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Author:  John-57 [ Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:07 pm ]
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Lidl are selling some biking products on thursday 5 July.Including a bike stand. :lol:

Author:  GingerSpeshster [ Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:59 pm ]
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Brilliant - thanks for the heads-up on that!

Author:  1210tech [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:24 am ]
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nice one for the heads up, was just about to go and spend £100 on one but at that price I'll buy two!!! ;)

Author:  BertR00t [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:02 pm ]
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Got one last time and good for the money but mine rotates on the spindle that the clamp is on meaning my bikes front end dives down when trying to wok on it. Don't expect the earth, expect a 30 quid workstand.

Author:  thecannibal [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:20 pm ]
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BertR00t wrote:
Got one last time and good for the money but mine rotates on the spindle that the clamp is on meaning my bikes front end dives down when trying to wok on it. Don't expect the earth, expect a 30 quid workstand.


Is a workstand good for the money at any price if it doesn't work? Lidl says it has a 3 year warranty; you could return it.

Author:  highlandsflyer [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:26 pm ]
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I have slagged these off to no avail previously.

Plastic clamp very flexi.

I guess using the approach of equal and opposite force you could make it work for you, but I would hesitate to use it for anything north of 25lbs.

YMMV.

Author:  michael franks [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:13 pm ]
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I've tried on two previous occasions to get one of these without success but I'll certainly try again this time. Thanks for the shout :D

Author:  misteroo [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:39 am ]
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ALDI have bike stuff this week too!!!

Author:  1210tech [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:52 am ]
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misteroo wrote:
ALDI have bike stuff this week too!!!


got a link please? just had a look on the website but can't find anything

Author:  misteroo [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:02 pm ]
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1210tech wrote:
misteroo wrote:
ALDI have bike stuff this week too!!!


got a link please? just had a look on the website but can't find anything


Sorry.....it just said it on the back of their latest in store leaflet!!

"Next week......cycling essentials"

Now you are as clued up as me!!!

8)

Author:  xerxes [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:26 pm ]
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I recently bought one of these: http://www.rutlandcycling.com/32634/Raleigh-Accessories-Folding-Workstand.html

It looks identical to this one: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/tools/cycling-tools/repair-stands-and-workstands/product/review-xtools-workshop-prep-stand-pro-10-9175

I haven't compared it to any others, but having made do without a work stand for years I'm really pleased with it. It's lightweight, folds down small and uses quick release clamps, so it only takes a few seconds to set up and put away again. I'm sure some of the more expensive ones are beefier and more sturdy, but it seems sturdy enough and is a huge improvement on no work stand. :D

Author:  misteroo [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:46 pm ]
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xerxes wrote:
I recently bought one of these: http://www.rutlandcycling.com/32634/Raleigh-Accessories-Folding-Workstand.html

It looks identical to this one: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/tools/cycling-tools/repair-stands-and-workstands/product/review-xtools-workshop-prep-stand-pro-10-9175

I haven't compared it to any others, but having made do without a work stand for years I'm really pleased with it. It's lightweight, folds down small and uses quick release clamps, so it only takes a few seconds to set up and put away again. I'm sure some of the more expensive ones are beefier and more sturdy, but it seems sturdy enough and is a huge improvement on no work stand. :D


Same one as mine, and I must say it is brilliant.

I've used Park Tools ones before ,and considering this one is only £55 from Rutland Id say pound for pound its better!!!!

And as you say, its light and folds small too!! Love it.

Just need to find or make a tool tray for it now!!!!!!

:)

Author:  twain [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:20 pm ]
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tempting! although i got mine from halfrauds (bikehut shop) never bothered googling it since buying it, but seems i picked this one up for a bargain at £55! it was discounted/last one left...
tiz pretty good, sturdy and the clamp is a beast :) a little unstable if one wheel is detached, but easily sorted when clamp is rotated to centre the weight and no height adjustment, but never felt it needed it....

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/minoura- ... 25917.html

Author:  Joe_Rides [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:47 am ]
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I saw the ALDI brochure thing last night.

They have bike locks and that sort of thing going cheap. The best thing they have (in my opinion) was one of those ceiling mounted Bike Hoists at £5 if i recall. Got to be a bargain?

Author:  thecannibal [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:56 am ]
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Joe_Rides wrote:
Got to be a bargain?


Yeah, maybe, if it works. Buy cheap, buy twice...

Author:  Trebz [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:45 am ]
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Info for all:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=210109

Regards

Trebz

Author:  1210tech [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:55 am ]
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Just been and got mine, the Lidl in Llanelli had loads of them, about 2 pallets worth, thought they would only have a few ;)

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Author:  John-57 [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:17 pm ]
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1210tech wrote:
Just been and got mine, the Lidl in Llanelli had loads of them, about 2 pallets worth, thought they would only have a few ;)
Have just been to Lidl on the beechdale Walsall and got one.Works fine took less than 5 minutes to put up holds my Kona fine just cleaned the jockey wheels. :lol:3O Pounds well spent.

Author:  twain [ Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:18 am ]
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1210tech wrote:
Just been and got mine, the Lidl in Llanelli had loads of them, about 2 pallets worth, thought they would only have a few ;)

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what be them tyres you got there??

Author:  1210tech [ Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:48 am ]
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twain wrote:
what be them tyres you got there??


IRC El-Gato, if you manage to find any for sale anywhere let me know too, been looking for another set for ages ;)

Author:  twain [ Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:54 pm ]
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i always want whats hard to get! have a fetish for things IRC tan/rust/skin/amber wall....
me likes yours :)

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