What bike, part or cycling related item have you regretted buying?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by airborneal, 2 Mar 2018.

  1. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    No. Finish Line Green user here.
     
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  2. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    Aldi overshoes, their kit is not the best, but some of it has served me well, they had a bad day when they designed the flimsy overshoe.
     
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  3. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Never ever use it when they are gritting, it disintegrates faster than the wicked witch of the West.
     
  4. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I got a Bianchi Sempre Pro in Matte Black and then a Ridley Noah SL in Lotto Soudal colours. Stopped at those two and love them both in fairness, both to look at and also riding.
     
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  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I like the chain cleaner things. Got mine from Lidl years ago. Easy to use and works well
     
  6. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Location:
    Staffs
    Same here.
     
  7. Doug.

    Doug. Über Member

    Both these items were pretty costly, which does annoy me, as there doesn't seem to be any correlation between price & quality, just price & brandname[/QUOTE]
     
  8. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

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    Which items are you referring to?
     
  9. Something obviously went very wrong while he was replying to...

     
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  10. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Cheers. They were referring to a Brooks Saddle and a Garmin then.
     
  11. snertos999

    snertos999 Well-Known Member

    I actually make regular use my Park Tool chain cleaner and coupled with Rhino Goo bike cleaning fluid gets the chain absolutely gleaming.
     
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  12. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    :smile: this thread seems to have turned into a 'do you like chain cleaner doodads' discussion.
    Who'da thought Britain could be so polarised! [Irony emoji]
     
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  13. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo Parks, Hotels and Palaces, Europe Endless.

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Cannondale carbon synapse when they first came out...felt like a work in progress to me...they must have improved things surely?
     
  14. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    A £22 Mountain Morph pump... absolute sh!te because the fitting is far too tight for a schrader valve. :thumbsdown:
     
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  15. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    I've written at length about the B17 saddle. My backside still aches at the memory.
     
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