There's nothing worse than getting up from a bike crash and rushing over to your beloved rig, only to discover that your carelessness has given it a rather unfavourable disfigurement.

Whether it's something easily replaceable like a snapped chain or a punctured tyre or a slightly more serious frame break or fork problem, it's never a good moment. Especially if you're one of those over-zealous cyclists that've printed out a year-long calender with the same picture of your bike pasted under every month.

"Where one person sees a snapped chain and a repair bill, another sees a new chandelier..."

If there's one thing you can count on to make a worst case scenario that little bit better though, it's the creativity of humankind.

Where one person sees a snapped chain, another sees a new chandelier. Where one person sees a broken fork, another sees a new lamp for their bedside table - and the misery of having to fund the repairs of course, but let's just focus on the lamp thing for now.

In fact, There's a whole world of recycling wonder waiting for you the next time your bike takes a beating... Here are a few ideas:

1) The Wheely Good Clothing Rack

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2) The Wheely Good Light Set Up

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bike wheel lamp

3) The Wheely, Wheely Good Chair

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4) The Chain Ring O'Clock

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5)  The Chain Bowl/Top Hat Double Act

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6) The Best Use Of Anything Ever

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7) The Rather Expensive Lamp

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8) The Wheely Out Of Place

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9) The Dead Frame Sees The Bright Light

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10) The Wheely Stylish

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11) The Kind Of Looks Like A Torture Set Up

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12) The Chainmail Chandelier

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collage lamp

13) The Romantic Bike Death

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14) The Specialized Clock

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15) The Chain Box

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16) The Wonderful Welcome

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17) The I Made A Giant Lizard Out Of Bike Chains

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18) The Dream Set Up

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19) The Perfect Post-Ride Table

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20) The Other Half Is Going To Hate This

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21) The Handy Handlebar Rack

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22) The Wheely Futuristic

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23) The Waste Of A Bike

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