Where to, boss? ALDI, and step on it! Cheap Aldi Cycling Stuff

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  • Fronts are good, rears not so

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  • OK as cheap back ups,
    and,
    as long as you retain the receipt they are better value than buying direct from China.

    Expect the rubber ladder strap on the front to break,
    and,
    potentially the rear to melt at the USB socket when charging overnight
    even when using a quality USB cable.

  • potentially the rear to melt at the USB socket when charging overnight even when using a quality USB cable

    Fire hazard then? Nice.

  • I didn't even notice a smell.
    Just went to remove the USB cable
    and it took the socket and a bit of the surrounding plastic away with it.
    Suggests the plastic got hot enough to melt but not enough to even singe a bit.

  • Sounds worrying. Think I'll pass on those.

    Was it Aldi or Lidl that did the Moon Comet copies a few years ago? Those were ok, until water ingress (and being bashed and run over by mini c00ps) finally killed them.

  • I think it was - i've still got a rear of those that i use. it was meant to be a cheap stop-gap till i got a better light, but never got round to replacing it.

  • As a balance I have both front and back lights from Aldi. Not had any problems like this with either. They are both Moon copies so the front is a strip light (not the style being sold now) and the back is the Comet LED copy. The front is ok but the back is very good; bright and a long battery life.

  • Yeah, the rear was good. That was the one mini c00ps killed.

    (as an aside, all my Aldi cheapo merino has been eaten by this year's glut of clothes moths - are these back yet?)

  • Saw a torque wrench in aldi today £20, 60-120nm from memory!

  • Good for cars, not sure I have any bike component that requires 60nm...

  • I re-upped on gt85 and muc off stuff yesterday. Grabbed a light set too. Seems decent enough for the money. Will report back if fiery death occurs.

  • Will report back if fiery death occurs.

    Not sure you've really thought that through. ;)

  • They wer back on Sunday...you might get lucky.

  • Good for cars, not sure I have any bike component that requires 60nm...

    Possibly the odd bottom bracket but yeah, although I wonder if it’s possible to recalibrate them down enough to be useful.

  • I’ll haunt each and every one of you - see if I don’t!

  • Ta. Will take a look tomorrow am. Don't want expensive, as it'll be used for commuting and sometimes left in the office (plus the moth problem here!).

  • For tubeless tyre fitting
    Ferrex 2.5HP Air Compressor for just £79.99. Check it out: https://www.aldi.co.uk/p/705785387017900­

  • I would be cautious using car compressor for the bike tyres. There are plenty of videos on youtube where the wheel was getting damaged this way.
    Personally, I don't think you need anything extra than a track pump for a tubeless set up and even thought the compressor kit can be bought for around half of that price.

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Where to, boss? ALDI, and step on it! Cheap Aldi Cycling Stuff

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