Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 31 Mar 2008.
I can recommend the bicycle tool kit. It has repaid itself since I bought it last year.
Im actually looking at the bike toolkit, looks like something I could keep at work for emergencies ! Also the bike pump for a fiver would also be handy.
Grab the tool kit...Wiggle sell the exact same for £40. I've had mine a couple of years, I recently managed to snap one of the link guides on the chain splitter, but that was me being ham fisted. Excellent VFM
Get the toolkit thread!
I was lucky enough to pick up a cycling jacket - very comfortable warm and looks just the business - only £8 !!! can i get woop woop?
Just bought the track (floor) pump.
It seems robust enough (mainly steel/alu). Although I have my concerns about the plastic valve lock/release lever. The foot-hold is just a piece if bent wire, but works. And there is no means of adjusting how 'tight' it grips on to the valve - but that's being picky.
Also the pressure gauge is accurate enough for bike use.
Most important of all is that I got my rear tyre to 110 psi in less than 20 seconds, with minimal effort.
Verdict - bargin for a fiver!
They appeared to have lots of stock - apart from the advertised repair kit.
I just got the tool kit and a bottle..... looked at the wireless computer but not so sure about it
The tool kit looks pretty good for the price - it has a few tools that I did not have.... it will come handy when I prepare the frame for a re-spray
I was waiting for the pedals but I don't think they will come this year, I bought two sets last year and they are worth every penny...
I got the toolkit. It looks pretty good. It'll do for now, and I plan to replace with better tools as I go along.
Got the toolkit, glasses and a pump (maybe this will be the £5 pump that works, you never know )
I was in the Manchester store at 8:30, and stock looked plentiful then...
I picked up the track pump too that's all I really wanted (I'll leave it at my parents house as a spare) but I couldn't resist buying the repair set too. Maybe it was the miserable weather but the Nicholson St, Edin still had plenty of stock left at 1:00.
Popped into my local lidl, all but two of the tool kits had gone, so after i left there was just one! Only a couple of pumps and glasses were left! seems like vultures were there early :-D
A wise course of action imho. I bought a Lidl tool kit several years ago and it is now decidedly battered. The chain tool went first, just broke under pressure, and the big spanners (for head set, pedals, etc) are getting chewed.
If you've got a lot of mechanicing to do, or have an expensive bike you don't want to knacker, I would probably would buy decent tools straight off. The Lidl set is good value but don't expect them to last forever.
Ah well, just bought the £2.99 68 piece repair bits - valve cores, bulbs for my 6v lamps, cheap chain quick link, allen keys, spanner, puncture kit, a few nuts and bolts, spare brake and gear cable etc. This is for leaving at the office - never know when it may help me or a colleague.
Picked up the track pump to leave at the office, but I've already got a good pump in my rucksack, a track pump at home and a Blackburn carbon airstick...... so I put it back - looked OK for the cash - just too tempting at those prices.
Nothing else left, but that was the Lidl on Oxford Road in Manchester by St Mary's - lot's of commuting students I think.
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