Lidl - Bike Pump - Rant

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Found 27th Jul 2009
Saw on Lidl's website that they have bike pumps for £4.99 - they look great, the exact bit of kit i need. So i travelled 10 miles to my nearest Lidl and bought the pump.

Came home, opened it up and what??? there's no attachment to hook it up to the bike?

Then, i saw a little button saying 'pull' so i taken it off and saw the connections. Could i get them out? NO, virtually impossible. It is impossible with the hands, luckilly i had some specialist tweezers for a computer so i used them and got them out

20 mins later i went back to the bike only to find the connections in the pump DIDNT FIT THE CONNECTION ON THE PUMP ITSELF !!! (nor did they fit on the bike).

It's a pathetic, cheaply made piece of crap that doesn't work. I SERIOUSLY recommend you avoid this product from Lidl at all costs.

I am going to take it back tomorrow (yes, another 20 mile round trip) because the principle of them gaining £4.99 for selling this tosh makes my blood boil.

They could of tested it first? Before it was put on their shelves, they must of had loads of returns because the connection on the pump doesn't fit onto itself!!

Grrrr. anyone else had this problem?

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surely you buying this for £4.99, and doing now 40miles to buy it, get it home, go back and return it then drive back home yet again, has cost you more like £10/15 with the petty? send them a bill for the petty as well

gsettle24;5862107

surely you buying this for £4.99, and doing now 40miles to buy it, get it … surely you buying this for £4.99, and doing now 40miles to buy it, get it home, go back and return it then drive back home yet again, has cost you more like £10/15 with the petty? send them a bill for the petty as well



10/15 quid of petrol for a 40 mile drive your car must do about 3 mpg lol

:lol:

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you're probably not far wrong there, but like i say, i just feel they're wrong selling already-faulty products and getting a profit for it

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micoo;5862123

10/15 quid of petrol for a 40 mile drive your car must do about 3 mpg lol



lol i dont drive a car i got a motorbike so aint got a clue on car side of things :P

put somthing nasty in the pump and ask the manager to try it

There are TWO sizes of bicycle pump connectors that attach to the valve on the inner tube of the tyre. It's not really the shops fault if you don't do your research first to find out if it will fit.

planearm;5862309

There are TWO sizes of bicycle pump connectors that attach to the valve … There are TWO sizes of bicycle pump connectors that attach to the valve on the inner tube of the tyre. It's not really the shops fault if you don't do your research first to find out if it will fit.



Did you bother to read the OP? The adapters don't for the PUMP.

I may be off the mark here put did you flip the bit of plastic up the locks the pump over your tyre valve?

On my track pump I have two holes that one for schreader and presta but you have to lock them on to the valve, you do not add an attachment to go over the the tyre valve, just fit the end of the pump over the valve and lock in place..

I am basing this on you buying the track pump and not the mini pump.

The extras in the handle are usually for blowing up balls or other things.

unluck'e
Did it say mike or motorbike (hehe)
Sorry to here that lad.

Sorry to hear that - I bet you're deflated

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hahahahahahahahahahahaaha

oh and the fact that you used the word "of" instead of "have" means i can guarantee your £4.99 that YOU are in the wrong here. you just dont know how to work the pump or how to use the connections.

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emasu;5862905

Sorry to hear that - I bet you're deflated



lmao! :-D

kapows;5862926

hahahahahahahahahahahaahaoh and the fact that you used the word "of" … hahahahahahahahahahahaahaoh and the fact that you used the word "of" instead of "have" means i can guarantee your £4.99 that YOU are in the wrong here. you just dont know how to work the pump or how to use the connections.



:lol:

Bicycle pump = Serious business :w00t:

save petrol and ride ur bike there ...........oh wait you cant lol

emasu;5862905

Sorry to hear that - I bet you're deflated



I find your comment Tyresome and a bit of a let down, I'm sorry to say :oops:

It is annoying, when a shop lets you down

Well thats put my trampsing around Walsall for non
existant deals in Asda,Morrisons,Tesco's et al into perspective :lol:

which one did you get, the tall floor pump or the mini one. the tall one has the 2 valve sizes built into the head of the adapter, the small one may be the same. check to see if it has to holes at the end that attatches to the valve

Bought a double barrel one out lidl a few years back and it fell apart within a week.
The tall floor ones are great for motorbike tires though.
The barrel ones are crap.

How did you get on with the pump?

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lol funny thread

the reason aldi is cheap is because its crap

is it this 1?
http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2008/04/02/lidlminpump-850-65.jpg

Well did you blow up in the shop or did it all go flat?

Come on you have been on the board today:whistling:

Did you fail or was the pump crap?

We need to know:-D:-D:-D

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casparwhite;5869138

lol funny threadthe reason aldi is cheap is because its crapis it this 1?



no it wasn't that one. it was one of the ones with two plastic feet either side that you press down and it stands up itself..

Anyway, i got my money back. Lidl were VERY unhappy to give the refund and kept suggesting i replaced it with another one, i refused because they all looked shoddy crap and i wasn't prepared to go through that nonsense again.

gooddeals9;5862140

you're probably not far wrong there, but like i say, i just feel they're … you're probably not far wrong there, but like i say, i just feel they're wrong selling already-faulty products and getting a profit for it



what you think your paying for?

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http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2008/04/02/lidltpump-798-75.jpg

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^^

yup one of those

cribert;5882266

what you think your paying for?



well i'd like to think i was paying for a working product

Did you lock the pump over the valve?

Not taking the p1ss but I have a Blackburn Air Tower 2 Track Pump

Paid a little more (6x) but I think it is money well spent.

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marco67;5884367

Did you lock the pump over the valve?Not taking the p1ss but I have a … Did you lock the pump over the valve?Not taking the p1ss but I have a Blackburn Air Tower 2 Track PumpPaid a little more (6x) but I think it is money well spent.



it just wouldnt fit for me to lock it. trust me, it was broken!

All that petrol wasted on travelling to Lidls must have punctured your budget a bit :oops:
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