Aldi Specials

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby uart » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:15 pm

Toyopet wrote:That's much better value than a national camping/sporting retailer’s so called ‘sale’ at the moment


Well it really depends on the quality of the components and the overall weight as to which one is better deal. I did try one of the Aldi folding bikes a few years ago (no idea if it's the same or even similar to the current offering) and it was a very heavy all steel (except for the rims) construction, which is really a bit of a turn off for a folding bike that you might want to carry.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby CKinnard » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:07 pm

a female friend bought an aldi comfort bike 3 years ago. after 6 mths stored in a detached garage, all the chrome bits had an extensive coat of rust....and the steel bits were heading the same way. cheap means cheaper metal bits and paint jobs.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby simlin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:32 pm

simlin wrote:I recently bought the $70 mountain bike (both mens and ladies) Its purpose was to ride around the suburb with the kids, to the school/shops/park etc pulling the bike trailer for the littler ones. (one for the wife too just for family dawdles along the local bike paths). Doing the job so far. The hardest part about unboxing and putting it together was the shittyarse brakes.

It's now called my pub bike because I have deployed it on multiple occasions to friends houses as well where there may have been a little too much merriment involved.

I also bought a pair of $20 bib knicks for commuting...splitting at a seem after less than half a dozen wears.


$70 bike still going strong...pulled 50kg of kids in a bike trailer to school, shops. playground etc without too much fuss. Brakes don't have much power...esp with the extra weight to stop...but nothing has broken yet! I think I have got my moneys worth.

nicks are still on the sewing pile...i'll get around to them eventually.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Tamiya » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:44 am

Anybody spot any $349 MTB 29ers that were released 2wks ago? :) didn't see a single bike box in any of the Aldis I've popped into since.

Latest cattledog suggests Crane 20" Folder is making a comeback next week.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby RonK » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:37 am

One of my cycling group members bought the Aldi MTB. For the money it looks a reasonable bike.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby 8Track » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:07 am

I bought two of the Aldi Crane 29er mountain bikes for my wife and I to go riding together. She's not too confident on a road bike. She doesn't like the geometry nor the skinny tyres. Also given we live in a hilly area, the low gearing on these bikes should work well.

The bikes are pretty heavy, but they're sturdy, robust, and the component quality seems pretty good. After putting them together I just needed to adjust the brakes and derailleurs and they're ready to go. We are heading out for our first ride on them today.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Bunged Knee » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 am

Aldi grey or blue 7sp gripshift 20" folding bikes will be on sale on 29th at $149.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby bianchi928 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:57 pm

I'm hoping Aldi bring out the Crane pink undershirts (you know, the ones "similar" to Rapha)
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Philistine » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:34 am

I made my modest investment in the Aldi folding bike yesterday. Perhaps there is some kind of cycling renaissance in SW Sydney, as the first store I visited had sold out (about mid day) and I had to venture a bit further afield to get one. It seems to be surprisingly sturdy and well made for the price of a mid range pair of pedals. I don't fancy my chances of knocking over any Strava KOMs on it but I thought I might leave it in the car, so that, if I find myself somewhere scenic with time on my hands, I can go for a spin without having to plan it in advance.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Mububban » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:49 am

Philistine wrote:I made my modest investment in the Aldi folding bike yesterday. Perhaps there is some kind of cycling renaissance in SW Sydney, as the first store I visited had sold out (about mid day) and I had to venture a bit further afield to get one. It seems to be surprisingly sturdy and well made for the price of a mid range pair of pedals. I don't fancy my chances of knocking over any Strava KOMs on it but I thought I might leave it in the car, so that, if I find myself somewhere scenic with time on my hands, I can go for a spin without having to plan it in advance.


My wife nabbed the last one at the store she went to, and she was there 5 minutes after opening time! She scored a grey, which is quite a lot nicer than the catalogue showed. I had to adjust the barrel adjuster on the rear mech and put a bit of extra air in the tyres, but otherwise everything was pretty well sorted and ready to ride out of the box. For $150 it's better than I expected.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby sertse » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:22 pm

I completed the Bobbin Head and Spring Cycle mass rides using an earlier version of the ALDI folding bike. It held up but I really wouldn't recommend it for that though it was the spark that got me to get a road bike and down this rabbit hole.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Ross » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:43 pm

Plenty of fold-up bikes left in my local Aldi,and also repair stands, but no MTBs

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Philistine » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:37 pm

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