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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:

1) The Wheely Good Clothing Rack

2) The Wheely Good Light Set Up

3) The Wheely, Wheely Good Chair

4) The Chain Ring O’Clock

5)  The Chain Bowl/Top Hat Double Act

6) The Best Use Of Anything Ever

7) The Rather Expensive Lamp

8) The Wheely Out Of Place

9) The Dead Frame Sees The Bright Light

10) The Wheely Stylish

11) The Kind Of Looks Like A Torture Set Up

12) The Chainmail Chandelier

13) The Romantic Bike Death

14) The Specialized Clock

15) The Chain Box

16) The Wonderful Welcome

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

18) The Dream Set Up

19) The Perfect Post-Ride Table

20) The Other Half Is Going To Hate This

21) The Handy Handlebar Rack

22) The Wheely Futuristic

23) The Waste Of A Bike

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