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Old 28 Feb 2011
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Thumbs up Lidl & Aldi motorbike gear

Lidl & Aldi are doing motorbike gear again
As per every year always worth a look see, I have 3 of there jackets, got 2 from last year, my first lasted 5 years, a mate of mine has a pair of the boots as well.
don't think i would like to try out the helmets though.
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I will warn against some of the "motorcycle-boots" from Lidl, as they are with shoe laces.
This is a no-go on a bike.

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I have their gloves, they ROCK! Bought them about three years ago, rode them for more than 20,000km and they're still good as new.
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the jacket looks to be relatively well vented, may be cheaper than the Klim route...
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got Lidl boots and an Aldi jacket can't fault them
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I will warn against some of the "motorcycle-boots" from Lidl, as they are with shoe laces.
This is a no-go on a bike.
There are no laces on the boots they are offering -
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Just had a quick look on line & the Helmets again might be worth as a back up, would have to see them in the flesh as it was
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I just bought a one-piece rainsuit in Lidl. It's really well made, better than my more expensive old one . We shall see how will it work in the .. or I rather hope I will never find out
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I bought a pair of the Windstopper trousers (sic: under trousers) from Aldi yesterday. I had the Windstopper top last year and it's probably one of the best bits of kit I've ever bought for £9.99. I am off on a 1000 mile trip including some camping in Devon, Sussex and the Midlands on Sunday and now that I have the pants, I can use my spring/summer/autumn suit (HG Tourag - old style) rather than my winter stuff
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had the rainsuit and helmet a year or so now,,no problems here..........
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I will warn against some of the "motorcycle-boots" from Lidl, as they are with shoe laces.
This is a no-go on a bike.

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I guees they are getting at the fact that laces could end up in a wheel or chain ?????????? maybe I don't know just do em up well or ;

I wear boots with laces but I have fitted adaptors, basically zips that lace into the boot, it means no loose ends and quick off and on.
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Laces??

Use Lowa boots and have done for donkeys.
Luckily I have enough savvy to make sure that I dont leave huge loops hanging down that can get caught on things!
Great for walking in when you get to where you're going.
Simples!
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I guees they are getting at the fact that laces could end up in a wheel or chain ?????????? maybe I don't know just do em up well or ;

I wear boots with laces but I have fitted adaptors, basically zips that lace into the boot, it means no loose ends and quick off and on.
Did you never have a lace wrap itself around the gear or rear brake pedals? Happened a lot when i was a Yoof,and tucking them away never worked for long.
Great fun when you pull up at a junction and just topple off! hehe

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Its easy. Wind the surplus length of lace around th top of the boot, then you have enough for a secure bow, without any "dangerous" loops.
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