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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Borderer » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:09 pm

Ex demo Sonder bikes on sale at Alpkit

https://www.alpkit.com/blogs/news/clear ... jaG4tf5OJA

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Post by AndyTheBikeGuy » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:09 am

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:13 am

Borderer wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Ex demo Sonder bikes on sale at Alpkit

https://www.alpkit.com/blogs/news/clear ... jaG4tf5OJA
Cheers, bargain acquired :cool:

Apologies to Escape Goat that it kyboshed me buying his :oops:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Escape Goat » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:56 am

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:13 am
Borderer wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Ex demo Sonder bikes on sale at Alpkit

https://www.alpkit.com/blogs/news/clear ... jaG4tf5OJA
Cheers, bargain acquired :cool:

Apologies to Escape Goat that it kyboshed me buying his :oops:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:38 pm

SportPursuit at it again. "Bargain" Marmot togs. Lot of 50%-off stuff. Glad to see it doesn't include Marmot Essence jackets :wink: .

https://www.sportpursuit.com/sales/marm ... -nov19?p=2
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:31 pm

RIP wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Glad to see it doesn't include Marmot Essence jackets :wink: .

https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr ... id/1054243

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:53 pm

I think this probably belongs here - I picked up a wire flux mig from Lidl today for those outdoor, upside down and hard to reach jobs and it's surprisingly good. WF mig sometimes gets a bad press but that's mainly because it's not exactly like a normal mig and you need to adjust a few things.

Anyway, if you fancy the idea of a mig welder but don't want the expense of buying gas, I'd recommend one of these - £80 well spent. While you're in, I'd also pick up some spare wire for it - £6 for 2 spools is very cheap and if you're not sure then buy the .9mm stuff.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:58 pm

I don't even have a Mig to weld but I hear old Soviet military stuff is quite cheap these days.

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Post by Cyclepeasant » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:33 pm

That's good to know stu.
What weight is each reel?
My mig uses both STD and fluxed versions. It is useful for some Jobs. Just have to swap the polarity on mine and away you go!!
Am sure I pay about £9 for 0.45kg from machine mart.
Also bought an inverter arc welder from Lidl to compliment my STD arc welder. I was impressed with its thin metal welding ability!
And it's light to carry.
Don't think I have used my standard arc welder since!
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Post by RIP » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:42 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:31 pm
RIP wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Glad to see it doesn't include Marmot Essence jackets :wink: .

https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr ... id/1054243

:lol:
Oh for Pete's sake! Luckily same price as the replacement I bought. Maybe I should get another as a potential replacement replacement.
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Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:07 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:53 pm
I think this probably belongs here - I picked up a wire flux mig from Lidl today for those outdoor, upside down and hard to reach jobs and it's surprisingly good. WF mig sometimes gets a bad press but that's mainly because it's not exactly like a normal mig and you need to adjust a few things.

Anyway, if you fancy the idea of a mig welder but don't want the expense of buying gas, I'd recommend one of these - £80 well spent. While you're in, I'd also pick up some spare wire for it - £6 for 2 spools is very cheap and if you're not sure then buy the .9mm stuff.
Is it better than a normal gas less mig mate , been looking around as mine is starting to give up the ghost , not that it welds that great with brewery gas anyhow but boc don’t like their gas bottles in residential premises :roll:

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Post by Dave Barter » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:39 pm

Borderer wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Ex demo Sonder bikes on sale at Alpkit

https://www.alpkit.com/blogs/news/clear ... jaG4tf5OJA
Mods please delete this before I do something stupid
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:46 pm

What weight is each reel?
450g / 104m reels.
Is it better than a normal gas less mig mate
Better's subjective. It's certainly not better than my big mig set but that was a grand :wink: Nice thing about flux core is there's no gas to get blown away(kind of), so it's very handy for those outside jobs. Can be prone to a bit more splatter but if you keep the torch a little further from the work than you normally would it's limited. For owt delicate, there's always a bit of anti-splatter. Ampage will drop right down for thin stuff or up to 140ish for 3mm-4mm plate/angle

Here's one I've just finished.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Cyclepeasant » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:58 pm

Cheers stu.
That's £3 per reel saving.
Have you "tested" your new welder?
If so what's it like compared to your pro mig?
I know it won't be as good, obviously,but easy to master?
Took me ages on my Clark one! ( I admit.. I am a pigeon poo king!)
As you say though,windy conditions Working on cars outside,it saves on gas!
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by johnnystorm » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:36 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Here's one I've just finished.
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That needs doing again, it's leaking everywhere! :wink:
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:17 pm

Have you "tested" your new welder?
If so what's it like compared to your pro mig?
I was very surprised how good it was. Nice uniform bead with plenty of pentration. :shock: You've only 2 controls - amps and wire speed so very little to mess up.
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Cyclepeasant » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:35 pm

Nothing gets a welder more excited than "good penetration"!! Fnarr Fnarr! :o
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Cyclepeasant » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:51 pm

Just had a browse of Lidl special buys. Looks ok for the price! Will Pop to a store during the week for a physical assessment! :-bd
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by mikejd » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:14 pm

Seeing this about welder I have a question. How difficult is it to learn to weld? I sometimes have a need to weld, generally a small job, and feel it might be worthwhile to be able. Otherwise I have to pay someone or find another way.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:34 pm

Seeing this about welder I have a question. How difficult is it to learn to weld? I sometimes have a need to weld, generally a small job, and feel it might be worthwhile to be able. Otherwise I have to pay someone or find another way.
Mig is generally considered to be the easiest and in truth the hardest bit is getting the settings sorted - once that's done, anyone should be able to 'join bits of metal together' after half an hours practice. Something like the Lidl welder is about as simple as it gets but can still produce good results.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:32 am

Cheap Manitou Machete 140mm 29/B+ forks at CRC
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Post by ScotRoutes » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:46 pm

Cheap hydraulic brakes still on sale at Wiggle. £12 an end. You will probably want to swap the hoses around. And you will need Tektro barbs/olives if you want to shorten them.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/tektro-draco-a ... isc-brake/

I've bought and fitted these so happy to give them the thumbs up. 👍

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Post by Squirrelking » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:53 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Seeing this about welder I have a question. How difficult is it to learn to weld? I sometimes have a need to weld, generally a small job, and feel it might be worthwhile to be able. Otherwise I have to pay someone or find another way.
Mig is generally considered to be the easiest and in truth the hardest bit is getting the settings sorted - once that's done, anyone should be able to 'join bits of metal together' after half an hours practice. Something like the Lidl welder is about as simple as it gets but can still produce good results.
STOP TEMPTING ME!

I'm just about managing to write it off on a basis of having no work space.

That all said, how comparable is it to stick welding? I was okay at that in college but utterly abyssmal at brazing (exploding work pieces a-plenty)
ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Cheap hydraulic brakes still on sale at Wiggle. £12 an end. You will probably want to swap the hoses around. And you will need Tektro barbs/olives if you want to shorten them.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/tektro-draco-a ... isc-brake/

I've bought and fitted these so happy to give them the thumbs up. 👍
I've got an old set on my Dew, the rotors are cheap and nasty (read: LOUD) but otherwise they have been faultless and played nicely with some spare Avid/Shimano rotors I had lying about. I'd put them on a par with Clarks M.2's.

Other colours available : https://www.wiggle.co.uk/tektro-draco-disc-brake/

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