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If you're looking for one of those Lidl bike stands...

rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
edited April 2014 in Road general
...they're on sale from Thursday

http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/SID-2BBCF ... htm?id=257

Highly recommended and cheap too!
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  • fsmanfsman Posts: 112
    And the chain cleaner is a bargin too. The SAME branded version is c. £15.
  • Are the stands worth it? I know it's cheap, but no point if they're completely rubbish...
  • djsoftwaredjsoftware Posts: 199
    Can't fault the stands - got one two years ago and have done numerous rebuilds using it. For the money I doubt if you can get better.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Can it hold by the saddle post or just the top tube?
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  • djsoftwaredjsoftware Posts: 199
    Both as the clamp can rotate but to be safe I have always clamped using the seat post.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,385
    djsoftware wrote:
    Can't fault the stands - got one two years ago and have done numerous rebuilds using it. For the money I doubt if you can get better.

    if it vanished...woudl you buy another?
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  • djsoftwaredjsoftware Posts: 199
    Yes I would.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,385
    that's the key really innit... thanks for that

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  • I got one three years back and can't fault it either, rock solid if mine went I'd get another immediately. The only advantage I can see with more expensive ones is they are lighter but I like the fact this one has some weight and four legs.

    PS Don't clamp on top tube always use the seat post - the post is designed to take clamping forces TT ain't.
  • StedmanStedman Posts: 377
    I also got mine two years ago and I have used it for cleaning the bike, replacing gear cables replacing hydraulic, stripping and re-building a bike, truing wheels. If I had a bike shop, I would probably have a Professional Park Tool bike stand at over £200, however for home use where this will not get the same use, this probably as good.

    Quality 8/10
    Performance 9/10
    Value 12/10!

    Would I buy another? a serious big yes!
  • antsmithmkantsmithmk Posts: 717
    I have the Aldi version.... And I would agree with the above sentiment, the stand is excellent.
  • NickooNickoo Posts: 85
    already have on, excellent stand
  • ben-----ben----- Posts: 573
    Are they OK for carbon frames?
  • gubber12345gubber12345 Posts: 469
    rodgers73 wrote:
    ...they're on sale from Thursday

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/SID-2BBCF ... htm?id=257

    Highly recommended and cheap too!
    Was gonna curse my luck as I just bought one on ebay, luckily enough I got it for the same price and actually looks identical to the one I got.
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,031
    ben----- wrote:
    Are they OK for carbon frames?

    As long as you don't use it in the rain :wink:

    - yes I would only clamp hard on the seatpost though (with any stand). TT seems fine for non-torquey fettling though (eg derailleur trimming).

    I was just thinking yesterday what a bargain purchase it was, I use it all the time (9.5 bikes in the garage - but they have all been used in the last 7 days).
  • Mad_Malx wrote:
    ben----- wrote:
    Are they OK for carbon frames?

    As long as you don't use it in the rain :wink:

    - yes I would only clamp hard on the seatpost though (with any stand). TT seems fine for non-torquey fettling though (eg derailleur trimming).

    I was just thinking yesterday what a bargain purchase it was, I use it all the time (9.5 bikes in the garage - but they have all been used in the last 7 days).

    9.5 bikes .... is the 0.5 of a bike the consequence of some non-torquey fettling then :shock:
  • Mad_Malx wrote:
    ben----- wrote:
    Are they OK for carbon frames?

    As long as you don't use it in the rain :wink:

    - yes I would only clamp hard on the seatpost though (with any stand). TT seems fine for non-torquey fettling though (eg derailleur trimming).

    I was just thinking yesterday what a bargain purchase it was, I use it all the time (9.5 bikes in the garage - but they have all been used in the last 7 days).

    9.5 bikes .... is the 0.5 of a bike the consequence of some non-torquey fettling then :shock:

    Probably a unicycle :P
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,031
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    ben----- wrote:
    Are they OK for carbon frames?

    As long as you don't use it in the rain :wink:

    - yes I would only clamp hard on the seatpost though (with any stand). TT seems fine for non-torquey fettling though (eg derailleur trimming).

    I was just thinking yesterday what a bargain purchase it was, I use it all the time (9.5 bikes in the garage - but they have all been used in the last 7 days).

    9.5 bikes .... is the 0.5 of a bike the consequence of some non-torquey fettling then :shock:

    Probably a unicycle :P

    Correct!
  • ben-----ben----- Posts: 573
    How big is it when boxed roughly? Carry-able on a bike do you reckon?
  • ben----- wrote:
    How big is it when boxed roughly? Carry-able on a bike do you reckon?
    Don't think it would be wise it's long and pretty heavy
  • ben-----ben----- Posts: 573
    Right, OK thanks.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,385
    (I don't really have an option either ben...)
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  • southdownswolfsouthdownswolf Posts: 1,514
    Popped into Lidl on the way home tonight and they were just putting all the cycling things out for tomorrow, so I bought one of these.

    Boxed they are 120 x 17 x 12cm and heavy enough that I wouldn't want to carry it while riding a bike...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,385
    30 quid and on a bike vs 150 delivered from CRC...
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  • vertigo16vertigo16 Posts: 91
    You can get the same thing delivered from eBay for pretty much exactly the same price - I'm very happy with mine I have to say. I'd replace it with exactly the same if mine were to get lost.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    What are the arrangements for the base? Are the legs screwed in to a piece of plastic at the bottom or do the legs fold like an umbrella?
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  • Miles253Miles253 Posts: 535
    Is it only big stores that have them? Or are smaller shops likely to stop some too?
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  • snappygearsnappygear Posts: 212
    vertigo16 wrote:
    You can get the same thing delivered from eBay for pretty much exactly the same price - I'm very happy with mine I have to say. I'd replace it with exactly the same if mine were to get lost.

    Got a link for the eBay ones? I'll be popping in my local Lidl's, but I've never got lucky with regards to them having the good stuff on stock!

    Rob
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,031
    redvee wrote:
    What are the arrangements for the base? Are the legs screwed in to a piece of plastic at the bottom or do the legs fold like an umbrella?

    Fold like an umbrella.
  • muttley_109muttley_109 Posts: 177
    I've just been into the Cardiff Cathays store and they have about 12 in there. I managed to balance it on top of the bike and push the rest of the way to work. Just need to figure out how to get it home now!
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