What ingenious bike repair has got you home after a mechanical disaster?

This week's Big Question challenged you to suggest some unusual bicycle repairs you've used in order to get home during a ride. In association with Decathlon

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Punctured are annoying...but you can fix them. But then there's those mechanicals that just come out of nowhere, for no more reason than you just haven't had one in a while, and bring any hope of a good ride to an immediate halt.

But cyclists are a canny lot, and there's any number of ingenious solutions to the weird and wonderful mechanicals that have happened on the history of the bicycle.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).