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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Aldi have got more bike specials coming at the end of the month:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuy...-soon/cycling/
    I went in there today and bought the last of their base layers (I was lucky, they had one top and one bottom left!) plus two pairs of the trousers.

    They certainly kept me warm and they seem pretty good quality. The only minor gripe that I have is that the padding in the trousers isn't all that but otherwise I'm happy, especially for what they cost. If you're after some winter cycling clothes, I recommend them

    I also took this picture while out riding this evening:

    http://instagram.com/p/g_M4njROSO/

    Quite pleased with that!
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    Aldi yet again!

    They have a ski special tomorrow but what caught my eye was this:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuy...rts-glasses-1/

    "Sports" glasses for 4 with interchangeable lenses. They're giving you tinted, yellow and clear lenses. Might not be that much cop but worth a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Aldi yet again!

    They have a ski special tomorrow but what caught my eye was this:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuy...rts-glasses-1/

    "Sports" glasses for 4 with interchangeable lenses. They're giving you tinted, yellow and clear lenses. Might not be that much cop but worth a go!
    Thanks for the reminder, saw them the other day.

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    They have some compression base layers too. I got the last set in the last cycling sale so maybe I'll pick up another pair as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Aldi yet again!

    They have a ski special tomorrow but what caught my eye was this:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuy...rts-glasses-1/

    "Sports" glasses for 4 with interchangeable lenses. They're giving you tinted, yellow and clear lenses. Might not be that much cop but worth a go!
    I've been using Aldi glasses for a few years now and they are quite good and you don't mind if you lose them at that price. I generally get a new pair each year as I end up misplacing lenses!
    An update on the new Aldi cycling gloves though. Don't bother. Whilst they are nice and warm, the inners are only stitched in with a small amount of thread in a few places and now mine have come away from the fingers on both gloves when I take them off and it takes an age to get them back in place. Santa is bringing me a decent pair of winter cycling gloves I hope.
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    Only a couple of weeks to the shortest day too.. Then we have to use lights less... It was realy dark on Monday, had to walk in yesterday as we were going for Food afterwork and today I have been elsewhere....

    Popped 25Miles in the bag on Sunday though.

    I am still trying to get my Bike to 1000Miles by christmass. 50Miles left to go, so that's ten work and back trips..


    Will pop into aldi tomorrow.

    Rob

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    Of course shortest day does not equate to coldest.... So not looking forward to late-Jan Early-Feb.... Brrrr..

    Rob

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    I fell foul of a stray piece of broken bottle at the weekend, and I have torn a big hole imn the sidewall of my front tyre and shredded part of the inner tube and with no money to replace it, looks like the bikes in the shed until new years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I've been using Aldi glasses for a few years now and they are quite good and you don't mind if you lose them at that price. I generally get a new pair each year as I end up misplacing lenses!
    An update on the new Aldi cycling gloves though. Don't bother. Whilst they are nice and warm, the inners are only stitched in with a small amount of cotton in a few places and now mine have come away from the fingers on both gloves when I take them off and it takes an age to get them back in place. Santa is bringing me a decent pair of winter cycling gloves I hope.
    Yes the gloves are poor.

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    Glass does my head in. Its in the cycle lane, on the pavement and on the bloody road. Last thing you need this time of year is a puncture in the dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Glass does my head in. Its in the cycle lane, on the pavement and on the bloody road. Last thing you need this time of year is a puncture in the dark
    Wouldn't have minded just a puncture...you can repair them...this ripped a 3-4 inch hole in the tyre however it give me an excuse to upgrade to some Maxxis high Roller 2's

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    Thinking of the same in the new year myself. Touch wood not been too bad this year as i've changed jobs and commute. Used to go along a rural canal and had regular punctures from Hawthorn needles.

    No its mostly road so glass is the one to watch out for.

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    I tried tyre liners, but had a pin-hole in the tube within two weeks. Out they came.

    I've been using Slime (tube additive) for a couple of weeks with success. I had a front puncture; it deflated a little but kept enough air to get to work. It had totally deflated, and took a total of three inflations to 'catch' the puncture, and it's held the pressure 100% since then without repair I had a minor 'pffft' on the rear tyre, lost a little air, but is holding.

    So Slime has already saved me (at least) two tube changes on a dark canal towpath.
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    When I first started riding, I got three punctures within my first week. The guy in the bike shop suggested putting a kevlar lining inside the tyre, no punctures since!

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    I use the Aldi glasses as well pretty good and so cheap, I brought a HR monitor and bike computer in the summer these are still going strong on the bike.

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