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

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    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.

    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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    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.

    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
  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?

    Thomas Womack, Sep 24, 2011
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    John Dunlop Guest

    John Dunlop, Sep 25, 2011
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    John Dunlop Guest

    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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    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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    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
    Simon Mason, Sep 25, 2011
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