the presta valve. Took it back to Keighley branch and swapped it for another....same issue! Gutted. Seems the 'clever' dual valve ain't so clever. Anyone else had this?



yes exactly the same with mine ...
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