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Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by John Dunlop, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. John Dunlop

    John Dunlop Guest

    John Dunlop, Sep 23, 2011
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    kimble Guest

    I wasn't impressed by the overshoes. Thought the zips were a bit naff,
    but holes wore in the toe area well before they got a chance to have a
    zip problem. This may be because I walk strangely, though.

    The gloves do what they say on the tin.


    Kim.
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    kimble, Sep 23, 2011
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    al Mossah Guest

    Anone know if the jacket is any good?
     
    al Mossah, Sep 23, 2011
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  4. John Dunlop

    kimble Guest

    I have an Aldi winter jacket from a couple of years ago. I think I've
    worn it maybe twice. I found that it was just far too warm - if
    conditions are cold enough for that much insulation, then they're cold
    enough for ice and sudden-onset asthma attacks, neither of which I find
    conducive to safe cycling.

    It seemed reasonably well-made for what it is though. I especially
    liked the sleeve length, which made for plenty of glove overlap.
    Suspect that, as ever, the zip would be the long-term weak point.

    Your cycling speed, temperature regulation and indeed lungs may vary.


    Kim.
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    kimble, Sep 24, 2011
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    Paul Luton Guest

    The overshoes are NOT waterproof but quite good against the cold.
     
    Paul Luton, Sep 24, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    I no longer visit any supermarkets anymore.
    I get it all delivered for free every week and so see no need in
    wasting time and fuel actually going shopping myself.
     
    Simon Mason, Sep 24, 2011
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    Tosspot Guest

    I like to cycle to my supermarket, I get to lock my bike right outside
    the door, and, more importantly for me, I get to see how fresh the stuff
    is before I buy it. A plus point is I don't incur any petrol costs
    either. Not that it bothers me that much, but it's nice to keep the
    carbon footprint down for bragging rights.

    As an aside, we have a monthly French market which is right on for cheese!
     
    Tosspot, Sep 24, 2011
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  8. And how do you contrive free delivery? By spending enormous amounts
    at Waitrose while they're offering it as a loss-leader to drive Ocado
    out of the market?

    Tom
     
    Thomas Womack, Sep 24, 2011
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  9. John Dunlop

    John Dunlop Guest

    John Dunlop, Sep 25, 2011
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  10. John Dunlop

    John Dunlop Guest

    kimble:
    Ok, thanks. I have holes appearing over the toes in my shoes; I must curl
    my toes upwards when I ride. Think I'll give the overshoes a whirl anyway.
     
    John Dunlop, Sep 25, 2011
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  11. John Dunlop

    John Dunlop Guest

    Simon Mason:
    If ALDI offered home delivery, I'd order some of that cycling
    apparel right now!
     
    John Dunlop, Sep 25, 2011
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  12. John Dunlop

    Simon Mason Guest

    If you get a delivery on Tue/Wed/Thu by Sainsbury's and spend over 100
    quid it is free.
    If I find I am short of the 100 quid, I just lump on some crates of
    beer.
     
    Simon Mason, Sep 25, 2011
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