LIDL kit part 2

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by GazK, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. RecordAceFromNew

    RecordAceFromNew Swinging Member

    West London
    If your local Lidl doesn't stock it and you want to have one, I have a funny feeling that this toolkit by Halfraud is made by the same Taiwanese company and it includes practical the same if not identical tools in the same kind of case. Similar rebadged versions under different brands (e.g. Tacx) are sold by various online shops and indeed ebay sellers.

    I think they are the "same" because I have had one for about 3 years (bought from Ribble I think), and mine looks very very similar to all these others.

    Halfrauds seems to be offering 3 for 2 too...
  2. gouldina

    gouldina New Member

    Managed to get one of the toolkits in Cardiff. There were none in my local one in London. Also bought the chain cleaner which seems decent for the money.
  3. Armegatron

    Armegatron Active Member

    Used the toolkit today and yesterday. I removed the chain to bath it in cleaner, I also removed the casette and cleaned that. While I was at it I took the front derailer off and gave that a scrub. Then took the cable off and popped some oil in. I put it all back together today and went for a ride, and Im amazed by how different it feels. Gear changes are much much smoother, and there isnt a notchy feel while pedalling. Really glad I got it :tongue:
  4. Bandini

    Bandini Guest

    Yeah I got one - looks ok for the price. They had sold out in all local branches, except for the one in the less salubrious part!
  5. georgiebuzz

    georgiebuzz Active Member

    I got the toolkit from Lichfield branch to replace the bottom bracket on my bike over the weekend and I must say I am impressed. I did manage to destroy the square drive supplied in the kit, but the bottom bracket tool held up fine. And I did end up using a heat gun, WD40 and a long 24mm spanner along with the spline tool to finally remove it.
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