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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby TimothyW » Thu Aug 15, 2019 05:57 am

I feel like a broken record on this but if you want to build up a bike with those RS505 shifters and calipers you could do much worse than the Dolan RDX frameset, still on sale for £200, flat mount brakes and full carbon fork, includes headset and seatpost, has mudguard bosses....

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Postby Matt_N » Thu Aug 15, 2019 07:24 am

Rapha sale is on...
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Postby redvision » Thu Aug 15, 2019 14:16 pm

Probably not the best but lidl have a turbo trainer for £30

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl. ... leId=24632

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Postby Daniel B » Thu Aug 15, 2019 16:21 pm

apreading wrote:
NitrousOxide wrote:https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-rs505-hydraulic-disc-brake-set-stis-rs505-flat-mount-calipers-11-speed-89846.html

£200 for the pair, or £180 if you have 200 reward points.

If https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-5 ... 54421.html is flat mount, could be a nice brake upgrade.

Few other sale items https://bikes.merlincycles.com//search? ... 13bca38e4e


The Castelli LW bibtights are a fabulous buy at those prices!


Just ordered a pair from Tredz for £66.50, £71.50 (in Small and Medium only though) plus (or minus) the ubiquitous £5 off code.

Looks like I bagged the last black and yellow pair (Merlin still have those at £90), fancied trying a new colour scheme.

Is it fair to think of them as a long omloop, or not remotely?
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Postby apreading » Thu Aug 15, 2019 16:33 pm

Dont know the Omloop. They are like the Sorpasso between knee and waist, with a think lycra calf and a lighter bit around the body. I found they really increase the range as they keep the key bits of the body as warm as the Sorpasso, you can put a warmer layer around the body if its cold and my calves dont feel the cold so much. So they cover most of the cold stuff but unlike the sorpassos they can be worn far longer into the early months of the year without overheating.

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Postby timmyotool » Thu Aug 15, 2019 21:28 pm

apreading wrote:Dont know the Omloop. They are like the Sorpasso between knee and waist, with a think lycra calf and a lighter bit around the body. I found they really increase the range as they keep the key bits of the body as warm as the Sorpasso, you can put a warmer layer around the body if its cold and my calves dont feel the cold so much. So they cover most of the cold stuff but unlike the sorpassos they can be worn far longer into the early months of the year without overheating.


I'd second that, bought them on a whim last year for a similar price, really useful for that 10 degree day, which seems to be what most nice London winters days end up at.

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Postby thistle (MBNW) » Fri Aug 16, 2019 07:23 am

redvision wrote:Probably not the best but lidl have a turbo trainer for £30

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl. ... leId=24632

Wow. Might give it a go, I've never tried a turbo before so at least I shouldn't be disappointed :)

Can you combine it with one of these so you have an mtb turbo?
Or for that authentic "crap road surface" effect ?https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=24633

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Postby NitrousOxide » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:35 am

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wahoo-ELEMNT-G ... 01DFQUTTC/ £190

While the price might be much of a deal, what I did notice was that it gave me the option to pay £38pcm for 5 month, interest free... I don't buy much from Amazon, but never seen that option before.
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Postby bendertherobot » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:56 am

Rapha sale, glasses are 50% off [50 quid]
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Postby itboffin » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:41 pm

i was tempted until i saw the photos of people wearing them \o/ now that's funny

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Postby BMXboy10 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 22:07 pm

bendertherobot wrote:Rapha sale, glasses are 50% off [50 quid]

Got me some to try.....cheers for the heads up!

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Postby bendertherobot » Fri Aug 16, 2019 22:28 pm

Mine are on way. They are out there, but way better looking with a helmet.
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Postby BMXboy10 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 09:33 am

bendertherobot wrote:Mine are on way. They are out there, but way better looking with a helmet.

Did you go black or bronze lens?

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Postby bendertherobot » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:30 am

BMXboy10 wrote:
bendertherobot wrote:Mine are on way. They are out there, but way better looking with a helmet.

Did you go black or bronze lens?


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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby Daniel B » Sat Aug 17, 2019 13:28 pm

bendertherobot wrote:Rapha sale, glasses are 50% off [50 quid]


Iirc their rrp used to be way more than £100?

Tried a pair a while back, but they are not designed for smaller faces, just too wide.
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Postby BMXboy10 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 13:39 pm

Daniel B wrote:
bendertherobot wrote:Rapha sale, glasses are 50% off [50 quid]


Iirc their rrp used to be way more than £100?

Tried a pair a while back, but they are not designed for smaller faces, just too wide.

Yes £140 I think

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Postby bendertherobot » Sat Aug 17, 2019 15:35 pm

Yeah, they were going regularly on ebay at £85 when they were £140 on Rapah. Zeiss lenses so definitely worth a punt at £50!
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby jeddy11 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 16:39 pm

Was going take a punt but 5 quid delivery :| free delivery over 100 :shock:

bendertherobot wrote:Yeah, they were going regularly on ebay at £85 when they were £140 on Rapah. Zeiss lenses so definitely worth a punt at £50!

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Postby BMXboy10 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 22:59 pm

jeddy11 wrote:Was going take a punt but 5 quid delivery :| free delivery over 100 :shock:

bendertherobot wrote:Yeah, they were going regularly on ebay at £85 when they were £140 on Rapah. Zeiss lenses so definitely worth a punt at £50!

£5 delivery what?

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby PBlakeney » Sun Aug 18, 2019 06:29 am

jeddy11 wrote:Was going take a punt but 5 quid delivery :| free delivery over 100 :shock:

Would you have considered £55 and free delivery worth a punt?
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