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ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:41 am
by peter
They haven't put it on the web yet, here're the scans for those interested.

The $15 track pump is looking good as a spare for the office.
$30 120 lumens LED with lithium battery and charger looks attractive.
Also the $40 bike tool set.
Cycling briefs with padding, haven't seen those before.

The "special buys" starts on 05/10/2011 (next Wednesday), but from experience they will probably be on the shelves from late afternoon Tuesday.


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Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:43 am
by trailgumby
That bike light looks like the perfect thing for hanging out with your mates in the forest on a night ride. ;) Snag a tree branch and you'll be hanging for awhile is my guess - don’t be last in line on the singletrack :lol:

Almost got hung up by the helmet myself on Tuesday night. My Ay-Ups got snagged in a low tree branch and just about ripped me off the bike by the helmet. They sit almost flush against the helmet, not up in the air like a periscope like those Aldi lights.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:47 am
by Scouse
Thanks for the heads up.

peter wrote:Cycling briefs with padding, haven't seen those before.

I bought a couple a year or so ago, they've held up fine IMO & no complaints of see-throughness as of yet (but I wear dark daks anyway).

**Edit: I've bought the knicks, not the undies before - I might give those a miss.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:20 am
by CommuRider
I don't recommend the cycling underwear. Flimsy material, even flimsier stitching.

+1 to bike tool set. I know Park Tools are the mecca but for a learner they are a good intro.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:29 am
by nickj_d
+1 for their soft shell jackets. Bought one a couple of years ago and they're perfect for Sydney winters. might try grab another.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:07 pm
by rkelsen
You have to wonder about the quality of a dual-suspension disc-braked MTB for $200.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:40 pm
by elfrog
I'm going to give the flat bar road bike a try from that catalogue, I have a good xt and xtr based hard tail MTB but I've been after something more road friendly and 700c based for ages to burn into town on, this bike is cheaper than a budget set of wheels and slicks so I'm going to go with it. Might be making a small mistake or might not, I will find out next Thursday :)

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:55 pm
by zozza
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Might get a couple of these?

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:31 pm
by mikesbytes
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Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:10 pm
by elfrog
Hrm! the road bike I have in my paper catalogue hasn't showed up on the website catalogue, maybe it's not going to be there after all, anyone else got the paper catalogue from the the store and have it? or not have it

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:35 pm
by peter

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:35 pm
by peter

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:51 pm
by elfrog
Peter that flat bar road bike wasn't in your paper catalogue? I'll take a picture of my catalogue tonight once I get home, it was listed at $249

ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:51 pm
by Comedian
elfrog wrote:I'm going to give the flat bar road bike a try from that catalogue, I have a good xt and xtr based hard tail MTB but I've been after something more road friendly and 700c based for ages to burn into town on, this bike is cheaper than a budget set of wheels and slicks so I'm going to go with it. Might be making a small mistake or might not, I will find out next Thursday :)

Please report back :)

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:53 pm
by elfrog
Comedian wrote:
elfrog wrote:I'm going to give the flat bar road bike a try from that catalogue, I have a good xt and xtr based hard tail MTB but I've been after something more road friendly and 700c based for ages to burn into town on, this bike is cheaper than a budget set of wheels and slicks so I'm going to go with it. Might be making a small mistake or might not, I will find out next Thursday :)

Please report back :)


I will if the bike is real lol at the moment I'm starting to wonder :s maybe it was a printing error and is going to be sold at a later date, it's not a bike I've seen at ALDI in the last 2 years since we've had a store so it cant be a past bike, really weird it's not on the online catalogue

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:11 pm
by flynnyfalcon
zozza wrote:Image

Might get a couple of these?


What's with the crankset? $2299 ???

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:18 pm
by CommuRider
29 Nov :|

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:44 pm
by elfrog
The cranks are a bike elitist's funny photoshop joke, they should know at least that aldi don't do was! now 2 for.. : lol. aldi stuff isn't top brand stuff fair enough but from experience the power tools at least aren't any more likely to blow up than a Makita and cost about 10 times less. We always make a joke about being an almost fully aldi powered shed now, so over the years I've learned that if you pick and choose a bit you can get a very good deal there. Even the backup generator to run the pumps incase there's a big fire is an aldi one :p talk about having aldi faith, although the water pumps themselves are not aldi, I was tempted one time when they had pumps for under $100 but didn't quite get across the line. I haven't bought a bike there (yet) but I've looked at a few in the box's and some of the non dual suspension MTB's in the $200+ range have been OK so I've been waiting a couple of years for something that is road travel suitable to give it a shot. The wife's been drunk on aldi grog plenty of times too so that seems to work just fine also lol :p

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:38 pm
by aussieorchid
Anyone know how the size is on the bike shorts going to try and get a friend to grab a pair but not sure was the sizing is like.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:33 am
by footloose
zozza wrote:Image

Might get a couple of these?


I dunno, even one of those fridges might be a bit much on the bike rack.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:06 am
by Mulger bill
If their knicks fall from the same tree as their previous attempts, avoid. They have this translucent quality that would be magnificent in chiffon.

Gonna check out the jackets and the lad will get one of those lights as an upgrade on his QH unit.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:58 am
by elfrog
I took a picture of the catalogue I picked up here in Victoria, not sure why this one is missing online

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I figured it would be sold as another brand also like everything is these days and turns out it's this bike

http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Volare-Hy ... B0030U8T14

Everyone says the seat is rubbish but apart from that it seems good enough to get me around town for a while, I'm guessing it's weigh considerably more than my 10.5kg hard tail MTB but surely will beat riding around on knobbys so if it's in the store I'll grab one

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:06 am
by Nobody
rkelsen wrote:You have to wonder about the quality of a dual-suspension disc-braked MTB for $200.
You don't have to wonder:
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From page 4 of viewtopic.php?f=34&t=26431&start=75

Thanks to Aldifan for confirming by trial what some of us thought these bikes would be like long-term.

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:11 am
by CommuRider
Mulger bill wrote:Gonna check out the jackets and the lad will get one of those lights as an upgrade on his QH unit.


I still have their jackets. Pretty durable and you can't be missed in fluoro! Made me sweat like a pig so I was wet inside and outside when it was raining. Have gone to better and more expensive things now :-)

Re: ALDI bike sale (starting on 05/10/2011 Wednesday)

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:04 am
by foo on patrol
Mulger bill wrote:If their knicks fall from the same tree as their previous attempts, avoid. They have this translucent quality that would be magnificent in chiffon.

Gonna check out the jackets and the lad will get one of those lights as an upgrade on his QH unit.


I have the light on my bike. They are good from the on coming view but the depth of the beam isn't that great but ok for riding at 20/25kmh with caution. :wink:

Foo