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    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 27th Sep 16, 1:35 PM
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    Gift ideas for a cycling enthusiast?
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    • 27th Sep 16, 1:35 PM
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    Gift ideas for a cycling enthusiast? 27th Sep 16 at 1:35 PM
    Hi all,
    My brother loves his cycling, his bike is his baby! And his birthday is coming up (brothers, not the bikes).
    He says he is happy with Evans vouchers (a cycling shop), but I'd rather get something a little more inventive. I would imagine he has all the various cleaning kits and tools needed (I've seen a pic of his bike, it is rather swanky and shiny).

    Any ideas appreciated!
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 27th Sep 16, 2:25 PM
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    • 27th Sep 16, 2:25 PM
    If he really loves his cycling as much as that then he would be better off with vouchers and then he can get what he wants. There is no value in tat, by that I mean, if you buy something you think is right, it probably won't be what he wants/needs or thinks is as great as you do.

    Having said that, if you still want the element of surprise, try http://www.cyclegeezer.com or http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/30-gift-ideas-for-cyclists/ or google cycling gifts.
    Last edited by theonlywayisup; 27-09-2016 at 2:29 PM.
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 27th Sep 16, 3:43 PM
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    • 27th Sep 16, 3:43 PM
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    • 27th Sep 16, 3:43 PM
    Tour De France merchandise ?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_nr_n_26?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A83450031%2Ck%3A tour+de+france&keywords=tour+de+france&ie=UTF8&qid =1474987249&rnid=1642204031
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 27th Sep 16, 4:41 PM
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    I love my bike too. But I have carefully chosen every accessory, tool and component. Once you get into cycling and start buying stuff, you learn very quickly how much difference there can be between products that the average person might assume were identical performance-wise.

    So, I agree with theonlywayisup. The chances are that if you buy anything for your brother, he almost certainly would have much preferred to choose himself. Essentially, once you get into a hobby like cycling, you start to become a bit of an expert.

    Also, different people have different priorities when cycling. Even people who love cycling would disagree on the kit they would want.

    If you really want to buy him something, maybe you could just ask (very specifically) what he needs.
    Last edited by esuhl; 27-09-2016 at 4:44 PM.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 27th Sep 16, 7:12 PM
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    How much are talking about spending?
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 28th Sep 16, 11:12 AM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 11:12 AM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 11:12 AM
    I love my bike too. But I have carefully chosen every accessory, tool and component.
    Originally posted by esuhl
    Which is why I don't want to just buy a 'cleaning kit' or something, he's probably got all his favourite oils and lube etc.

    I know he would be happy with a voucher, but it seems very unimaginative to me, and I'd like to surprise him with an actual gift as well.

    How much are talking about spending?
    Originally posted by Mr_Singleton
    I was thinking around £10-£15, then topping it up to £30 with an evans voucher


    I've got a couple of ideas from those links, thanks guys.
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    • skintpaul
    • By skintpaul 9th Oct 16, 5:02 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:02 PM
    A decent lock, or light set?
    breathe in, breathe out- You're alive! Everything else is a bonus, right? RIGHT??
    • boatman
    • By boatman 19th Oct 16, 10:22 PM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 10:22 PM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 10:22 PM
    New balls.....


    Or ebay
    Last edited by boatman; 19-10-2016 at 10:33 PM. Reason: Hh
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