Lidl Unicycle



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Ian Smith

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On Mon, 10 Mar, bob <[email protected]#n0sapm#.co.uk>
wrote:
> Following badgering from my kids I have just bought a Lidl unicycle.
> http://tinyurl.com/39asc9
>
> Have I bought a USO?


Possibly, but a USO is closer to a useable thing than a BSO. For
example, you don't need to worry about useless breaks or
unmaintainable gears on a USO.

I'd probably plan on upgrading it before they start practising riding
off the roof of the house on it, but for riding on the flat without
too many hops, steps or drops it will probably be fine.

regards, Ian SMith
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Rob Morley

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In article <[email protected]>, Ian Smith
[email protected] says...
> On Mon, 10 Mar, bob <[email protected]#n0sapm#.co.uk>
> wrote:
> > Following badgering from my kids I have just bought a Lidl unicycle.
> > http://tinyurl.com/39asc9
> >
> > Have I bought a USO?

>
> Possibly, but a USO is closer to a useable thing than a BSO. For
> example, you don't need to worry about useless breaks or
> unmaintainable gears on a USO.
>

Bah, you beat me to it. :)
 
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Danny Colyer

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On 10/03/2008 12:17, bob wrote:
> Following badgering from my kids I have just bought a Lidl unicycle.
> http://tinyurl.com/39asc9
>
> Have I bought a USO?


I asked DW to pick one up for me to use as a spare. My first impression
is that it's very good VFM.

I haven't put it together yet. I want to tighten the spokes up first (I
recommend that you do the same).

If you're over the stated weight limit of 80kg then be careful. Judging
from the stated dimensions I'd say that if your inside leg > 32" then
you might want to get a longer seatpost. 25.4mm seatposts are readily
available from <http://www.unicycle.uk.com/>

The biggest problem I've found with it is the Woods valve - but I've got
3 other wheels in the house with Woods valves, so I've learnt how to
cope with them.

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PhilD

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On Mar 10, 12:17 pm, bob <[email protected]#n0sapm#.co.uk>
wrote:
> Following badgering from my kids I have just bought a Lidl unicycle.http://tinyurl.com/39asc9


I have a complaint! I went to my local Lidl (Swindon) to find they'd
sold out. Wouldn't have gone all that way if you hadn't made me.

:)

Any regular Lidl customers know if they are likely to do a similar
offer again?

PhilD

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bob

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In message
<[email protected]m>,
PhilD <[email protected]> writes
>Any regular Lidl customers know if they are likely to do a similar
>offer again?
>
>PhilD

There were still plenty at my Lidl last night. Mind you, Shawlands is
not what you would call a great cycling or unicylcing location, or any
other sport for that matter.

What I really can't get my head around are the Lidl horse-riding special
offers. Hoof wax and horse blankets in the middle of the high-rise?
Perhaps in Dublin.
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geomannie
 
On 11 Mar, 08:05, PhilD <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Mar 10, 12:17 pm, bob <[email protected]#n0sapm#.co.uk>
> wrote:
>
> > Following badgering from my kids I have just bought a Lidl unicycle.http://tinyurl.com/39asc9

>
> I have a complaint!  I went to my local Lidl (Swindon) to find they'd
> sold out.  


If you're to the north of Swindon, there was a big stack of them in
Cirencester yesterday morning...

> Wouldn't have gone all that way if you hadn't made me.


...but don't blame me if they've all gone now.

Rob
 
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Rob Morley

Guest
In article <[email protected]>, Danny Colyer
[email protected] says...

> The biggest problem I've found with it is the Woods valve - but I've got
> 3 other wheels in the house with Woods valves, so I've learnt how to
> cope with them.
>

Fit Schrader tubes. :)
 
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al Mossah

Guest
On 10 Mar, 13:41, Ian Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Mar, bob <[email protected]#n0sapm#.co.uk>
> wrote:
>
> > Following badgering from my kids I have just bought a Lidl unicycle.
> > http://tinyurl.com/39asc9

>
> > Have I bought a USO?

>
> Possibly, but a USO is closer to a useable thing than a BSO. For
> example, you don't need to worry about useless breaks or
> unmaintainable gears on a USO.
>
> I'd probably plan on upgrading it before they start practising riding
> off the roof of the house on it, but for riding on the flat without
> too many hops, steps or drops it will probably be fine.
>
> regards, Ian SMith
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> |/ \|


Managed to resist the Unicycle. LED lights were good value.

Peter.
 
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Andrew Price

Guest
On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:19:29 +0000, bob
<[email protected]#n0sapm#.co.uk> wrote:

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>What I really can't get my head around are the Lidl horse-riding special
>offers. Hoof wax and horse blankets in the middle of the high-rise?
>Perhaps in Dublin.


That's fairly typical of Lidl - it seems that the offers are decided
on a Europe-wide basis, as I see the same things on offer in both
France and Germany. Cycling clothes which, for example, disappear
within hours in some German cities, are still in the shops weeks later
in French suburbs where cycling is not so common.