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WoodmonkeyWoodmonkey Posts: 412
edited December 2012 in MTB buying advice
i've got a bike and managed to choose it in a shop by looking at it, i feel i've missed my opportunity for a thread so thought i'd jump in now and ask for some advice.
pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


voodoo hoodoo
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  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    In that price bracket there are a lot of options, the big names are in your price bracket and you can get a deal from the likes of Boots, Tesco or Sainsbury's actually less than your budget. This will leave you additional funds for the accessories you require such as a Twix or even a Yorkie. Lunch from these guys ususally comes kitted out with kit from the likes of Evian and Pepsi as well, so well worth considering.

    I presonally wouldn't consider second hand; you never know what you are getting.
  • BigJimmyBBigJimmyB Posts: 1,302
    edited December 2012
    :roll:
  • EH_RobEH_Rob Posts: 1,134
    Surely you didn't have to open the thread to know what it was going to be? Better call the internet police.
  • querhochquerhoch Posts: 111
    If I were you I would wait until the end of the lunch season before deciding. You could get a decent slad box in Sainsbury's for your money at around 12-1pm, but by 4pm you might find its come down in price considerably, and you have effectivley lost anything up to £1.50


    Alternatively, you could build your own lunch using components sourced from various retailers, but theres no guarantee that they'll match up and you could end up with a stylish baguette that totally clashes with a budget range scotch egg. The important thing to remember is to buy any hot drinks last. You don't want to go for a latte straight away only to find its gone out of fashion by the time youve plated up.

    If possible, buy at a smaller family owned lunchery. You'll get a better service from people who've been making lunches for years are are lunchers themselves. They understand what it takes to make a good lunch and won't just sell you the tastiest thing on the shelf.

    Good luck.
  • i have seen some good entry level lunches in magazines but haven't tried them out yet. i did see a bespoke lunch that was a little out of my pricerange, but came with mostly british made accesories.
    pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


    voodoo hoodoo
  • zx6manzx6man Posts: 1,092
    edited December 2012
    Subway footlong for a fiver. Ignore the other posts, they are taking about bikes and bike shops and disguising it as food, don't be fooled :D:D

    *editing it as I didn't read them first :?
  • angry_birdangry_bird Posts: 3,784
    Depends, potentially a Boots meal deal, at £3.80 it leaves some money at the end for any upgrades. But if you live in or work near Camden, it should really be The Little Baker, next to the Halifax on Camden High Street is where it's at. Love that place, really miss living round the corner from them. So much choice, got me through exam revision seasons for the past couple of years.

    Alternatively I'd go down the custom spec route as suggested and purchase the individual parts separately and build it yourself, much more satisfying too.
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Central Cafe Cardiff, baguette with roast beef, roast pork, roast chicken, stuffin, fried onions, gravy and apple sauce £2.90 plus a Costa Rican dripper coffee in Coffee#1 next to it £2.10 and theres your fiver spent
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  • querhochquerhoch Posts: 111
    Be wary of lunches that claim to be 'British Made' as its often the case that they use the same ingredients that cheaper Chinese lunches use, but they have been stickered differently due to a loophole in the poorly regulated snack market. If in doubt, go for the mid range Japanese sushima range. You really cant go wrong there.
  • JimboMJimboM Posts: 380
    I've got a lightly used BLT I could let you have cheap. It's less than a year old but isn't cosmeticaly the best (at least not now) Happy to let it go for £2, that will leave you £3 to tart it up a bit - slap a good dollop of mayo in there and it will be as good as new
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    I'll give you my half eaten 2 year old cup a soup for a mere £5 if you want. It was 60p new with £7.21 of upgrades including some Hope Soup Seasoning (RRP£4.50).
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    :roll: Please post links to lunches you have considered eating, or at least give us any idea of your tastes. :roll:

    Or at least let us know how hungry you are....ffs
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    :roll: Please post links to lunches you have considered eating, or at least give us any idea of your tastes. :roll:

    Or at least let us know how hungry you are....ffs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4mP9pR-mzU
  • Have you considered using the lunching at work scheme? I got my lunch this way and it was partially subsidised by work (and don't forget the obvious tax benefits - no VAT when taking away).
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    It's important to choose the right fork when looking at your lunch... a poor fork can ruin the whole experience.
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,258
    sod the cheap lunch & go out for a working lunch on expenses
  • DanDax1990DanDax1990 Posts: 1,201
    Up the budget about 79p and get a Wicked zinger tower meal, With gravy. Easy.
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    I had some of the colonels secret seasoning in my mouth just yesterday.
  • I had some of the colonels secret seasoning in my mouth just yesterday.

    :oops: :lol:

    I could probably build you a lunch out of the spare parts in my fridge for about 3 quid, addon aquid for delivery and that will leave a quid to upgrade your bog standard water to a high end can of coke.
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  • batmobatmo Posts: 277
    Before you decide, make sure you read some of the threads on the the different plate diameters that various lunch makers are using.
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  • Not to mention the rise angle and width of the buttering device.
    Carrera Vulcan

    ..........................Meh.........................
  • If you look in the bins out back, I bet you could pick something up for free.
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  • If this is your first lunch, you'd be better off going rigid and building up your skills. Yep, second hand and rigid is the way to go.
  • Mark909Mark909 Posts: 456
    Only a hardcore lunch will do. Id expect a thall curry following by chillis and hot pepper sauce.
  • been offered a lunch only containing salad, but i think this is only for road use, i did see a commuter lunch but it was just a lot of mince!
    pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


    voodoo hoodoo
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    If you go for a salad, make sure you use the right volume and weight of oil on it.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    There's a load of nonsense written about salad, mostly be people who have never eaten it.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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  • Have a look on Ebay for some bargains, although generally many of the lunches are overpriced on there due to sellers overvaluing them.
  • Mark909Mark909 Posts: 456
    You sub has to be a foot long. None of this half-sub buisiness
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    Whoosh?
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