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  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,608
    daniel_b said:

    I misread your post as Topcashback, and it seems TCB have 7%, although it says it might not track if another code is used, but I tried it anyway.

    Ordered 1 SS jersey in black, 1 LS jersey in Grape to go into stock, and a pair of the full length zip leg warmers - liking the idea of having them for a ride that starts or finishes in the cold, and not having to take shoes off to fit/remove them.

    *TCB has indeed currently tracked at the full 7%.

    Quite tempted by that LS jersey too.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    mrb123 said:

    daniel_b said:

    I misread your post as Topcashback, and it seems TCB have 7%, although it says it might not track if another code is used, but I tried it anyway.

    Ordered 1 SS jersey in black, 1 LS jersey in Grape to go into stock, and a pair of the full length zip leg warmers - liking the idea of having them for a ride that starts or finishes in the cold, and not having to take shoes off to fit/remove them.

    *TCB has indeed currently tracked at the full 7%.

    Quite tempted by that LS jersey too.
    For effectively £33 (10% + cashback) instead of ~£100, it's quite the steal.
    I have both black and grape varieties.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    Thanks for the heads-up on PBK, @daniel_b . I must pursue my warranty claim on my trainer while they're around to be go-between. Shame for the staff, they've been a good retailer in my experience.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    edited July 2023
    me-109 said:

    Thanks for the heads-up on PBK, @daniel_b . I must pursue my warranty claim on my trainer while they're around to be go-between. Shame for the staff, they've been a good retailer in my experience.

    I hope that works out well for you @me-109

    I've always had good interactions with them as well, efficient and helpful, and even once taking a couple of items back for a refund that were outside of the normal return window, which I was impressed with.
    Spent quite a lot with them over the years, they often had very competitive prices on both clothing and components/tyres.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,841
    Few bits in Lidl from this weekend, not terribly exciting, these sales were raved about ~10 years ago.

    The light set front light looks like the one I picked up in March '20, which might well conform to Germany's StVZO lighting, reducing the risk of blinding oncoming traffic.

    https://www.lidl.co.uk/c/cycling-gear/c2811
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    edited July 2023

    Few bits in Lidl from this weekend, not terribly exciting, these sales were raved about ~10 years ago.

    The light set front light looks like the one I picked up in March '20, which might well conform to Germany's StVZO lighting, reducing the risk of blinding oncoming traffic.

    https://www.lidl.co.uk/c/cycling-gear/c2811

    Thankyou, I was hoping they were going to have some of their little stands (Which at the time were £7.99 each) I bought a few years ago, at least I thought it was them, unless it was Aldi - they look a lot like this, but have two maybe 10" foam legs at the bottom, and the two prongs go up inside the fork - mega useful for standing a bike up in the house/garage, and also as an added stability aid in the van.



    I bought 4 at the time thinking that would be ample, but I could really do with a couple more - if anyone knows if it was Aldi or Lidl I'd be very keen to hear :-)

    EDIT: Found the Aldi one, that looks more like the one above, so pretty sure it is Lidl.
    If anyone has any they don't use, please let me know :-)
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,608
    daniel_b said:

    Few bits in Lidl from this weekend, not terribly exciting, these sales were raved about ~10 years ago.

    The light set front light looks like the one I picked up in March '20, which might well conform to Germany's StVZO lighting, reducing the risk of blinding oncoming traffic.

    https://www.lidl.co.uk/c/cycling-gear/c2811

    Thankyou, I was hoping they were going to have some of their little stands (Which at the time were £7.99 each) I bought a few years ago, at least I thought it was them, unless it was Aldi - they look a lot like this, but have two maybe 10" foam legs at the bottom, and the two prongs go up inside the fork - mega useful for standing a bike up in the house/garage, and also as an added stability aid in the van.



    I bought 4 at the time thinking that would be ample, but I could really do with a couple more - if anyone knows if it was Aldi or Lidl I'd be very keen to hear :-)
    If you don't mind paying more for them they are widely available sold as "Pro Bike Display Stand" if you Google that.

  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    edited July 2023
    Ta @mrb123 I have seen them, but they don't look as stable as the ones from Lidl.

    The Lidl ones have two distinct legs that sit flat, and they are both padded - the bonus to this is that the wheel naturally sits/nestles inbetween them which adds to stability.
    The above design seems to rely purely on the prong part of the stand.

    Additionally, £20 seems a little bit steep (to me) for a relatively small piece of metal/rubber.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,608
    daniel_b said:

    Ta @mrb123 I have seen them, but they don't look as stable as the ones from Lidl.

    The Lidl ones have two distinct legs that sit flat, and they are both padded - the bonus to this is that the wheel naturally sits/nestles inbetween them which adds to stability.
    The above design seems to rely purely on the prong part of the stand.

    Haven't seen that design.

    I do have several of the Pro ones though and they work fine though. The base part isn't flat and has a V shape which the wheel sits in, as can be seen on your picture.

  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    That's good to know - I will pop up a picture of the ones I have later today if I remember!
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • pangolin
    pangolin Posts: 6,304
    daniel_b said:

    **Sigma have a code for 15% off a fair amount of clothing, shoes and helmets**

    Some mega bargains on the Endura site, and if you sign up and have not ordered with them before (Like I had not) you get 10% off your first order.
    https://endurasport.com/sale.list?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=AWIN&utm_campaign=Skimlinks%C2%A0%20&affil=awin&awc=18140_1688458867_b8333486ebbe9e3f57d177288d39baa1

    A couple that jumped out:
    https://endurasport.com/pro-sl-hc-jacket-iipumpkin/12936209.html

    https://endurasport.com/womens-pro-sl-primaloft-gilet-pacific-blue/12922390.html

    This is one of my very favourite jerseys, high quality materials, and for me a really nice cut.
    https://endurasport.com/pro-sl-l-s-jersey-ii/14268225.html

    Same goes for the short sleeve:
    https://endurasport.com/pro-sl-s-s-jersey-ii-black/12926091.html

    And then one for the future months, the generally well reviewed 3 seasons jacket.
    If I didn't have a good haul of quality jackets (And had not picked up a bargain Alpha ROS 2 last year) I would have jumped on this one:
    https://endurasport.com/pro-sl-3-season-jacket-grape/13952526.html

    https://endurasport.com/pro-sl-3-season-jacket-aqua/13952533.html

    Is the size guide accurate on their stuff in your experience?
    - Genesis Croix de Fer
    - Dolan Tuono
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    Here are two poor quality pictures of the Lidl stand:



    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    pangolin said:


    Is the size guide accurate on their stuff in your experience?

    In my opinion, having only tried shorts and jerseys, I would say it is accurate.

    It's slightly more roomy, imho than Castelli and Rapha if that helps.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,841
    https://www.halfords.com/seasonal/spend-and-save-on-bike-accessories/

    10% off £40+ basket
    15% off £100+ basket
    20% off £150+ basket
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    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,841
    edited July 2023
    https://www.merlincycles.com/felt-ar-advanced-ultegra-road-bike-293253.html £3099 before any loyalty discount codes or cashback

    Must be a slippy bike, it's one of the fastest road frames on Zwift. ;)
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    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,608

    https://www.merlincycles.com/felt-ar-advanced-ultegra-road-bike-293253.html £3099 before any loyalty discount codes or cashback

    Must be a slippy bike, it's one of the fastest road frames on Zwift. ;)

    Saw that and thought it looked a decent deal. Probably pretty heavy but a fast bike on the flat I'd expect.

  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    3.15% through TCB would bring that close to the 3k mark too.

    New customers get over 5%.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    edited July 2023
    The highly rated, imo, Isadore have a big sale (~50-60% off) on currently.
    No extra import fees either.

    Sizes in some items are very limited however, so don't get too excited, but worth a look if you want something a little bit different.

    I've no experience of their lower body items, but jerseys I really rate, both cut and material quality.

    https://isadore.com/garage-sale
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • joeyhalloran
    joeyhalloran Posts: 1,073
    Some good deals there. I have one of their merino blend jerseys I bought second hand ages ago, apart from being too hot for high summer it's a very nice jersey.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,570
    edited July 2023
    I feel the cold, and have a couple (1 green and yellow + 1 yellow) of their merino jerseys, and find they keep me warm through a wider range of temperatures than most jerseys, and can of course be adapted with different thickness base layers and gilets.

    If I am going to ride 160+ km in decent weather, currently I'd likely choose one of the 2 for the ride.

    WiggleCRC used to stock them, and one I picked up in a sale for a crazy price, something like £40 - sadly they seem to have shelved being a stockist, not sure anyone in the uk does anymore.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,841
    Amazon Prime Day.

    Not looked at any bike stuff just now.

    Garmin Edge 530 £160.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RZ95D6L/
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    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • pangolin
    pangolin Posts: 6,304
    Anyone know if the carnac bibs are any good for things like commuting duties? Down to £20 currently.

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLCABSBLK/carnac-mens-bib-shorts---black
    - Genesis Croix de Fer
    - Dolan Tuono
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,841
    pangolin said:

    Anyone know if the carnac bibs are any good for things like commuting duties? Down to £20 currently.

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLCABSBLK/carnac-mens-bib-shorts---black

    Not got that model specifically, but all my PlanetX bibs with a "solid" back support make it very easy to get hot and sweaty. Ok for late autumn to early spring, not good for summer, at least for me.

    If you've never tried a Progetto X2 padded higher Castelli model, I urge you to try a pair, I was so reluctant to spend ~£65+ on a pair of bibs but they were so good I bought another pair.
    Eg. https://www.merlincycles.com/castelli-endurance-3-bib-shorts-ss23-282499.html
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • pangolin
    pangolin Posts: 6,304

    pangolin said:

    Anyone know if the carnac bibs are any good for things like commuting duties? Down to £20 currently.

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLCABSBLK/carnac-mens-bib-shorts---black

    Not got that model specifically, but all my PlanetX bibs with a "solid" back support make it very easy to get hot and sweaty. Ok for late autumn to early spring, not good for summer, at least for me.

    If you've never tried a Progetto X2 padded higher Castelli model, I urge you to try a pair, I was so reluctant to spend ~£65+ on a pair of bibs but they were so good I bought another pair.
    Eg. https://www.merlincycles.com/castelli-endurance-3-bib-shorts-ss23-282499.html
    I haven't tried them - quite a jump up to £77 currently.
    - Genesis Croix de Fer
    - Dolan Tuono
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,841
    edited July 2023
    SPEND40 gets you £40 off £200+ basket at Sigma, SPEND20 gives £20 off £100+.

    Makes https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Hammerhead/Karoo-2-GPS-Cycling-Computer/U7DT £195 etc.
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    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • super_davo
    super_davo Posts: 1,126
    This has to be worth a post here. Great winter longs for only £25.

    I am well stocked up for winter gear, especially now I do so much more winter riding on the turbo, else I would get another set at this price.

    https://www.wiggle.com/p/dhb-aeron-flt-roubaix-bib-tight
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,841
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    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • joeyhalloran
    joeyhalloran Posts: 1,073

    This has to be worth a post here. Great winter longs for only £25.

    I am well stocked up for winter gear, especially now I do so much more winter riding on the turbo, else I would get another set at this price.

    https://www.wiggle.com/p/dhb-aeron-flt-roubaix-bib-tight

    Bargain, ordered a set!
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,841
    edited July 2023
    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/p/vitus-zenium-crw-road-bike-105 £1099, not bad these days for carbon frame and 105 hydraulic brakes. Limited to small and medium stock.
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    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo