Aldi Specials

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:58 am

Xplora wrote:Thinking about picking up the torque wrench. Won't need it to be super accurate, I'm assuming it is the 20-80Nm type... definitely not a 2-15 carbon bike special LOL

Picked one up this morning. Its a 28-210Nm model with 17, 19, 21, and a 1/2" extension(125mm) bits. Looks alright quality, I just need to get myself a full socket set now. My old set is half missing.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Xplora » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:18 pm

lobstermash wrote:Only a couple of them are suitable for drinking from.

The first rule of fishing is that you drink a lot, from cans of booze you brought with you. Certainly not the same water that the fish were in. That's the rules - the fish drink the water, you drink the booze, and maybe you rinse the fish in the river water before eating. :mrgreen:

Cheers QV, I'll pick it up. Will be good for the cassettes and BB for 20 bucks.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby mddawson » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:39 pm

Saturday 16 November 2013

Men's or Ladies Crusier Bike (single speed) $119

Bike helmets with LED light $12.99

Pannier Bag with Rear Rack $39.99

Car Bike Carrier (fits onto towbar - holds 3 bikes to 60kg) $39.99

Premium Mountain Bike (21 speed - dual suspension - disc brakes) $179

Unicycle $49.99

Kids Two Seat Bike Trailer (holds up to 45kg) $89.99

Bike Repair Stand (same as previous years but now includes a "wall mounting system") $34.99

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby spirro » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:40 am

mddawson wrote:Saturday 16 November 2013

Bike Repair Stand (same as previous years but now includes a "wall mounting system") $34.99


Might grab one of those bike stands. Been wanting to get one for a while for basic services without paying a lot of money. My only concern is the top tube of my bike is not round, so hopefully the stand will hold it.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby jasonc » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:55 am

I have the aldi one from a couple of years ago. I mount my bikes via the seat tube
i've had to make some minor mods to it as the plastic on a couple of the mounts didn't like being over-tightened
apart from that, for $35, all good

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby rodneycc » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:29 am

Yeah was thinking about the kids trailer actually. Thought might of been ok for $90. Surely cant be that bad to attach to my Giant 29er.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby rodneycc » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:46 am

PS - unless I lose a kid :-D

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby ironhanglider » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:49 pm

I had a similar trailer I got off eBay.

They are fine. They don't have to last for too long. Even though Aldi say they are suitable for ages 12 months up, the reality is that the law says the child needs to wear a helmet, and most children's necks aren't strong enough to support a helmet as well until they are at least 18 months. By the time the kids are 4 they are ready for a trailer bike. I towed two children for a while, then one child in the trailer and the other on the back of the tandem, now there is one on the tandem and one on the trailer bike. The next step will be a tandem and a single bike.

I didn't see the attachment mechanism but sometimes it is intended to bolt onto the axle via a wheel nut. I made up a bracket out of a bit of flat bar steel held onto the frame with saddle clamps and bolted the connector to that the connector was not dependant on the wheel. I had quick release and odd dropouts that wouldn't have fitted the connector.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Arlberg » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:18 pm

The helmets for $12.99 are awesome value. Also very light. And before you say thay can't be much good for that price they have passed exactly the same Australian Safety Standards as the $200+ helmet from your LBS.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby melb-ourne » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:42 pm

mddawson wrote:Premium Mountain Bike (21 speed - dual suspension - disc brakes) $179


Dual suspension for $179... anyone brought one?

My rosebank helmet cost $5....thanks to melb share bike scheme.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:19 am

mddawson wrote:Saturday 16 November 2013
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Unicycle $49.99
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From what I can see from image (below) this is fine. 20" is the preferred wheel size for learners as well as those who wish to do tricks in a still space such as juggling.

I can't tell anything about the quick release, it could be the floppy sort. Not a deal breaker.

If the seat post length is not sufficient that IS a deal breaker. It is probably only a 22mm pipe and could bow. But mine is the same and I've learnt to live with it.

It has a rounded crown. Square are required for certain advanced riding.

Seat is so so, nothing great. I have similar on my training uni and on my giraffe.

Price is pretty good, hard to get any cheaper.

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A pity they don't have a store in Perth. I'd probably get one for a loaner.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby fatherofmany » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:04 pm

But it does say an 80kg weight limit. I might risk it for the 5 over though.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:15 pm

fatherofmany wrote:But it does say an 80kg weight limit. I might risk it for the 5 over though.

Dealbreaker for me, very close to the number but Murphy's been lurking over the back fence lately.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:44 pm

The wheels are, IMO, the most likely determinent. The smaller wheel makes it extremely unlikely to fail. The extra weight may help to makethe seatpost bow a bit. But that only affects the ease with which you can adjust seat height.

I once saw an awesome video of someone doing a range of extreme street riding moves - jumping things, grinds, launching down stairs, etc. The last scene was of him landing and falling badly at the base of a long set of steps. But then that segment was repeated in slowmo where you got to see the wheel collapse. Most instructive.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby lobstermash » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:50 pm

Got me a bike stand. Assembled and tested, and seems like pretty damned good value. Was very tempted to get the last men's cruiser - it looks suspiciously like the Reid cruiser...
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby tekapo » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:46 pm

lobstermash wrote:Got me a bike stand. Assembled and tested, and seems like pretty damned good value. Was very tempted to get the last men's cruiser - it looks suspiciously like the Reid cruiser...


Yep, a pretty good stand. However, there is still some minor wobble in the bike clamp, otherwise all other joints are fairly stiff.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby m@ » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:18 am

I also grabbed a workstand; very impressed. I don't think it'll hold my 29er dually on any angle without slipping, but does hold it securely enough in a 'flat' position. Given that a Park Tools handlebar stabiliser probably costs more, you can't fault it on price!
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby zozza » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:27 am

I got some Chicken Enchiladas :mrgreen:

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby octagonalman » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:09 am

The bike stands were gone by 9 o'clock yesterday at Weston, ACT. Not many takers on the unicycles though!

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Postby foo on patrol » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:22 am

zozza wrote:I got some Chicken Enchiladas :mrgreen:

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I have heard that these are pretty good! :)

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby warthog1 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:34 am

zozza wrote:I got some Chicken Enchiladas :mrgreen:

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby jasonc » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:37 am

foo on patrol wrote:
zozza wrote:I got some Chicken Enchiladas :mrgreen:

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I have heard that these are pretty good! :)

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have had them, wasn't a fan

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:20 pm

Finally got one today before they sold out here, and thanks to tgeir Julius fresh breath dentasticks our dog's breath is minty fresh.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby lobstermash » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:41 pm

So... Anyone get a cruiser?
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Abby » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:28 pm

I grabbed the repair stand, and the rack-&-panniers.

Gave the rack/panniers a test run yesterday. The rack mounts only to the seatpost, so hangs above teh rear wheel. It has a 10kg load limit as a result... Obviously its not designed for hard-core touring, but for the light uses I'm anticipating (work clothes for commuting, & a few bit-&-bobs from the weekend farmers markets) it'll do the trick.

Pro's - very easy to fit, and swap between bikes. Very cheap ($35)
Cons - panniers aren't massive, don't hold heaps.

So yeah - good value for the price, so long as you purchase with a realistic view of what you are using them for...

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