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

Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts

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

Postby peter » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:41 am

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.


Image

Image

Image

Image
User avatar
peter
 
Posts: 958
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:39 pm
Location: sydney

by BNA » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:43 am

BNA
 

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

Postby trailgumby » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:43 am

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.
User avatar
trailgumby
 
Posts: 10365
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:30 pm
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney

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

Postby Scouse » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:47 am

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.
Last edited by Scouse on Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
Scott

1975 Peugeot UO-8 - daily commuter along the Liverpool to Parramatta cycleway (and back again :))

**Now living south of Campbelltown so commuting with the help of Mr Cityrail.
User avatar
Scouse
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:56 pm
Location: Douglas Park, NSW

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

Postby CommuRider » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:20 am

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.
Amateur oenologist and green-friendly commuter.
User avatar
CommuRider
 
Posts: 5053
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:16 pm
Location: Sydney

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

Postby nickj_d » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:29 am

+1 for their soft shell jackets. Bought one a couple of years ago and they're perfect for Sydney winters. might try grab another.
2006 Giant OCR Comp
2010 Felt TK2
2010 Niner 29'er
User avatar
nickj_d
 
Posts: 434
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:37 am
Location: Sydney - Kellyville Ridge

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

Postby rkelsen » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:07 pm

You have to wonder about the quality of a dual-suspension disc-braked MTB for $200.
User avatar
rkelsen
 
Posts: 4359
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:41 pm

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

Postby elfrog » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:40 pm

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 :)
elfrog
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:34 pm

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

Postby zozza » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:55 pm

Image

Might get a couple of these?
User avatar
zozza
 
Posts: 4055
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:58 pm

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

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:31 pm

8)
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14861
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

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

Postby elfrog » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:10 pm

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
elfrog
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:34 pm

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

Postby peter » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:35 pm

User avatar
peter
 
Posts: 958
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:39 pm
Location: sydney

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

Postby peter » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:35 pm

User avatar
peter
 
Posts: 958
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:39 pm
Location: sydney

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

Postby elfrog » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:51 pm

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
Last edited by elfrog on Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
elfrog
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:34 pm

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

Postby Comedian » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:51 pm

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 :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

Image
User avatar
Comedian
 
Posts: 4412
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:35 pm
Location: Brisbane

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

Postby elfrog » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:53 pm

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
elfrog
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:34 pm

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

Postby flynnyfalcon » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:11 pm

zozza wrote:Image

Might get a couple of these?


What's with the crankset? $2299 ???
Image
flynnyfalcon
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:58 pm

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

Postby CommuRider » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:18 pm

29 Nov :|
Amateur oenologist and green-friendly commuter.
User avatar
CommuRider
 
Posts: 5053
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:16 pm
Location: Sydney

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

Postby elfrog » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:44 pm

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
elfrog
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:34 pm

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

Postby aussieorchid » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:38 pm

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.
aussieorchid
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:51 pm
Location: Brisbane

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

Postby Oxford » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:49 pm

aussieorchid wrote: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.

the sizing is fairly standard, but make sure to check them. I bought a couple of pair last time and though they were marked L, they were in fact XL and too big.
Building more roads to prevent congestion is like a fat man loosening his belt to prevent obesity.
- Lewis Mumford
User avatar
Oxford
 
Posts: 5150
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:49 pm
Location: Brisbane

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

Postby footloose » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:33 am

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.
footloose
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:57 pm

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

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:06 am

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.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 26012
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

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

Postby elfrog » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:58 am

I took a picture of the catalogue I picked up here in Victoria, not sure why this one is missing online

Image

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
elfrog
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:34 pm

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

Postby Nobody » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:06 am

rkelsen wrote:You have to wonder about the quality of a dual-suspension disc-braked MTB for $200.
You don't have to wonder:
Image
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.
Nobody
 
Posts: 6656
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:10 pm
Location: Sydney

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

Postby CommuRider » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:11 am

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 :-)
Amateur oenologist and green-friendly commuter.
User avatar
CommuRider
 
Posts: 5053
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:16 pm
Location: Sydney

Next

Return to Buying a bike / parts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Gardeez



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit