Aldi Specials

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby TedDancin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:57 am

Don't bother with the foot pump, I bought one last year, couldn't get above about 80 psi, and it broke apart while I was using it. Metal bracket sheared off, I'm still finding pieces of it around my garage.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby mddawson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:15 am

If anyone is looking for a cheap ride while in Europe, on sale 29/04 for 279eu : http://www.hofer.at/at/html/offers/2867_36625.htm

Frame: aluminium
Size: Ladies: 46 cm. Mens: 52 cm
Fork: Suntour fork
Handlebar: trekking handlebar with adjustable angle stem
Gears: Shimano DEORE 24-speed rear derailleur and Shimano brake / control unit ST-EF65
Wheels: stable, with aluminium hollow Chamber rims,.
Tyres with reflective stripes and puncture protection aid (APL)
Brakes: Aluminium V-brake
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby russellgarrard » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:17 pm

Bike lights sold out VERY quickly at my local!
The backpack with the metal ribbing in the back can be modified, I removed the ribbing in front of the manager after purchasing it and he looked like he shat a housebrick! Didn't realise it could be modified like that...

Bought a gel seat cover but doesn't cover a standard Fuji Nevada seat, so pretty useless.

Someone tried telling me to go and get some lights for $20 each at GoldCross. I told him 'I'm a chinese importation specialist, I just don't want to wait two weeks but I guess I'll have to'.

Not really worth it in my opinion but it'll get me out of a hole.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby celeste boy » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:04 pm

I have the Aldi panniers and rack -$49 which i adapted for the 29er. Good for me but hasn't been tested in a downpour.
I also have the el cheapo toolkit. Loaned it to a friend who changed his pedals. Doesn't everyone know the left pedal has an opposite thread? This guy bent steel! The pedal spanner is twisted like Superman's demo at the start of the TV shows.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby DarrenL » Fri May 03, 2013 7:03 pm

I've had mixed results with Aldi bike gear

*zip up short sleeve shirt and it's good. Use it all the time
*tool kit - I ended up bending a couple of the tools. The cassette removing tool (bar with a chain) bent and pin fell out of the chain. But several of the other tools were very handy, it gave me a good idea about what tools I need (I've never really repaired bikes beyond the basics). I'm just going to replace the tools that aren't much good with better quality items.
*$7 bike computer (bought it for the g/f). Worked for about 30 seconds and that was it. Wouldn't pickup the sensor
*cycling socks (whatever that means), but they were cheap and good!
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby QuangVuong » Fri May 03, 2013 8:39 pm

Picked up one of those saddles they had last week. Turns out its a Sell Royal saddle, which is made in Italy. Not bad for a $15 saddle.

Also grabbed the $10 wireless comp, but its range is far too short. Wouldve like to have the sensor on the chainstay(other side), rather than on the forks.

How much were those tool kits Aldi had?
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby foo on patrol » Fri May 03, 2013 8:56 pm

DarrenL wrote:I've had mixed results with Aldi bike gear

*zip up short sleeve shirt and it's good. Use it all the time
*tool kit - I ended up bending a couple of the tools. The cassette removing tool (bar with a chain) bent and pin fell out of the chain. But several of the other tools were very handy, it gave me a good idea about what tools I need (I've never really repaired bikes beyond the basics). I'm just going to replace the tools that aren't much good with better quality items.
*$7 bike computer (bought it for the g/f). Worked for about 30 seconds and that was it. Wouldn't pickup the sensor
*cycling socks (whatever that means), but they were cheap and good!


Take it back and get another one, their return policy is very good! :idea:

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby DarrenL » Sat May 04, 2013 5:09 pm

QuangVuong wrote:How much were those tool kits Aldi had?


from memory they were about $40
they contain just about everything you need.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby DarrenL » Sat May 04, 2013 5:11 pm

foo on patrol wrote:
Take it back and get another one, their return policy is very good! :idea:

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I'd probably spend $7 in petrol driving there lol ;)
I don't usually shop at ALDI, so it would be a special trip. If it cost more $20 I'd probably consider taking it back, but for $7 I'm not that worried
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Ross » Sun May 05, 2013 4:22 pm

Problem with returning Aldi stuff they usually don't have a replacement in stock as it was only on special for that week and I think they must send unsold stock back to the warehouse (not always though, sometimes they just sell it off cheap) but you can get a refund.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby QuangVuong » Sun May 05, 2013 6:06 pm

My Aldi usually keeps unsold stock in the store room. The wired computers they had last week are still on the shelves. Soon, Id reckon theyll go on special and move to the glass cabinets at the front of the store.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby celeste boy » Mon May 06, 2013 11:50 am

DarrenL wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:How much were those tool kits Aldi had?


from memory they were about $40
they contain just about everything you need.


I used the bearing puller today for the first time. Worked like a charm.
Also used the chain breaker. Excellent.
All on 80's type bike.

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby mddawson » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:30 am

2.2" TFT touchscreen Hiking GPS $79.99 - 20 July 2013

Waterproof
Supports KML & GPX formats
Odometer
Altimeter
Max speed
MP3 & MP4 playback
Homing function
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby mddawson » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:54 pm

Crane Foldable Bike for $139 on the 21/09 (looks like the same bike recently sold by Supercheap Auto)

6 Speed Shimano Revo shifters
Shimano rear derailleur
Alloy rims
98% assembled
Includes heavy duty carry bag
Available in black or gun metal
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby MarkG » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:58 am

mddawson wrote:Crane Foldable Bike for $139 on the 21/09 (looks like the same bike recently sold by Supercheap Auto)

6 Speed Shimano Revo shifters
Shimano rear derailleur
Alloy rims
98% assembled
Includes heavy duty carry bag
Available in black or gun metal


I wonder if Jennay is gonna get in on this bargain!
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby lobstermash » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:15 am

A guy at work got one last year. It's not a terrible piece of crap (as far as folders go) and quite rideable if set up right. I'm almost tempted to get one...
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby mddawson » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:26 am

Catalogue image for folding bike:

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby human909 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:57 am

I hope the seat goes a little higher! :shock:
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby donny70 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:15 am

Keep it low and use it for trials
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby BianchiCam » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:49 pm

Wonder if the Gumtree seller can play around with the pic and wording and sell it for, say, $500?
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby cp123 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:54 pm

i bought a pair of aldi/crane shy pants once and they didn't last one trip and ripped straight down the mid centre seam right underneath. :shock: i took them back to the shop and the guy gave me grief - did i climb through a fence with them on? were they the right size? what did i do with them etc and i showed him the receipt from about 1 day before hand and the fact that it was torn right along the seam and he finally gave me my $$$ back.

i also bought a crane black vest and the zip busted fairly quickly. i just bought a new $5 zip, spent hours unpicking and put a new one in. Now it works right.


2/2 is enough to put me off. i'd rather buy name brands now.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby FXST01 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:01 pm

Aldi bike specials coming up on 03 Oct 13, I may pick up another tool kit myself.

Aldi Specials 03 Oct/
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:13 pm

I feel a little bit ripped off now. I bought the same variant of the toolkit from Roswheel for $45 or so only about half a year ago.

I'll prob pick up one of those short sleeve jerseys, and a pair of arm warmer.
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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:11 am

I've had the short sleeved shirts for nearly 4yrs and they are quite good. :wink: Might have a look at that tool kit though. :idea:

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Re: Aldi Specials

Postby Marto » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:57 am

foo on patrol wrote:I've had the short sleeved shirts for nearly 4yrs and they are quite good. :wink: Might have a look at that tool kit though. :idea:

Foo


+1 for the shirts. I've had a long sleeve top from Aldi for 3 years, so I'll look for short sleeved ones.

Watch out for Camels in Aldi. This one looks unimpressed by the specials:

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