Halfords

wakou

Über Member
Location
Essex
I don't usually promote big chain-stores, I prefer to use LBS etc, but I went to Halford's yesterday, and was mighty impressed... It seems they are really trying to take on Decathlon and IMHO are doing a pretty good job.....
I bought..
1) cyclocutters_zpsc09ead14.jpe
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...01&langId=-1&productId=525675&catalogId=10151

These are £34.99 at Evan's and other bike shops of good repute, £17.99 reserve and collect = nice! :smile:

2)
turtle_zps5780b039.jpe

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...01&langId=-1&productId=166461&catalogId=10151
1/2 price = £1.99

3) shimcable_zpsa7d21906.jpg

I guess I just got lucky, original price £11.99, reduced to £8.00, reduced to £5.00, reduced web price £3.20.......... I reserved and collected. I got to the shop, and the manger said, you can have that for 50p. And I have another one here, do you want that as well?
I nearly took his arm off, and said "I'll empty the shop at that price!"

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/..._productId_216251_langId_-1_categoryId_273959

3) I have just noticed that these are £0.79p on web price, but even in-store @ £1.00 are a bargain.....
waterbottle_zpsccb59b7d.jpe

I can look like a real 'Pro roadie" (twat) by simply throwing them in to a hedge after use when out with the cycle club.....

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...01&langId=-1&productId=385205&catalogId=10151

I have not actually tried these yet, and can't find them on Halfords website, so here is a Screwfix link.....
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http://www.screwfix.com/p/swarfega-heavy-duty-wipes-pack-of-15/80687#

But at Halford's these are 50p a pack, and three for two so £1.00 for three packs of the perfect thing for mickleing (tm) (c) the chain and for 'flossing' the cassette, better than baby wipes, as they contain alcohols and and other solvents/degreasers...

Also, most 'products' ie lubes, cleaning, etc etc are on 3 for two offer ATM.. so stock up the fettling shed...... :smile:
Also cycling accessories are on three for two as well, so canny choosing can get some proper bargains...





And finally............

zelos_zps86cda1e4.jpe
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/..._productId_927683_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

£300.00? I nearly bought one just 'because'..... and genuine competition for the Decathlon B'twin Triban IMHO.......
 
Location
London
Yes, Halfords used to/probably still does - get a lot of undeserved stick. A certain past member of the London cycling community used to slag them off, I think because of the car association - maybe he reckoned that if you went in for a bike bit they were going to pin you to the wall until you walked out with a car.

They used to do a fair bit of Polaris clothing - it was very good value. Also "Bicycle Line" clothing, though not maybe any more. Bicycle Line stuff wasn't the flashest/smoothest stuff you'd ever see but it was decent servicable day to day stuff - I have a lot of thin lycra shorts I got for £7 on a half price offer - fine for a day ride. I think it's actually an Italian company but with stuff made in Rumania - seen it in Italian bike shops for substantially more than Halfords.

They also do lots of useful bits and bobs - bearings etc - in small packs.

My only gripe with them - went in recently to collect a web ordered bit and I was told that if I went onto their customer reaction page and ranked that store "excellent" I would be in line for a big prize in a raffle. Just so I didn't forget, the staff member, who had been helpful, circled the word "excellent" on the piece of paper she handed me, just so I wouldn't forget. As I suspected, when I checked the page you were supposedly in line for the prize just for responding. Or maybe not - maybe only the total enthusiasts were entered ...

thanks for the link though wakou - I'll check it out more, though I shouldn't really buy anything ...
 

helston90

Eat, sleep, ride, repeat.
Location
Cornwall
Thanks for the heads up- just reserved some bottles and the brake kit- I'm now awaiting a phone call to say they can't find them in shop (what normally happens).
And bravo on buying the reasonable looking Carrera just 'because' - SWMBO would never let that one through the net! lol
 

Archeress

Veteran
Location
Bristol
I bought the Zelos last bank holiday because it was all I could afford seeing as I couldn't get onto the C2W scheme. It's proving to be a great bike.

Hugs
Archeress x
 
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wakou

wakou

Über Member
Location
Essex
I spotted the cable kit two or three weeks ago, but when I tried to reserve, it reported 'out of stock' in any store, so I presumed a web-techy's mistake.... but they are out there......

Thanks for the heads up- just reserved some bottles and the brake kit- I'm now awaiting a phone call to say they can't find them in shop (what normally happens).
And bravo on buying the reasonable looking Carrera just 'because' - SWMBO would never let that one through the net! lol
 
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wakou

wakou

Über Member
Location
Essex
Thanks for the heads up- just reserved some bottles and the brake kit- I'm now awaiting a phone call to say they can't find them in shop (what normally happens).
And bravo on buying the reasonable looking Carrera just 'because' - SWMBO would never let that one through the net! lol
I did not actually buy it .... I "nearly" bought it "just because"............. :smile:
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
I must admit my nearest decent sized halfords has a couple of very keen cyclists there so they do tend to have a clue .
Bought 2 sets of the m530s as and upgrade for my bikes from m520s as i sometimes feel they latter does need a wider platform on them and maybe the reason why i have had 3 pairs of shoes split on the sole due to excessive force/ flex .
 
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