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    Aldi are to do cycling equipment once more on the 26th September. They only have this page up currently: https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuy...-soon/cycling/
    And it looks like they will be doing their very nice bike toolkits once more. I can recommend these quite highly and have used mine extensively since I got it last year. Not sure about the cycling shoes though with winter fast approaching and I'm looking at buying some army surplus Gore-Tex combat books for my winter cycling commute as cold wet feet just aren't my thing!

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    Aldi Cycle shoes are poor, one of mine is splitting after less than 6 months.

    Dos_Box, try Gortex OverShoes, they should keep your feet dry and snug in the winter, they go mine over normal trainers and cycling socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Aldi Cycle shoes are poor, one of mine is splitting after less than 6 months.

    Dos_Box, try Gortex OverShoes, they should keep your feet dry and snug in the winter, they go mine over normal trainers and cycling socks.
    The problem I have with them is that water will still get in over the tops. Boots are much better for me.

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    Even the ones that go pst you ankle with velcro fastners etc.. Never had a problem with mine.

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    Half anecdote, half confession.

    My feet got soaked last Friday, I was caught without overshoes on my way home. Even though the shoes are heavy Goretex walking shoes, nothing bar wellies would have kept out that amount of water.

    The upshot was my shoes were still soaking on Monday - so I rode in in crocs. Yes, those funny plastic shoes (black, discrete and hidden under overshoes)

    Well, I kept wearing them and I've done 45 miles in them this week and I love 'em!

    They don't absorb any water, wipe them with a rag when they get wet and you're good to go. Worst case is that your socks get wet, wipe the crocs, put on dry socks and you're off again. No more cold wet shoes.

    Time will tell, but I'm going to see how I get on with these rather than fabric shoes. So far, it's all pluses - very light, very tough, don't absorb water, and if you keep spinning, no-one will see your feet.

    The cool kids have disowned me, of course.

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    Why not bolt a pair of crocs to the pedal platform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Why not bolt a pair of crocs to the pedal platform?
    It's been done.Google 'crocs spd'

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Why not bolt a pair of crocs to the pedal platform?
    That would just look stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Aldi are to do cycling equipment once more on the 26th September. They only have this page up currently: https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuy...-soon/cycling/
    And it looks like they will be doing their very nice bike toolkits once more. I can recommend these quite highly and have used mine extensively since I got it last year. Not sure about the cycling shoes though with winter fast approaching and I'm looking at buying some army surplus Gore-Tex combat books for my winter cycling commute as cold wet feet just aren't my thing!
    The day before payday! The sods!

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    I am thinking getting the Triathlon suit.

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    Cheers @twinturbo. That must have just gone up!
    I'll be investing in some of their winter gloves. My old pair have just about had it and have done sterling service for over 4 winters now
    The under helmet cap also looks to be a good idea, but may just be too sweaty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Cheers @twinturbo. That must have just gone up!
    I'll be investing in some of their winter gloves. My old pair have just about had it and have done sterling service for over 4 winters now
    The under helmet cap also looks to be a good idea, but may just be too sweaty!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Cheers @twinturbo. The under helmet cap also looks to be a good idea, but may just be too sweaty!
    I had a cycling cap but as you've mentioned I find it gets way too hot. Instead I'd recommend some buffs like the one below :-

    Revolution Buff

    You can wear it balaclava style when starting out and it's cold then pull it down cover the face or simply as a neckerchief as you warm up from riding.

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