23 Times Trashed Bike Components Were Put To Absolutely Epic Use
From upcycled lamps and wheely good top hats to chain-made chandeliers...
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: